Mark Foo's Last Ride

July 6, 2006 7:20 AM

Mark Foo rewrote the rules of big-wave surfing and turned it into a high-stakes, high-profile thrill show. So when the biggest, baddest new surf break -- Mavericks -- started to churn out 40-foot waves in December 1994, it was inevitable that he'd be there. This tune celebrates his last ride. Previous tunes here and here.

posted by unSane (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Great guitar riffs. Drummer could use some work, as he's got no swing (and swing helps on surf riffs, just like it does in Western).
posted by klangklangston at 8:31 AM on July 6, 2006

Ha, the drums are programmed, and I am a shit drum programmer. So you are completely right.
posted by unSane at 8:33 AM on July 6, 2006

Heh. I thought it might, but I also know drummers that play like that.
posted by klangklangston at 9:29 AM on July 6, 2006

So do I :(
posted by unSane at 9:39 AM on July 6, 2006

cool even with the drum-bot!
posted by snsranch at 5:09 PM on July 6, 2006

It's really hard to program drums for yourself when you are playing all the instruments. I tend to play ahead of the beat which is fine when everyone else is on the beat as it gives a sense of urgency... but when both guitars and bass are ahead of the beat it makes the programmed stuff sound out of time.
posted by unSane at 5:33 PM on July 6, 2006

For a drumbox, that's quite good drumming. Catchy tune too.
posted by kindall at 11:01 AM on July 8, 2006

Very nice.
posted by cortex at 8:12 AM on July 10, 2006

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