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Brad has a four page spread in Rhythm magazine this month (Not the centrefold Shan, steady on) & I found this little snippet on you tube. Might go over the head of non-percussionists I'm afraid (sorry if that sounds patronising, it's not meant to)


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Them percussionists are known for their grey matter eh.
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cheers stevo!!! great stuff!
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Thanks Stevo I'll keep an eye out for that Smile
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If my scanner was working I would scan it in Crying or Very sad
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As a fellow Tub Thumper, this is great stuff thank you.. the magazine is a great edition too.. being getting it for years! <magazine that is> Embarassed

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Hugh wrote:
Them percussionists are known for their grey matter eh.


Would you call Charlie Watts thick to his face??? Laughing
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I would call him Sir Smile
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I would call him Sir Smile


As Jagger learnt, just don't ever call him your drummer............
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Cheers matey Wink
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It's a pity we didn't get to see him actually playing the kit, even just explaining the snare tuning or how he hits the rimshots as Nicko McBrain got 3 video clips in the same issue. Now I'm not expecting a 12 minute drum solo from Brad, but a play along to a song would've been nice........



It's interesting to note that while Roddy was forced to forgo his Boss digital guitar effects board in favour of analogue pedals* Brad went the other way & his kit is loaded with technology. I always suspected he was playing along to a sequencer on some tracks (FNSM for definite) & the Rhythm article confirms it. In fact, his fantastic live sound can be down to a mixture of live kit & sampled drum sounds (apart from his snare though)


*Not from Roddy or Punky Steve, rather a member of the crew who told me that, so don't bollock Roddy for moaning, Steve (not the manager) Blackwell.
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Brad would like to add the following -

"... I`d like to thank Stevo for his interest in the drum sound I have put together for the Specials` tours to date. I`ve opted for both analogue and digital sound for a couple of reasons. When we first decided to get back together I believed the live sound should be as close to the original as possible. I achieved my part in that by using “triggered” samples from the studio recordings for e.g. Too Hot (toms), Concrete Jungle (intro toms), and Too Much Too Young (intro toms). I do not play along to a click track in any part of the set, I read the audience. I do however sometimes use a memory jogger in the form of a click before a number as dropping from say Concrete Jungle to FNSM requires a considerable emotional adjustment and it helps. It was a surprise for me to be asked for an interview by Rhythm Magazine and I am flattered to say the least.
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Paul Willo wrote:
Brad would like to add the following -

"... I`d like to thank Stevo for his interest in the drum sound I have put together for the Specials` tours to date. I`ve opted for both analogue and digital sound for a couple of reasons. When we first decided to get back together I believed the live sound should be as close to the original as possible. I achieved my part in that by using “triggered” samples from the studio recordings for e.g. Too Hot (toms), Concrete Jungle (intro toms), and Too Much Too Young (intro toms). I do not play along to a click track in any part of the set, I read the audience. I do however sometimes use a memory jogger in the form of a click before a number as dropping from say Concrete Jungle to FNSM requires a considerable emotional adjustment and it helps. It was a surprise for me to be asked for an interview by Rhythm Magazine and I am flattered to say the least.
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I`m working on a live project for later next year so don`t hang up the dancing shoes just yet..."


Blimey! Thanks for the clarification Brad, no offence intended. I would have asked you in person at the 2009 Brixton gig, but the drummer from Special Brew was hogging your attention Laughing
I must admit to being amused when the (heated) discussion about Horace playing a Gibson Thunderbird instead of a Fender Jazz bass raged on, I thought I'd best keep quiet about the Roland triggers on your toms, in case they got really upset.......
I noticed that every time you played FNSM you leant over a lot to your left and stayed focused, almost looking at your monitor, normally a tell tale sign of a click track, I could also see you nodding in time before you brought the song in, obviously now I know you were using a metronome. But the MPC is a sequencer with a sampler built in so I hope you can forgive me jumping to the playing along with a sequencer conclusion! And Nik's keyboard playing is so good I could swear there are three keyboard parts playing in that song!
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Thank you for this post Stevo and Willo sharing Brad's note with us. The impresive part is you lot make It look "Easy" big respect Cool
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What were they using for the Moonlight Club?


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Hugh wrote:
What were they using for the Moonlight Club?



My money's on Pearl drums Hugh


I love on that clip of Concrete Jungle, just as the music kicks in there's a very camp Terry Hall voice saying 'Head kicked in....'
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I can't find the mag in any of my local shops, is it out yet? I see they have my other favourite drum genius in there too, Mr Neil Peart! Very Happy
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Yeah, I got a copy on Monday I think Shan.
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That Cover is just Awful


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I think I just went cross eyed Sugarman - keep that in a plain brown wrapper please Laughing
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