Online Music Equipment Marketplace Reverberation offers a chance to own a piece of history by purchasing the drums played by Eric Carr, the drummer who replaced Peter Criss in TO KISS.
The 12-piece Ludwig kit isn’t exactly offered for one song, mind you. If you want to know what it’s like to sit behind the Carr set, you’ll have to shell out over $ 30,000 including shipping (and that’s less than the original price). But there isn’t a fanatic like a KISS fanatic, so it’s a safe bet the kit will find an enthusiastic buyer.
The Ludwig Classic Maple Black Cortex Kit comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Carr’s Estate. The seller says it came to them through engineer and producer Paul Orofino, one of Carr’s closest friends. The listing says Orofino wanted to hang on to the snare himself, so a Ludwig snare appropriate at the time was substituted, but for the rest it’s all of Carr’s kit, including the bass drums. Custom cases for KISS’s Hot in the Shade tour stamped 1989.
Carr entered the group at a crucial time in its history, when founding member Peter Criss left in 1980. Until then, it seemed inconceivable that KISS could be made up of anyone but the original quartet. But when Carr got on board, he proved it wrong, appearing on everything from the 1981s. Music by The Elder through the years 1989 Warm in the shade.
Carr unfortunately also brought tragedy to KISS history when he passed away on November 24, 1991 from cancer, but fans will never forget the drummer’s contribution to the band’s music. And if you are one of the most intense strata of Kiss fans, your opportunity to claim a piece of KISS history for yourself is just one click away from the “Add to Cart” button becoming a reality. .
Buy or stream the 45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Destructive.