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Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:18 pm

Hi!
If we don´t count concert endings of songs, in which songs was double kick used? Some times the bassdrum was rather low in the mix, so there might be songs where it´s not audiable.

I know only a handful:

1 What´d I say (1969 versions)
2 Mystery train/Tiger man medley
3 Polk Salad Annie
4 Never been to Spain
5 See see rider
6 Maybe used on the alternate take of "Talk about the good times", heard on "Rythm and country".

Did I miss any songs?

Re: Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:03 pm

Was the double kick used for the finale of "My Boy"?

Re: Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:19 pm

Go to your room and do not come out until you think you can behave yourself.

Re: Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:43 pm

I thought I heard one ... the ending is very dramatic, you know.

Re: Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:33 pm

The bass drum on the TTWII recordings has been recorded very badly.

Re: Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:22 am

Believe it or not - double bass drums can be heard on the last verse on later versions of Bridge Over Troubled Water.
I couldn't believe my ears when I first heard it, as it was one of the most unmusical things I'd ever heard.
How far can you get from the astonishing Simon/Garfunkel original...?

Re: Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:43 pm

FVH wrote:Believe it or not - double bass drums can be heard on the last verse on later versions of Bridge Over Troubled Water.
I couldn't believe my ears when I first heard it, as it was one of the most unmusical things I'd ever heard.
How far can you get from the astonishing Simon/Garfunkel original...?


Like the version on Southern nights???I have to give the record a spin a spin. Thank you!

Re: Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:45 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:I thought I heard one ... the ending is very dramatic, you know.


Well it´s not impossible. I have to study the looped part :-)

Re: Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:04 pm

There's a great kiss ass ending on "Johnny B Goode" on the live CD "Vegas Rhythm" from 1973.

Re: Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:05 pm

dreambear wrote:
FVH wrote:Believe it or not - double bass drums can be heard on the last verse on later versions of Bridge Over Troubled Water.
I couldn't believe my ears when I first heard it, as it was one of the most unmusical things I'd ever heard.
How far can you get from the astonishing Simon/Garfunkel original...?


Like the version on Southern nights???I have to give the record a spin a spin. Thank you!


If my memory serves me right, I think I first heard this double bass drumming on the May 27, 1974 soundboard from Lake Tahoe.

Re: Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:57 pm

I have to add Proud Mary. Listened to the afternoon show from june 10 1972 yesterday.

Re: Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:08 pm

Fort worth '74 has nice upfront bass drum.
Triangle Greensboro'72 is like Ronnie Tutt playing in your living room, try that one.
The Spring tours'77 recording have the bass drum upfront.

It supposed to be there always but during many times it's burried in the mix.

Funny to see 1969 & 1970 Las Vegas & tour pics, where the bass drums were not amplified at all (no mics)
I didn't see any mices in Houston 1974. crazy.

Re: Double kick bassdrumming in Elvis songs

Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:58 pm

"Golden Coins" and "Mirage" with triple kick bassdrumming would've been a dream come true for all Elvis fans back in 1965!