drummers wearing headphones

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Postby ryanking » Thu Jun 13, 2002 1:34 pm

was this not the way it was meant to be? drummers wearing headphones?

example 1: drummer from Simple Minds wearing studio headphones with a long, long curly cord. in the *video*.

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Postby D. Phillips » Thu Jun 13, 2002 2:18 pm

Headphones is one thing (and I'll reserve comment on that) but wrap-around headgear microphones is yet another...

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Postby sab » Thu Jun 13, 2002 2:33 pm

John drumming with the headphone mic thing was so cool looking though. Just like Neil on the cover of Trans!

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Postby D. Phillips » Thu Jun 13, 2002 2:49 pm

John? Who's John???

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Postby W. Genter » Thu Jun 13, 2002 3:05 pm

Drummers using headphones in a live situation is an absolute non-starter, as is the 16 candles/Anthony Michael Hall looking "headgear" used by J. Jackson, Garth Brooks, whoever... Curly Cords, however, are another matter entirely, which I highly support. Each deserves to be treated as part of the family, and appropriately named after the hispanic bassist in circa 1975 Charles Martin Smith movie... "Cotton Candy" wasn't it? Wonderful supporting performance by Clint Howard. Absolute Classic.

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Postby Joshua » Thu Jun 13, 2002 3:56 pm

I dig the look of the big, fat 'phones and a long and winding coiled cord, but what's the point? Sure, I get it for studio work, but on stage, unless there's some seriously fucked up sound, it shouldn't be necessary. If you need them to keep time, then you shouldn't be playing.

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Postby ryanking » Thu Jun 13, 2002 4:05 pm

W., your comments on the megastar headgear are appreciated.

Now regarding the curly cord, I'm talking about the curly cord going from the headphones, to the monitor. A drummer wearing big, fat, 747 pilot studio headphones is one thing, but somehow outfitting said headphones with a long curly cord gives the whole thing *legitimacy*.

Ah... Larry Mullen Jr. in the "In the Name of Love" video. does he look like a chump? no, but he would if he didn't have the curly cord.

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Postby D. Phillips » Thu Jun 13, 2002 5:10 pm

A curly cord makes EVERYTHING cool. I named my curly cord Juan.

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Postby W. Genter » Thu Jun 13, 2002 7:32 pm

EXACTLY my point. Ditch the headphones. The curly cord from the bass to a big honking Ampeg taller than the musician, or better yet to an Orange... that, my bretheren, is pure symmetry... DP: what happened to Julio?

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Postby jaimoe0 » Fri Jun 14, 2002 12:57 am

That's cool Derek. I like curly cords so much that I changed my son's name from Juan to Curly Cord.


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