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staygroovy
11-13-08, 02:23 PM
I know of the Isle of Wight concert one, and would love to hear from anyone on their opinions of what are the most
mind-blowing Mitch Mitchell solo pyrotechnics in live concert settings with The Experience, as well as in the studio
for that matter. Video would be incredible, of course.

Please if you can, would love your opinions on this, any and all recommendations welcome. This may be
a good time to share this knowledge, in celebrating his life and wondrous accomplishments.

Stay Groovy.

Milan
11-13-08, 02:34 PM
"... and would love to hear from anyone on their opinions of what are the most mind-blowing Mitch Mitchell solo pyrotechnics in live concert settings"

All of them?

Milan
11-13-08, 02:38 PM
"Video would be incredible, of course."

Here's a start:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiMu_ZSbKn4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYgvK9u7-N8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHsi9alBepQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRTnMiGJZaM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbiN3XCXUaQ&feature=related

Welcome to the site, btw.

Milan
11-13-08, 02:46 PM
I have to admit that I've always enjoyed every single second of his IOW's "In from the storm" intro.

MourningStar
11-13-08, 02:57 PM
^
Yeah agree, although not a solo. Another excellent intro is the extended and very tasty beginning to 'I Don't Live Today' from the San Diego '69 show.

I saw Mitch with Jimi on 5 occasions. While his drumming on the tunes was simply awesome (as always), his solos at these shows did not 'flip my lid'. I don't think Mitch was really into soloing as he kept them quite short, unlike the marathon Baker or Bonham excursions. However, my favorite (and the best imho) was the short but very impressive run during ELL's landmark blues number 'Voodoo Chile'.

staygroovy
11-13-08, 03:00 PM
"... and would love to hear from anyone on their opinions of what are the most mind-blowing Mitch Mitchell solo pyrotechnics in live concert settings"

All of them?

Well, without wanting to copy David Letterman, a Top 10 would be great.

sg

Milan
11-13-08, 03:01 PM
"Another excellent intro is the extended and very tasty beginning to 'I Don't Live Today' from the San Diego '69 show."

my fav IDLT intro as well!

Steev
11-13-08, 03:02 PM
The 2 that 1st come to mind without giving it much thought are
The Forum April 25, 1970 and the last Experience show at Denver Mile High Stadium June 29, 1969. Short and oh so SWEEET.
At Denver, I thought he was gonna drum himself right off his fucking throne :)
There are so many more but those 2 always stick with me and I always stop what I'm doing when either comes on . . .

Sing on Brother - Play on Drummer . . .

staygroovy
11-13-08, 03:05 PM
The 2 that 1st come to mind without giving it much thought are
The Forum April 25, 1970 and the last Experience show at Denver Mile High Stadium June 29, 1969. Short and oh so SWEEET.
At Denver, I thought he was gonna drum himself right off his fucking throne :)


Another excellent intro is the extended and very tasty beginning to 'I Don't Live Today' from the San Diego '69 show.



Thanks guys, keep it coming!!:000-thanx:

sg

dino77
11-13-08, 03:16 PM
I also have a soft spot for "I don't live today" from San Diego.
Mitch wasn't a hard hitter, but on that one he's vicious!

I also agree that he wasn't a "solo" drummer really, but that's good (see Ginger Baker, "Toad"...). My favorites are "Up from the skies" (jazzy!), "51st anniversary" (jazzy!), "Manic depression" (heavy!),
intro to "Little miss lover" (funky!), "Ain't no telling" (queen bee!), BBC "Driving South" and "Catfish blues" (virtuoso!)...
And let's not forget the extremely tight Electric Lady songs ("Straight ahead" etc.).

MourningStar
11-13-08, 03:20 PM
You can remove Jimi and Noel from the soundtrack and I would STILL freak listening to Mitch on AYE's 'Fire'!

staygroovy
11-13-08, 03:29 PM
You can remove Jimi and Noel from the soundtrack and I would STILL freak listening to Mitch on AYE's 'Fire'!

That's simple. All we need is the multitracks....! LOL

"Hello, yes can I speak with Janice please? Yes, I'm returning her call of yesterday afternoon... Oh, she's busy? Actually, you can probably
help me out then, I had shipping instructions for the multitrack copies that were made last month.... Yes, FedEx is fine, of course... Thank you so much!"

sg

Herman Cherusken
11-13-08, 04:38 PM
Tight drum and three piece play: http://se.youtube.com/watch?v=RBrtJ0pgnkI

I love it...

stplsd
11-13-08, 05:12 PM
Not a solo, but my favourite: the drum & guitar break in Fire at Winterland 11-10-68 2nd show

MourningStar
11-13-08, 05:48 PM
'Can You See Me' - is that drummer busy or what!!!!!!!!!!!

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp25/JimiFreak/PHOTO/MitchMitchell6.jpg

Steev
11-13-08, 10:13 PM
Fucking Azores Brother ! ! !
That Monterey version is one of the FIERCEST drum tracks I have EVER heard in my life. TWENTY YEARS OLD!!!!!!
My god - When did he stop to breathe ? ? ?

Herman Cherusken
11-14-08, 03:39 AM
IOW ftw: http://se.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ak_hHsbV2A

siamesecat
11-14-08, 08:49 AM
On my ears:

Greatest SOLO - "Stone Free" from Albert Hall`69 (listen also to "Foxy Lady" work)

Greatest INTRO - "I dont live Today", Copenhagen`69 (just listen! Shamanic!)

Greatest OUTRO - "Hear my Train Coming", Gothenburg`70, very final, when, after crying guitar, he made THREE fatal shots.

richh32
11-27-08, 12:32 PM
one of my favorites is the extended studio version of message from nine to the universe. he plays his ass off.

staygroovy
11-27-08, 02:51 PM
Many thanks to Olvator for putting together this torrent of Mitch's drum solos. (http://crosstowntorrents.org/showthread.php?t=1075) :000-thanx:

And thanks to everyone else as well. Superb responses all around.

Share the knowledge, expand your horizons!

sg

dino77
11-28-08, 01:54 AM
one of my favorites is the extended studio version of message from nine to the universe. he plays his ass off.


That's Buddy Miles.

RobWats67
01-14-09, 11:27 AM
I have always liked his drumming. He kept busy pounding the way like a mad man. There has been no one who has ever come even close to Mitch Mitchell. I mean no one.