I remember when i first saw 'At Woodstock' at a Best-Buy a month ago.Couldnt afford it, and when i went back with money to buy it a week latter it was gone...it was a sad week...oh a sad week.Especially when i found out it had a poster and the CDs were in miniature vinyl slips, really got addicted to the mini-vinyl CD reissues.
And as for Jack and drummers, i cant exactly judge because for some reason i never made some sort of connection with drumming.I know a good drummer and a good drum pattern when i hear it, but for some reason the drums go in one ear and out the other.So when i listen to JA or Hot Tuna/Related, and being a bassist, i usually listen to the bass.And Jacks playing is so interesting, he literally paints a picture with his playing, and i havent heard something really plain from him.And if he was playing something really plain or simple, its usually because Jorma is soloing, and Jormas guitar fits Jacks bass so much you tend to just get mixed up in it, and it becomes a river of music.And thats where the drummer comes in and adds what drums add to the song.Thats why i felt Spencer was a good drummer for JA, because his patterns always fit JAs music.He wasnt technically the greatest drummer, but his style fit the Airplane in an ambient way.Joey Covington was a really good drummer technically, but as for Hot Tuna drummers, ive just really started listening to Hot Tuna within the past few months, so im adjusting to the sound and when i get into a new band the drums are the thing i tend to analyze latter on.
Hide, Witch, Hide!
The Good Folks come to Burn Thee
Their Keen Enjoyment hid Behind
The Gothic Mask of Duty!