VINTAGE TOMMY ALDRIDGE

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I think that's from his Ludwig years, I think it was called the "Double Down" kit with a single rack between 2 kicks.

This is when I just started digging on Tommy Aldridge. Kind of a silly band, but AWESOME drumming!!

Here's UP from the same era:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=zPGI_nh133U


And I believe DLR made no bones about his copying Jim Dandy.
 
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Tommy and Cozy Powell are two of my favorite dbl bass drum players. Tommy is still tearing it up. Is that set Blue sparkle or Blue Silk? Mid to late 70's maybe? 3ply or 6ply?

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=sN8grtFUQYs
 
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DrumminLefty said:
Tommy and Cozy Powell are two of my favorite dbl bass drum players. Tommy is still tearing it up. Is that set Blue sparkle or Blue Silk? Mid to late 70's maybe? 3ply or 6ply?

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=sN8grtFUQYs
I THINK it's 3 ply, but it IS blue sparkle.

Then again, it does look like Silk in the UP video!!????!?!
 
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Looks like (2) 26,15,18,20. Wish I could have seen him live at that time.
 

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Z Furman said:
.... as for the tight pants I remembered an older Rock group "Paul Revere & The Raiders" that wore those tight pants before Jim.


Somehow I think that look started out earlier :wink:

As for Tommy Aldridge, he's been impressing me since the 70's 8)
 

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I saw him at Yamaha Groove night in 2005. Different Yamaha drummers were sitting in with a house band (including Will Lee on Bass). All the heavyweight Yamaha endorsers at the time were there - Carlock, Gadd, Weckl, Erskine. Tommy was the only performer who got a standing ovation after his performance. The guy is very well respected among drummers across all genres. He is a monster player.
 

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Hemant* said:
I saw him at Yamaha Groove night in 2005. Different Yamaha drummers were sitting in with a house band (including Will Lee on Bass). All the heavyweight Yamaha endorsers at the time were there - Carlock, Gadd, Weckl, Erskine. Tommy was the only performer who got a standing ovation after his performance. The guy is very well respected among drummers across all genres. He is a monster player.
He's probably respected not only for his drumming but for being a nice guy too, very personable and fun to talk to. Not a stuffed shirt type.
 

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He was a big inspiration to me when I was starting out. I began playing right around the time that he was with Pat Travers, and I was impressed with his control of the double bass and the way that he would work it into fills. He wasn't the typical dugga-dugga-dugga double bass guy. Then, I was able to see him with Ozzy Osborne in Ft. Wayne, IN on the "Diary of a Mad Man" tour. He was mind boggling! I had been playing for about two years at that point, and I was veering between inspiration and using my drumkit for kindling wood after seeing him play. He was and is a great combination of chops, feel and showmanship!
 

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Stixnergard2 said:
Pat Travers "Crash and Burn Album" featuring Tommy is one of my favorites from way back. I learned to play double bass by watching Tommy and Cozy Powell. In the 70's I saw Black Oak Arkansas with Tommy at an outdoor gig at a local drive in movie site.
Here are a few Youtube clips with Pat Travers
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=0w3bZRd1WTk
http://www.youtube.c...atch?v=dHndQF3N ... re=related


This was the difinitive line up of PT. Mars Cowling is a smokin' bass player.
 
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Kevin O'Connor said:
Z Furman said:
.... as for the tight pants I remembered an older Rock group "Paul Revere & The Raiders" that wore those tight pants before Jim.
Somehow I think that look started out earlier :wink:

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Hey Kevin I stand corrected, was thinking of Rock bands that wore tight pants.

Drum on,
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DrumminLefty said:
Tommy and Cozy Powell are two of my favorite dbl bass drum players. Tommy is still tearing it up. Is that set Blue sparkle or Blue Silk? Mid to late 70's maybe? 3ply or 6ply?

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=sN8grtFUQYs
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Great video of Tommy but I still like Ian's fast hand playing for Deep Purple's recorded songs. Tommy uses May internal mics to get those strong drum sounds.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=4YuQMIeK28U

Drum on,
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