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Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2011, 06:32:02 PM »
I guess the duty  falls to me to spread a bit of love for the late Barrie (B.J.) Wilson, the seriously inventive, unpredictable, and criminally underrated drummer for the great British band, Procol Harum  (B.J. was, in fact, Jimmy Page's first choice for drummer  when Led Zeppelin was being formed) . 

Procol Harum of course  is still touring and making new music that's as good as anything from their classic period...and  members have come and gone while still maintaining their authentic classic sound (though the lineup has been mostly stable for the last 15 or 20 years)  but until very recently, it's always been the drum seat that's been hard to fill adequately since BJ's passing in 1990 .   BJ was not a conventional rock drummer, and brought a definite richness to their sound.

I find it very interesting that so many fans and other musically savvy folks considered BJ to be the heart and soul of this band's sound.  Having seen the band live quite a few times "back in the day", I do have to agree.  These days when the band performs the classic "A SALTY DOG",  leader Gary Brooker still dedicates it to BJ.

more on B.J. here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef2AQxfu5cM&feature=related (a clip from French TV, 1971)
http://www.procolharum.com/procolbj.htm
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Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2011, 07:11:43 PM »
never heard of this guy.. but watching him, he looks like a refined version of Keith Moon...
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Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2011, 09:31:21 PM »
I saw Procol Harum in concert at the Kennedy Center in D.C. in 1972.  They were great!  (yep, the Kennedy Center).
I saw Deep Purple there too a few weeks later.
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Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2011, 04:51:24 PM »
His brother's riding the hell out of that bike.  That's the real star of the video...

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Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2011, 09:56:52 AM »
just saw this one on wimp

http://www.wimp.com/bernardpurdie/

good for either a smile or a laugh depending on your taste in music.

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Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2012, 08:22:47 AM »
Resurrecting a dormant thread.

Check this dude out - Chris Dave - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtCvi7dfyqU&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2012, 09:32:19 PM »
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Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2012, 10:30:10 PM »
Boulder, you're link brought up the gmail login page for me. Am I missing something?
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Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2012, 10:50:48 PM »
this idiot can't post a mp3, sorry!


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Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2012, 03:30:26 PM »
Wow... the video in the original post totally looks like it should have been a Chris Farley sketch. As far as drummers go, I can't argue with any of the names mentioned up to this point. My personal favorites are Raymond Herrera from Fear Factory who is just a machine of brutality. My other fave is Tomas Haake from Meshuggah. No human should be able to keep time with those insane syncopated tempos.

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Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2012, 04:16:47 PM »
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Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2012, 11:27:31 PM »
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