Sunday, July 25, 2010

hype of the week: 1982 bridgemen

In 1982 and 1983 the Bridgemen of Bayonne, NJ hit the competition field with the coolest and most forward-looking drum solo of the era: Dennis DeLucia's Black Market Juggler. I was looking around for the '83 version (in which the snare line dons blindfolds before playing the drum-to-drum part of the feature!) but the "owner" of that video had disabled embedding. The '82 version doesn't incorporate the blindfolds and spends too much time showing the color guard drill; but the overall visual and sound quality is better and frankly the drumline played it cleaner. Watch closely when the camera goes in close on the snare line!

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