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Old 03-21-2009, 01:19 AM
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I was thinking about how all the different eras had their signature drum solos, Sing Sing Sing in the 40's, Topsy in the 50's, Wipe Out and In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida in the 60's, Moby Dick in the 70's, and that's where I drew a blank. What great solos am I missing? Any era.
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:24 AM
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CTA - "I'm a man" w/ Danny Seraphine
Steely Dan - "Aja" w/ Steve Gadd

I'll try to think of some 80's, 90's, and beyond.
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:32 AM
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I'm a man! Yes!


Hawaii 5-0 in the 60's

BTW In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida in a conniption of "In the Garden of Eden"
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Drum solos for the present....

Travis Barkers 8th note rock beats while head banging even harder than he bangs his drums?
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It is a fact, The drum solo is rare today. If you listen to pop songs, you will find that there is not a great deal of guitar leads in the music of today either. Its all about the idol singer! The closest thing that there is to a drum solo is the grooves of Hip-Hop! Wait, What goes around comes around! The drum solo will make a comeback in the near future. So keep practicing your solo moves. I do.
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90's

311 - "Applied Science" w/ Chad Sexton

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Clutch - "Electric Worry" w/ JP Gaster
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90's

Dave Matthews Band - "Halloween" (Live on Recently album) w/ Carter Beauford
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After Bonzo in the 70s you could go to Neil Peart in the 80s. From there, I don't know.
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It is a fact, The drum solo is rare today. If you listen to pop songs, you will find that there is not a great deal of guitar leads in the music of today either. Its all about the idol singer! The closest thing that there is to a drum solo is the grooves of Hip-Hop! Wait, What goes around comes around! The drum solo will make a comeback in the near future. So keep practicing your solo moves. I do.
Good ob Bob...Yes I came to the same conclusion, where's OUR era's definitive drum solo? And who will be the person to create it?

We should make an American Idol type show, and the goal is to create THE drum solo of today

I can't believe I just said that, somebody, please smack me...
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Good ob Bob...Yes I came to the same conclusion, where's OUR era's definitive drum solo? And who will be the person to create it?

We should make an American Idol type show, and the goal is to create THE drum solo of today
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i mean Randy!! yes thats the person i ment :-/
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Early 60's
Sandy Nelson ...Let there be Drums... and others
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I think a lot of metal from the 80s 90s and now contains a bit of drum soloing using the bass drum a lot for fast notes.
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I was thinking about how all the different eras had their signature drum solos, Sing Sing Sing in the 40's, Topsy in the 50's, Wipe Out and In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida in the 60's, Moby Dick in the 70's, and that's where I drew a blank. What great solos am I missing? Any era.
For the 80s:

Neil Peart on Exit Stage Left

and Steve Smith, on Journey's Captured album.

Although those were both live solos, and you may be referring to studio solos.
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90's- Tool - 46&2 - Danny Carey
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well, the way i've looked at it:

40's and before - Snare centric (ala Buddy and Gene)
50s and 60s - tom centric (ala Wipe Out)
70s - Bonzo's famous Tom-bass-tom triplets that are still emulated to this day
80s - double bass centric
90s - looping drum beats (ala we don't need no stinking drummers, we have a machine!!)
00s - hrmm.... combination of real and electronic drums centric (ala linkin park and Hey!! maybe we could teach the drummer to use our machines!!)


in other unrealated news, i'm not a fan of rap, drum loops, or electronic drums. (hehehe)
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:18 AM
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Billy Cobham's 'One Word' solo is great.

I would also nominate Tony Williams' solo on 'Seven Steps to Heaven' as an era definer.
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well, the way i've looked at it:

40's and before - Snare centric (ala Buddy and Gene)
50s and 60s - tom centric (ala Wipe Out)
50s - Max Roach's famous Tom-bass-tom triplets that are still emulated to this day
80s - double bass centric
90s - looping drum beats (ala we don't need no stinking drummers, we have a machine!!)
00s - hrmm.... combination of real and electronic drums centric (ala linkin park and Hey!! maybe we could teach the drummer to use our machines!!)


in other unrealated news, i'm not a fan of rap, drum loops, or electronic drums. (hehehe)
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ok, i gotta ask. what does that mean?
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ok, i gotta ask. what does that mean?

have to have at least 20 characters in your post.

for the '80s I'd go with Peart
'90s was the whole seattle grunge thing not a whole lot there.
this decade don't know. Plenty of great drummers out there, peart, portnoy, gadd, steve smith, carter beauford, the list goes on.
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ok, i gotta ask. what does that mean?
If your post is less than 20 characters, then you get an annoying message that says something like "messages must be at least 20 characters" so people whose reply is "right on" often put 20202020 to fill the requirement
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I know, I know. I'll probably get flamed for this but...

Joey Jordisons live solos...

Probably the only '00-'09 drum solos (As of what I know).
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Hmm... My favorite solo of the 70's wasn't mentioned. In fact, the drummer keeps getting the 80's nod.

Neil Peart working man/finding my way from "All the world's a stage".

Early 70's:
Carl Palmer/TANK ELP
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I know, I know. I'll probably get flamed for this but...

Joey Jordisons live solos...

Probably the only '00-'09 drum solos (As of what I know).
well, i'm not going to try to flame you lol. i am a huge joey and slipknot fan, but in all honestly joey's solos are not that impressive to me. he just goes fast, and slowly gets faster. the guy has massive amounts of talent and his songs show that, but the solos are lacking imo.
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Hawaii 5-0 in the 60's

BTW In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida in a conniption of "In the Garden of Eden"
My apologies if everybody probably already knows this
Yeah, he was so dang wasted in-a-gadda-da-vida came out and it stuck!
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It seems like the 70's was the last decade of the drum solos. There were rock songs written just for drum solos like Frankenstein. Also it seemed like every rock concert had the mandatory drum solo back then. They started to fade out in the 80's and now they are not as popular anymore.

Having said that I will say:
70's Moby Dick
80's YYZ live version
90's Not really know for great drum solos.
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i don't miss drum solos.

unless its over the form of a tune playing with the band, or trading 4's with reference to the melody, i find it boring. i really enjoy hearing drums be apart of the music and the overall feel rather than witnessing what a drummer has practiced.
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