Originally Posted by MaryO
Okay, so here’s an interesting observation I have made since being on this forum. Drummers evidently have a different ear for rock music. (I know, duh, right?) For example: Led Zeppelin. When talking about their music most people I know would say that songs like Stairway to Heaven, Immigrant Song or All My Love were their favorites. However, Fool in the Rain has always been, hands down, my favorite Zep tune and when I would tell others, I would usually get strange looks. Yet since being on DW I have seen this song mentioned several times by different members as being one of their favorites. I’ve noticed this happen more than once with different songs that I like that I never see mentioned anywhere else but they get mentioned here.
So I’m thinking, even though not always a drummer in practice…I wonder if I’ve always kind of been drawn to “drummers tunes” as opposed to a great guitar lick or bass line (not that I don’t appreciate those as well). without even realizing it?
As I said, just a stupid little observation, but I something I’ve found quite interesting and oddly comforting…lol. Any thoughts?
I'd call that an accurate observation, though most musos can listen past the lead and hear the whole piece anyway.
I think being a drummer gives you a greater appreciation for tracks with great drumming, but any musician can hear when a song just works and isn't just 15 seconds of a hook with some vocal filler.
I'm drawn to tracks with great drumming, but I also own a ton of bass solos and piano solos on records.