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Posted: 19 Oct 06, 06:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What is that and why "smile" auditioned drummer who plays that type?


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Posted: 19 Oct 06, 07:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Check him out on the web and you will see, he is still one of the worlds best drummers, see the recent Cream reunion at the Albert Hall in London and find a copy of 'Toad' on the web it's stunning.


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Posted: 19 Oct 06, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it probably has something to do with the fact that Cream (Ginger Baker) and The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Mitch Mitchell) were the 2 big power-trio's in 1967/68 - when Brian posted on the Imperial College board.

So they (Brian and Tim Staffell) were looking for someone who could play like the 2 of them. And given that Smile was a 3-piece originally (give or take a keyboard player here and there) then it was all the more fitting.





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Posted: 20 Oct 06, 01:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

so Ginger Baker is an artist's name, right?


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Posted: 20 Oct 06, 03:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He was/is the drummer with Cream a 60's band with Eric Clapton.


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Posted: 20 Oct 06, 04:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So, did / do Roger drum like Ginger Baker type? Where did he learn to drum?


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Posted: 20 Oct 06, 05:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ginger was a big influence on Roger, however, a bigger one was John Bonham of Led Zep. I think he has traits of both of them in his playing, it is more noticeable with Bonham, even Roger's kit is basically the same set up, just bigger. With Ginger Baker I think it was more about some of the subtle elements of his playing, which do appear more apparent in the early Queen recordings.




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