Gergo Borlai interview - Modern Drummer

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Gergo Borlai interview - Modern Drummer

Postby Navega » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:23 pm

Gergo: I remember when I found Steve Holmes’ HouseOfDrumming.com. This guy made a website specialized for Vinnie. I’ll never forget when I downloaded a two-minute-long video for two days to see Vinnie and how he played. It was phenomenal!

MD: For your upcoming solo album, The Missing Song, what inspired you to play in the style of your heroes?

Gergo: My main idea was to make a tribute album about nine living American drummers who inspired me. I always wanted to make an album where I’m playing in my heroes’ style. Why not? It’s not difficult to figure out who they are: Billy Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Kirk Covington, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine, Keith Carlock, and Gary Novak.

I set up my drums very similarly to what they used on my favorite album of theirs. I tuned them as they did. I played as close as possible to how they played. The “missing song” means it’s the missing song that I imagined they would play. For example, there’s Zappa’s Joe’s Garage. I wish he had more songs on that album. So I wrote one. Of course, my touch is different. And why would I use a lot of 32nd notes with double pedal in the Keith Carlock song if he never did? Why would I use two Chinas in the Vinnie song if he didn’t on Joe’s Garage?

It was a great journey during the recording. I couldn’t imagine that I would write a tune where I only used a crash, a ride, and a hi-hat.


https://www.moderndrummer.com/article/j ... go-borlai/
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Re: Gergo Borlai interview - Modern Drummer

Postby Pocketplayer » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:43 pm

Well someone just got a drum boner! Very cool...see if Steve's HOD numbers jump!
Wait til they get hold of the Vinnie video Steve posted...

Congrads Steve!

EDIT: Kinda shocked no more comments on this by now...clearly not the HOD
of years gone by. Just sayin'....great plug and acknowledgment.
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Postby Steve Holmes » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:29 am

Yeah it's pretty cool of Gergo to mention the site for sure! Thanks for posting Joe. It's pretty cool to think that all that sharing and discussion over the years has had an impact on drummers over time. I suppose that was the goal from the start!
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Postby Pocketplayer » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:01 pm

Big shout out to Navega for this...I just responded.
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Postby Tom Reschke » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:43 pm

Very cool! Congrats on the shout-out, Steve WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH ALL THE EXRTA MONEY? :D
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Postby kaide » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:59 am

I saw Gergo yesterday for the first time with a band called Spirit Fingers...He's a monster player for sure!
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Re: Gergo Borlai interview - Modern Drummer

Postby sjj123 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:16 am

wheres the vid of him playing double kick as tho he is riding a motorcycle?
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Postby Morgenthaler » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:18 am

sjj123 wrote:wheres the vid of him playing double kick as tho he is riding a motorcycle?


On his Instagram profile:


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