CLASSIC ALBUMS FEATURING…
1 WAITING FOR THE PUNCHLINE
(1995) EXTREME After the huge productions of their previous two albums, Extreme changed things up onthis 1995 record. There was also achange at the drum kit, with Mangini handling the beats on ‘Hip Today’, ‘Leave Me Alone’ and ‘No Respect’.
Key Track: ‘Hip Today’ 2 FIRE GARDEN (1996) STEVE VAI Mike Mangini holds his place among a impressive list of drummers to feature on this 1996 album from Steve Vai. He can be found on ‘Bangkok’ and the near-10-minute instrumental wonder that is ‘Fire Garden Suite’.
Key Track: ‘Fire Garden Suite’
3 A DRAMATIC TURN OF 3 EVENTS
(1996) DREAM THEATER The knives were out for Dream Theater’s first album without Mike Portnoy – but Mangini’s thoughtful playing on ‘On The Backs Of Angels’ was enough to show that there was plenty of life left in the band. Key Track: ‘On The Backs Of Angels’