Monday, 24 June 2013

Cherub Rock - It's Quite Good Yeah

There must be something in the air, luring me back to the blogosphere for a quick update

Vic's drum shop posted the following info the other day;

Ever since we posted The Smashing Pumpkins' "Cherub Rock" featuring Jimmy Chamberlin as our DRUM TRACK OF THE DAY on Tuesday, we've been inundated with folks asking us about the snare drum he used.

In the past, Jimmy has been known to use a variety of different snare drums in the studio that included a Pearl Free Floating Steel, a Premier Signia Maple with matching wood hoops, and of course his old Yamaha Signature steel drum. So this past Friday following his gig at Metro, we asked Jimmy what snare he used on "Cherub Rock" and his answer was:
A Ludwig-Musser Drums and Percussion - 6.5x14 Hammered Brass (LB422BKT)

Having a similar sonic quality to the Black Beauty but with a higher pitch, Ludwig's 5x14 and 6.5x14 Brass models are hammered using the same process as Ludwig Timpani. Though each has a similar hammering pattern, no two are exactly alike and vary slightly in tonality.

Meanwhile, Rhythm Magazine are also getting in on the Chamberlove on Facebook posting a link to this gem:

Elsewhere, Chamberlin's turn on the skins in the Hot Stove All Stars helped net "The Foundation To Be Named Later" a cool $200,000.

Going back into hiding again now.  [I will fix the set-up picture links soon, I promise.] 

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Blogging - Sabbatical

Word up

Not that there's much going on in JC land at the moment, as far as I know at least, but I just wanted to let you know that I'm taking a bit of a sabbatical from blogging.  Don't worry I'll leave the site up for reference, but I just won't be updating anything for a while.