Page 4 of 13

Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:05 pm
by Pocketplayer
excellent...i just uploaded all those videos on the site...live at the Spud!
i have the audio of this in one setting, but just have not uploaded...pre-
youtubde days when we would make a CD and mail it to ea other here! lol
I still have all the mailing addresses somewhere of old HOD members I exchanged
with! The days when you looked forward to that "magic" package in the "mail"
...i have Dog Cheese stuff with VC i recorded in early 80's when i had no idea
who VC was i need to find!

Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:32 am
by Paul Marangoni

Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:00 pm
by Kurtis
dig that toto in tokyo vid. can hear the hi hats pretty good. jeff had some solid time live. it's like he's playing in the studio. really played the parts and kept such solid time. no uncalled for embellishments.

Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:00 pm
by Pocketplayer
Kurtis...you nailed it friend! I saw one of Jeff's last performances at the
Ventura theater with TOTO...it was STUNNING how perfect his time was.
It was studio perfect LIVE...effortless grace...bass drum hits that were
exactly placed...you would think time is time, but I am telling you,
I noticed his bass drum hits NOT for technical prowess, but for musicality.
Rarely do I sense this with others...he WAS the coolest cat on stage!

Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:37 pm
by langmick
His playing here is ridiculous...the whole band is nuts. I can only imagine the parties in Cleveland after this show. Ha!

There were countless bands throughout the nation playing really similar to Toto. They just had that one more, and the pedigree.


Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:41 pm
by JerryOnDrums
(Allegedly) rare footage here of Jeff...killer, regardless!


Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:35 am
by Rudy_Ment
I'd not seen this one before. Love the stick throwing.


Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:34 pm
by Pocketplayer
"There were countless bands throughout the nation playing really similar to Toto."

I hear ya Lang, but there were not bands playing Goodbye Girl and Tale of a Man!
TOTO merged R&B, ballads, pop, funky grooves and rock together ala the name "TOTO"
in a way nobody did. As a kid I bought the first LP for Hold the Line and hated the
R&B stuff, Manuela Run, etc... One buddy listened to the record with me the day
I bought it and said, "See, I told you this sucked" The song they never play anymore
which astounds me is "All Us Boys" --that song killed in every way! Why that is not on
the radar like Hold the Line I will never understand!

Well, I've grown since then...but it took years to get into groove stuff and out of
rock drumming exclusively...mainly because of peer pressure...if I strayed from
the norm, there was not a lot of open mindedness at the time...to play "dance music"
which was not..."masculine" or too "_ _ _" (insert phrase now condemned)

PS--what is with the Japanese chatter over the concert video above? Who does that?


Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:01 pm
by langmick
In Pittsburgh, in Lansing, in Detroit, in Toronto, in Rochester...so many killer bands were trying to be TOTO. How many grunge bands did PJ spawn? REM?

The difference was that to get to TOTO was very difficult!

Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:05 pm
by Rudy_Ment
Pocketplayer, PM sent to you.