Ginger still rocks, beware of Mr Baker really is a Great insight into his world, good or bad, he is a true Muscians muscian, Keep hittin em Ginger! 👍👏
Also, Ginger plays rhythmic counterpoint. He can take a straight 4 stomp and make it swing (Badge).
You'll actually catch Ginger driving his beats with rudiments, and doing some very complex math between independent left/right hands and feet. Cream was so good because GB didn't just drum along with the music; he was fully one third of the music, at the very least. Like Jack Bruce's basslines, Ginger plays a new song within the song, greatly expanding the scope of what we hear. Bottom line is he makes it all sound so interesting!
I've seen this guy...great fun, and talented too.
"Listening"...yeah. Drummer Hal Blaine told me *that* is the key to *good* drumming, and too many interviewers and civilians overlook this word when its revealed as the bedrock of a good performance.
Wish I could have gone, if only to urge Colin Newman to implore his wife Malka Spigel to help figure out a way to finally get her legendary postpunk band Minimal Compact to the States once and for all (if not to Pittsburgh, then at least to a couple of the cities that have a lot of Israelis: LA, Miami, NYC, perhaps Chicago due to the Wax Trax connection). They were refused entry in the 80s during the whole Reagan-era INS paranoia about foreign musicians.
Wire show in Cleveland at the Beachland last year was good, though. I'm hoping the show last Sunday was, as well.
I have always felt that the guys from Wire would be able to school you about some academic subject and then be able to be the shit out of you. I'm glad they're still around and kicking ass.
jon's drumming on MG's Foreign Onject is off the hook & takes the song to a whole different level! He's amazing. Young drummers listen up!
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