Mar 18, 2010

Taylor Momsen and The Pretty Reckless @ Water Music, Hoboken, NJ

It's time for Round 2 of the sessions that will become the new release by Taylor Momsen and The Pretty Reckless on Innerscope Records, this time at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ. It's the old gang of Taylor, producer Kato Khandwala, guitarist and co-writer Ben Phillips, and rock-solid drummer Jamie Perkins. We're getting great sounds in WM's big room with my fave snare of the moment, my hot-rodded 14x5" Pearl Brass Sensitone. We've been using Jamie's 22x20" Ddrum kick and my Eames toms, except on a song called "I, Zombie", where we needed a more scooped and higher-pitched tom sound that I got by tuning the thin-shelled birch 12x8" and 16x14" Ddrum toms Jamie brought to the session. BTW, that's an old Slingerland bass drum shell being used as a tunnel to focus the bottom end of the Ddrum kick.

Mar 17, 2010

Really Tama? Really?

These warnings came with a Tama throne I just bought. Be careful out there kiddie's, drums can kill!

Mar 16, 2010

Larry and His Flask at The Outpost 3/10/10

I worked with a great band from Oregon called Larry and His Flask at The Outpost last week. My guitar-slinging buddy and former Dropkick Murphy Marc Orrell was producing and Ray Jeffrey was engineering. Drummer Jamin Marshall plays a simple kick and snare set up standing up! I really like these guys' approach, check 'em out when they come your way.