Chuck Jonkey, Dinosaur Drums

Christopher R. Weingarten

By Christopher R. Weingarten

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Proof positive: Drums are the world’s second-oldest instrument.

Dinosaur Drums is a yabba-dabba good time. Soundscapist/paleomusicologist Chuck Jonkey invites you to "let your mind wander back to ancient times, to imagine what it must have been like" in the days when dinos ruled the earth. We imagine it would be absolutely terrifying! But "Velociraptor" assuages our fears, presenting an accurate recreation of one of the many jam sessions that prehistoric drummers had with the bloodthirsty carnivores. Back then, a set of sickle-shaped talons and a mouthful of 30 bladed teeth didn't have to get in the way of a good party.