It was a mar­vel­lous show

Mojo (UK) - - Theories, Rants, Etc. -

Jon Hise­man was de­scribed in his obit­u­ary [MOJO 298] as a “drum mage”. He was a ma­gi­cian at the art, the best I have ever seen live, along with Carmine Ap­pice. So good he got me grounded for two weeks by my dad. I’d gone to the Mar­quee Club to see his band, Colos­seum. It was the ef­fort­less flow, tech­nique and feel of Hise­man blur­ring around his kit which re­ally held me – and my mates – spell­bound, open-mouthed. Now, I was about 16 and liv­ing at home. My dad had set a dead­line for my re­turn; I knew the con­se­quences of miss­ing it and had to make a de­ci­sion. We knew Hise­man did a mind-blow­ing solo, but I would be late home if I stayed

to ex­pe­ri­ence it. I stayed. It was worth the ground­ing. Thank you, Jon Hise­man, for one of my life high­lights. Mick Dono­van, via e-mail

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