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Drummer appreciation topic
« on: Mar 23, 2007, 02:00 PM »
As far as I'm concerned, the general rule with bands is that if the drummer is crap, the whole band's sound goes downhill pretty rapidly. I am an absolute sucker for the manic, almost incomprehensible style of drumming, a-la Zach Hill of Hella (and a million and one side projects) and Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt (probably on speed but who cares?).
For the not-so-crazy drummer front, I'd have to say that Dave Turncrantz of Russian Circles (ex-Riddle Of Steel) has to be the daddy. some of the fills he throws in are unbelievably fast and shouldn't even be possible.
Here's some vid links for anyone who has no idea who I'm on about.

HELLA / Zach Hill

LIGHTNING BOLT / Brian Chippendale

RUSSIAN CIRCLES / Dave Turncrantz (this one's worth watching for the tune alone)

Any other drum lovers on here? Show me something that'll make my jaw fall to the floor!

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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #1 on: Mar 23, 2007, 02:16 PM »
I've posted this before but it's worth another look...

http://www.bobbysbrane.com/animation%20fun/animations/YYZ%20video-Rush.wmv


Really cool animation of Neil Peart 8)
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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #2 on: Mar 23, 2007, 02:21 PM »
ah rush are bloody brilliant, I don't own anything by them but fully appreciate, there's one song they have with like the most fucked up, sharp and angular intro's to a song I've ever heard. immense. Need to find out what that puppy is called!

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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #3 on: Mar 23, 2007, 02:57 PM »
That vid is sweet, and that is the song I was thinking of too. what's it called?

How'd the guy who made the video make it so spot on looks and timing-wise, looks really realistic and the movements are natural looking too. Is it Motion capture using one of those crazy lycra suits with electronic points on limbs etc..?

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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #4 on: Mar 23, 2007, 03:01 PM »
It's called YYZ. I was blown away by the realism too but I don't know what technology he used to create it.
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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #5 on: Mar 23, 2007, 03:20 PM »
Cheers - yeah I just figured it was called YYZ from the filename. I just don't look in the obvious places sometimes.  :bubs:

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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #6 on: Mar 23, 2007, 07:56 PM »
Yo! Check this shit out dawg, gnowhamsayin'?

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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #7 on: Mar 23, 2007, 08:12 PM »
The fucking kid is a Monster :shock:
I enjoyed every second of that Tony Royster Jr. video display of greatly tuned drums being worked over by a prodigy
Didn't like his HH sound...a bit tinny.
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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #8 on: Mar 24, 2007, 10:57 AM »
Ok, hello, we are talking about drums.  We cannot forget the best drum song ever (according to me own brother). 

DIN DA DA ....."THE ILLEST WHITEBOY DANCE"...

Of course, the douche popping is really great too.
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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #9 on: Mar 24, 2007, 03:14 PM »
Two guys walking through the jungle. The drums start and waft through the trees.

"Oh no!" says the first guy and covers his ears, "NOT THE DRUMS! Please not the drums!!!!"

"What's the matter with the drums?" says the second guy.

First guy says, "'Cause after that comes the bass solo!"

Second guy yells "NOT THE DRUMS!!!!"

Here's a revelation for all you drummers out thre. Drums are NOT a lead instrument!!!!

My band has gone through about 4 drummers who just don't get the fact that the ausience wants to hear the lyrics and the other instruments.

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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #10 on: Mar 24, 2007, 03:23 PM »
Some of us drummers actually have some sensitivity towards the music. You just haven't come along the right one yet Gary.
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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #11 on: Mar 25, 2007, 01:16 PM »
Yeah, what Fishy said - You probably just haven't got the right one yet. Also, I appreciate what you're saying about the drummer not being the lead guy and just making as much noise as possible, but in some cases like Lightning Bolt (in the video link above) the drummer is almost definitely the lead musician. I definitely would agree that as a whole the drums aren't the lead instrument but do make a shedload of difference. There's a bunch of bands I've seen live, as I'm sure everyone else who goes to gigs has, but one I went to last night as a good example, the songs they were playing were interesting and could have been a shit-ton better if the drummer didn't seem so scared of leaving a straight 4/4 beat, there was just no creative thought put into it, and it got boring real quick, just felt lazy or something. The straight 4/4 thing definitely isn't bad and works for a shitload of bands depending on what they're trying to do but I think it can let a band down massively. fuck it, I've just got home from work, finished a joint and I'm rambling on. blah blah blah 4/4 blah drums etc.

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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #12 on: Mar 25, 2007, 04:11 PM »
I am quite offended that I come up with something as good as Din Da Da and some douche bag popping to it, and no one notices my genius.

Ok.  I'm sorry for infiltrating your drummers are gods space.  I like drummers.  They were the cornerstone of marching band.  We marched real hard while the drummers drummed.  I was just brass captain and queen of the trombone section.

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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #13 on: Mar 26, 2007, 01:03 PM »
Yeah how dare you infiltrate this gem of a thread with your filthy speak of brass instruments, get out. we don't like your sort round 'ere, it's not a ska forum. Take offence if you like ;)

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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #14 on: Mar 26, 2007, 01:09 PM »
I'm thinking we need a "Double-Ricky" emoticon.

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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #15 on: Mar 26, 2007, 06:19 PM »
Danny Carey :)

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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #16 on: Mar 26, 2007, 09:42 PM »
I kinda play guitar.. so I just started really appreciating drumming recently.

This guy is 'the shit' imo. Ahmir Khalib "?uestlove" Thompson from The Roots..

I don't even like The Roots that much.. but this fella snaps, crackles and pops.
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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #17 on: Mar 27, 2007, 01:33 PM »
Also... the dude from Don Caballero is rather special. Any Don Cab fans on here?

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy5Pvd4Cd7A[/youtube]

That tune is seriously special. Give it a spin peeps.
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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2007, 01:21 PM »
I too am a drummer.  Most impressive display I have ever seen was Buddy Rich performing on the "Muppett Show" back when I was a kid (stop friggin' laughing you assholes).  Yeah, a lot of the newer guys have impressive speed and technique.  ***YAWN***.  That shit was already done to death by the prog-rock movement in the late seventies. It is sterile and boring.  Better off just getting a machine to do it if that is all you look for.  Buddy had just as much speed and unbelievable feel and timing.  He truly was a master.

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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2007, 09:02 PM »
Animal from The Muppet Show.  Always thought he had great chops and spectacular stage presense.
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« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2007, 10:54 PM »
im also a drummer as well as other instruments i play.  my drum instructor did a tour with cheap trick when their drummer was sick, he had all these great pics...  anyways, the best part of having him for a teacher was that he had a kick ass kit all mic'ed up and sounding great and i could play along with anything i wanted on headphones.  once i asked him to play something and he did "limelight" by rush perfectly, each fill and everything. 

right now i play a 1968 ludwig kit with 1964 zildjian cymbals, the finish on the drums is "mod orange" its the exact same kit the doors used on the ed sullivan show.

here's a pic i took
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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2007, 01:26 PM »
Now this is a drummer. Rock and Roll :lol:



Asian Drum Solo TRAVIS BARKER

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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2007, 07:36 PM »
It's called YYZ. I was blown away by the realism too but I don't know what technology he used to create it.
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Fishy,if you get a chance,watch the dvd-Rush in rio and check out peart's drum solo,fucking awesome :)
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« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2007, 07:43 PM »
I've seen that DVD and it's really great. Nice evolution on a drum solo.
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Re: Drummer appreciation topic
« Reply #24 on: Jun 09, 2007, 07:53 PM »
Spinal Tap has had 28 drummers in its illustrious career and they kick ass!