Live Rock, From The Drummer's Point Of View!

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When STYX performed in Greenville, SC last month, drummer Todd Sucherman videoed one of the songs.  Here's how it is from the drummer's point of view!  For my drummer friends, this is for you!

Here’s “Fooling Yourself” in it’s entirety from last night in Greenville, SC. I rarely post full songs and I have the “video mix” with the drums way up front and music and vocals far back, just enough so if you know the songs, you know where you are. I do this out of respect to my band mates, as I don’t know their psyche from song to song and if they feel they played their best—I would never want to represent anyone in the wrong light. Hence, this is always the “video mix” if anyone wondered. This is always a tricky piece to play as it has a lot of moving parts. Originally recorded in ’77 with no click track, the song leans forward and the tempo gets faster as the song progresses. This has always been a tight rope walk— to lean in just the right amount but not too much. This song remains one of my favorite compositions in the Styx canon.

Posted by Todd Sucherman on Sunday, April 8, 2018


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