Fun video, thanks for sharing that (love the other drummer, just filling in for Sandy's left leg). I hope I will still think it is that fun to play the drums (and be goo enough to be allowed to do it) at his age!In this video he speaks about how Jon Bonham
drove himself crazy trying to figure out one of his songs...
Fear and control. Most of the "modern" era commercial music scene has become totally formulaic. So you need to fit the "formula".Why are drums recorded today with so much muffling and engineering? It's boring.
Funny you should say that....Great stuff! Krupa was a huge influence on Rock drumming.
Isolation and cleanliness (blame The Beatles, I do).Why are drums recorded today with so much muffling and engineering? It's boring.
In an old interview in Modern Drummer ( have laying it around somewhere) Sandy explained that he hated muffling and played wide open except for an effect had flip on muffling with taped pieces of towel strips.. And, without realizing it, revealed his secret formula for the snare sound. First, he said he liked his snare top head a bit tight, but not choked. Then... the secret for "that sound"... ProMark Japanese Oak sticks.When I was a young kid, I had all the Sandy Nelson 45's. He was usually playing on the toms, but when he played on the snare, the sound was amazing. That was back in the days when drums were recorded live without any engineering bull crap. That snare drum rang like a bell. I couldn't get that sound out of my wood student snare drum. I discovered that sound on the orchestra snare drum in my school band room. Ludwig COB, early 60's.
Why are drums recorded today with so much muffling and engineering? It's boring.