CRASH: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits

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Today we bring you something a little different. This one is for the drum fans. CRASH: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits From Appice to Peart to Van Halen!

Drums often get the back seat when fans go to live shows or see live show coverage on websites and in magazines, but not in this killer new book about drums by David Frangioni

CRASH: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits From Appice to Peart to Van Halen is 208 pages dedicated to nothing but drums and some of the drumming greats! I know there are many drum fans out there who love to geek out over drum gear! I certainly do and each year at NAMM, I spend a good part of a day drooling in the drum section at the Anaheim Convention Center!

So what is more awesome than a book that you can enjoy for years to come? This is a kickass book you can display on your coffee table too. CRASH is a gorgeous book that is the perfect centerpiece, discussion starter and exploration of amazing drum kits!

David Frangioni is a renowned audiophile consultant, recording engineer, studio installer, drummer, producer and technologist. So he clearly knows what he’s talking about.

He has worked with hundreds of artists in his 33 year career; Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Phil Collins, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Ozzy Osbourne and Chick Corea, just to mention a few. 

Not only has been hands on with numerous artists over the years, but he’s also giving back to the community. He started the Frangioni Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization with a mission to engage, teach, inspire, heal, and enrich lives through the power of music, technology, faith, and drumming.

Readers are raving about CRASH! See what some have had to say on Amazon:

As an aspiring drummer I found the history behind the sets really interesting. The quality of the prints also make for an aesthetically pleasing read. – Santiago Cortes, Amazon Customer

We drummers like to look at drums as much as play them. This book is a gem. A must have for any passionate drummer. The author and photographer are to be commended for what must have been a lot of hard work. And a lot of leg work. The drum kits are all professionally photographed in a studio. All of the concert photos are beautifully reproduced except for one of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. There is one obviously backwards photo and one unnecessarily repeated photo. Other than that, it’s a masterpiece! – The Eye Man, Amazon Customer, Verified Purchase

I just received this Brand New Book that should be included in every Drummer’s Reference Library! The Author paid incredible attention to Detail so he could accurately produced these Iconic Instruments that revolutionized Music History and were part of our “Soundtrack’s of our Life”. – Amazon Customer, Verified Purchase



You can find CRASH: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits on Amazon: BUY HERE –
Author: David Frangioni, Eric Singer (Afterword), Carl Palmer (Foreword)
ISBN-10: 168383304X
ISBN-13: 978-1683833048


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