This is a killer early 60’s instrumental tune for drums by the legendary UK guitar outfit, The Shadows. Drummer on this is Tony Meehan, if I am not wrong. Either him or Brian Bennett. Just check out the independence between his ride cymbal and snare/toms. I have to play this with The High Rollers and I am already owned!
Hope your week has gone well and it’s time to look forward to the weekend.
It’s a great pleasure to inform all the good peeps who are reading this blog, that I’ll be doing some gigs with a veteran Singaporean band covering golden favourites from the 50’s ,60’s and 70’s, which could turn into a regular affair thereafter. There will be lots of Beatles, Shadows, and classic tracks from the Rock greats of the 60’s and 70’s. The audience demographic will naturally be made up of people who spent their childhood during this fascinating period for music.
So what does this mean to me, being the youngest member of the group playing music that was recorded when my parents were still studying? It is a rare opportunity to go back in time and embrace the roots of the music I love. It is that rare opportunity to learn in greater depth and detail the infant phase of development of Rock And Roll, especially as applied to the drumming. My goal is to have lots of fun and nail the gigs by playing the original drum parts as accurately as I can to the original studio recordings with the correct sounds, tempos, and feels. Only then will I be able to help the band create an authentic experience for the audience who would prefer to hear the music as how they have heard it on radio and recordings all these years. Some of them have even seen some of these bands we’re covering live before, so perhaps I may get an opportunity to talk to them about their experiences hearing and seeing these bands up close.
Exciting times ahead!