Request Line: Percussion

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Law-abiding Raiders fan, pet owner, Los Angeles resident.
Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

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Good day to you!  Due to time constraints, I wasn’t able to write up a sketch for today’s Request Line.  That’s all right, that’s okay, I’ll write about the madcap adventures of the PRODUCER, CONNOR THE INTERN, DJ 3000, and WHATEVER CRAZY NUTBALL SHOWS UP AS A GUEST HOST some other day.  In the meantime, today’s topic is one that’s been on the burner for a long time: Percussion.  Load up the comments with songs that feature examples of your favorite drumming and other types of percussion.  Songs about percussion are welcome too. I’ll get us started with an example of the work of one of the finest – and maddest – drummers the music world has ever seen: Keith Moon.  Here here is showing off his signature rolls and fills (that’s a drumming thing, right?) on Tommy.

Reminder: In order to post videos so they will show up in comments, you don’t have to mess around with embed codes or anything, just post plain links as such: “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRkkVrlvgkc”.  When you hit refresh it should show up as embedded and you can rock out at your leisure.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
Law-abiding Raiders fan, pet owner, Los Angeles resident.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Pay close attention to the tempo changes.

theeWeeBabySeamus

The Avetts don’t always have percussion, as some of you probably know. And a few years ago abruptly made a switch re: their session/touring drummer due to “contention” among band members. Long sordid story…but it wasn’t his fault.
Jacob Edwards.

theeWeeBabySeamus

And I bring all of that above up in order to complete an odd double shot.
The Avett’s current drummer is Mike Marsh, formerly of Dashboard Confessional.
This is one of my favorite songs to play, and I still mostly can, even with fucked up arm/hand. Yay for slow pace and little technical difficulty.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Always did like Butch Vig.
Plus this one is a good excuse to see Shirley with pink hair.
/loosens pants

laserguru

And this just belongs here.

laserguru

Just follow along with the beat.
Try and keep up.

laserguru

Here’s a young man named Dave Grohl, probably no relation.
By trade he sculpts statues out of stone and he’s also a blacksmith.

He beats these drums like they owe him money.

laserguru

Jerry Marrota.

This song is ALL drum.

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Senor Weaselo

I’m apparently enough of a dick to post minimalism.

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

scotchnaut

Love this lazy, loping drum work in Tennessee Flat Top Box

scotchnaut

A wee bit of the steel drum? Jane says yes.

scotchnaut

David Byrne’s cover of “Don’t Fence Me In”

laserguru

I like the cut of your jib, Scotchy.

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Don T brought this up before, but THIS GUY:

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

SHOTS SHOTS!!

scotchnaut

Didn’t see this one in the comments

scotchnaut

this one is fun