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Let’s Hear It for the Drummer

So far, we’ve done frontmen, guitar solos, piano, sax, and harmonica parts. But you just can’t rock without a drummer to roll with. So let’s hear it for your favorite drummers and the songs you like with best drums. It can be a drum solo, or a song with great drumming and fills and thrills. (Sorry, I don’t know the technical terms. ☹️ ) Your song and your drummer, so go for it!  

 

My first pick does include a solo, and one of the best I’ve ever heard -

 

The Kids Are Alright  -  The Who

with the incomparable Keith Moon

 

https://youtu.be/BRCw9qmG12M

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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The Witch Queen of New Orleans, Redbone,

Peter DePoe

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The Mule - Deep Purple

 

Happy 74th Birthday to Ian Paice!

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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I me mine, Fab 4️⃣, Sir Ringo

On this song, the tempo changes

often from low to high then back

again. Ringo’s drumming is superb

in this fav song of mine 🎼4️⃣

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Rick Allen - Def Leppard

 

Joined the band in '78 when he was 15. Car accident in '84. Severed his left arm, reattached, but had to amputate due to infection. The band didn't replace him. He relearned to play and had a special drum kit made. 

 

I like this one "Desert Song" - Def Leppard. Rick Allen said it was his favorite to play. Couldn't find a video of this song with him live though. ( Attn: There is a video of this song that says it is live, but is poor quality and I doubt it is Def Leppard it just says Desert Song so beware). There are videos of some of his solos, if you care to search. There are also newer band tour video's out.

 

Desert Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEp798SRgQk&list=OLAK5uy_lbYSJCrRycROy6EBefq9Bbaafi2XFSPBc&index=96 

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I read about him years ago. Amazing story 

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Going Mobile, The Who, Keith Moon

Could list every song probably but this

is a personal fav of mine. He was just

out of this world on the drums 🎼💜

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I gotta put in a drummer that put a smile on my face all the time for whatever song.

"Animal" from the Muppets.

  (Ronnie Verrell was behind most of Animal's actual drumming until he passed away in 2002)

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In 1970 the band Alexander Rabbitt released an album The Hunchback Of Notre Dame.

I saw them open that year for the Guess Who at St John Terrells Music Circus in Lambertville NJ. The band was awesome. On the title song they had two drummers playing in sync. I know the one drummer was Alan Fowler but not sure about the second one. For some reason, the band was overlooked. If you get the opportunity take a listen, you won't be disappointed.

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Good to hear from you again @BobH07 .

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King Crimson-21st Century Schizoid Man, Michael Giles

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White Room, Cream, Ginger Baker

This song showcases the amazing skill

of one of the best drummers ever 🎼💜

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Everlong  -  Foo Fighters / Taylor Hawkins on drums

https://youtu.be/9ah8X1Yhv6Q

 

Rock And Roll  - Foo Fighters /  Led Zep cover

Dave Grohl on Drums, Taylor Hawkins on vocals

https://youtu.be/SbNVIPAABgw


Adding one more, a favorite, and Taylor just nailed it perfectly. 

Best Of You  -  Foo Fighters

https://youtu.be/qnIwCsQYoEc

 

 

Two of the best.  RIP Taylor.

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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we should remember Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich.. 2 of the pioneers who brought drumming up front.. I still love these guys..

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Love Shack, B-52’s, Keith Strickland

This signature song from the group is so

upbeat and so much fun to listen to. Keith’s 

drumming makes the song great. It is my

fav song of theirs 🎼💜

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Kenny Aronoff. It would be easier to name the artists that he hasnt played with. The list is endless. Mellencamp,Mccartny,Sting,BonJovi to name a few,plus hes the go-to sessions guy. Love watching him drum.

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Somebody To Love  -  Queen / Roger Taylor 


I like how musical his drumming style is, and this is a good example, though there are many. This is one of my favorite Queen songs. But for sheer rock-n-roll, Brighton Rock and Flick Of The Wrist are excellent choices. 


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Almost hear you sigh, Stones,

Charlie Watts

It’s not just his impeccable drumming, it’s the

way he does it. This song features amazing 

guitar from Keith and of course Mick. One of

my fav Stones tunes that cements why they

are one of the greatest rock bands ever. And

also how much I miss Charlie Watts 😥

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Who’ll Stop The Rain  -  CCR / Doug Clifford

 

Superb drumming throughout, fills, textures and tones. One of my favorites. 


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I dont know how I could have forgotten about Doug Clifford ! Thanks for the reminder..

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Who loves you, Four Seasons, Gerry Polci

He also did back up vocals as well on this

amazing high energy song

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Heart of the Sunrise-Yes, Alan White

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Burn - Deep Purple / Ian Paice

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Baba O’ Riley-The Who, Keith Moon

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All I need is a miracle, Mike&the

Mechanics, Peter Van Hooke

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Kashmir-Led Zeppelin, John Bonham

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Hush, Deep Purple, Ian Paice

Have always loved this song and

Ian was electric here 🎼💜

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In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins

 

https://youtu.be/G82VUCzrhQo

Possibly one of the best known and most iconic drum fills in rock.

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Absolutely one of the best 🎼💜

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Fire on high, ELO, Bev Bevan

He also does the intro, which is

spoken backwards. Bevan is in

excellent, high energy form on

this great instrumental song 

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