Exactly. We seem to get so hung up on the minutia of stuff like, "how many grams is that thin ride?" or "should I use an Ambassador Hazy or Ambassador Clear as my bottom snare head?" and whatnot. I'll admit, I'm absolutely guilty of this. This whole mentality of "gotta have the perfectly correct kit to have a perfect gig."From previous threads I've read, it sounds like Joe also doesn't care too much about cymbals he use. He'll play whatever is available that night. The videos out there seem to prove that as he always seems to be using a different ride for each gig. This week at Small's, it looks like a 21" Sweet Ride with rivets (wouldn't be my first choice). But, man, it sure doesn't seem to matter. Music starts at 17:00 here:
I've never seen a gig video with Joe playing where he isn't the best dressed person in the house. He seems to be a suit-and-tie guy all the way. I really appreciate that, as I wouldn't be able to pull it off. (I hate playing in a suit-and-tie setup!) Great player and great fashion sense!cover charge and drink prices; gotta look good
I do love the snare sound from Gilson Lavis here. He's such a great rock/pop drummer. Yeah, looks like they brought him an 18" kick for this show. That guy could make a trash can sound awesome....Check out the bass drum in this video....
...seems to make it work, pretty well!