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Old 03-29-2009, 08:38 PM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter

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Very impressive.

I had no idea she was that good.

I can see why she got some votes over Bonzo in a readers pole!
It's funny how some musicians aren't legends untill right after they die.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:47 PM
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Agree. Dying in an untimely fashion is an extremely shrewd career move, particularly if you are a musician, an actor, a poet/writer, or a politician. It is GREAT for the legacy.

Jim Morrison is still worshipped by many today, but when he was alive, most of us went to the concerts to see what crazy Jim would do next to outrage and offend.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter

bumpage.

Probably the best KC vid up that showcases her skillz...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8Xgz...eature=related
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:00 AM
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bumpage.

Probably the best KC vid up that showcases her skillz...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8Xgz...eature=related
I've never seen that one!! Thanks for that!!
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:04 AM
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Default Karen Carpenter??

Is Karen Carpenter really not on this Website? Meg White makes it, but not Karen Carpenter?? Wow...
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:14 AM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter??

You're not the first one to ask this question. Im puzzled myself! I don't know why either.
She was an amazing drummer!
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:28 AM
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Hi
I agree she was a great musician.....Denis
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:31 AM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter??

Good one, Klark. For a long time I always judged her drumming by her simple and tasteful work in ballads, in which she also sang. Then I saw her doing a goofy show drumming spot in YouTube and realised she had a pretty decent jazz technique - nimble and precise.

Drummers who are also lead vocalists have always amazed me. And, of course, they never compete with or down out the singer :)
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:40 AM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter

I'm surprised that Karen is not listed. I'm a heavy metal drummer, and well, I think good drummer no matter the kind of music, should be here, and she MUST have a well deserved spot in this web site. Igor Cavalera, not listed aswell :-(
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:49 AM
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Yes!

That is absolutely true, Ruok. You are correct.


Karen Carpenter always considered herself a "drummer who could sing". Not a singer who could play drums. ;-)


What a genius she was...at BOTH! ;-)


Play On! :-)
I agree! I remember her saying that as well. A drummer who could sing. That's how KC described herself in an interview I saw once.

She WAS amazing!
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:43 AM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter

From John Bonham:

"I'd like to have it publicised that I came in after Karen Carpenter in the Playboy drummer poll! She couldn't last ten minutes with a Zeppelin number." - Mick Bonham Book - 1975 interview
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:13 PM
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From John Bonham:

"I'd like to have it publicised that I came in after Karen Carpenter in the Playboy drummer poll! She couldn't last ten minutes with a Zeppelin number." - Mick Bonham Book - 1975 interview
i'll bet she could. i think it more likely that Bonzo couldn't play jazz.

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Old 05-24-2010, 10:07 AM
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Karen was a very fine drummer. She was not only skilled but she played with great taste and style - AND while singing with that voice with perfect pitch and phrasing. Like Michael Jackson she was the consummate pro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dJUnh6N8-U
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:08 PM
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Putting aside the fact she had one of the best ever female voices in pop history, her drumming was very advanced for pop of the day. Her drumming in "another song" was close to prog rock in pop tems. I love her articulation and totally egoless musicianship. Just imagine her prowess if she hadn't gone so young. IMO, a way better than credible drummer who's tub thumping reputation suffered as a result of her unique vocal talent taking the limelight.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter

John Bonham's notorious for at times having a meathead attitude. Truth is he couldnt last a minute in a Carpenters tune. And that's precisely why he said this Im sure. Karen Carpenter was a fantastically skilled drummer at a time when it was UNHEARD of for girls to play drums. I love John Bonham's playing but dislike his misogynist attitude that is actually wrong in this statement.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:21 PM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter

So finally:

Karen Carpenter added to the Drummerworld Galleries:

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

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Old 07-31-2010, 10:50 PM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter

Thank You Bernhard
It is fitting that she be here among all of the great ones.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:43 AM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter

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So finally:

Karen Carpenter added to the Drummerworld Galleries:

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Whoohooo, thanks for listening Bernhard. She's right where she should be, in with all the other great drummers.

Love the "Strike up the Band" clip.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:13 PM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter

Karen capenter is one of my drumming heroes.

Until recently I didn't realise how funny she was too, (saw a youtube clip about how she started with the glockespiel and switched to the drums)

What a talent. What a waste (her untimely death)
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:21 PM
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Putting aside the fact she had one of the best ever female voices in pop history, her drumming was very advanced for pop of the day. Her drumming in "another song" was close to prog rock in pop tems. I love her articulation and totally egoless musicianship. Just imagine her prowess if she hadn't gone so young. IMO, a way better than credible drummer who's tub thumping reputation suffered as a result of her unique vocal talent taking the limelight.
A very late Amen to that. A perfect summation. My all-time favorite female voice.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:09 PM
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A lot of people don't realize, Karen started that whole style of that open, sparse single headed tom tom fills that everyone used in the 70's. She didn't have monstrous technique but she was tasty and musical. The studio musicians who eventually played drums copied her style.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:32 PM
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A lot of people don't realize, Karen started that whole style of that open, sparse single headed tom tom fills that everyone used in the 70's. She didn't have monstrous technique but she was tasty and musical. The studio musicians who eventually played drums copied her style.
Karen before Hal Blaine??
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:26 PM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter

What a great loss to the drumming world. Amazing talent.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:57 AM
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Default Re: Karen Carpenter

I saw a video of her, drumming and singing, and all the sudden she goes into this fill...it was really cool, very much like the fills Bonzo did on D'yer maker. very musical drumming, and at the point in her career she could have chosen not to drum...I think she just really loved playing drums.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:17 AM
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Karen before Hal Blaine??
Mmmm, it was different. Blaine defined the 60's and played more 8ths and 16ths. Not that choppy accented type of thing that got popular in the 70's. And the close mic-ing really brought out the punch of the single heads that wasn't especially prevalent on those Wrecking Crew recordings.
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