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Nicko McBrain

Discussion in 'Solo/Side Project Discussion' started by Forostar, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    I'm about to upload an entire concert of McBrain Damage in both MP3 and FLAC formats. The location and date is Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA September 1, 2004. Links will be up later tonight or tomorrow for sure. Here is the setlist:

    01 Intro/Where Eagles Dare
    02 Wrathchild
    03 The Trooper
    04 The Wicker Man
    05 The Rainmaker
    06 War Pigs
    07 The Clansman
    08 New Frontier
    09 Hallowed Be Thy Name
    10 Iron Maiden
    11 Number Of The Beast
    12 Drum Solo
    13 Running Free
    14 Phantom Of The Opera
    15 Run To The Hills
     
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  2. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

  3. Lego

    Lego Shadows in the stars, we will not return!

    ^ I have this on my iPod and I can confirm it's a GREAT set! Definitely recommend it.
     
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  4. NickoTicklesMeRibs

    NickoTicklesMeRibs Clive Burr did Pulse

    i love Nicko! he inspired me to pick up the sticks when i was little and i can't play like him but i still have fun! lol

    my buddy and i watched the stream from grmany last week and his speech at the end had us in stitches. he's a national treasure!
     
  5. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Nicko with Trust.
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  6. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    He definitely has the 'most likely to succeed' look
     
  7. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    It's amazing he can play the drums so well with no hands...
     
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  8. Lego

    Lego Shadows in the stars, we will not return!

    Earliest known recording of Nicko, from the LP "Party Sing-Along" by Cockerel Chorus:

     
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  9. Lego

    Lego Shadows in the stars, we will not return!

    There's plenty more from the LP on youtube! This is so cool, you can really hear more of his funk and blues-rock influence, but those fills instantly give him away!

     
  10. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Nice one Lego!

    Is there more information about this (how did you know about this band)?
     
  11. Lego

    Lego Shadows in the stars, we will not return!

    Someone shared it on the IMFC forum- I poked around Discogs for more info, and they have Nicko as being uncredited on the album. It's definitely him though! Apparently it's just an album full of football songs which, being a Yank, I know nothing about :p
     
  12. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Yes I hear that typical work on the toms as well. Makes me wonder how much more uncredited stuff could be laying around!
     
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  13. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Found some info on Nicko when searching for The Edinburgh Odeon:
    http://www.edinburghgigarchive.com/page20.htm
    (do ctrl-f nicko)
    @lira
     
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  14. Lego

    Lego Shadows in the stars, we will not return!

    Found a pic of that lineup: [​IMG]
     
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  15. lira

    lira Nomad

    The ex-Blossom Toes bassist, Brian Belshaw, played along with Nicko in this piece. As a session musician he is also uncredited.
     
  16. lira

    lira Nomad

    The earliest LP Nicko played on was Giltrap (1973) - kinda gospel record. I think it was recorded on the Fall of 1972.
    I digitalized the entire LP to my computer and uploaded one song to YouTube.

     
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  17. lira

    lira Nomad

    Blazer Blazer was about to become bigger with ex-Be Bop Deluxe, Simon Fox, on drums. BB featured Nicko McBrain at the beginning of the band - who did a few gigs with them - then Pete Barnacle took the stool before joins Gillan. Fox was the 3rd and last drummer.
     
  18. Lego

    Lego Shadows in the stars, we will not return!

    Nice! Never heard this before. But, his earliest known credit is on this 1970 LP by Cockerel Chorus:

     
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  19. lira

    lira Nomad

    But he was not credited on Cockerel Chorus... Somebody just discovered Nicko played in the session because at the time he worked for Young Blood records. I'm pretty sure he did other recordings too, but wether we'll be able to find 'em...
     
  20. Lego

    Lego Shadows in the stars, we will not return!

    No official announcement yet, but Nicko will be sitting in with the house band on Late Night with Seth Meyers all next week!
     
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