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Michael Heatley

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Terry's finest hour
« on: April 16, 2011, 12:28:53 PM »
Listening to him recently I am reminded what a great drummer he is/was.

Anyone care to nominate their fave TW moment?  ;D

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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 12:46:56 PM »
An hour?  That's a hell of a drum solo.

How about driving Rockpile along on Sweet Little Lisa.   Indeed, he made Rockpile swing on so many tracks that raised them well above the norm (leaving to one side the obvious talents of Messrs Lowe and Edmunds)
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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 01:30:49 PM »
Many fabulous moments, but today I'd go for the Greasy Truckers version of 'Spunk Rock', particularly during DL's solo around the 08:30 mark.

Indeed, he made Rockpile swing on so many tracks that raised them well above the norm

Indeedy doodie, particularly on stage - 'Heart Of The City' and 'I Hear You Knocking'... 
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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2011, 04:10:43 PM »
An hour?  That's a hell of a drum solo.

How about driving Rockpile along on Sweet Little Lisa.   Indeed, he made Rockpile swing on so many tracks that raised them well above the norm (leaving to one side the obvious talents of Messrs Lowe and Edmunds)

Bit harsh on Billy Bremner Allan.  ;)

Saw him a couple of years ago with Neil Innes and he was great.

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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2011, 06:55:55 PM »
The 2 Terry performances I remember best
1) As the man "in goal" at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute
2) At Southend Kursaal c1975 when Micky and Deke had wandered off in opposite directions (musically) during Spunk Rock, and somehow couldn't get back together, until Micky shouted to Terry "get us out of this" - cue drum break


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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 12:34:19 AM »
Leaving Dire Straits

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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 01:02:00 AM »
I'll go with MACBFGU off Maximum Darkness, especially the "locomotive" drumming at the end. 

Saw him in '76 here with Man, then when he returned two years later with Rockpile at Winterland on a bill with Mink Deville and Elvis.  Rockpile was the opener but was the main draw for me.  They finished with Heart of the City with that same "locomotive" drumming.  I have a cassette tape of the KSAN broadcast around here somewhere...

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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2011, 05:43:48 AM »
Saw Rockpile at San Jose, the night before the Winterland concert.  Went to see Rockpile and stayed for Elvis.  The Winterland Rockpile concert is available on sugarmegs.org.

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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2011, 10:10:23 AM »
oh gawd, I've thought and thought about this and can't pick a fav. I loved his style when Dream were on the go and the many Man gigs afterwards. One of the best nichts tho was in the Miners Arms, Skewen with The Racketeers.........."tight as a drum" 8)

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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2011, 12:35:44 PM »
I'm also struggling to reduce it to one.

For me, it's a dead heat between Keep On Crinting and Ain't Their Fight. Obvious choices perhaps, but I reckon these encapsulate everything a word class drummer should have: energy; accuracy; inventiveness; subtlety; rhythm and swing - plus drums and not too many cymbals  ;).

Jack the Train, indeed.
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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2011, 12:59:32 PM »
Both live tracks off BITTF showcase his incredible stamina and ability to drive a song along. He was a bit in the background but did some good stuff at the Seville guitar fest 1991 I think.

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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 12:13:30 PM »
I really couldn't disagree with any of the foregoing but BITF was a TW landmark for me. Particular favourite moments are the percussion entry to Don't Go Away (it makes the song) and Ain't Their Fight where his playing immediately prior to Phil's first hHammond solo and the deft hi hat work when Micky opens the main theme reprise are brilliant.

I would be interested on Joan's take on this?

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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 12:25:40 PM »
You know, I alway thought drummers were like referees at football matches.

An important part of the action, but shouldn't be noticed

 ;D


Sorry Bob   ;)

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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2011, 02:02:45 PM »
I really couldn't disagree with any of the foregoing but BITF was a TW landmark for me. Particular favourite moments are the percussion entry to Don't Go Away (it makes the song) and Ain't Their Fight where his playing immediately prior to Phil's first hHammond solo and the deft hi hat work when Micky opens the main theme reprise are brilliant.

I would be interested on Joan's take on this?
All of BGTYALOAD(which includes Ain't their fight and Never say nups) :TW probably the Worlds best drummer :)
Stamina-yup,can keep time-yup;can be complex or simple as required,and more importantly,knows WHEN its required!
TW CERTAINLY the World's most underrated (except by us) drummer ;D Long live our Tel

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Re: Terry's finest hour
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2011, 01:09:22 AM »
Both live tracks off BITTF showcase his incredible stamina and ability to drive a song along.

I agree. Those two tracks (C'mon and Jam Up Jelly Tight) showed an impressive Terry, very imaginative and powerful.
From MAN I also admire Bedtime bone, Spunk Rock and Born with a future from AWTEW, Keep on crinting, the whole Maximum Darkness LP, etc
Rockpile' seconds of pleasure is great too. Rockpile live was even better, Terry at his best.
I also love his work with Meat Loaf in 1981-1982.
Anyway, Dire Straits' Sultans of swing (live 1983) will be always his big hit (along with Money for nothing and Brothers in arms...):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pa9x9fZBtY

Here you have an extra large video containing one of the great DS concerts in Wembley 1985.
85 minutes long !:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC3FCS-NtAI
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