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Old 03-17-2012, 04:23 PM
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Default songs that use all ride cymbal to keep beat

I was listening to Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum, and noticed that the drummer rides the cymbal for the entire song, and it has a very cool sound to it. Our band plays Wish You Were Here by Floyd, which also requires ride throughout.

What other songs exclusively use the ride cymbal to keep the beat of the song?
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:11 PM
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I was listening to Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum, and noticed that the drummer rides the cymbal for the entire song, and it has a very cool sound to it. Our band plays Wish You Were Here by Floyd, which also requires ride throughout.

What other songs exclusively use the ride cymbal to keep the beat of the song?
Nicko McBrain from Maiden usually rides constantly through songs. Not on all the songs, but he does on the most. A good example would be "Aces High".
I could think of more but i`m too lazy. This was the first thing that came to my mind.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:20 PM
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Dave Lombardo of Slayer. I don't even think he brings hi hats into the studio...;)
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A lot of jazz. It is almost exclusive, but songs like In the Mood use the hi hats exclusively which I think is the inverse of what I think you are trying to get at.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:49 PM
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Gavin Harrison uses a lot of ride in Porcupine Tree's music. For example, "Drown With Me" is entirely on ride, with some hi-hat splashes from the left hand thrown in.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:48 PM
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Keith Moon,didn't use hi hats for years.

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Old 03-17-2012, 06:53 PM
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Dave Lombardo of Slayer. I don't even think he brings hi hats into the studio...;)
You`re wrong, he uses the hi-hat too.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:57 PM
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You`re wrong, he uses the hi-hat too.
I think the winky face was implying a bit of sarcasm...
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:04 PM
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I think the winky face was implying a bit of sarcasm...
Sorry, my bad. Sarcasm is a bit hard to detect on the internet, at least for me.
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I think The Shape I'm In by The Band is mainly on the ride, its been a while since I've played/listened to it
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The Doors: Riders On The Storm

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Old 03-17-2012, 11:18 PM
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every song by pink floyd ~
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:46 PM
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about a zillion songs on about a million jazz records
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every song by pink floyd ~
Well, some songs by Floyd.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:04 AM
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LA Woman..The Doors.....song cooks at around 170 BPM all on the ride cymbal except the bridge. One of my fav's! Love playing it! Denis
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:37 AM
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I think Pearl Jam - Betterman is one. Maybe Daughter too, been a while since I've listened to those guys.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:13 AM
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Yes..I'm old....."Last Date" by Floyd Cramer...also by him...."On The Rebound"...nice uptempo song.
Also...The Beatles...."The Night Before"....
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:43 AM
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My band plays a few Hendrix tunes where the ride is carrying the tune.....Hey Joe, Foxy Lady, All Along the Watchtower.......at least that's how I interperet how Mitch was doing it.
Nevertheless, it works!
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:45 PM
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Surrender - Cheap Trick = gratuitous ride cymbal throughout.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:00 PM
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Funky Mitch Mitchell on Little Miss Lover

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Old 03-19-2012, 02:50 PM
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My band plays a few Hendrix tunes where the ride is carrying the tune.....Hey Joe, Foxy Lady, All Along the Watchtower.......at least that's how I interperet how Mitch was doing it.
Nevertheless, it works!
Interesting - I've played Hey Joe a thousands times and never thought of using the ride.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:10 PM
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House Of The Rising Sun-Animals.....Yes, I'm old too!
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:03 PM
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I love the ride cymbal. I use it exclusively on two of my band's originals.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:13 PM
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I think Pearl Jam - Betterman is one. Maybe Daughter too, been a while since I've listened to those guys.
Dave Abbruzzese actually does a double stroke pattern between the HH and the ride for "Daughter". Man, his drumming on VS. was awesome!
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:17 PM
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To me the ride cymbal is just an alternative to the high hats. Or in my case hi hats are usually an alternative to the ride. It should really be surprising that sometimes people will use the ride throughout the entire song, as should it not be surprising that you would use the hi hats throughout the song.
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House Of The Rising Sun-Animals.....Yes, I'm old too!
That was one of the first songs I learned on the guitar at a rather young age... I played the hell out of that song as a kid, and never paid attention to the lyrics, because I later realized it's a song about a whore house.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:41 PM
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That was one of the first songs I learned on the guitar at a rather young age... I played the hell out of that song as a kid, and never paid attention to the lyrics, because I later realized it's a song about a whore house.
Yea, I played it in one of the first bands I was in many years ago.....back when the song was new! We cover it now in one of the bands I play in; kind of full a circle thing I suppose! I don't think I really was hip to the lyrics for quite some time either!
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:33 PM
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As someone said earlier, McBrain uses a lot of ride in his style.

Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0R7eDAKayo , awesome bass work too.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:54 PM
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Is the ride used thoughout on Rock This House by the Stray Cats? I could never figure out what he was playing, but I'm not even sure the drummer had a HH, since it was only a 3 piece kit, IIRC.
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I think that lots of 50's rockabilly and rock n roll songs are played with the ride cymbal from the beggining to the end...
I see on youtube many of those bands, mainly europeans, and some have just a snare and a ride as the drumkit!

But an example: Shakin all over, by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates. Oh, and I don't have shure, but is I Feel Fine, by The Beatles, played with ride cymbal almost exclusively?
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:19 AM
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Nick Mason of Pink Floyd uses the ride in many songs and albums. I personally enjoy using the ride. It gives off a nice sound.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:33 AM
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Not the first time this topic has come up but I'm kinda glad it did. Last night at practice we were working on this new song and I just couldn't get myself onto the hi hat - it was losing something every time I tried. There this tug (of habit) always pulling me to do some back-and-forth between hats and ride but this song wasn't having any of it. So I caved and stayed on the ride. It just sounds right.

I'm listening to "Don't Fear The Reaper" because I thought it was all ride all the time, but there are hi hat parts ... it's close.

Jazz. Of course that's the easy answer. Different animal, though.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:24 AM
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Bob Wilson (cousin of the Beach Boy Wilsons) on this Seawind track. http://youtu.be/gLs4YTTLcK4
I remember watching him play this live back in Hawaii. He could keep up the constant ride though the whole song. On the recording, compression and production make it sound like he periodically stops, but live he kept it going.

Nice fluglehorn solo by Jerry Hey as well.
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Garbage - I Would Die for You - original version before all the remixes.

I once thought the House of the Rising Sun was a scary Japanese house that somehow brought boys to ruin. Possibly due to ninjas. I didn't know what any songs were about back then, just that I liked the general vibe. Not much has changed :)
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All AC/DC songs....just kidding!!! We all know it is quite the opposite.

Speaking of Procol Harum, most Robin Tower songs, especially the early stuff, feature 90% ride cymbal 10% hihat. Reg Isidore used the ride very expertly to fill in spaces in the trio setting. Check out Bridge Of Sighs album for some great songs that prominently feature ride cymbal. Here is an example although it is well after Isidore had left the band.

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Any song in the surf genre. Take your pick: Miserlou, Pipeline, Apache, The Wedge, Diamond Head, Penetration, Mr. Moto, Wipeout, or about a thousand others.
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I use ride on almost every song right through.
I dislike hi-hat...it just doesn't work with our music.
We're a three instrument punk band and hats leaves a huge gap in the sound of the band. I've noticed it and asked the band view and they've noticed it to.
Not only do I play ride through most songs, it's also hard, swisshy, ride right through (to varying volumes). Not much pingy stuff...not much subtlety at all really....we're a bit like a musical version of Stalin :-)
It keeps our music loud, and honest.
I'm more than half inclined to dump the hi hat altogether, or, as I'm currently learning to use double bass pedal and it's coming on rather well, I might just purchase a closed hi hat for the rare occasion I use it.
I would also like to invest in a second ride cymbal on my left side of the kit so I have some balance in my kit setup.
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House of the Rising Sun
Was listening to the album it's off on my way to practice last night...

The Animals get my juices flowing...Roadrunner...bwufff what an album.

More strange for me because I'm a self-confessed hardcore disliker of blues and jazz....yet Jeez...this is really...like..........b...l.........u........

Arghhhh I can't speak the word

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Seems to me alot of modern music the ride is virtually forgotten...and they ride on a crash cymbal. I dislike this.
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