Originally Posted by aaronwhooley
I started to learn the drums when I was 5 years old. I found it so boring having to listen to parididles (Probably spelt wrong) and stuff like that, but when I was about 11, I started to listen to U2 and Larry Mullen's Drumming on "Rejoice" immediately made me start to play the drums in a new way altogether. I stopped learning theory and more worked on "feel" which is all what Larry Mullen's Drumming is all about. So much emotion in his drumming, Anyone agree? ALSO check out "Fire" (Great snare work) and Pride (Everyone should learn this song)
And as for the new album (How to Dismantle..) I was disgusted at the level of Larry's Drums in the mix, why ??? "Original of the Species" great track until the chorus comes in and all you can hear is guitar and strings!, you can just about hear the ride cymbal!
I totally agree with you man. He's the reason why I began to play the drums in an altogether new way too. His early career of when he began to play the drums is almost identical to mine in every way. He plays for the music so tastefully which is the reason why he's my favorite. And you're right, you can barely make out the drums in the new album except for the high energy songs like Vertigo, City of Blinding Lights, Crumbs from your Table. I don't know why that is, and it's too bad that it is the way it is, but I still love the tracks. I think their last album, HTDAAB, is pretty good. Some good quality songs like "Sometimes you can't make it on your own", "Crumbs from your table", "City of Blinding Lights", and "Original of the Species" are what makes is a good album...better than "All that you can't leave behind" in my opinion. I would say the album that Larry Mullen Jr. is best on, is either "Joshua Tree" or "Achtung Baby". Those two albums were amazing, but albums like "Boy", "October" were excellent too. Hell, everything of his is amazing!