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Listening to these guys is like going to drum set recording college.
All of them were spectacular despite what they were put thru by those Uber demanding fellas.
Hodder, Gordon, Purdie, Gadd, Moratta, Porcaro. I probably skipped some.
I’ve really been listening to a variety of it for a couple months and I’m super inspired to play better. What do you guys think?
 

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Listening to these guys is like going to drum set recording college.
All of them were spectacular despite what they were put thru by those Uber demanding fellas.
Hodder, Gordon, Purdie, Gadd, Moratta, Porcaro. I probably skipped some.
I’ve really been listening to a variety of it for a couple months and I’m super inspired to play better. What do you guys think?
Man. You skipped Keltner. He was a rhythm magician with the Dan. Check out Josie. That one’s a master class.
 

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Man. You skipped Keltner. He was a rhythm magician with the Dan. Check out Josie. That one’s a master class.
I’m spinning Josie right now for my penance. Did you know that the snare on Josie is a Vistalite? I didn’t either until I read an old MD interview with JK recently.
 
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Peter Erskine was fantastic on the 1993 tour. I know I'm in the minority here, but I never cared for Keith Carlock. I think he plays way too hard. But the SD guys obviously love his playing.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way about KC.
 

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Listening to these guys is like going to drum set recording college.
All of them were spectacular despite what they were put thru by those Uber demanding fellas.
Hodder, Gordon, Purdie, Gadd, Moratta, Porcaro. I probably skipped some.
I’ve really been listening to a variety of it for a couple months and I’m super inspired to play better. What do you guys think?
Bernard Purdie on Green Earrings and Jeff Porcaro on Gaucho are probably my two fav Steely Dan drum recordings. After a Google search I found this YouTube video of some alternate Green Earring outtakes, some pretty cool stuff:

 

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I’m spinning Josie right now for my penance. Did you know that the snare on Josie is a Vistalite? I didn’t either until I read an old MD interview with JK recently.
I read that a couple years ago!! Loved that story. Thanks for the reminder.
 

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Bernard Purdie on Green Earrings and Jeff Porcaro on Gaucho are probably my two fav Steely Dan drum recordings. After a Google search I found this YouTube video of some alternate Green Earring outtakes, some pretty cool stuff:

Oh man, BP is such a groove monster. The hi hat work is next level.
 

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Well I'm seeing Carlock tonight. Interesting that I think he has the longest tenure by far of any of the 'Dan drummers. Probably has more to do with the times than anything else. I love pretty much everything they've put out.
 

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I really thought Jim Hodder was great. I realize he’s in a list of perceived greater greats, but I liked his playing. Also, I thought David Palmer was a great first vocalist for them. The two Dan midnight special clips on the tube show them. And man, that Danny Dios could play. You know when Skunk Baxter is relegated to congas that the guitar player was gonna be hot.
 


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