Mike Mangini on Devils Food - Alive in an Ultra World

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Mike Mangini on Devils Food - Alive in an Ultra World

#1 Post by spawn2048 » Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:54 pm

Hi

I just came back from a chariy gig that I went to watch with my drummer and he came back to my house so I could show him the song I have written for the band. I decided to sow him some Strapping Young Lad, because he had been talking about it ealier and had only heard one of there songs and wanted to hear some more. We got talking about how fast the double bass pedal is when they play live, and then I started to show him the wonders of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment). I was working my way up going thrugh odd time signatures and varying pace and double bass beats with accents and all this stuff that he was finding amazingly impressive, I then go to the drum solo on Once In A live Time. He was astounded, he had heard people say about how could Portnoy was, but was not prepared for what I showed him in the drum solo. Then I had a brainwave: When Steve breaks a string in Devils food h gets mike mangini to show off. While I was digging out the CD his mum phoned to say she was on her way to pick him up, so this was the last thing he would hear when beofr he left. I quickly found the right place, and Steve had just said, "Can you show me how fast you can do a single stroke roll on your snare while you do a double stroke roll on your kick drum" and my drummer had laughed thinking that as Steve was a guitarsit he would just babble and it wouldnt actually mean any thing. So I re-wound it and made him listen to Steve saying it again. This time I let it run on to Mike Mangini actually playing it, as soon as he heard it his mouth dropped open and started going on about how damn good it was. As he left my house he was repeating over and over, "He was choking the crashe...he was choking the crash......" It was very funny. I surprised my self at ho much drummer music I have.

I just realised there isn't much point ot this........oh......though of one: Mike Mangini is amazing

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#2 Post by Texter » Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:24 am

Yeah I know...I was there 8)

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#3 Post by spawn2048 » Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:47 am

Texter wrote:Yeah I know...I was there 8)
you lucky sod

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#4 Post by greg » Mon Jun 16, 2003 6:40 am

Could you sell all your memories to me please? Alternatively, Steve, next time you come to Sheffield/somewhere near, please break a string and........................damn, Steve has a different drummer now.

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#5 Post by spawn2048 » Mon Jun 16, 2003 10:19 am

greg wrote:Could you sell all your memories to me please? Alternatively, Steve, next time you come to Sheffield/somewhere near, please break a string and........................damn, Steve has a different drummer now.
yeah, steve should break a string every gig to show off his band

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#6 Post by davester1234 » Mon Jun 16, 2003 11:03 am

I'm sure they'll be some new and interesting 'showing off the band' techniques guys, I'll bet on it!

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#7 Post by Tom » Mon Jun 16, 2003 12:42 pm

And how about the drumming in "Incantation" -- I'm not a drummer but wow that is impressive.

I saw Mangini play his first gig with Extreme before "Punchline" came out and was impressed then, but his stuff with Vai was really awesome.

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#8 Post by Ekim » Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:53 pm

Sure it was easy for him to choke the crash. He was playing the snare one-handed!

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#9 Post by spawn2048 » Thu Jul 03, 2003 11:10 pm

Ekim wrote:Sure it was easy for him to choke the crash. He was playing the snare one-handed!
but hes doing a roll on the snare, it involves 2 hands, u cannot do a roll with one hand

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#10 Post by Texter » Fri Jul 04, 2003 4:20 am

You can't ... he can 8)

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#11 Post by mange » Fri Jul 04, 2003 5:09 am

...and Ian Paice...
That's a guy who hasn't recieved the recognition he deserves!!!! :evil:

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#12 Post by jmchambers5 » Fri Jul 04, 2003 6:32 am

spawn2048 wrote:
but hes doing a roll on the snare, it involves 2 hands, u cannot do a roll with one hand
yea, i've seen some absolutely crazy jazz guys that do rolls on the snare with one hand, and all kinds of other crazy stuff with the other, its really amazing, their hands just sort of disappear into a blur.

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#13 Post by Ekim » Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:29 pm

Mangini did a one handed roll every night on the Ultra Zone tour. To really tick off us drummers, he popped marshmellows in his mouth with the other hand.

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Where is Mike Mangini?

#14 Post by lucky7 » Thu Jul 17, 2003 4:46 pm

Does anyone care to elaborate why Mike Mangini is no longer in Steve's band?

He was the best!
As shown by all these testimonies of his performance you guys are posting

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#15 Post by the third eye » Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:05 pm

to be fair though, we haven't really heard the new guy Jeremy yet :wink:

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