mallet man

Hi Roger, I recently saw a video of the band performing ITSISK on Top of the Pops sometime in 1983. You are playing the first part of the song with a pair of mallets (I'm not sure if that's what they're called), and then toss them over your shoulders and pick up a set of regular sticks.  I've never noticed that before in any live shows I've been to or seen on video. Do you still use the "mallets" during live shows or is there some other way of achieving this sound?  Thanks!  Mandi ~ Decatur, AL.

"Amanda, I can't remember why i was using mallets on ITSISK but I do do still use them a couple of times in the show for that cymbal crescendo sound on the end of certain songs which is hard to achieve with regular sticks.....boosh! RT"