About book one:
A Drummer’s Perspective
Author David Phillips launched his first book A Drummer’s Perspective to critical acclaim in December 2010. The large format book is a stunning collection of live action photos celebrating the world of drumming with some of the finest photographs of over hundred legendary drummers. It is a unique collection of pictures brought together by the author David Phillips, who was given rare access across stages and behind the scenes to many of the biggest bands in the world.
The book features over hundred drumming legends from every type of genre and includes photos of Dave Grohl, Joey Jordison, Zak Starkey, Ginger Baker, Dominic Howard, Neil Peart, Nicko McBrain, Mitch Mitchell, Roger Taylor, Dennis Chambers, Mike Portnoy, Nick Mason, Alex Acuña, Dave Weckl, Josh Freese, Chad Smith, Joey Castillo, Thomas Lang and many more.
Renowned drummer, Terry Bozzio wrote the foreword. Each picture is accompanied with details of where and when it was taken, recollections and anecdotes from the author, together with tour memorabilia such as backstage and photo passes.
The book has almost 200 photos of some of the most amazing rock concerts and provides a fascinating insight to drummers, their playing and their world.
REVIEWS & COMMENTS:
A Drummer’s Perspective
“This book is a collection of his (David Phillips) most exciting photographs, and it’s a treat to pore over his high quality portraits…….the large format hardcover presentation complements the energy and bigness of the photography
Adam Budofsky, Modern Drummer
Drum Geeks will absolutely wet themselves over this publication, and isn’t that the point?
Jen Walker, Rocksound magazine, March 11
It is often said that drummers have the best seat in the house. This coffee table collection of more thank 100 drummers-eye view photos taken over years by photographer Dave Phillips proves it….the images are top notch and give the kind of close insight into some of the world’s finest drummers and their set-ups that many people can only dream of.
Rhythm Magazine, March 11
This is a well presented with excellent photographs and a must if you like drums, drumming, photographs or just music. It makes a perfect present and is a book that you just can’t get bored off looking at.
Mike Dolbear : http://www.mikedolbear.com/story.asp?StoryID=2621
It’s a terrific book, interesting, beautifully presented and well worth a look for £29.99
Richard Spooner, http://www.theblackpage.net/review/a-drummers-perspective
Buch Des Monats:
Für jeden Fan von Drummern und Drums (sind wir das nicht alle?) ist David Phillips’, “A Drummer’s Perspective” ein absoluter “must have”-bild-band der Extraklasse
Sticks Magazine (Germany) Feb 11
Whilst obviously appealing to the drummer community this is a book that gives anyone passionate about bands and rock music a special take on the ‘view from the back of the stage’. And it’s good value at £29.99 RRP – little more than the price of three pairs of drumsticks!
PRS for Music Members Magazine: http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/reviews/cheesecake-for-drummers/
“It’s not strictly interesting to drummers though, anyone with an interest in music and photography might like this book. In short, a very nice book to look at”
Pim Blankenstein, see reveiew: http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/showspecial.php?id=412&lang=en
Packed with terrific colour images shot on the world’s biggest festivals and stadium gigs, this book conveys the excitement, energy and beauty of the drummers art…….each drummers personality comes across so powerfully that your ears are practically ringing from the moment you turn the first page.
Tim Slater, Playmusic Pick-up review, Feb 11
Phillips has done an excellent job of capturing the atmosphere of the gigs and the spirit and vibe of these diverse drummers.
Drummer Magazine, March 11
This colorful volume weighs in at over 2 pounds is about a foot wide, 10 inches high, with its 157 pages adding up to a little over a half-an-inch thick. You definitely do not want to be hit in the head with this thing! ….for drummers I am almost willing to say that this book is a must-have. If you’re a notch or two beyond a drummer and are a no-holes-barred drum fanatic, I would say that you need this book in your collection.
Pretty much every music fan has sat and wondered what it must be like to look out from a stage at a packed crowd hanging on your every move. Well wonder no more as David Phillips’ newly released book ‘A Drummer's Perspective’ gives you the best view in the house.
As a drummer I found this book both interesting and inspiring but it’s something that all music fans will appreciate. In the book's sleeve notes Phillips says, ‘I want to put drummers in the spotlight and offer a photographic celebration of the world of drumming’, he has certainly done that and then some.
Jon Stickler, Editor & News Coordinator See full review at www.stereoboard.com/content/view/162896/45
“For drummers everywhere, it’s pure unadulterated eye candy”
Rob Barnett, www.music.news.com See review http://www.music-news.com/showreview.asp?nReviewID=6680&nType=1
Shooting from above, below, beside and behind the drummer or the drummer’s kit, Phillips captured intense action and telling facial expressions. Drum junkies, get ready for some candy!
Percussive Notes, Jul11