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23atwell
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Mickey or Bill?

#78464 2 years, 10 months ago
If only one could play with furthur which one would you choose?

For me I guess it wouldn't really matter. Im just not a musician and don't know who is better which there probably no one better considering there both probably differen drummers. I would probably pick Mickey. Only cause he has inspired me to play the djumbee.

Can anyone share some knowledge.
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patchmyfurthur
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Re: Mickey or Bill?

#78465 2 years, 10 months ago
Are we keeping Russo?

If so, I say Billy. Russo is the younger generations' Mickey Hart from the 70s.

Although with the strength of Russo AND Hart, Furthur...would be in overdrive. haha

I think Russo is a good combo of both.
23atwell
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Re: Mickey or Bill?

#78467 2 years, 10 months ago
patchmyfurthur wrote:
Are we keeping Russo?

If so, I say Billy. Russo is the younger generations' Mickey Hart from the 70s.

Although with the strength of Russo AND Hart, Furthur...would be in overdrive. haha

I think Russo is a good combo of both.


I didn't think about that. Russo is great by himself. Let's say yes with Russo
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brokenarrow
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Re: Mickey or Bill?

#78471 2 years, 10 months ago
Always thought of Billy being the lead drummer with Mickey just keeping the backdrop of the sound. So I would say billy with Russo being the lead.
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Denver Man
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Re: Mickey or Bill?

#78474 2 years, 10 months ago
The thing is with the GD, Billy was the drummer and Mickey was more of the percussionist. So following that mantra, if you keep Russo then he should be paired with Mickey otherwise you take Billy and bring back Jay Lane. Personally I love Russo and I love that Billy and Mickey have their own bands ... which ... leads to more possibilites to see the music we love =) That's why I never push for Billy and/or Mickey coming over into Furthur ... just my opinion of course =)
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23atwell
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Re: Mickey or Bill?

#78487 2 years, 10 months ago
Denver Man wrote:
The thing is with the GD, Billy was the drummer and Mickey was more of the percussionist. So following that mantra, if you keep Russo then he should be paired with Mickey otherwise you take Billy and bring back Jay Lane. Personally I love Russo and I love that Billy and Mickey have their own bands ... which ... leads to more possibilites to see the music we love =) That's why I never push for Billy and/or Mickey coming over into Furthur ... just my opinion of course =)


Good thought Denver. I like that
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wlewis
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Re: Mickey or Bill?

#78516 2 years, 10 months ago
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edheadwharfrat
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Re: Mickey or Bill?

#78573 2 years, 10 months ago
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Re: Mickey or Bill?

#78581 2 years, 10 months ago
I'll add Billy..he WAS the grateful dead drummer.. go listen to some 73 or 74 gd while Mickey was "on hiatus" ..Bill is swingin..and as much as Russo is doing an awesome job.... Bills drumming was CRUCIAL to the deads sound and is missed. Check out Boston 73 the dix pix... Off the top of my head 12-1- 73 maybe... I'm to LAZY hehe to look it up. I swear to god if you listen closely it is like Billy is playng "lead" drums. Everyone is following him. My 02 cents.
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OtherOne
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Re: Mickey or Bill?

#78583 2 years, 10 months ago
Obviously Billy. Mickey is a hell of a percusonist, but his kit skills have declined enormously and I find he often just gets in the way
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