Penti "Whitey" Glan

Saw no thread for this great drummer. Have the Alice Cooper "Welcome to My Nightmare" concert DVD and I just absolutely love those Camcos with the horizontal bass drums he's playing. And that 6.5x14 Aristocrat he plays just sounds awesome. Last I checked he's still playing gigs in the Toronto area.
 

criz p. critter

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I either started or contributed (can't remember which) to a Whitey thread a couple of years ago. I guess it didn't get much action in the meantime, and so got deleted.

This guy was a huge influence on me back when I was a teen. Either of you heard Bush? Not the "Bush" Bush, but the Canadian band Bush featuring Domenic Troiano that put out one album in 1970. Check out the links below. Absolute freakin' awesome boogaloo shit!!!!

He was also in the band Mandala before Bush, also with Troiano.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc9_GhR6Roc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MttZyvKsMo4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Vn27tpPvo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kMouEWTXnw

Thanks for that clip, BonzoBonham. Whitey definitely still does have it. Jeez......
 
He was also Bette Midler's drummer in the 1979 movie The Rose... he played the very same horizontal double-bass Camco set in it too. Although he had added a set of Rogers Big R concert toms and swapped the 6.5x14 Aristocrat for a 5x14 Big R Dynasonic here.
 
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I either started or contributed (can't remember which) to a Whitey thread a couple of years ago. I guess it didn't get much action in the meantime, and so got deleted.

This guy was a huge influence on me back when I was a teen. Either of you heard Bush? Not the "Bush" Bush, but the Canadian band Bush featuring Domenic Troiano that put out one album in 1970. Check out the links below. Absolute freakin' awesome boogaloo shit!!!!

He was also in the band Mandala before Bush, also with Troiano.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc9_GhR6Roc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MttZyvKsMo4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Vn27tpPvo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kMouEWTXnw

Thanks for that clip, BonzoBonham. Whitey definitely still does have it. Jeez......

Thanks, i will check those clips out. So far have only been into his work with Cooper, though have recently been getting into the stuff he did with Lou Reed, i.e Rock n Roll Animal...
 

criz p. critter

Silver Member
Cool track, Polly. I've been getting into Lou Reed and the Velvets over the past year or so. Really ashamed of myself that I didn't like that stuff when it first came out.

BonzBon and Polly: check out the first Bush link I posted: "Backstage Girl". Dig what Whitey's playing at about 1:30 in the drum breakdown and guitar solo. HAYSUS!

If anyone really likes the Bush stuff, I know where you might be able to find the record...
 
Checked that one out so far... dig the very punchy bass drum throughout. No doubt both heads are intact here.
He and Prakash made a good rhythm section duo in the 70's.

Cool track, Polly. I've been getting into Lou Reed and the Velvets over the past year or so. Really ashamed of myself that I didn't like that stuff when it first came out.

BonzBon and Polly: check out the first Bush link I posted: "Backstage Girl". Dig what Whitey's playing at about 1:30 in the drum breakdown and guitar solo. HAYSUS!

If anyone really likes the Bush stuff, I know where you might be able to find the record...
 

JohnW

Silver Member
Cool track, Polly. I've been getting into Lou Reed and the Velvets over the past year or so. Really ashamed of myself that I didn't like that stuff when it first came out.

BonzBon and Polly: check out the first Bush link I posted: "Backstage Girl". Dig what Whitey's playing at about 1:30 in the drum breakdown and guitar solo. HAYSUS!

If anyone really likes the Bush stuff, I know where you might be able to find the record...

I didn't know he played on Rock n Roll Animal. So I guess I've heard him a lot :)

Band mates of mine were(are) Velvets freaks, so I got inundated with them. But don't feel bad; I think it's kind of refreshing to discover something you might have ignored in your youth. New ears and eyes make it all worthwhile!

-John
 
Some screencaps of his Camcos in The Rose:
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For pedals I believe he used cocktail drum pedals.
There are some good front shots in the movie of the drums and you can see how the beaters are parallel to the floor.
 
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Some "Welcome to my Nightmare" screen grabs:
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Comparing the screen caps, it seems to me between 1975 and 1978 (when The Rose was filmed) the Alice Cooper White finish has kind of yellowed a bit...
 
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