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Songs You Like Only for the Drums

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Hoodster, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. Hoodster

    Hoodster Friend of Leo's

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    I thought of this thread today when I heard “When the Levee Breaks” come on the radio. I grew up listening to Led Zeppelin in the 70s and never cared for the song, finding it too repetitive and monotonous. Flash forward 40 years or so and I love it for the incredible, thunderous drum groove.

    What song will you listen to JUST for the drums?
     
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    Also from Zep, Dyer Maker
    That was about the coolest thing ever when I first heard it in the seventh grade.
     
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    "Good Morning, Good Morning" on Sgt. Pepper, which has Ringo on drums, and McCartney on a second bass drum. I remember watching an interview with Ringo where he said (this is a paraphrase), "They would play me a recording, and tell me to make the drums sound like that. I would say to John, 'But there are two drummers on that recording.' To which he replied, 'Don't let that stop you!'" :lol:
     
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    I often listen to Zeppelin just for the drums.
     
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    Three Dog Night's "Joy To The World" has a great drum groove. I think their guy's name was Floyd Snead. (Beyond the drum part, I never cared too much for the tune.) Unfortunately, more recent "re-mixes" of the song have the drum part buried WAY in the background. I think the following mix is where the drums are more prominent...

     
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    I don't think I love any song JUST for the drums, but I LOVE the drums ( and everything!) In "WAR PIGS"
    - what a song!!

     
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    I'm a drummer and can't think of any songs I like JUST for the drums.

    What sprang to mind for a song defined by the drums is Bill Withers, "Use Me" where the drums are the central musical focus.

     
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    Hard to believe this got played on the radio in 1971.
     
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    “Wild Side”
     
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    This type of music usually doesn't land on my radar, but these drums are HOT. Vocals and bass are decent, too. Not sure about the lyrics.

     
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    Just about ANYTHING with Bill Bruford.....THE most musical drummer ever.
    That said, I'm a fan of Phil Collins, going back to Selling England By The Pound.
    Here he is solo.....the drums carry this song.
     
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    I feel similarly about this one.

     
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    Not a popular opinion, but the only thing I really like about David Bowie's Let's Dance album is Tony Thompson's drumming.
     
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    Oh, and this one's really great, too. I've made my contribution to the thread; I'll stop posting now. :cool:

     
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    Thissun comes to mind quite quickly:

     
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    I like other things about the songs but the simple answers are In-A-Gada-Da-Vida and Wipe Out.
     
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    This is obscure I know,

    but if you Allman Brothers fans, want to hear two drummers ( Butch Trucks and Jaimoe) absolutely cookin' in an all-out, jazz-rock rumble, you have to check out
    "Mountain Jam" from Live at Ludlow Garage.
    Their solo is mind-blowing, followed by an insane 6-minute Berry Oakley bass ( with drums) solo. How the band did not die after playing this, is beyond me!

    ( this version to me though raw, is ABB instrumental perfection)
     
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    I'll 2nd this!
     
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    Those were the two I was going to suggest, so add my vote. 15 minute drum solo!
     
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