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Up the Irons! Nicko Mc Brain's (drums only) tracks on Youtube!

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Felix Neumann, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Felix Neumann

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    Hi Guys :) Maybe you found out long ago...I don´t know, BUT..*drumroll*

    I randomly found the drums only tracks of songs like Powerslave, The Clarvoyant and Wasted years. It´s amazing how drumtracks with such a SHITLOAD of reverb actually work :lol: Since Powerslave is dry like a desert, the ssoass & sit drumsound is a rainforest.



    I love the fact, you can recognize a human on that drumset. The imperfection makes it perfect in the end..(finally in the mix IMO) I´m really inspired by his playing. I would love to know, if he used a klicktrack. I heard rumors, he sometimes refused a klick, can someone confirm this?



    Ahhhh heeeeeelp!!! :D Without words ;)



    This sounds MUCH better than 'Can I play with Madness'. Less reverb, nice punch. I think it´s remastered, cause otherwise I could not explain the immense difference on the same album.

    Okay..sons of the 80´s, Maiden fans, or whatever...discuss 80´s drumsounds! :kickass:
     
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    I thought Maiden never use a click track, they say that constantly in DVDs and stuff.
     
  3. Felix Neumann

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    I always thought, this is only current for LIVE? So they also didn´t use clicktracks in the Studio? Did Nicko talk about his personal reasons for it?
     
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    Love this! Those fills at 5:00 on Powerslave are amazing!

    Check some of his other video's, he's got the drums from 2 Minutes To Midnight up aswell, The Trooper too! Sounds awesome! There is something amazing about having a truly great drummer who know's how to play properly!

    I LOVE how roomy the drums are on Powerslave. Not such a big fan of the mega reverb on SIT.
     
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JSJCPqzHcE&feature=BFa&list=UL0YxA1CBuyoE[/ame]

    Amazing!
     
  7. Felix Neumann

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    Awesome!! The POM drumsound sounds great as a single stereotrack. I even prefer it to the Powerslave drumtrack, although I´m diggin the Powerslave mix more and tha what it´s about in the end. A drumsound alone doesn´t win the price, but it probably helps :)

    Btw here is Nicko performing "The Trooper" nowadays. This exactly shows me, why the hell I think he´s one of the best imo! It´s difficult to predict what he´s gonna do next. It´s just exciting! I´m loving his cymbal playing on the ride. The start is a bit jolty, but at 1:30 he´s preety much in the groove and it´s an enjoyment watching him playing.

     
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    CIPWM was the single off of that album in the late 80's and needed to sound big. The 80's sound for big was lush AMS/Lexicon reverbs. Imagine being in the same competitive space as Def Leopard's Hysteria. Bad ass tour as well, Freely's Comet opened. I missed the SWIT tour with Ywngwie Malmsteen and Maiden.
     
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    Michaels 1 foot is > than my drummers double pedalling : (
     
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    Since we are on a Nicko McBrain love thread (and that's perfectly fine by me!!! ), check out Where Eagles Dare!!! He makes it look easy!!! :headbang:

     
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    who da fuck is Mike?
     
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    LMAO - was thinking the exact same thing... :lol:
     
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    I´d probably give one of my arms for having one drum lesson with Nicko McBrain :D Okay..that´s what I´d call a bad NWOBHM joke. Couldn´t resist...
     
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    Where Eagles Dare is really one of THE great drum performances imo. Nicko really has fantastic groove and feel, qualities that have been almost entirely removed from modern metal :(
     
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    There are videos with guitars/vox/bass only, as well. Not sure if this thread was for just Nicko love, or if you hadn't found those yet.
     
  16. Felix Neumann

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    Unfortunately....you´re right, dude.

    Yeah, I saw this as well. Since I started preparing my room for drums, I´m totally into drumming atm, but nothing speaks against to discuss the other tracks, as well :)
     
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    You guys not Maiden zealots eh? :D Nickos a nickname, his real name is mike!
     
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    Awesome. Dude has got such expressive playing technique it' mind blowing.
     
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    I'm a massive Maiden fan and even I never knew that! :lol:
     
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    well, learn something new everyday I guess :lol:
     

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