Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MortSahlFan, Dec 25, 2020.
Peter Frampton has played drums on some of his studio albums. He must be a fairly competent player.
Axe master Bill Nelson played drums on his band Red Noise's track "Furniture Music", which is coincidentally an excellent example to teach someone to play, drums .
Nick Mason is not even the best drummer in Pink Floyd!
I have seen people proficient on other instruments be absolutely worthless when sitting behind drums. Guess it depends on how one defines "competently". Some people have a good, natural feel from the word go and you might be one of them.
Somebody probably mentioned this but...
Robbie Robertson played drums on ‘Apple Suckling Tree,’ ‘You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere’ and ‘This Wheel’s On Fire.’
Eric Carmen on some of his solo albums.
The Replacements switch instruments for the title track of Hootenanny and it shows. Paul Westerberg on drums.
Just noticed this yesterday. Mike Rutherford playing drums on WhoDunnit?
Here's Adam Levine on drums
On Green by R.E.M. Peter Buck plays drums on track 11.
The Velvet Underground's bassist Doug Yule plays drums on half of the Loaded LP, including Sweet Jane and Rock & Roll. You can hear him sort of glitch a drum fill on the restored bridge of Sweet Jane at 3:31.
GBV guitarist Tobin Sprout plays drums on Bee Thousand's Hot Freaks and Mincer Ray, possibly others.
Ade's original instrument was the drums, IIRC. Clearly, this was pre-Zappa, Bowie, Heads, Crimson.
Check out the excellent Summer Of Soul documentary, where a 19-year-old (!!) Stevie Wonder absolutely KILLS on drums in the opening moments. (There's a half-second in the trailer below at 1:08.)
I already knew Stevie was an amazing drummer who played a lot of his own signature parts (famously "Superstition") but it's still badass to see him doing it live.
Guitarist Pete Cosey plays drums on this Miles Davis track
Beach Boys: The Wanderer
Denny went out front to sing, while Brian played the drums and Al switched to bass
Dave Clarke ( allegedly )
Skip Spence , according to some
Rivers Cuomo plays drums on two songs on the Red Album. He's not too shabby either!
As a drummer I do have to say that this thread is kind of funny, even if it's just dunking on the fact that drummers are often considered the most expendable and least-talented of the band. I can't help but have a love for the instrument, even if it's not respected.
It's like in baseball, when there's a blowout and a fielder comes in to pitch an inning for mopup.
I was watching a documentary on Love, and their drummer seemed to have problems, and was told by Arthur if he screwed up a section in a song, he'd fire him..... That drummer also said Arthur played some drums, not sure if it made it on record, but it could have been replicated later with less seams.
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