Back before Michael Jackson was hosting questionable sleepovers, hanging babies over balconies and serving up Jesus Juice, he released a string of classic albums. My favorite of the pre-Wacko Jacko era is, without a doubt, his 1979 release, “Off the Wall”. You don’t need to slip me a funny drink to enjoy this record.
The drummer responsible for the infectious grooves on Off the Wall is John “JR” Robinson. Not only am I a fan of JR’s playing, we also have a few things in common:
1. We were both born and raised in Iowa.
2. We both attended Berklee College of Music.
3. We both sported mullets back in the day.
Today’s loop is a hat tip to JR with a post-mullet twist. A 16th note pattern keeps things moving while an AutoFilter and a touch of distortion add some sonic coloring.
Download the Logic session here. (33MB)