Blue Morris Blog - Videos
- Category: Videos
- Published on Monday, 19 March 2007 11:19
Here's a great video clip of the Asylum Street Spankers with Christina Mars playing the musical saw. The sound quality on this is far better than most live music videos on YouTube, and this is a great little waltz from the Spankers.
I've always thought that drummers really only need a snare, brushes, and a hi-hat, which is all you get here. It's really all that's needed for small venue gigs. A full drum kit raises the over all volume of the band to a level that's often inappropriate for small venues, especially restaurants.
But I find a lot of drummers don't appreciate it when I suggest this. I've wondered if it's because they are a little afraid to have so few drums to hit and it might sound boring, or if they feel they'll get bored with having so few skins to hit.
Here's a good example of just how well it can work, not to mention the musical saw, and the sweet mandolin and guitar solos.