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Re: Dopapod
« Reply #465 on: June 26, 2016, 04:40:15 PM »
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Re: Dopapod
« Reply #466 on: August 23, 2016, 10:45:05 PM »
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Re: Dopapod
« Reply #467 on: September 07, 2016, 12:40:57 PM »
Neil "Fro" Evans is back on drums for Dopapod.

I believe I only caught one show with him at the kit. I *think* I prefer his playing to Scotty Zwang's, but honestly my listening is always skewing so heavily toward new stuff that 98% of what I tune in to is Scotty material.

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Re: Dopapod
« Reply #468 on: September 07, 2016, 04:51:47 PM »
This is such a shocker to me. I'm really curious of why/how it all went down...

As far as the 2 drummers, both are very talented but pretty drastic different playing styles so I think there will be a split wth fans.  Fro is much heavier, rigid, hard hitting 'solid' drummer. Super tight, in the pocket. Lots of heavy Tom fills. Double bass pedal.  Kinda reminds me of the Primus drummer.

Scotty was solid, yet a little more 'flow-y' an jammy. Id say his playing was more intricate and technical overall.

It's really gonna come down to preference. I thought Scotty took the band in a 'looser' direction that I personally liked more, but I think a lot of fans prefer the heavier style.
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Re: Dopapod
« Reply #469 on: September 07, 2016, 05:04:38 PM »
Interesting that you mention the Primus drummer.
You may recall that Jay Lane also played with Ratdog... Talk about range.

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Re: Dopapod
« Reply #470 on: September 07, 2016, 05:54:11 PM »
Scott, which Primus drummer are you referring to? There's been three main drummers since they hit their stride. Jay "Rhino Boy" Lane (1988-89, & 2010-13), Tim "Herb" Alexander (1989-97, 2003-10 & 2014-present)  and Brian "Brain" Mantia (1997-01). Herb is the one I consider the true Primus drummer, though.
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Re: Dopapod
« Reply #471 on: September 07, 2016, 07:27:17 PM »
I agree that both drummers are different..  it took me a while to get used to Scotty because he was so different than Fro and I liked Fro.  I've seen Fro in various projects since he left Dopapod and always enjoyed what he adds.
I thought Scotty was great too.

I'm fine with type I jamming and staying closer to within the song.  I think their shows are great that way.
I think the transition back will be fine.

although I agree there will be a split with fans on which they prefer, I think a lot of fans see it as a win either way.  both are great and both have served well as Dopapod drummers.

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Re: Dopapod
« Reply #472 on: September 08, 2016, 12:22:53 PM »
This is such a shocker to me. I'm really curious of why/how it all went down...

My only hope there is that the door had been left open all along for a Fro return, and that Scotty was aware of that.


As far as the 2 drummers, both are very talented but pretty drastic different playing styles so I think there will be a split wth fans.  Fro is much heavier, rigid, hard hitting 'solid' drummer. Super tight, in the pocket. Lots of heavy Tom fills. Double bass pedal.  Kinda reminds me of the Primus drummer.

Scotty was solid, yet a little more 'flow-y' an jammy. Id say his playing was more intricate and technical overall.

It's really gonna come down to preference. I thought Scotty took the band in a 'looser' direction that I personally liked more, but I think a lot of fans prefer the heavier style.

I'd say this tracks with my layperson's take. On recordings at least, Scotty can come across as a little snare-heavy and straightforward, but he can also be more sprightly, which is nice.


I'm fine with type I jamming and staying closer to within the song.  I think their shows are great that way.

Are you making a prediction? The band's note talks about "recounting the original chemistry" as an implied reason behind the reunion. But I'd also say they've been getting more adept at improv and I know for a fact that Chuck, at least, has been very much digging that. So I hope this doesn't herald a more play-it-by-the-book approach; I'd hope that everyone in the (new) lineup is clear on what their goals are.
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Re: Dopapod
« Reply #473 on: September 08, 2016, 01:04:33 PM »
I'm fine with type I jamming and staying closer to within the song.  I think their shows are great that way.

Are you making a prediction? The band's note talks about "recounting the original chemistry" as an implied reason behind the reunion. But I'd also say they've been getting more adept at improv and I know for a fact that Chuck, at least, has been very much digging that. So I hope this doesn't herald a more play-it-by-the-book approach; I'd hope that everyone in the (new) lineup is clear on what their goals are.
I don't make predictions.  it's music.  you either enjoy it or you don't.
I don't really get into the whole why people leave or are asked to leave (I have no idea what happened here and don't necessarily care).  I know that I saw Dopapod probably a dozen times before the drummer switch and enjoyed their shows with Fro.
I'm also pretty confident that they know what they want to do and will strive to do it.

I'm not really sure I'd call type I jamming "play-it by the book" but everyone likes different types of music.
Dopapod has definitely has had some good out of the box jams but I'm fine with seeing shows that don't have bands jamming for the sake of jamming.
again, everyone is different.
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Re: Dopapod
« Reply #474 on: September 08, 2016, 05:15:52 PM »
Scott, which Primus drummer are you referring to? There's been three main drummers since they hit their stride. Jay "Rhino Boy" Lane (1988-89, & 2010-13), Tim "Herb" Alexander (1989-97, 2003-10 & 2014-present)  and Brian "Brain" Mantia (1997-01). Herb is the one I consider the true Primus drummer, though.

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Re: Dopapod
« Reply #475 on: October 04, 2016, 05:30:54 PM »
Really great Sonic in this newly released show from last year:

http://music.dopapod.com/album/2015-09-26-resonance-music-festival-pataskala-oh-2
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Re: Dopapod
« Reply #476 on: September 07, 2017, 10:56:31 AM »
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