RIFF - ALBUM REVIEW: Mickey Hart and Planet Drum’s ‘In the Groove’ will be great for a select crowd
August 1, 2022
ALBUM REVIEW: Mickey Hart and Planet Drum’s ‘In the Groove’ will be great for a select crowd.
The weird thing about getting a bunch of legendary percussionists from around the world together to make a record: It may only appeal to hardcore drum nuts, or that rare slice of society that loves throbbing world beat as background noise. Or the score of a documentary of exotic places.Otherwise, it’s hard to wrap one’s head around the return of Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart on Planet Drum’s new record, In the Groove. That was assuredly far more fun to record than for the average music fan to listen. Drums jams are like that, even ones this coordinated. Watching a race car zoom around a track a few hundred times might be fun to watch. But it can’t compare to actually driving the car.