Tuesday, December 18, 2012

death of a weird, good drummer


Dead is Ed "Mr. Skin" Cassidy, the excellent drummer of everyone's favorite stepfather-stepson virtuoso psych band, Spirit. Previous to collaborating with his stepson Randy California, Cassidy played with a lot of jazz heavyweights like Cannonball Adderly, Thelonious Monk and Roland Kirk. What a guy. Here's a link to the super 1970 album Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus if you're in the mood for this kind of thing.