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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby dontfeartheringo on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:25 am



This is my new favorite song.
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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby jimmy two hands on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:46 am

What are everyone's thoughts on drum machine solos?
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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby dontfeartheringo on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:57 am

jimmy two hands wrote:What are everyone's thoughts on drum machine solos?




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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby dontfeartheringo on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:59 pm



At 9:34, the cymbal stand says "FUCK IT, I'M OUT."


Also, right after that the camera zooms in on the kick drum and you can see where the beater has been hitting the center of the "Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers" logo, WHICH MEANS that at some point, they were on a gig and his batter head fucking broke, so he switched the reso around so they could finish the gig.

He's hitting harder than this wanker:



Fer chrissakes....give it some stick, ponytail boy!

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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby dontfeartheringo on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:16 pm

I'm so tired of bad news and stuff blowing up and photos of people with their legs blown off.

Let's watch men in suits playing calfskin drums for a little while.




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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby dontfeartheringo on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:29 pm

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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby dontfeartheringo on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:50 pm

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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby warlordzephyr on Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:23 pm



about 8 minutes in
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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby Redline on Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:17 pm

Let's watch men in suits playing calfskin drums for a little while.

That was ace, Ringo.

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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby jimmy spako on Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:19 pm

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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby iembalm on Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:53 pm

I saw Crazy Backwards Alphabet at McCabe's many years ago. They came out for one encore and we wouldn't stop our acclaim after they had left the stage for a second time. So Drumbo came back out and said that they had played all of their material, but did we want to hear some drum parts? We did, and he proceeded to just play his parts of a few tunes, including some Beefheart. Not a solo, per se, but it was pretty cool.
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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby Anthony Flack on Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:09 pm

I think on balance it's gotta go to crap. Maybe it's just the implications of the phrase "drum solo".

I mean, drums can play on their own. That's not crap. Drummers can flail around and play loose. That's not crap. Anything that makes sense in a compositional way is not crap. But that moment when the rest of the band shuts up so the drummer can have some kind of glory moment to showcase their technique... meh, circus tricks.
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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby Dovey on Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:43 am

Drum solos that work like most guitar solos (the rest of the band plays something simple or understated while the drummer loses their shit over the top) are far more likely to be tolerable than the more conventional "drums by themselves" solos. Todd Trainer does this very often and it is usually exhilarating.
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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby J. Burns on Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:47 pm

jimmy two hands wrote:What are everyone's thoughts on drum machine solos?


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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:03 pm

I like them better than dum solos.
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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby dontfeartheringo on Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:05 am

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Most fucking "super-drummers" are boring as fuck. Keith Carlock, though. This guy has a point of view and his drums always sound amazing.
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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby lewdjaw on Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:27 am

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Same with guitar, breaks can be cool but full-blown solos are sketchy. As mentioned above, Trainer does the break thing to great effect.
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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:38 pm

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Generally not into unaccompanied solos in a band situation--drum solos in particular--but I really love that this album ends with an extended drum solo.
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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby bishopdante on Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:00 am

With any instrument, you'd need to be bloody good not to be boring to do everything solo, with no other musicians. Doesn't matter which instrument. Piano is probably the only instrument where playing solo is easy / normal (relatively).

Playing solo not just hammering out chops, a stunt, even though that can be semi entertaining. It has to be music.

If we're talking kit drums, almost nobody does that. They're built as an ensemble instrument. Kick, snare, two toms, one crash, one ride, one hihat... 45 minutes... that's going to be limited in range.

On the other hand, if you're allowed to cheat and add a bunch of stuff... particularly a laptop, then it's possible to play a show as a solo drummer, but almost nobody I've come across can or does do that effectively.

I guess you could look at it like this:

Dancing naked in front of people:
– prostitution
– free artistic expression

in 99% of cases, naked dancing is pole dancing.

corollary: for professional dancers, they can look at porno pole dancing as dancing, not porno, so it depends as much on the observer as it does the performer what value the observer is extracting from the performance. There's a way of listening to jimi hendrix which has become all too common, which turns perfectly good music into a complete wank.

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Incidentally, for it to be a real solo, it's not playing a complex lead line. It's everybody else stops, and there's nothing but the instrument in question.

Tambourine solo?

It can be good, but you need the proper middle eastern master percussionist for that to actually be music, but many places in the world run a decent party for about 2hrs per good tambourinist, just laying down beats.

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Same with a lot of buskers, drummers who just sit there all day playing beats, with the occasionall fill, it can work fine.

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Drums and a vocalist, that's far easier to be entertaining with.
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Re: Solo: Drum

Postby Redline on Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:55 am

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I wish more vintage footage of Drumbo existed.
Some of the Captain Beefheart drum parts could be considered solos.
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