Lot 75 (Fine Art Sale, 22nd November 2017)
Sold for £750
Premier / Staccato Hybrid 'Simple Minds' drum kit, formerly played by Mike Ogletree, consisting of a Premier bass drum, snare, floor tom, two radial toms, together with two Staccato rack toms and a floor tom, Stagg drum stool and a collection of Pearl and Sonor cymbal stands. This distinctive hybrid drum kit was formerly the property of Mike Ogletree and used extensively throughout 1982 during Simple Minds tours and recording. The kit was seen on the 'Sons of Fascination' and the 'New Gold' tour. The drum sound you can here on songs 'Colours fly and Catherine Wheel', 'Somebody up there likes you' and 'New gold dream' from the Simple Minds album 'New Gold Dream' were recorded using this kit. When the band performed on BBC's Top of the Pops show in 1982 the kit can be clearly distinguished by the distinctive horn shaped 'Staccato' drums. The kit can also be seen in action when Simple Minds performed on 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' Mike Ogletree left Simple Minds in November 1982 and joined the band 'Fiction Factory' and used the kit again for live shows an in the studio including the bands best known track 'Feels (Like Heaven)' The hybrid drum kit was left behind by Mike Ogletree when he moved to New York and from 1984/5 resided in John Kerr's studio (front man of Simple Minds) it is during this period that the kit lost a lot of the 'breakables' and is why no cymbals are present and other small parts are missing or replaced. The kit was sold to Drum Vault Edinburgh who fully restored the kit and sold it to the present vendor.