1Manic depression Empty Manic depression on Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:16 pm

Here is Vinnie rehearsing Jimi Hendrixs "Manic Depression" with Kimo Williams band.
I think this kid has it more like Mitch Mitchell though,than the above guy.

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4Manic depression Empty Re: Manic depression on Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:35 pm

Now this is a perfect example of overplaying - don't get me wrong, vinnie is a phenomenal drummer and a favorite of mine. But this piece is a guitar feature piece and he put way too much into it. I think it detracted from the guitar work.

I don't know the context of why he was playing it. Was this a rehearsal for a show, or was he just showing off in front of a few friends ?

and what's with the charts ??? I know Vinnie can read his ass off, but what's there to read in Manic Depression ? It's not that complicated.

I didn't watch the other vids yet. But thanks for posting that Woody.


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5Manic depression Empty Re: Manic depression on Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:15 pm

Outside??!! I hope that was just for demo purposes and not what he'd do in the actual playing of the song.
That was just plain ole' over playing. affraid

I just noticed your comment after posting this, Brother Ted. I mirror you on your comments about the charts too. scratch

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6Manic depression Empty Re: Manic depression on Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:11 pm

It's either busy busy or sombody is bored of the tune. If it's cover I personally like it as close to the original with some personality to it of course.

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7Manic depression Empty Re: Manic depression on Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:16 pm

That was my insinuation of playing outside, Ted. You hit the nail on the head. I believe he was showing off by overplaying as you notice at the end that he said that the first take was better.
He recorded this for Kimo Williams, who does sound like Jimi Hendrix, somewhat, for an album that Kimo put out.
I went to Berklee with Kimo and he lived down the hall from me in the dormitory at 150 Mass ave.
Kimo was at Berklee the same time as Vinnie was and played in his big band.
Overplaying......... yes on all counts and if you notice he isn't even looking at the charts.

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8Manic depression Empty Re: Manic depression on Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:31 pm

was that Kimo that hugged him at the end ?

So this video was taken back during Berklee times ? Vinnie definitely looks younger in it so it's interesting to see just how good he was at that stage.

thanks Woody !


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9Manic depression Empty Re: Manic depression on Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:30 am

I think you should watch it again, Woody. He looks at the charts a bunch of times.

Ted, that vid was well after Berklee....

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10Manic depression Empty Re: Manic depression on Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:59 am