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Three out of four

Watch a drummer from a different style and different generation listen to Fireball for the first time and play through with his own parts. The drummer in question is Tosh Peterson, who is 22, have been a touring musician since he was 16, and played with a bunch of bands most of us never heard of. Ah, and from the looks of it, he is a Keith Moon disciple.

3 Comments to “Three out of four”:

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    Gregster says:


    That was well done imo…Fireball played in 1/2-time under duress indeed. ( I only listened to the 1st take ).

    My only critique is for the poor fellow to lose that “well-done & over-cooked” snare pattern, that’s really old & stale in today’s world, though it reveals “his” influences per-se from the 70’s-80’s & 90’s, as that pattern grew & grew in popularity…It makes you sound like everyone else, & is unimaginative imo…But that’s what comes out when you’re young I suppose !

    I’m sure Mr.Paice will have a smile on his face, & possibly pick-up something too.

    Peace !

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    The guy is cute. Times and music have changed – and drum parts with it. He “thinks” the song like it was something from the Dan Reed Network or perhaps Rage Against The Machine. You can tell from what type of music he’s coming from – the funk influence – and he has that modern approach of playing the music at half its speed mostly. If you consider Ian to play standard time, Tosh is playing halftime, if you hear Ian as playing double time, Tosh is playing standard time mostly.

    Nothing to be ashamed of, a worthy attempt and an interesting take on the song.

    That was good fun.

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    Mike Nagoda says:

    I agree with Uwe, Tosh is *very* cute – I believe I’ve become smitten with him as a result of this video!

    Crushes aside, I was really taken aback by playing the tune in half time – completely different feel! He plays very well, although I’m not sure the part he came up with grooves/meshes with what Jon and Ritchie are doing – there are spots where I feel what he’s playing is fighting with the rest of the band – maybe I’m out to lunch here?

    That said, very different, and refreshing to hear a song you’ve loved for so long get a fresh interpretation – if Ian hasn’t seen this, he should – I’m sure he’d be amused at the very least!

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