Hal Blaine - Part 1
Filmed April 6, 2013: In this part 1 of Hal Blaine’s 3-part Drum Talk TV interview, Hal talks about how the Wrecking Crew got started, what everyone else thought at the time and how the crew earned respect, how they fell into doing as many as 7 recording sessions a day, and more!
Hal has played on 50 #1 hits, over 150 top-10 hits and has recorded on over 35,000 pieces of music in more than four decades of work–and has several Grammy Song of the Year Awards.
In this part 2 of Hal Blaine’s 3-part Drum Talk TV interview, Hal talks about how he determined the “feel” of a song before recording it. Also, if you want to know what it was like to record on 2-track technology – or even if you know already – you’ll see an entertaining discussion on it here!
In this part 3 of Hal Blaine’s 3-part Drum Talk TV interview, we ask if Hal still has the infamous stamp, “Hal Blaine Strikes Again!” Hal not only has it, but whacks Dan on the head with it!
Hal also talks more about the recording process of his drums with the Wrecking Crew and describes a landmark sound he got with particular song, among other topics.