Yep.Sonorholic said:Isn't that the guitar that went missing and then a few years ago, Peter got it back? I remember seeing something about that on TV and thought it was wonderful. I'm pretty sure it was the black Les Paul with triple pick ups. He's in town this week with the Doobies, maybe I'll get a chance to say hello!
John, to me, is in the fairly rare catagory of drummers that were the PERFECT drummer for their given band. They don't necessarily have to be the origional drummer to fill that bill (i.e.Neil Peart), but often are. John joins my personal list along w/guys like Stan Lynch, Kenny Aronoff, Jeff Porcaro (& a few others) that were impossible to replace inho. He just "fit" Peter's musical vision so well!Johnny D said:Great thread. I just commented last week on John's cymbal sound on Frampton Comes Alive. To me, they were the epitome of what A. Zildjians should sound like... Many of Peter's subsequent drummers told me Peter was always looking for his drummers to recapture John's ride cymbal on Frampton Comes Alive.
I tried tracking John down when I worked at Zildjian - I would've loved to talk with him and hook him up with cymbals. I heard he was an EMT, but was never able to connect with him. I remember talking with Bobby Mayo about him shortly after John passed away.
FYI - Paul Jamieson (aka Jamo) was Jeff Porcaro's longtime drum tech and is highly respected in LA. I interacted with him during my time at DW in the 80s.
Not sure about the snare specifics, but agree 100% on the comments. From an era when drums actually sounded like.....DRUMS!!Eyedrum said:Old thread but was listening to John play on Show Me the Way (live version) this morning. Great drum sounds, style and feel. The honk of his snare drum is just splendid. Does anyone know if that is an LM400?
Looking back at post #44, you would be correct!Eyedrum said:Old thread but was listening to John play on Show Me the Way (live version) this morning. Great drum sounds, style and feel. The honk of his snare drum is just splendid. Does anyone know if that is an LM400?