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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BigDaddyLH, Apr 8, 2020.
Rick Beato is *really* into Steve Gadd and Steely Dan, and I agree!
Not really #1 favorite but - I recently listened to Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida in headphones again for the first time in 50+ years. Just once. Still pretty cool.
Least favorite - anything by Don Brewer.
IIRC that was Ron Bushy.
That's funny I was going to mention Steve Gadd and his iconic drumming throughout
of Paul Simon 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover!
The song begins with his unique drum thang.
The intro to the Breeders song "Cannonball" is my favorite. A close second may be the snare break on J. Geils "Angel is a Centerfold." All other drum solos are really unnecessary.
Well, except for maybe Phil Collins solo on "In The Air Tonight." I'll give him a pass for that one.
Danny Carey is an octopus.
Dogs Part 2 by the Who (Keith Moon) was my favorite when I was a rock-lovin’ kid.
Moon the Loon went nuts on it.
It was the flip side of I’m Free, and as far as I know, did not appear on any albums till long after it’s release.
As an adult, Steve Gadd’s work on 50 Ways.
Least favorite, hmmm.
Ron Bushy’s (Iron Butterfly) Inna Gadda Da Vida.
Since I can play it, and I’m not a drummer, it rates, to quote Elvis Costello “less than zero” with me.
Favorite: Mike Shrieve at Woodstock. Standard 4 piece set, two cymbals and a high-hat.
No power drums.
Least favorite: Ringo Starr's on The End (Ron Bushy inspired).
I like the drum intro to "Ain't that a Shame" on Cheap Trick at Budokan
I was studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston when the Aja album was released in 1977. My harmony instructor rushed into the classroom holding up the album exclaiming 'Holy $h*t, you guys gotta hear this!!!' He played the album and we were all floored. He got behind the piano and said "Smoke 'em if you got 'em 'cause we're going to analyze this!" (It was ok to smoke in the classrooms back then.) That was one of the most exciting days in my musical life and I will never forget it. Not only was the album a masterpiece, it offered us a respite from listening to Giant Steps over and over. (I love Coltrane but after 1,000 times...) Thanks for posting it!
Any of Charlie Watts' solos will do me.
When I was a youngster I thought this was pretty good.
Joe Morello in Castillian Drums. Dave Brubeck Quartet, Carnegie Hall, 1963. I have never heard any other drum solo come close to being this good.
Another vote for Michael Shrieve soloing on Soul Sacrifice at Woodstock. I heard this many years after the fact but when I did I thought, "that's how you play drums".
Favorite: John Bonham - Moby Dick
Least Favorite: Anything from Peter Criss
I'm not that in to long drum solos but do appreciate excellent drumming when I hear it. Like this for example.
Won't get fooled again, The Who, right at the end of the song how it comes out of the percussive nature of the keyboard and builds excitement, controlled chaos and then the rest of the band hits you. I liked it because it wasn't Keith saying look what I can do. It was how can I make this song better.
I prefer drummers and their bands to specific drum solos, while the drummer lines that are stuck in my head are not solo based or found on youtube.
Live Trane is not for everybody but John, McCoy and Elvin are like where I learned to talk, man.
Gotta forgive the recorded tenor tone, not my favorite sounds...