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I didn’t want too many fills in it; it was about keeping the rhythm. The untrained drummer (who learned by playing along with records) had been in a pop psychedelic unit called Plastic Penny, did a stint with The Spencer Davis Group (post–Steve Winwood), and even held the drum seat in Uriah Heep for a short while before he and bassist Dee Murray, along with Elton, formed the nucleus of The Elton John Band in 1970.
This kit has been used as our "A" rig live kit and is seen always in Vegas and was used for Live 8 last year . I always try to steer away from playing too much. . I was able to do a few things that we had never been able to do before on that record, and we had a lot of fun doing that stuff. “Rocket Man” came out when the US was first sending astronauts to the Moon. Leedy snare with small crack in shell,can it be repaired. Nigel: Probably “Rocket Man.” We recorded that at the Chateau outside Paris, and in those days it was just Elton, Dee Murray, and me. Don’t expect to see this week’s Drum Kit Of The Week at your local drum shop anytime soon. I will KILL them if anything happens to this kit as it is such an incredible piece of art.So far so good!".
10 Tips on How To Choose the Right Snare Drum. Most of those songs that were big, big hits were written in fifteen, twenty minutes. Where the world's greatest drummer meet. We still do stuff like that, although nowadays we use all that Pro Tools stuff, which I don’t really like. Where the world's greatest drummer meet. . #2 'Pinky'  is a standard [curly] maple collector's kit, but I don't see the pink burst as a lacquer option so I assume it was a custom color for Nigel [Ed. Elton did his first gig with me back on drums in Honolulu, and usually he comes off stage and immediately goes to change or get in a car.
And after that show, Davey called and asked me how my stamina was and if I thought I could get away with bashing away for a couple of hours like I used to. There’s a lot of hi-hat on that record, I remember. I’m not a technical drummer at all. MD: What was the first big Elton John hit that you played on? Curt is part of the reason I’m back. BY ANDY DOERSCHUK. The snare, it has a great deal of "crack" to it, sounds no shallower than 6.5 inches. . The Million Dollar Piano shows in Las Vegas feature the newest kit from DW, called The Olsson Aviator Mark 1.
I think “Rocket Man” was the first or second take, and it was the first time I could go back in the studio to overdub tom-toms. . “Nigel had just purchased some furniture that was actually made from parts of old Spitfire planes,” Good continues. Curt actually said to Davey that there were songs like “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” that really should be played by me, and so Davey cleared it for me to play on some of the songs. Copyright © 2020 Modern Drummer Publications. It was only to sing backgrounds on the promotional tour for that project, and although it felt strange not playing drums, Olsson was thrilled to be back. You must log in or register to reply here.
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