The 1970s were a golden era for rock, disco, funk and just about any style that relied on a solid backbeat. The drums were dry, fat and crisp—and it was good!
The name of the game was separation and sonic control so drum kits were modified with materials like paper towels, newspapers, and blankets to achieve that classic sound. You can hear it on great albums like Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours or Neil Young’s Harvest. Drum sounds continued to evolve and by the late 70s when disco ruled the airwaves, drums had a thickness and punchiness that had never been heard before (Donna Summer, ABBA, Bee Gees and Chic albums, for example).
Today, there is a revival of that 70s sound by chart-topping contemporary artists like Daft Punk, Miike Snow and Justice. And with our Vintage Dry ADpak, you too can have those glorious drum sounds!