Originally Posted by Pete Stoltman
I'm old enough to remember seeing a lot of bands on shows like American Bandstand and others that had artists lip synching to their songs. It was painfully obvious even to non-musicians that these guys were just there "window dressing" to hype song sales. It was really funny watching drummers try very hard to not actually hit their drums or cymbals.
I remember this too. I think Soul Train did the same thing. I remember a band on AB where the drummer just had his drums lying around on the stage and no cymbals. I believe he was sitting on the bass drum just hitting around on stuff during the song, maybe it was Adam Ant or someone like that..funny stuff.