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rendezvous_drummer 08-03-2005 06:13 AM

Dave Grohl
 
Dave grohl was the only good thing about nirvana.

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Dave_Grohl.html

sween 08-03-2005 01:30 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Personally I think Dave Grohl is vastly under rated by many drummers due to the simplicity of his playing with Nirvana. To me it just shows he didn't feel the need to show off.
But if you go back a listen to nevermind listen to how tight and powerful the drums are. He also has the timing of a metronome.
For anyone who doesn't think he has chops listen to the Queens of the Stone Age album songs for the deaf. Some of the drumming on it is mind blowing but he still always plays exactly whats right.

Breadmonkey 08-03-2005 07:40 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
his playing on songs for the deaf is the madres cojones as far as i'm concerned. I really love playing that album, its just the right level of difficulty that you can play and have fun with it.

Colin 08-03-2005 08:22 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
He was one of my first inspirations when I started drumming. He's got a good style, and it was perfect for Nirvana. He's very humble, not egotistical at all. He's a great drummer and guitarist.

Stu_Strib 08-03-2005 08:38 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
I'll definately give him the nod for "powerful sounding".

Superlow 08-03-2005 09:02 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Dave is a beast. He is a very influencial rock drummer. Also I have to disagree with Rendevous drummer about him being the only good thing about Nirvana. I rather enjoy the simplicity of the guitar, bass, and lyrics of Nirvana. I think Kurt had something to say in his lyrics. Also I hate to get off topic, But The drummer Joey Castillo of Queens of the Stoneage is a pretty sick drummer. Their other albums are a lot better than the songs for the Deaf album. I find Joey Castiilo has a better pocket than Dave on alot of songs, just an observation.

HardRockDrummer 08-03-2005 10:44 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
i agree with superlow with the nirvana thing, im into the whole "grunge" era and nirvana were good (though not technically advanced or anything).
anyway, imo dave grohl's got great power and though he may not that technical, he probably influenced a million drummers in the world.

his kit is HUGE. a 15" rack tom and an 18" floor tom!

i always wish i could see him doing solos.

also the guy's got a great sense of humour, and according to lemmy he's the 'nicest guy in the business'

finnhiggins 08-03-2005 10:56 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HardRockDrummer
i agree with superlow with the nirvana thing, im into the whole "grunge" era and nirvana were good (though not technically advanced or anything).
anyway, imo dave grohl's got great power and though he may not that technical, he probably influenced a million drummers in the world.

his kit is HUGE. a 15" rack tom and an 18" floor tom!

i always wish i could see him doing solos.

also the guy's got a great sense of humour, and according to lemmy he's the 'nicest guy in the business'

Many years ago I had a bootleg of Dave Grohl doing a solo at a Nirvana live show, at the time I thought it was amazing. But then, I was about fifteen at the time...

I never understood why that Muddy Banks of the Wishkah album was so lame though, the bootleg I had was much tighter than most of the songs on there and had a lot more energy.

spacebeat3117 08-04-2005 12:53 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
This man is my hero. listen to Nine inch Nails "With Teeth" Grohl takes that album to another level in my opinion.

rendezvous_drummer 08-04-2005 01:10 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Superlow
Dave is a beast. He is a very influencial rock drummer. Also I have to disagree with Rendevous drummer about him being the only good thing about Nirvana. I rather enjoy the simplicity of the guitar, bass, and lyrics of Nirvana. I think Kurt had something to say in his lyrics. Also I hate to get off topic, But The drummer Joey Castillo of Queens of the Stoneage is a pretty sick drummer. Their other albums are a lot better than the songs for the Deaf album. I find Joey Castiilo has a better pocket than Dave on alot of songs, just an observation.

Dude, Joey castillo is "THE MAN"! seriously, he is one of my favorite drummers. Just so happens to turn out my set up it like his. Both are great drummers. But its all good.

Dill X 08-04-2005 01:34 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
I wouldn't say that Dave Grohl was the ONLY good thing that came out of Nirvana. I think Nirvana was an amazing band, with their own original and groundbreaking sound.
Dave's drumming on their records may have sounded "simple" but the power and intensity that comes out of his playing is unbelievable. After watching some live Nirvana footage you can just see how much heart he puts into his playing.

In Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl takes the same intensity that he had when he was younger with Nirvana and makes things a bit more interesting, as seen in songs such as "No One Knows."
Personally I give Dave Grohl props for his crazy intensity and amazing rock solid time.

LordQuas 08-04-2005 02:13 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
With Queens of the stone age he did a great job, but Nirvana..............I can't hear them anymore..........it's just annoying.

Stu_Strib 08-04-2005 05:13 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Did anyone read the Modern Drummer when he was on the cover? I get the feeling he is very humble, and just kinda defaulted onto drums. Hey which one of you guitar players wants to play drums!

Although he doesn't play anything amazingly difficult or mind-blowing and technical, he "gets it" about drumming. Its solid, it sounds good and it fits the music.

I like the Modern Drummer part where he said he doesn't play double pedals because his left foot is retarded. I think my foot rode the same short bus with his.

Stu

Dill X 08-04-2005 05:16 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stu_Strib
I like the Modern Drummer part where he said he doesn't play double pedals because his left foot is retarded. I think my foot rode the same short bus with his.

*dies of laughter*


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Scottylawton 08-04-2005 11:12 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by spacebeat3117
This man is my hero. listen to Nine inch Nails "With Teeth" Grohl takes that album to another level in my opinion.

You have to remember tho man, they are nine inch nails, they use heaps of sequencing and other editing techniques to get some of the drum parts so NIN is not totally accurate. I'm not a huge fan of Dave, i always go back to the Nirvana days, especially in the Teen spirit film clip and it just turns me off him.

Jaymasta 08-04-2005 10:04 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Dave Grohl is amazing I really got into his drumming when Queens of the stone age made there album Songs for the deaf Josh Homme who is a drummer himself has jammed with many many drummers but he says Dave Grohl is the best drummer hes ever played with before Nick the bands old bassist also said he was the best drummer hes ever played with but as soon as Dave left Joey Castillo came along and man he is also an amazing drummer I like these drummers because they don't show off as much

Superlow 08-04-2005 10:21 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by spacebeat3117
This man is my hero. listen to Nine inch Nails "With Teeth" Grohl takes that album to another level in my opinion.

White Teeth is great, NIN fell of the planet and the came back with a pretty amazing album. The second track is very heavy on that. Very angry. Also I enjoy Daves work on Tenacious D's album. Those guys are hilarious... Even though it is very silly joking music Jack Black and Dave Grohl kick a lot of ass on that record.

nate 08-06-2005 02:17 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
(my 2 cents) dave is great. i so want i kit as big (and as small) as his..great sound.



interesting side note that you may or may not be interested in - most of the songs written for the 1st foo fighters album (i'm not really a fan, but good pop music...) where written by dave before he was in nirvana...



...and no way was he the best thing about nirvana...like all good bands - they where a sum of the parts....


Drummer_Boy 08-06-2005 08:32 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
I like Dave Grohl a lot. I think his drumming is simple, but is perfect with the music. His rhythm and timing is great. I dunno' if that was a drum machine or Dave Grohl though on the Nirvana stuff. I guess I should check out Queens of the Stoneage, since that's what everyone seems to be talking about. Also, I like his lyric-writing with Foo Fighters, and I like pretty much everything else he played with aswell.

nursingdrummer 09-23-2005 08:59 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
I remember reading an old modern drummer issue years back when someone "gripped" at the notion of Dave Grohl being on the cover....Dave is actually a very competent drummer and over all musician...he has the ability to lay down some seriously heavy beats and never once does he step over his boundries in a song writing context...for all the "ney-sayers" out there just listen to "Everlong" or some of the QOTSA stuff or any Nirvana stuff...the guy can sing, play guitar, and is asked to play drums for just about everyone out there.... including Tom Petty......hats off to ya Dave!

Jaymasta 09-23-2005 09:08 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nursingdrummer
I remember reading an old modern drummer issue years back when someone "gripped" at the notion of Dave Grohl being on the cover....Dave is actually a very competent drummer and over all musician...he has the ability to lay down some seriously heavy beats and never once does he step over his boundries in a song writing context...for all the "ney-sayers" out there just listen to "Everlong" or some of the QOTSA stuff or any Nirvana stuff...the guy can sing, play guitar, and is asked to play drums for just about everyone out there.... including Tom Petty......hats off to ya Dave!

Everlong is my favourite Foo Fighters song. I have to say Dave has inspired many drummers. Bands wants him because he is such a good drummer bands that had him say that he's the best drummer they've ever played with and I think It's okay to say Dave Grohl is probably one of the best rock drummers out there. When it comes to Rock Dave is the man! :)

Tony Rockyhorror 09-25-2005 12:26 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Two words- RENNISANCE MAN.

Dave is just one of those guys who does it all. He starts out in Nirvana {and no matter how over rated they are still deserve respect} goes on to do the Foo Fighters which is a big change from Nirvana and in my opinion better. Then he drums for some of the biggest names today, goes on to start a record lable. Then as a side note writes an incredible Metal album { Probot is such a great concept}. This man deserves more respect than any other man in rock and roll today.

sabian_aax 09-25-2005 05:07 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
dave grohl is a very influential solid rock drummer, awsome songwriter/musician/drummer/vocalist

fourstringdrums 09-25-2005 04:53 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Dave Grohl was a huge inspiration me growing up. I'm not really into the Foo Fighters now, but I love when I see that he's sitting in with someone else. He might not be the most technical drummer and he actually get slammed in MD by a reader for even being put on the cover. Saying that he was only on the cover not for his technical ability but for how many albums Nirvana sold. He's influenced a ton of drummers, is a nice tight solid slammin drummer and is one hell of a musician. That's enough for me.

PaperTiger 09-29-2005 01:00 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
I think the reason Dave Grohl is such a GOOD and influential drummer is that he simply gets 'music' overall.
His beats, although not super super technical, are always perfect for the type of music he is drumming for. He is also very versatile.

An album to check out is the recent self titled Killing Joke album which Dave provides drums on (because of the whole Nirvana plagarisim thing).
Im not really into Killing Joke's semi-metal sound, but Daves driving drums just sound so damn good at it.

As for Songs for the Deaf. I can never do any sort of work listening to that album, as i find myself compulsively air drumming till i injure my shoulders.

I should really check out that NIN record, sounds interesting.

fkleiner 09-29-2005 04:52 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
all i know is that his playing on nirvana's unplugged is some of the most tasteful drumming in existance.

ewanlaing 09-29-2005 06:01 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
sometimes the best drumming can be the most subtle.

DrumNut 10-01-2005 03:15 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
I heard great things about him.

What album would you recommend for his best drumming?

PaperTiger 10-11-2005 11:57 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Im gonna say Queens of the Stoneage: Songs for the Deaf, a great album. Very creative drumming.

giantantreal 10-19-2005 10:49 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Dave Grohl = Not only good thing about nirvana
Dave Grohl = Horrid guitarist
Dave Grohl = Generic vocalist
Dave Grohl = Overrated drummer

mediocrefunkybeat 10-20-2005 12:17 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by giantantreal
Dave Grohl = Not only good thing about nirvana
Dave Grohl = Horrid guitarist
Dave Grohl = Generic vocalist
Dave Grohl = Overrated drummer

Now provide the evidence.... let's hear it.

finnhiggins 10-20-2005 12:41 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat
Now provide the evidence.... let's hear it.

It was actually Bernard Purdie playing on all those Nirvana records :)

fourstringdrums 10-20-2005 12:47 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by finnhiggins
It was actually Bernard Purdie playing on all those Nirvana records :)

Oh so that is a "YEAH!" that I thought I heard at the end of Teen Spirit...

Swiss 10-20-2005 11:20 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
If you want to hear some serious Grohl drumming you should listen to the Tenacious D album theres some interesting stuff on there and its got some really good tunes too.

LordQuas 10-21-2005 01:12 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Tenacious D.....great album......great drumming.

jumping joe 10-22-2005 12:19 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by giantantreal
Dave Grohl = Not only good thing about nirvana
Dave Grohl = Horrid guitarist
Dave Grohl = Generic vocalist
Dave Grohl = Overrated drummer

he's quoted th definition of rock in this era. You need an ego check or something.

ewanlaing 10-22-2005 07:29 PM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
nice reply. dave grohl isn't bad at guitar! he's been playing that longer than the drums (beleive it or not). he's a rock musician, so don't expect him to play his best.

giantantreal 10-23-2005 01:11 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat
Now provide the evidence.... let's hear it.

Why cant we be friends?
why cant we be friends?
(smashmouth)

mediocrefunkybeat 10-23-2005 01:47 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by giantantreal
Why cant we be friends?
why cant we be friends?
(smashmouth)

We can be friends, I just want to see the evidence. Just forum etiquette, it just happened to be you, could have been anyone.

bigbang 10-23-2005 04:30 AM

Re: Dave Grohl
 
i have MUCH respect for dave grohl (having backed up the foo's twice on their canadian tour )he is an outstanding MUSICIAN and one hell of a nice guy to hang with !!!! taylor too!!!!


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