"Tommy The Cat" Primus Drum Cover

When I got my first drumset, I was living in an apartment in Eagle Rock, CA (a suburb of Los Angeles), and it just so happened that my upstairs neighbor (or maybe he was downstairs, it's been so long I don't recall) was one of the best drummers at the new high school I was set to attend in the coming fall.


His name is Frank Luis. He introduced himself as "Frooky" and for the next few years, he would sort of be my mentor. One of the things he showed me was a band called, "Primus." He lent me his cassette of "Suck on This" and let me tell you, I was hooked. I played that tape over and over.


Then, these new things called Compact Discs started hitting the market. I went to The Warehouse and my first four CDs were 1. Never Die Young (James Taylor), 2. Boing Alive (Oingo Boingo), 3. Ritual de lo Habitual (Jane's Addiction), and 4. Sailing the Seas of Cheese (Primus). That was like close to $80, which was a lot for a 9th grader from a lower-middle-class family.


Anyway, I was obsessed with Tim Alexander's style of drumming. I still think he was one of the best to come out of that era. Here is my cover of my favorite Primus song. I hope you enjoy!

Song: Tommy the Cat

Artist: Primus

Album: Sailing the Seas of Cheese (1991 Interscope Records)

Original Drummer: Tim "Herb" Alexander

Music: Drumless track via XTRAX Stems

Take Count: n/a


Equipment:

- DW Design Piano Black Drumset

9x10, 10x12, 14x16, 18x22

- Ludwig Black Beauty 5x14 Snare Drum

- DW Blue Pearl Oyster 5x12 Side Snare

- Zildjian Cymbals

6" A Custom Splash

10" A Flash Splash

14" K/Z Hi-Hats

16" A Custom Fast Crash

16" A Sound Effects Oriental Trash China

18" A Custom Fast Crash

20" A Ping Ride

- RhythmTech Mounted Tambourine

- Pearl HH3 ChaBELLa Horatio Hernandez Cowbell

- ProMark 5B Balance Rebound Wood Sticks

- DW Hardware & drumheads

- Audix drum microphones (i5, D2, D4, D6)

- MXL microphones (Mogami 603S)

- Røde NT1-A vocal microphone

- Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera

- GoPro Hero 5 Black

- GoPro Hero 8 Black

- Behringer U-Phoria UMC-1820 Interface

- Obeamiu 5600k USB Studio Lighting Kit 3-Pack

- Apple iMac 27" Retina 2019

- Logic Pro X

- Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2021

- Adobe After Effects CC 2021

- Adobe Photoshop CC 2021

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