My Drummin’ Revival

  Forty-five years ago, I was a teenager part of a group. One of this hundred miscellaneous band moving each week end for a gig.

I was  a drummer and it was a lot of fun…. 8 years of musical life, full of Cream, Pink Floyd, Mayall, Stones, Clapton …. 

 

 
 

But life go ahead … with a tons of pleasure : love, children, family life ! … Music was still present but drummin’ part of my memory…

 

 

 

 

 

On December 2011, my junior daughter tell me:

–  » Daddy, my boy friend’s brother put a drum set out to garbage! Are u interest to pick it up? » – » What the hell, he’s crazy !! The garbage…No way !! »…
And Santa Claus drop this gift in the fireplace….

   

So 45 years later my last gig, still alive and well, I’m drummin’ again !!!  Please, be indulgent !!!
December 2011 –  » I Shot The Sheriff  »  
First time I put my ass on a saddle throne since I was 23…. Don’t laugh guys…. I recover there slowly!!!
Bad video, awfull sound….but some rests nevertheless!
December 2011 – Let’s go for another one : « Cocaïne » !
January 2012 – Cream – « White Room » – 1968 (the third piece on which I work) . 
Crash on a resumption but well that returns! Sound is always dirty but we make what we can! I miss better cymbals: a 20 « Ride , 2 Crash (10  » and 16 « ) and new Hi-Hat. Who knows, may be I get some second-hand there!

February 2012 –  » Blue Rondo à la Turk  » – Dave Brubeck ( 1959 )The first piece which I taught to the drum , 45 years ago! Be carefull it’s 6 mn long!. Allergic to Jazz, refrain ! Rough draft to be worked again, at least 5 crashes!

March 2012 –  » Knock on Wood  » – Eddie Floyd-Look, I have just worked again that! The big period of Rythm and Blues. A special dedication to the brass section of my ol’band !

May 12, 2012-Gloria – Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker (cover) Live 1989 Beacon Theater NYC.
Another cult track…. Van Morrison’s 1963 composition (Van The Man)

July 14, 2012- My Time after a While.
A Tribute to the Blues.

August 11, 2012-« The Wind cries Mary ». (Jimi Hendrix) .
Post-acid period athmosphere!!!

August 16,  2012 – Johnnie Bassett – from the CD:  » I Can Make That Happen » Like this track !!!

October 11, 2012 Tribute to the father of  » British Blues « !! I walked on Sunset too, walked in Laurel Canyon…. It is beautiful but I did not meet  » the Bear  » in its house filled with Blues!!!! (Understands who will can!!)

November 26, 2012 « Hotel California  » – The Eagles ( 1973 ). Cult piece I was not going to pass by!!!

April 20, 2013 « Take Me To The River » – Al Green et Mabon « Teenie » Hodges….

April 3, 2013 « The Weight » – The Band (1976) .In PIP, the scene got away from editing in Martin Scorcese’s movie, « The Last Waltz ».

April, 2013: New look for my Drum set!


Snare drum 14 « 

Tom 12 « , Tom 13 « , Tom 16 « 
Bass Drum 22 « 
Skins:
Striking:
REMO 14  » CS EMPEROR COATED BOTTOM
REMO 12  » EMPEROR COATED
REMO 13  » EMPEROR COATED
REMO 16  » EMPEROR COATED
EVANS 22  » BASS DRUM
Résonnance:
REMO EMPEROR RESO. SNARE HEAD 14 « 
REMO 12  » DIPLOMAT CLEAR
REMO 13  » DIPLOMAT CLEAR
REMO 16  » DIPLOMAT CLEAR
EVANS 22  » BASS DRUM HEAD BLACK
Cymbals:
Paiste 201 Brass: Hit Hat 14 , »Crash 14 « , Ride 20 « 
Zildjian: A-Custom Ride 22 « 
Hardware:
1 MILLENNIUM DSS-718B INTERNSHIP SNARE STAND
1 MILLENNIUM HH-901 PRO SERIES
3 MILLENNIUM CBS-718 INTERNSHIP BOOM STAND
1 MILLENIUM PD-669 STAGE DOUBLE BASS PEDAL
1 MILLENIUM MDT3 Drum Throne Saddle

 

 

Mai 17, 2013  » The One To Get » – Mad Shadow…

Don’t remember when I make this cover … « Proud To Be From Detroit » from Johnnie Basset.
Janvier 2016, cover of  « Californication » from Red Hot Chili Peppers…
June 2016, New Drumset:
 2009 Pearl Jet Black EX series , SST shell construction, Opti-Loc Mounting System
Pearl CS-1450 Chad Smith Snare Drum
Same hardware
Cymbal added: Zildjian ZBT Splash 10″
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Nouvelle Batteuse 3
June 2016, « Old Love » Eric Clapton cover…
June 2016, « Give It Away » – Red Hot Chili Peppers… For sure  not the Chad Smith’s way, but it’s mine !!!
June 2016, « Mary Had A Little Lamb » – Steve Ray Vaughan…
September 2016, « 25 or 6 to 5 » – Chicago Transit Authority…
September 2016, « Rockin’ in A Free World » – Neil Young…
September 2016, New Drum extension:
Rototoms set 6″,8″,10″
Stand Tom Pearl VB Jet Black 14″
Cymbal Bosphorus Ride 20″
Cymbal Paiste 2002 series 16″
Zildjian S Rock Hi-Hat 14″
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 new-batteuse-3
Septembre 2016, « Antisocial », a track from the french group « Trust » (1980)…
To be continued…..

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