PHOTOS: Shannon Forrest's new drum kit with TOTO!

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Re: PHOTOS: Shannon Forrest's new drum kit with TOTO!

Postby Rodge » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:19 am

Most of the time I'd play what Jeff did almost notes for notes, maybe more on song like "Hydra", so I'd say a lil' more notes than Jeff, really less than Simon. ;-)
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Postby Matus » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:30 am

As for drum finishes and exotic woods, it's hard to get it right. You don't want it to look like furniture, after all. And it's show business, not drum porn. Sparkle finishes shine through and look ridiculous under a good light show, so they're a winner.
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Postby Morgenthaler » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:10 am

As low tech as they are these recent clips of Shannon with TOTO, he really does nail the Porcaro feel like no other I've heard before (since Jeff died). If I were Luke/Page, I'd be wondering if I should ask him to stay on board in stead of Carlock...(who'd have plenty to do anyway, being the class act he is)
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Re: PHOTOS: Shannon Forrest's new drum kit with TOTO!

Postby Rodge » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:33 am

I agree with you Morgenthaler.

I remember when Jeff pas away, I was sure that Carlos Vega would take the chair, for staying in that spirit.
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Re: PHOTOS: Shannon Forrest's new drum kit with TOTO!

Postby Christopher » Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:01 am

GoAndPractice wrote:



Man, when guitarists turn around like that it always freaks me out. Especially when I'm the new guy.


I was thinking the same thing. :)

He was smiling when he turned back around though.

Shannon passed Lukather's "you better be synced up with my riff" test. :)
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Re: PHOTOS: Shannon Forrest's new drum kit with TOTO!

Postby gretsch-o-rama » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:11 am

I've got to say, Shannon Forrest sounds pretty damn good with them...it's actually sounds something like Toto....
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Re: PHOTOS: Shannon Forrest's new drum kit with TOTO!

Postby Pocketplayer » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:37 am

I noticed that he has the most supple and quick wrists I have ever heard. It is important to be able to groove on hat bass snare but he was so goddamn advanced. Silk Degrees is insane.

Bordeline demoralizing. No one will ever play like that, the environment was a propulsive force on these tunes he played on. Hard to watch anyone play those tunes. Simon is close. But he misses that "one more". Crazy.

Then I put Boulevard on with Marotta. Nearly lost my mind on those fills.


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I would do. Yes...that song is crazy...LOVE IT! So simple yet dense and tasty.

Life is funny at times...I get a text from a good friend in CA last night. He's at the Greek waiting for TOTO to go on.
Said it was crazy good. Asked for some video and will post if he comes through...wanted the less obvious hits
to post. Seeing TOTO w/Hungate would be special for me as well. I saw TOTO w/Jeff on maybe his last gig w/t
band at the Ventura Theater promoting the Past to Present LP. He was smooth as glass and clearly was in charge
w/o trying to be. Hard to explain, but his presence was so strong in that band...Luke was not the Luke I see
today when Jeff played...he took a step back to his "big brother Jeff" back then. Just my feel on that gig.

Sadly, the next time I saw Jeff was at his funeral at Forrest Lawn.
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Re: PHOTOS: Shannon Forrest's new drum kit with TOTO!

Postby Paul Marangoni » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:32 am

Matus wrote:You don't want it to look like furniture, after all.


I do! Nothing like beautiful wood grain finishes. They're one of a kind and you never tire of them. Ever see an acoustic (double) bass finished in red sparkle? :)

I really like sparkle finishes too though. Especially orange or gold.
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Re: PHOTOS: Shannon Forrest's new drum kit with TOTO!

Postby willyz » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:02 pm

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Re: PHOTOS: Shannon Forrest's new drum kit with TOTO!

Postby Julián Fernández » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:28 pm

Exotic veneers won´t translate well in huge venues... Sparkle is a great choice imo.

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