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Old 09-24-2006, 01:12 AM
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What in your mind is best drum track ever recorded in a song? And who was the drummer?
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Old 09-24-2006, 01:15 AM
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"best" is really subjective but I will say my favorite track is steve gadd on the title track of steely dan's album aja
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Old 09-24-2006, 02:47 AM
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i don't think it has been recorded yet,,but if i had to choose just one,,to live with on an island,,ummm something by zigaboo,,jeez this is hard....cissy strut?? i could do my survival chores to that for sure..
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Old 09-24-2006, 04:26 AM
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Its impossible to really determine a "best", its like picking the "best" drummer

I can't really even pick a favorite right now, a lot to choose from
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Old 09-24-2006, 05:54 AM
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Steve Gadd - Humpty Dumpty on the MadHatter Album - Chick Corea!!
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:23 AM
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Some tracks that first inspired me to learn a technique:
a) Neil Peart - Subdivisions (off of Signals album) => two surface riding
b) Dave Weckl - Tower of Inspiration (off of Master Plan album) => beat displacement
c) Rod Morgenstein - Assembly Line and Divided We Stand by the Dixie Dregs (can't remember which albums) => ghost notes and accents in some very unique progressive rock grooves in 4/4 and 12/8

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So many come to mind.

Highway Star - Ian Pace
What is Hip - David Garibaldi
Black Dog - Bonzo
Space Boogie - Simon Phillips
La Grange - Frank Beard
Etc...

Hard to choose.


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Old 09-25-2006, 12:03 AM
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Flash Gordon By queen Feat. Roger Taylor.
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IMO Seasons In The Abyss by Slayer - Dave Lombardo
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:03 PM
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Moon...Won't get Fooled Again..studio cut
Ringo....Strawberry Fields Forever
Bonzo......Fool in the Rain
Phil Collins.....Los Endos
Peart.........War Paint (not what you would expect, ech?)
Harvey Mason....Funk in a Mason Jar
Buddy.....anything ever recorded
Krupa........Sing sing sing
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"when the levee brakes" by Led Zeppelin.the song isn't. the hardest tune to play but it just starts out so damn cool and a drum tone to die for.not my favorite Zeppelin tune but it still sends a chill up my spine when I first hear it on the radio.Drum tone and just a cool drum beat.Bonham really creates the "less is more" factor.

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Old 09-25-2006, 06:54 PM
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Rosanna, Jeff Porcaro

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Late in the Evening by Steve Gadd

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In Your Eyes, by Manu Katche Jr.

to name only three of about 100,000 "best" drum tracks of all time
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Fat Bottomed Girls beats Seven Days by a whisker
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Old 09-25-2006, 07:57 PM
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some great ones already mentioned here for sure.

i'd like to add:

Rain - The Beatles, Ringo

Some Like It Hot - The Power Station, Tony Thompson

Forget All About It
Not Wrong Long
Under The Ice -- all by Nazz (Todd Rundgren's first group), Thom Mooney

Free - Chicago, Danny Seraphine

and i'm sure there are MANY MANY more. this post could go on forever without a doubt!!
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:17 PM
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Well, I agree that I don't want to say "best" but here are some of my favorites -at least, this week.

Aretha Franklin's version of _Respect_ with Roger Hawkins on drums

Shelly Manne playing _on green dolphin street_ or _A gem from tiffany_ from 'live at the manne hole vol. 2'

Marvin Gaye's 'heard it through the grapvine' -not actually sure of the drummer on this tune off hand. The opening fill kills me very time, though. what a groove

Philly Joe on Kenny Dorham's _Philly Twist_

Meg White on 'denial Twist' ...no, seriously.

Jerome Deupree on the song _Buena_ by Morphine -taseful, tasty goodness.

Jimmy Chamberlin on _Tristessa_ and _snail_ from the smashing pumkin's album Gish.

Bill Wither's _Ain't no sunshine_ Again, I dunno who's drummin' on this one. I love this song, though -just so stunningly pretty and sad and such groovy-tastefull drumming at what, at least to me, is usually a pretty akward tempo.

-And I'll cut myself off there; just like all of us I'm sure, I could go all afternoon and I know I'm forgetting some big ones. It's funny, but I can't usually get into the drumming on a song unless I like the song itself. I don't really have any songs that I listen to 'for the drumming' per se.
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I wouldn't even know where to begin! There have been too many drum tracks recorded and none of us has heard them are.
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My favorite is Chicken by Dave Weckl. But I also love the drum part for Sunday Bloody Sunday.
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Sorry to be cliche', but all of Elvin's playing on A Love Supreme.

Seriously, if aliens came to earth and asked ME personally to give them one piece of evidence as to why humans are worthwhile/should not be destroyed, I'd give them that.
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:40 AM
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Musically, gotta go with Porcaro on ROseanna. Groove, dynamics, sound/tone, smooth. creative.
Puts a dance in my pants, Simon on Space Boogie with Beck. Also like his tracks on Give Blood Live" by Pete Townshend.
Groove marathon = BOnham, take yourt pick, but specifically on Levee and D'yer Mak'r, Black Dog, In my time of dying...
Jason Bonham on entrie album 'Paul Rogers Tribute to Muddy Waters" . Phenomenal drumming on simple blues.
oh i almost forgot...."Paul Liem on Amy Grant album "1974" killer drum tracks and musical licks on what otherwise was a pretty bland album. But his drum sounds and groove and licks are timeless. that cd rocks even today and it is 16-18 yrs old.
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Sorry to be cliche', but all of Elvin's playing on A Love Supreme.

Seriously, if aliens came to earth and asked ME personally to give them one piece of evidence as to why humans are worthwhile/should not be destroyed, I'd give them that.
You are apologizing for this, quite possibly the single best response ever on any forum anywhere?
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One Word by Mahavishnu Orchestra... of course Mr. Billy Cobham is pounding on that track.

The whisper quiet press roll crescendo into the powerful open roll, into that mind-boggling groove... then the funk... then the solo and the outro.

That track changed my life.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:47 AM
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Joey Castillo - Little Sister
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Sorry nothing new to add here, but..

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Originally Posted by jim314
Steve Gadd - Humpty Dumpty on the MadHatter Album - Chick Corea!!
Yes!

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Originally Posted by Almuric
What is Hip - David Garibaldi
Yes!

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Ringo....Strawberry Fields Forever
Yes!

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Rosanna, Jeff Porcaro

or

Late in the Evening by Steve Gadd
YES!

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My favorite is Chicken by Dave Weckl. But I also love the drum part for Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Yes, and yes!

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Sorry to be cliche', but all of Elvin's playing on A Love Supreme.

Seriously, if aliens came to earth and asked ME personally to give them one piece of evidence as to why humans are worthwhile/should not be destroyed, I'd give them that.
YES!

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One Word by Mahavishnu Orchestra... That track changed my life.
OMG YES!
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1 of 1000

Pick Up The Pieces by Average White Band with the late Robbie McIntosh on drums.
Makes you wonder "What if...............?"
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Well, I agree that I don't want to say "best" but here are some of my favorites -at least, this week.

Aretha Franklin's version of _Respect_ with Roger Hawkins on drums

Shelly Manne playing _on green dolphin street_ or _A gem from tiffany_ from 'live at the manne hole vol. 2'

Marvin Gaye's 'heard it through the grapvine' -not actually sure of the drummer on this tune off hand. The opening fill kills me very time, though. what a groove

Philly Joe on Kenny Dorham's _Philly Twist_

Meg White on 'denial Twist' ...no, seriously.

Jerome Deupree on the song _Buena_ by Morphine -taseful, tasty goodness.

Jimmy Chamberlin on _Tristessa_ and _snail_ from the smashing pumkin's album Gish.

Bill Wither's _Ain't no sunshine_ Again, I dunno who's drummin' on this one. I love this song, though -just so stunningly pretty and sad and such groovy-tastefull drumming at what, at least to me, is usually a pretty akward tempo.

-And I'll cut myself off there; just like all of us I'm sure, I could go all afternoon and I know I'm forgetting some big ones. It's funny, but I can't usually get into the drumming on a song unless I like the song itself. I don't really have any songs that I listen to 'for the drumming' per se.
Nice list!

I'm gonna go with (and this usually changes with the weather):

The Beach Boys "Wouldn't It Be Nice" I love the drums on this track! I don't know for certain if it's Dennis Wilson playing the drums on that track, but if it is, good for him.

Wilco "Hotel Arizona" The sorely missed Ken Coomer shines on this track.

Morrisey "Suedehead" Beautiful, tasteful pop drumming here.

U2 "With or Without You" The perfect beat for one of the most perfect songs ever recorded.

Terrence Trent D'Arby "This Side of Love" I'm serious.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (3-way tie) "Afro", "Pant Leg", and "Backslider". Russell!!

The Clash "Crooked Beat"

Pink Floyd "Us and Them"

Bill Haley and the Comets "Rock Around the Clock"

Rolling Stones "Honkey Tonk Women"

ELO (tie) "Can't Get it Out of My Head", "Livin' Thing"


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Old 09-28-2006, 08:01 PM
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Another album(I'm sorry I can't do one track, so I think albums count) is Steve Gadd's playing on Chick Corea's Three Quartets. This stuff is completely incredible. You guys should all go out and buy this album RIGHT NOW. I'm serious. I'll mail you ten bucks if you aren't satisfied*.





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EDIT:I'm glad I have most of the songs you guys are posting and I'm just listening to all of them. Good call on One Word, Ian. Birds of Fire is a pretty incredible drumming album.
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1 of 1000

Pick Up The Pieces by Average White Band with the late Robbie McIntosh on drums.
Makes you wonder "What if...............?"
Oh man, I always thought it was Steve Ferrone? Darn it...
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Oh man, I always thought it was Steve Ferrone? Darn it...

You're thinking the version from the Burning for Buddy album.
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way too many ....but Seven Days from Sting's Ten Summoners Tales by Vinnie Colaiuta is just sick! What is he doing anyway?! :)
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:33 AM
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Anything by Buddy Rich or Neil Peart! Period!!
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Another album(I'm sorry I can't do one track, so I think albums count) is Steve Gadd's playing on Chick Corea's Three Quartets. This stuff is completely incredible.
Man, he and Chick together just freak me out. Actually it's really hard to find a Gadd track that doesn't blow your mind. Hell, I saw him with Clapton, playing mostly just simple rock and blues stuff and I was floored by the depth of those grooves.
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I tend to steer away from mainstream music and give other drummers some credit where it is due. I would say my favourite drum tracks would be:

Through To The Surface - Drawn on Empty Faces - www.myspace.com/doef
Any Track by Delta Goodrem (Not sure who the drummer is) love the style.

The Drawn on Empty Faces drummer has some power and is amazing to watch live. I think that any drummer that can make themselves the focus of a band deserves respect.
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Bill Haley and the Comets "Rock Around the Clock"
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oh yeah -I love a lot of the old roots-rock as well as rockabilly stuff! I totally spaced and forgot to mention any of it. One of my favorite rockabilly tracks is be-bop-a-lula by Gene Vincent. Great drumming too -super-simple brush playing that just plain works.
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anything by steve jordan with john mayer trio.
fool in the rain
soul vaccination, escape from oakland, what is hip
stay(wasting time), lie in our graves by dave mathews band
wooden jesus by temple of the dog
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Peter Gabriel - Talk To Me (live) - Manu Katche
Jethro Tull - A Passion Play - Barriemore Barlow
Eric Clapton - See What Love Can Do - Jeff Porcaro
Warren Zevon - Nightime in the switiching yard - Jeff Porcaro
Tears For Fears - Woman In Chains - Phil Collins
Genesis - You Might Recall - Phil Collins
Yes - And You And I - Bill Bruford
Bill Bruford - The Sahara Of Snow
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You're thinking the version from the Burning for Buddy album.
But Steve did play in AWB too!
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i say that red baron by billy cobham is absolutley amazing. At a rock camp i did, i played that song. Lots of fun because i got a solo during it. Crowd went nuts when they realized it was red baron.
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Chameleon by herbie hancock and the headhinters - Harvey Mason.
When the Levee Breaks- Bonzo
Walking on the moon-the police-Stuart Copeland (most of the Stuart's police stuff sends shivers down my spine)
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I think the list is fairly complete but let me add just a few. Ask me next week and I'll give you a different list.

Looooow Down (Boz Scaggs) - Jeff and Harvey together, fantastic.
Toad (Cream) - Ginger Baker, best drum solo of the 60s.
Give Blood - (Pete Townsend) - Simon Phillips
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Dazed and confused - the great bonzo himself
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