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There was some gushing on another thread recently about Bonham's fills on "Fool in the Rain"--what are your OMFG moments when it comes to GOOD DRUMMING?

Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way": the whole section during the verse where he uses the toms to establish the beat, it builds a great tension before the chorus

ZZ Top - "Cheap Sunglasses": during the chorus (the 'oh yeah' part), he does this tumbling fill that sort of lags behind the vocals and the riff

Five Stairsteps - "Ooh Child": the drumming on this song is in general totally amazing but when the coda hits ('right now') you can hear him pick up the intensity a bit and it drives the song home

Black Sabbath - "The Wizard": the cowbell! so expertly placed

Yes - "Heart of the Sunrise": the section after they come out of the introductory riff, when it's just Bruford and Squire--probably my favorite drumming ever in that one little section

(this might have been done before but I can't find anything)

Lynco (lync0), Sunday, 17 September 2006 15:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Queen - Roger's Mini-Solo in "Dragon Attack"

musicjohn73 (musicjohn73), Sunday, 17 September 2006 15:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ringo's cracking intro and fills on "Rain" pretty much defines everything I have ever wanted my own (sequenced/keyboarded) drumming to sound like. Not quite there yet!

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 17 September 2006 15:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh. And "Stand and Deliver" of course! Never heard a better creation of momentum through percussion.

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 17 September 2006 15:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The (idiotically simple) drum pattern throughout The Cure - The Figurehead, for being the default 'how I bang the desk' setting when i was but a wee bairn.

The (slightly less simple) drum pattern that breaks out 8:44 into The Mars Volta's 'Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus'.

The Fiery Furnaces' 'Chris Michaels' and 'Cousin Chris' feature some orgasmic fills.

And Tool to thread, obv.

Space Gourmand (Haberdager), Sunday, 17 September 2006 15:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

deerhoof

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Sunday, 17 September 2006 16:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The intro to 'Territory' by Sepultura. Igor Cavelera totally made that band.

chap who would dare to start Raaatpackin (chap), Sunday, 17 September 2006 16:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Stevie Wonder: The intro to "Isn't She Lovely"

I am well-known on ILM for not being mainly into grooves and rhythm, but I have to say nevertheless that the interplay between bass, drums and rhythm guitar on "Good Times" is rather impressive.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 17 September 2006 16:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Is that the Spiritualized 'Good Times'? The Stone Roses 'Good Times'? Or another one that hasn't sprung to mind yet?

Space Gourmand (Haberdager), Sunday, 17 September 2006 16:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yes - "Heart of the Sunrise": the section after they come out of the introductory riff, when it's just Bruford and Squire

OTMFM. I remember someone somewhere on this board referring to Bruford's fills on that part as "professorial" - and not in a pejorative way.

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Sunday, 17 September 2006 16:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"She's a Mover" by Big Star. Also "Daisy Glaze," after the organ (mellotron?) cuts out and the second section begins.

King-a-Ling (King-a-Ling), Sunday, 17 September 2006 16:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Is that the Spiritualized 'Good Times'? The Stone Roses 'Good Times'? Or another one that hasn't sprung to mind yet?

I think you are missing the most obvious one here. :)

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 17 September 2006 16:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think you are missing the most obvious one here. :)

James Brown -- "Funky Drummer"!!!

King-a-Ling (King-a-Ling), Sunday, 17 September 2006 16:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i'm such a nerd but on the second's out version of afterglow by genesis, there's the best fill in the world at the end when the song is almost over, just listen to it, you'll know it when you hear it

ss sleepingbag (sleepingbag), Sunday, 17 September 2006 19:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Thanks for mentioning Bill Bruford. That man HATED playing repetitive patterns, he was always playeing differently from measure to measure. And as a result, you never really stop being surprised by how good he is.

Squirrel_Police (Squirrel_Police), Monday, 18 September 2006 00:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Bruford's best moment is the almighty Nintendo-esque bass/drum/keyboard groove that kicks in 14:13 into CTTE.

The drum solo in Talk Talk's 'Desire' kinda owns this thread, though. As does The Secret Machines' 'First Wave Intact' in its Josh Garza-powered entirety. And, unbelievably, Blur's unknown early song 'Slow Down', from Leisure, features some insane stuff from Dave Rowntree in the extended middle eight (I think the song was written, and named, for him).

Space Gourmand (Haberdager), Monday, 18 September 2006 00:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Y'know, I've never heard Nintendoesque used in a musical context, but I like it. Nintendoesque.

Squirrel_Police (Squirrel_Police), Monday, 18 September 2006 00:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Well, you see what I mean about that bit, doncha? It's a bit like that bit just before the climax of 'Perpetual Change', when Yes decide to go all games-console on our asses.

Better still, this was before games consoles even existed!

Space Gourmand (Haberdager), Monday, 18 September 2006 00:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine refers to that (the part of Close to the Edge) as the "robot surfing" part.

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Monday, 18 September 2006 00:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Well, whatever it reminds people of, it's incredible. It would also feature in an equivalent bass guitar thread, as Chris Squire appears to be pulling off impossible feats of dexterity under Bruford's percussive wonderment. Perhaps he is the robot to whom your friend refers...

Space Gourmand (Haberdager), Monday, 18 September 2006 00:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the little drum breakdowns in king loser's 'comeback 76'

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Monday, 18 September 2006 00:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Now, let's talk Bitches Brew:

1) Pharaoh's Dance - the opening groove. I love the way the kick is almost exclusively on the upbeats, and it has such a distinct pitch. And the snare and hi-hat are so light and tasty.

2) Spanish Key - that shit is FONKY and even Diddy noticed

3) Miles Runs the Voodoo Down - I'm always trying to imitate this style - underplaying and rarely hitting more than one surface at once

4) Double Image (from complete BB sessions) - so deceptively simple again, but so great. I love the way the drums, but really the whole band, plays with the beat in a very elastic way.

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Monday, 18 September 2006 00:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I also love the beat from What I Say on Live Evil. That rapid snare-kick-snare-kick-snare thing always gets me.

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Monday, 18 September 2006 00:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hugo Burnham : Guns Before Butter
Jaki Leibzeit : Quantum Physics--ambient drumming
the intro to the Mekons Were Were You: the best snare drum ever, followed by the best kick drum ever
Robert Gotobed : Blessed State--king of the hi-hat 'n' snare

nerve pylon (flat_of_angles), Monday, 18 September 2006 01:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Elvin Jones' drumming on "Afro Blue" off of Live at Birdland when Coltrane comes back in is some of the most intense and exciting drumming I have ever heard. Elvin just accelerates everything to another level and JC just takes the soprano for a ride. It is really amazing.

Earl Nash (earlnash), Monday, 18 September 2006 01:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

On the intro to the Minutemen's "Nature Without Man", George Hurley kicks some major ass. The really hard snare TAP TAP that ends his first little tom fill and then the way he just barely seems to skim the hi-hat after the second is fucking KILLER!!! Hurley is seriously my favorite drummer. When I heard the intro to that song, I knew I loved the Minutemen.

regular roundups (Dave M), Monday, 18 September 2006 01:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i was eleven when i first heard dave grohl's ba-dum da-ba-dum da-ba-dum da-ba-dum in the second bar of "smells like teen spirit." it sounds ridiculous to say that that half a bar of drumming changed my life but...

Godfrzej Ljang (godfrzej), Monday, 18 September 2006 01:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Well, if you want to go early, one of the first drum parts that made an impression on me was the Come Together fill that follows the riff each time (dikita-dikita-dukita-dum)

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Monday, 18 September 2006 01:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

George Hurley was so incredible. The minutemen were wound tighter than a rawhide rattle. Also see firehose.

Squirrel_Police (Squirrel_Police), Monday, 18 September 2006 01:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Recommendations where to start with fIREHOSE much appreciated.

regular roundups (Dave M), Monday, 18 September 2006 01:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The good news with fIREHOSE is that if you like one of their records, you will probably like them all. I'd say start with Ragin' Full On or Flying the Flannel.

Earl Nash (earlnash), Monday, 18 September 2006 02:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

sly dunbar's intro to "money in my pocket"

oops (Oops), Monday, 18 September 2006 03:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The intro to "Man is not a bird" on Broadcast's "Haha sound".

ross m (Snorb), Monday, 18 September 2006 03:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

broadcast's "message from home" has that beat i don't know how to describe but really like.

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Monday, 18 September 2006 03:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Vitamin C

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Monday, 18 September 2006 03:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's basically a rip of Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud), but it's a good one.

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Monday, 18 September 2006 03:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Lordy, forgot about that one. With removal of all personal bias, I'd say Hurting wins thread so far.

Space Gourmand (Haberdager), Monday, 18 September 2006 06:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Jeffrey Wegener of Laughing Clowns: opening of 'Theme from "Mad Flies, Mad Flies"', 'Every Dog Has Its Day', the long instrumental bits at the end of 'Laughter Round the Table' and 'When What You See'. The way he builds it up in the last bit of the latter song is breathtaking.

"His Wife Refused", from David Byrne's The Catherine Wheel; Yogi Horton's playing on this track is not to be believed, especially the fills, which are unlike anything else I've heard.

scriblerus (mike lynch), Monday, 18 September 2006 07:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ps i can't believe I'm the first person to mention Wegener.

scriblerus (mike lynch), Monday, 18 September 2006 08:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I love Topper Headon's series of 5-6 little drum rolls near the end of "Washington Bullets." He's playing completely against the rhythm but then hits the downbeat right on the money when it comes back around.

Jim M (jmcgaw), Monday, 18 September 2006 11:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

James Brown -- "Funky Drummer"!!!

Well, I have learned to accept that the groove itself was a good one, but the snare sound sounded annoyingly old-fashioned in the early 90s.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Monday, 18 September 2006 11:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ten years pass...

the B sections of link wray's "the black widow"

Karl Malone, Monday, 17 July 2017 03:40 (four months ago) Permalink

James Brown -- "Funky Drummer"!!!
Well, I have learned to accept that the groove itself was a good one

lol at Geir and at the same time a weird nostalgia for that bullshit

Karl Malone, Monday, 17 July 2017 03:48 (four months ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/wA63cbWk5AI

808 state - flow coma (afx remix)

this track kinda hooked me into aphex twin.. the sticky funk and energised pulse of it. primarily the less cluttered moments of his tracks (where there's more space) are what draw me in, like when the hi-hats are muted (intro, and tail-end) on AFX Acid 04 (analord)

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 17 July 2017 04:21 (four months ago) Permalink

The way Greg Saunier (generally) rears up and readies to pounce on an instant, on various tracks. the first track of Reveille, for example - you can feel his anticipation as the track builds, it's really charged and alive. almost like my friend's dog, when you grab her attention with a tasty morsel (or anything), holding it up above your head and twitching it to suggest the release.. the way she shuffles her weight on her front feet, with eager anticipation. well, not necessarily like a dog. but, you know

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 17 July 2017 04:34 (four months ago) Permalink

*pounce on an instance, or a moment of release

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 17 July 2017 04:36 (four months ago) Permalink

broadcast man is not a bird

funky drum fill mixed with clanging chimes, OK by me

Paisley Window Pane (Ross), Monday, 17 July 2017 04:44 (four months ago) Permalink


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