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CCdrummer 01-10-2014 01:15 AM

First song you played along with on drums?
 
Mary's thread got me thinking about this.

For me it was "New York groove" by ace frehley of all things. I was 12. I remember it was a big production for me as I had to wait until my brother went out so I could move his stereo system from his room and get it moved back before he got home to avoid a pounding.

DancingMadlyBackwards 01-10-2014 01:16 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Ah Leah.....Donnie Iris

Anon La Ply 01-10-2014 01:49 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Guess the song. 1970s ...

DA! DA! DA! .. DA DA DA-DA! .. DA! DA! DA! .. DA DA!

(no, not Cat's in the Cradle)

con struct 01-10-2014 01:59 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
I think it was "My Girl", by the Temptations.

sonnygrabber 01-10-2014 02:04 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
You Shook Me All Night Long...AC/DC

MrInsanePolack 01-10-2014 02:10 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Stairway to Heaven. Took me forever to play it completely right, but that was where I started.

Emmaticus00 01-10-2014 02:17 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Pumped Up Kicks- Foster the People

GRUNTERSDAD 01-10-2014 02:29 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
What'd I Say....Ray Charles

IDDrummer 01-10-2014 03:07 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Not sure, but I THINK it was Paul Revere and The Raiders' "Just Like Me."

At least, that's the first one I remember playing at home on my own kit.

MaryO 01-10-2014 03:12 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Nazareth - Love Hurts

MaryO 01-10-2014 03:13 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DancingMadlyBackwards (Post 1217874)
Ah Leah.....Donnie Iris

Donnie iris....such a guilty pleasure :). Love is like a rock is a fun one to play for a beginner, too!

audioragegarden 01-10-2014 03:27 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Some Green Day song I think.

DancingMadlyBackwards 01-10-2014 04:30 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MaryO (Post 1217907)
Donnie iris....such a guilty pleasure :). Love is like a rock is a fun one to play for a beginner, too!

Back On The Streets is a great under the radar album.

opentune 01-10-2014 05:58 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
RESPECT by Aretha Franklin (the recording with the Muscle Shoals fellas backing her up).

DrumEatDrum 01-10-2014 09:38 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
I can't say I recall exactly, but more than likely it was something from U2's "Under a Blood Red Sky" album.

rdb 01-10-2014 09:40 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Californication by RHCP. Played a somewhat simplified version of the groove.

maxim 01-10-2014 09:44 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Jerry Was A Race Car Driver - Primus (Very badly)

BillRayDrums 01-10-2014 11:40 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Probably "Supernaut" by Black Sabbath, then "Do You Feel Like We Do" by Frampton. Both of those songs have a very distinct hi-hat part, and I believe that's where my current technique and proclivity towards the hats evolves from.

rmandelbaum 01-10-2014 11:42 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
The cars - best friends girl

thunderstruck 01-11-2014 01:29 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
"I Can't Explain," by The Who.

CreeplyTuna 01-11-2014 02:19 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
I had buddy that played piano so we "played" Black Sabbath's Iron Man in sixth grade. First time I played along with someone.

Vintage Old School 01-11-2014 03:25 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix.

AdamandtheNumbers 01-11-2014 03:30 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Little Things by Bush - 7th grade ruled!

ZildjianLover 01-11-2014 08:15 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
The first song I ever played on drums was "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor in the 10th grade, on the day I got my first set of cymbals (Zildjian ZBTs). Four months later, I played "Dammit" by Blink-182 with my first band, The Robbing Doorknobs, for our school's talent show.

CCdrummer 01-11-2014 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anon La Ply (Post 1217887)
Guess the song. 1970s ...

DA! DA! DA! .. DA DA DA-DA! .. DA! DA! DA! .. DA DA!

(no, not Cat's in the Cradle)

American Woman? Did I "guess who" right?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZildjianLover (Post 1218480)
The first song I ever played on drums was "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor in the 10th grade, on the day I got my first set of cymbals (Zildjian ZBTs). Four months later, I played "Dammit" by Blink-182 with my first band, The Robbing Doorknobs, for our school's talent show.

Cool, I like hearing the stories behind the songs.

Anon La Ply 01-12-2014 12:11 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CCdrummer (Post 1218525)
American Woman? Did I "guess who" right?

No, though that was on my first ever album - 20 Dynamic Hits. The first song I played along with was Smoke on the Water, which was also the first song I played with a band.

I thought everyone would guess it in a second so it's a damning indictment on my transcription. Would it have helped if it was written ...

DA DA DA
DA-DA DADA
DA DA DA
DA DA

?

MaryO 01-12-2014 12:38 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anon La Ply (Post 1218547)
No, though that was on my first ever album - 20 Dynamic Hits. The first song I played along with was Smoke on the Water, which was also the first song I played with a band.

I thought everyone would guess it in a second so it's a damning indictment on my transcription. Would it have helped if it was written ...

DA DA DA
DA-DA DADA
DA DA DA
DA DA

?

Well now it makes sense since I know what the song is.....lol

Jdawg34 01-12-2014 03:19 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
I believe that the first song I played on set was toxicity by system
Of a down, but it was no problem because I was already 3 years into
Playing percussion.

Nero-707 01-15-2014 03:55 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
I played In Bloom by Nirvana with a friend of mine on guitar.
The first time I ever played with a full band was Ho Hey by The Lumineers for some music project our area was doing.

Muckster 01-15-2014 04:19 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
"Hold The Line" - Toto

Drumsinhisheart 01-15-2014 05:23 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Herb Alpert and his T- Brass. The Whipped Cream album.

tamadrm 01-15-2014 06:29 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
"Wipe out"...what else?Where i grew up.a drummer was rated ...only if he could play "wipe out".

Steve B

JasperGTR 01-15-2014 10:14 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
First tried VH (first drum song was Jump).

First song I ever got right - Ratt "Wanted Man".

Going to go play it now... Be right back.

Jazz Man 01-17-2014 01:58 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
A VERY interesting story behind this one.

My first "real" drum set (an OLD 4 piece Gretsch Blue Sparkle) came with a 45 RPM vinyl that was recorded with the ACTUAL drum kit I was purchasing. The seller's son was the drummer on the record and gave up the drums and went off to college leaving the set behind at his parent's house.

I was fascinated with this fact and promptly sat down at the kit and practiced the song over and over until I learned it note for note....with the original kit.

Surprisingly, just for kicks, I looked it up on Youtube (not expecting anything) only to find THIS!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUZe-Zf67h4

I swear, the internet has EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

Skyking 01-17-2014 03:04 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
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This dates me, but the first one I can remember playing with (and I am going back 50 years or so) is The Dave Clark 5's, "Bits and Pieces." You know, "I'm in pieces, bits and pieces" Loved them red sparkled Roger's drums. Thanks Dave (and whoever played on the record). LOL! But really my thanks go to Dave Clark and the DC5.

dazzlez 01-17-2014 05:12 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Pink Floyd - Hey you and Wish you were here was what I started with but he first song I nailed was Big Balls - AC DC

Dre25 01-17-2014 09:09 AM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
I think it might have been stinkfist by tool. Not all that interesting really lol.

In Aus we have triple j hottest 100 compilations and I remember bashing away on my beginner kit, in the garage with a crappy old stereo turned right up.

Mad About Drums 01-17-2014 12:35 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anon La Ply (Post 1217887)
Guess the song. 1970s ...

DA! DA! DA! .. DA DA DA-DA! .. DA! DA! DA! .. DA DA!

(no, not Cat's in the Cradle)

Mine's DADADA... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNYcviXK4rg

Super Phil 01-17-2014 02:56 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man

It's the first song i teach my students now. :)

Acidline303 01-25-2014 07:44 PM

Re: First song you played along with on drums?
 
I can't remember the first one I banged on pots and pans with.

The first one I ever learned on my first kit had to be "And Justice For All"


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