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Check it ouT!!!
is pretty good. First time I'd heard wax simulcra too.
I like the new drummer, sounds very promising.
<3 cedrics strutting about like freddie mercury
<3 omar: He really is probably the best guitarist around at the moment.
makes me laugh because he's so brilliant.
I hope cedric throws himself about a bit more than that in march, though.
but how much he hates the guitar (or used to, at least)
it's completely spellbinding
but that drummer!! he is mental!!! i couldnt get over the drumming on the album.
the vocals sound quite bad in this video though.
until the AWFUL VOCALS. but man, the music is intense. fuck me, the vocals, JESUS. bad, bad, bad.
Also: have cedric and omar swapped haircuts? Freaky.
singing is a bit shit
That drummer is incredible.
The first ever gig I went to was RHCP at Docklands when I think I was 15. Mars Volta were supporting. Wasn't quite expecting that sort of band/noise. It was so loud and intense I felt sick.
those vocals really are fucking terrible
but i'm just glad the cbs orchestra isn't joining in
i love this band so hard though.
what an entire badass
but that song is terrible.
they must be broken. that song is the balls. loving that drummer though. i'm glad there is much love for thomas pridgen on this board. he's only 24 you know.
is he an unknown or what?
Just one listen to trumpeter Christian Scott’s debut album, Rewind That (Concord Records), and you’ll be looking to see who the drummer is. Although the name Thomas Pridgen may not be familiar to everyone yet, his deep feel and exceptional technique are certainly changing that. Fresh, sharp, fiery, syncopated, funky, and tasteful all at once, Pridgen’s performance is one that begs repeated listens. Pridgen is also both drummer and music director for rising R&B star Keyshia Cole, as well as a seasoned Gospel drummer.
At just twenty-two, Pridgen has more drumming experience than most. Growing up in California, he began drumming at the age of three, made his first recording at eight, and won the Guitar Center DrumOff at nine. Displaying this early talent, it was Pridgen’s grandmother who supported and nurtured his early talent. Pridgen adds also, “I learned a lot from the guys in church.” Thomas would go on to record under the Gospel Music Workshop of America numerous times.
It was at Berklee that Pridgen befriended Christian Scott. “Making music people will listen to twenty years from now” was the goal in making Scott’s album, Pridgen says. “I know how hot this music can be,” he adds, stressing that his aim is to capture that sound. “It’s important to be tasteful,” Pridgen reminds. “You’ve got three minutes, and you can say something stupid or intelligent.”
A surprising mix of technique and enthusiasm, tempered by a deep respect for drummers he’s learned from, informs Thomas Pridgen’s drumming. With touring, a recent recording session with Eric Gale, and a new DVD out called Shed Sessionz that features Pridgen with Tony Royster Jr. and others in a Gospel jam, he’s got a lot happening.
If he's using a single pedal like I think he is that is just incredible. He makes the song to be honest.
he's been drumming since he was, like, 4 yrs old or something silly, and he was the youngest person ever to receive a sponsorship from Zildjian Cymbals - 10 years old!
i think it's the effects/mixing of the vocals which is bad. they just sound a bit distant, like being at the end of an echoey corridor, but not in a good reverbed way, just in a shitty way.
Still not a patch on Relationship of command but very very good nevertheless