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Voyage of discover

Pete > Pete Blog > Voyage of discover
29/11/2013 - 10:40 AM



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The internet is a wonderful mind opener. Last night I went on a typical journey of discovery. I start by something catching my interest. Last night it was a keyboard, which lead me to browsing synths on eBay, minutes later I was looking at synth drums, and then drums, and then drummers. After seeing a demo of a synth drum by Carl Palmer (ELP) on youtube I watched a 10 minute drum solo of his, which reminded me of an album I had many years ago - Ginger Baker's Airforce. I recall a track called Toad - another mammoth drum solo. Soon I was watching loads of Ginger baker footage, then transferred into a world of jazz, and then to Indian tablas. Wasn't long before I was in the early hours of the morning.

Drummers are incredible performers and often go unnoticed in the background. I was pleased to see at the recent Sigur Ros concert that their drummer, Orri Páll Dýrason , was at the front of the stage. And what an incredible performance he gave, specially the last song (nearly two hours in) where he built the rhythms up and up until the whole crowd was buzzing.

I rarely ever photograph drummers at gigs, but this one was worth it. And occasionally the light worked in an atmospheric way.

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joshwa
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 4605 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 - 11:45 AM

A very good friend of mine is the guitarist for Carl Palmer and I've met him a couple of times. Great set of musicians if you ever get the chance to go and see Carl Palmer.

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318459 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 11:53 AM

Liked Carl Palmer...and Greg Lake since the 70s...just never really liked the E part of the trio.

JJGEE
JJGEE  96343 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 6:47 PM


Quote: Liked Carl Palmer...and Greg Lake since the 70s...just never really liked the E part of the trio.

Sad took me a minute or so to connect " E " with the other two ! !

Their album I remember most is Pictures At An Exhibition.

I also recall that Ginger Baker was quite popular around that time too.

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318459 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2013 - 12:38 AM

I really liked Brain Salad Surgery, for the Giger cover design with open out face more than anything Smile
Yes Ginger Baker was popular , and a few years earlier too.

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