What's the song and drummer that made you want to play drums?

TitanSound

Pioneer Member
Seeing Phil Collins and Chester Thompson playing the "Drum Duet" at Knebworth '92. Dad was a big Genesis fan.

Instant awe and wonder. I started lessons the week after. 20 years later, I'm still doing it :)
 

simmsmetre

Junior Member
Bill Ward of Black Sabbath... The tune "Rat Salad" on the record paranoid, hands down one of the most unappreciated classic rock drum solos ever.
 

alparrott

Platinum Member
Well, I picked up drums because my best friend in school played guitar. I picked up the bass and became okay at it, but it never really flicked my switch. One day we got the idea that it would sound more like a band if i were to play the drums instead, and so that's how it started. It was the early 80's and between Van Halen and the second wave of British heavy metal, I was all into flash and style, and not much about chops.

Then one night I happened to be staying up past my bedtime and caught Louie Bellson on the Tonight Show. Mind = blown.

it occurred to me that if I got serious about the drums and stuck with them for the next 50-someodd years, I might stand a chance of being nearly as good as that guy.

Halfway through that 50-someodd years, I don't know if I'll ever be that good, but I'm making money, having fun, and feeling good that I'm still playing.
 
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