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February 1983 – Volume 7 • Number 2

Larry Blackmon became a feature interview by way of a lucky accident. Lucky for us.

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Articles in February 1983

Shop Talk

Paul Jamison

Paul Jamieson's name keeps popping up in interviews with professional drummers. He's the behind-the-scenes person who has built and customized drums that have been used in concert and in the studio by the likes of Toto, Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs,…

by Scott K. Fish
Nov 13, 2017

The Traditional Roots Of Billy Higgins

Billy Higgins is a modest human being who is proud to be part of jazz history. If playing is an extension of an individual's personality, then that statement has no better empirical proof than in the presence of Mr. Higgins.…

by Charles M. Bernstein
Nov 13, 2017

February 1983 - Volume 7 • Number 2

Jeff Porcaro, Clem Burke, Billy Higgins, Larry Blackmon, Phil Ehart, Rod Morgenstein, Russ Kunkel, Neil Peart

Modern Drummer
Feb 1, 1983

Visualizing For Successful Performance

What mental picture do you have in your mind when you are practicing? Are you picturing your favorite drummer? If you have an important concert coming up do you picture what might go wrong? Do you imagine that others may…

by Roy Burns
Nov 13, 2017

Clem Burke — Controlled Craziness

  Something strange happened on the last Blondie tour. Usually, when the reviews come out, Debbie Harry is talked about as though she is doing a solo act with anonymous back-up musicians. But on this recent tour, although Harry still…

Story and photos by Rick Mattingly
Nov 13, 2017

Jeff Porcaro

Whether listening to Jeff Porcaro on vinyl or watching him in the studio or on a live gig, a multitude of adjectives come to mind. First and foremost is finesse: an artful delicacy of performance, a tastefulness and subtlety. And…

by Robyn Flans
Nov 13, 2017
Rock Charts

"Start Me Up"

While styles come and go, the Stones' success seems to be based in their unwavering dedication to their trademark: basic and unpretentious rock 'n' roll. "Start Me Up" is the latest in the long line of Rolling Stones' hits, and…

by James Morton
Nov 13, 2017
Show & Studio

Notes On The Making Of MOVING PICTURES, Part III

Photo by Paul Natkin Photo Reserve I would like to cover a few aspects of individual songs on Moving Pictures from the drummer's point of view. "Tom Sawyer" is an enjoyable piece of work, mainly based on a funky backbeat…

by Neil Peart
Nov 13, 2017