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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by johnny k, Nov 29, 2019.
buddy recorded both drum solos, that is animal and himself.
But buddy was one of a kind and didn t take things seriously.
Buddy was a tool! But and interesting one! Be fun to be around for the first couple drinks and then get the heck out!
And get fired from the band !
I wished buddy could hear my band rehearse. Man.....
He was one of the 2 best drummers that ever lived according to HIS words (the other is Carl Palmer), but he was an absolute unmitigated jerk. If he had spoken to me like he spoke to his band members (YouTube Buddy Rich bus rant) the little shrimp woulda been buying new teeth, & I woulda been buying a bus ticket home.
Buddy never missed an opportunity to talk too much.
As a drummer - fantastic.
As a personality - idiotic.
Devo called, they want their hair back.
My friend Kelly’s mom dated Buddy.
She said he was funny, confident/arrogant, and a smart perfectionist.
He was also a martial artist.
Guys like him are literally one in a million.
A-types, and the A could stand for lots of things, often know how to get their vision done.
That ability often leaves a body count.
A previous poster on this thread mentioned that he would kick Buddy’s ass for his abusive behavior.
I’d say, pack a lunch, the man hit things for a living.
Has anybody ever seen the footage of Buddy playing while he's literally having a heart attack???
I can't help but think that Buddy Rich was having us all on there with the shtick about hating country music and cowboy music.
I think he was trying to press George Lindsay's buttons, just to get a rise out of him, and then went on and on about it when George refused to take the bait.
Re; criticizing Glen Campbell.
As a central figure and guitarist with The Wrecking Crew, he played on such diverse recordings as:
The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"
Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried"
Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night"
Elvis Presley's "What'd I Say"
The Monkee's entire catalog. Too many to list here.
Roger Miller's "Dang Me"
The Beach Boys "Caroline No", and just about half of the album Pet Sounds.
Buddy Rich was a fantastic drummer.
But he was a serious jerk.
Buddy's style isn't really "star trek". He is from the 50s and 60s jazz and beatnik era where turtle necks were popular and his hair style might not be a tribute to Spock. It might just be what was popular in the group he ran with.
He was a SERIOUS jazz musician. He mentions this after his stated dislike of Country music. He names most of the jazz greats of his era.
That's what he listened to and those people are who he admired and respected. People like him who studied music relentlessly and mastered their instrument. People like Buddy, and there were many other jazz musicians who felt the same, had no patience for "under achievers". If one didn't go to the limit and learn and study and practice their instrument, then they weren't really serious musicians. So, it's easy for me to understand where he was coming from with his comments. But so what if he made them? You have to remember when he said this. It was his right to have an opinion and if it rubbed a few people the wrong way then they didn't have to come to his shows or buy his records. There wasn't a social media police criticizing people for every off color comment or for stating what you thought about certain things.
It's a bad idea to look at interviews like this from approx. 50 years ago and compare them to what is socially acceptable today. All it does is stir people up for the wrong reasons. It's better just to watch videos like that and disregard things he may have said that bother you today. He wasn't that outrageous for that era.
And as far as Country music goes, in my opinion it has turned into nothing more than formula music written and performed by people who all sing the same, look the same and write the same cliché filled lyrics. Of course there are exceptions, but not many. Most of the Country music on the country music channels is fast food music.
I wish some great country artists would reemerge. I miss all the great singers and players and their classic songs. Country music is the blues of the working man. It had emotion and soul.
Hell, I miss outlaw country too. Waylon, Merle, Johnny, George Jones, even the early Steve Earle stuff.
Who cares what he ever said? His astonishing drumming always speaks louder.
Very many drummers cite that Muppet show appearance by Buddy as the epiphany that made them want to play drums.
ps the Animal character. Based on Moony or Bonham? Or both.
And if he wasn't a jerk, he was a brilliant, very dry comic actor.
Tell ‘em Buddy.
They were not worthy.
Regarding Buddy’s hair, he wore a “rug”.
do you mean that buddy rich considered Carl Palmer a great drummer?
And I’ve always considered Carl Palmer as one of the luckiest guys in show business.
But buddy is a great drummer so we should take his word for it? Because he could judge a great drummer? Whatever…