I used to listen to Good Charlotte a lot in high school, I can totally hear that big kick drum in my head right now! I'll have to go back and listen to that song again, it's been years since I've put that album on. I actually purchased that slingerland kit this afternoon, take a look at this video if you have a chance (Sorry the playing is poor. I'm not much of a drummer and having two floor toms is new to me!): Vintage Slingerland Kit, 30 inch kick, 20 and 16 inch toms. on Vimeo
That was me playing it today after loosening all the heads and starting from scratch on the tuning. I thought that 30 inch was going to be a lot harder to tune, and had some pillows standing by. Surprisingly, it tuned up pretty easily and sounded just like I wanted it too. I can't wait to play around with a D112 and subkick combo on that sucker! I placed the audio from the mics in the video, it's just two cloud ribbon mics placed in the room with a little bit of overhead added from some royer 121's. I have NEVER heard a kick drum fill up a room that large before!
I think it's interesting that you don't have much luck with 22" kicks, I feel the same way... Unfortunately, everyone seems to bring one in to record!