Drumsong (Drum Solo Contest Entry Tape, mp3) Click to play or right click and 'save as' to download.
Fairly recently, I ran across the original entry tape to a drumming contest I was in a few years back. Ok, quite a few years back.
The extended drum solo this is NOT, I was actually attempting to put together something more accessible and actually...song-like. You know, with a theme, and then some variations on that theme. So most of it was improvised based around the original groove. I remember recording this live with my first 4-track recorder and two inexpensive room mics.
This is the original cassette mix, in all of it's low-volume, tape hiss glory. Still, it's fun for me to listen back to this little snapshot, so I thought you might like it too.