Reformation Drum Solo
Long drum solos aren’t for everyone - I get it. Just do what many at Grateful Dead concerts did and look at it as an opportunity to go get another beer. On the other hand, if you are the sort of person who cheers at the fireworks show, I hope you enjoy it. Turn it up!
I’m improvising several different grooves and playing about as fast as I can on this single stereo track, mainly on one conga drum (and its side) with lots of head manipulation, so my forearms are burning by the end of the 8 minutes (!). And I make plenty of mistakes: remember it’s not the moment of perfection but the perfection of the moment that a live drum solo is all about.
Lexicon processed for mod delay and a crazy amount of pitch shifting, then compressed with Audacity.