Brian Munro’s Graphic Masterpiece

Brian Munro's Graphic Masterpiece

By Jordan Liffengren Published April 12, 2010

When Brian Munro was 20 years old he contracted Guillian-Barre Syndrome, an illness similar to Polio. He spent a long time in hospitals and had to relearn how to do a lot of simple things most people take for granted. Walking is still difficult for him, but he’s “adapted” and manages to keep on jamming in his band, the Visors. Although he has obstacles to overcome, drumming will always be a big part of his life, no matter what.

“The finish on the drums I joking call "Pictures of Larry,” just as an inside joke with my current bandmate in the Visors (you know, like Keith Moon's "Pictures of Lily"). It's really autobiographical, including pictures of my dad, Brian Sr., who was a drummer as well; Neil Peart; Keith Moon; a Ringo drawing by Mad Magazine's Don Martin; Lon Chaney's Phantom of the Opera; Creature from the Black Lagoon; and Visors graphics. I created the drum wraps in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and Universal Lithographers of Sheboygan, WI, printed and laminated the wraps for me.”

Drums: Sonor, Pearl, Ludwig
  • 20" Sonor Bass Drum
  • 16" Sonor Floor Tom
  • 13" Sonor Rack Tom
  • 10" and 12" Pearl Toms
  • 14" Sonor Snare Drum
  • 16" Ludwig Accent Floor Tom
  • 16" Sonor Tymptom
Cymbals: Zildjian
  • 21" Armand Ride
  • 16" Medium Thin Crash
  • 14" New Beat Hi Hats
  • 18" Zildjian Rock Crash
  • 10” Zildjian Splash
  • 20" Zildjian Scimitar Rock Ride

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