Posts Tagged ‘ringo starr’

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Time to re-evaluate Ringo Starr?

December 17, 2013

I think so! Funny, I just had a discussion about this the other day with a friend of mine and today, I find this article. Due to all the hype and myth surrounding the Beatles it doesn’t take very long to get a distorted picture of the events, and throw in some time between then and now and it is fairly easy to mistake myth for reality. While Ringo wasn’t a flashy showman as some of his later contemporaries; Keith Moon, Ginger Baker, John Bonham etc., George Martin wouldn’t let him play on the first recording session and Buddy Rich once called him a joke (it’s ok, Buddy hated everyone!). The truth is, The Beatles actively sought out Ringo, who at the time was already playing in the biggest band in Liverpool and it was a big deal to them, to get Ringo in the band. According to George Harrison about Ringo’s debut with them on August 18, 1962 “From that moment on, it gelled – the Beatles just went on to a different level.” For them it wasn’t about being the flashiest or the showiest, it was about giving the songs life and breath all of there own, and that he did. Out of the 215 songs that Ringo recorded with the Beatles, there isn’t a bad drum perfomance on any of them. It’s time to give Ringo the credit that he is so rightfully due. Click on Ringo to read the article.

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

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Dead & Gone – Dylan Reckless

June 10, 2011

Coming at you our of Minneapolis is Dylan Reckless driving the Reckless Ones, always nice to see another stand-up drummer. This is a great tune with a cool dead twist to it. Nice playing by all involved with a cool video to boot.

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Interview – Baron Shivers

March 31, 2011

Krash Boom Bam recently had a chat with the Baron himself, the devilish heartbeat driving The Ghastly Ones. KBB asked Baron Shivers about his ghoulish gig, his gear and his nuggets of wisdom. This is what the Baron had to say…

What kind of set up are you using?
I have a vintage Ludwig 1967 Black Marine 4 piece. 14” Snare, 13”inch Rack, 16” floor and 20” Kick.

What do you use for heads, cymbals, sticks, kick pedal, snare?
The Snare is a 1960 wood Ludwig. Remo Coated Ambassador Heads. Sticks are 7A, wood tipped. Pedal is a Vintage Speedking.

Baron Shivers - The Ghastly Ones

Baron Shivers - The Ghastly Ones

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Fall Down on your knees – Fox

March 26, 2011

Alright lets change things up a little bit, hailing from Budapest, Hungary we have the Naked Truckers Trio, who suprizingly enough aren’t scared to get naked to rock out. Nice solid playing from the Fox, both clothed and unclothed. Nice use of the maraca on the floor tom to drive it home.. I’ve used this technique a few times in the past, cool to see someone else bust it out… Take it away Fox!!!!!

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Screaming – Franck O’ Brains

March 9, 2011

Straight outta Montreal Franck O’Brains kicks The Brains into high gear with Screaming. The Brains rip it up big time and Franck pounds the way. I’ve heard these guys are a blast live I can’t wait to check em out.

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Haulin Hearse – Baron Shivers

February 20, 2011

The Ghastly Ones hail from Van Nuys, CA. Baron Shivers is the ghoul driving the kit with lightning snare fills. The Ghastly’s Ones have an old school surf-horror sound all of their own. They look like the house band for some of Vincent Prices wilder parties. Come on in and surf for a while?

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Liam Crill Interview

January 18, 2011

Krash Boom Bam recently had a chat with none other than Liam Crill the driving force behind the Kings of Nuthin. We asked Liam about his gig, his gear and his wisdom. This is what Liam had to say…

what kind of set up are you using?
what do you use for heads, cymbals, sticks, kick pedal, snare?

my kit is a ’64 slingerland- 20″ bass drum, 16″ floor tom, a series zildjin medium ride and some hunk a shit crash cymbal i found in the trash. for snare i use a 70s ludwig acrolyte or the bad ass 60s gretsch aluminum shell snare i found in the same dumpster i found the crash, i usually use remo ambassador heads, vicfirth 5b wood tips. for kick pedal i use ludwig speed king. the 70s models seem to hold up better than the modern ones- they’re great- fast, good response and they take an ass whuppin’.

who are your fave players?

earl palmer was the best- all his new orleans r&b sessions are incredible. scott pittman, is my favorite modern drummer. he played in a boston band called the shods and plays with the frank morey band nowadays. the guy is amazing to watch live, can’t ever see his hands…

Liam Crill - The Kings of Nuthin

Liam Crill - The Kings of Nuthin

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