Nice transcription! It's a fun groove, w/ creative voicings.It's surprising how simple the sticking is. The groove is an example of taking a simple sticking and moving accents and sound sources around to make it ... groovy:
Rodney Holmes sticking: |1...2...3...4...|1...2...3...4...| |RLRRL RLRLRLRRL |RLRRL RLRLRLRRL | Rodney Holmes groove: |1...2...3...4...|1...2...3...4...| | L | L | : Hihat | | RR | : Tom 1 | > > | > > > | | L L L L L | L L L(L)L L | : Snare | RR R R RR |R R R R RR | : Cowbell | R | | : Tom 2 |R | | : Floor tom |o o |o o | : Kick |+ + + + |+ + + + | : HiHat foot The four bar groove is a repeat of two bars with a slight variation: - The accented "(L)" on the snare is for the second iteration, replacing the L on the Hihat.
Great band. I'm a Rodney Holmes fan now!Nice transcription! It's a fun groove, w/ creative voicings.
Here is a show Rodney played with Kimock. On "It's Up to You" around the 13:55 mark, he has a cowbell groove and then start ripping into it by 14:20...it's one my favorites. The whole song is worth a listen as a great version, really the whole show is a killer. Was at that show right at stage level, the band was on fire. Alphonzo Johnson was on that tour but for some reason didn't play this show.
I like this cowbell sound, low and throaty but not abrasive with some resonance. Jam block are another story, so freaking loud and high pitch....the sound get annoying quickly for me.
Steve Kimock Band Live at Bowery Ballroom on 2003-09-27 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet ArchiveSet 1: Long Form Part 1 (white Strat, tripleneck stringmaster, white Strat) Life Of The Party (cripe) Song One (cripe) Sea Blues (white strat) Kissin the Boo...archive.org
Agreed!!!! For rock, t's awesome, I have also the Meinl Mike Johnson on my kit, more Latin sounds, so, two cowbell for me!!! And just check how Steve Gadd plays it in almost every solo!!!
I remember watching a promo video for Mike Johnson’s cowbell where he claimed he spent 2 years working with Meinl’s R&D team perfecting the sound. 2 years on a bloody cowbell, do me a favour.. Ok if it was during the pandemic maybe while away some hours tinkering around in the workshop, but didn’t they have anything better to do with their time?Agreed!!!! For rock, t's awesome, I have also the Meinl Mike Johnson on my kit, more Latin sounds, so, two cowbell for me!!! And just check how Steve Gadd plays it in almost every solo!!!
A cowbell has a place in songs-often signature parts. But the tambourine is the instrument singers who wish they could play a musical instrument often grab to play along ,out of time, to drive all the other musicians crazy ROFL. I remember the music minister at one church I played despised them-well that's probably an understatement. We had some in the orchestra pit but they "suddenly" went missing-probably locked in a vault sunk out near the lock and dam of nearby reservoir. I am sure he filled it with holy water before hand to fight the evil cursed thing.