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Never thought of doing that

Paicey reacts to Tosh Petersen’s take on Fireball:

6 Comments to “Never thought of doing that”:

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    alket Kellici says:

    No idea who the drummer is but there is too much flash going on around and not so much originality and feel. The kids of nowdays could bash them skins but still i dont care.Maybe im boased.

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    James Steven Gemmell says:

    A nice review by the master. Good to see the younger generation catching onto it.

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    Little Ian is nicely bemused by it. 😉

    It goes to show how the younger generation feels and hears music differently from us. Go to a rave night and see how the people dance to the faster beats (at least 140 bpm or quite a bit more for trance and techno) half-time, our generation would move standard or common time to the music – which was mostly 120 bpm or thereabouts (the studio version of SOTW is 114 bpm), though stuff at, say, 148 bpm wasn’t unheard of or considered undanceable.


    ( Yup, Uwe listens to Disco too, and in case you wondered, Maxine couldn’t just mime!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiYjQr22meY )

    Today, those classic 120 bpm feel too slow for most young people, it’s a “boomer tempo” to them. 🤷‍♂️

    Little Ian obviously oriented himself after Blackmore’s chugging rhythm guitar, it led him naturally to playing double-time, he just latched on to what Ritchie did (he often did, many drummers follow the lead guitar). Tosh interprets that fast rhythm guitar differently, he doesn’t draw from it that everything should be that speed, hence his choice of cramming less metric divisions into one bar than Paicey did.

    It’s interesting. 50 years ago almost any drummer just hearing Ritchie’s guitar would have approached it like Little Ian, these days most drummers his generation would opt for something more in line with what Tosh does.

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    Paulo Glover says:

    The guy is a very good drummer, fills are very good.
    Also, the intro would be in the original song.
    But what amazed me is the fact that in the entire song, he never thought of playing double time,
    which is the natural thing (for us geezers, it seems) when you listen to the guitar player, the keyboard player,
    and the bass player playing a double time riff. Ouch!

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    Tony says:

    I saw a chessboard at the back…..
    does ” the king ” play chess …..?

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    Rascal says:

    Im not going to pretend i know anything about drumming – but to my ears this just doesnt belong and seems a pointless exercise.

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