Re: Knowing your band's lyrics?
I don't base my drum part on every lyric, there are many more "token" lyrics that don't spawn drum ideas... Oooh yea baby, that's what I like and so forth, but when the lyrics are such that, they inspire me to compliment them in some way, if I didn't know what they are, I couldn't do that. I can't see defending reasons to not understand the song content better. It's like me defending that rudiments aren't worth my time. Trying to justify why someone shouldn't need to know the lyrics is a losing battle to me. It's like saying, yes there's info that can possibly enhance my drum part, but I don't want to know what it is.