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Poll - Do you like drum solos?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by cgw, Aug 1, 2018.

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  1. Kingsley Fats

    Kingsley Fats Forum Resident

    I don't like unaccompanied solos played on any instrument.
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  2. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk Aging Gracefully...Nope!

    Gilbert Arizona
    I can't say I ever recall being fond of any. I more remember feeling like oh, where did the song to.
  3. Izozeles

    Izozeles Pushing my limits

    Only if it´s a jazz drum solo. And it´s gotta be funky
  4. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    I was just playing this record last night, and what do you know....this happened.

  5. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    I like short drum solos in songs like at the end of Free - Fire and Water.

  6. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Yes if there are 20 drummers and they are on a football field.

    Not a particular fan of drum solos in most music.

    I was in marching band when I was in school, and my brother was captain of the drum line when he was in school, so I'm cool with them on the football field lol. :laugh: :righton:
  7. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Nope. The only drum solo I've ever liked is Ringo's from "The End", and that's mainly because it's so short!
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  8. docwebb

    docwebb Forum Resident

    Drum solos and cowbell became representative of the worst of rock in the late 60s and 70s. I remember a rock critic in Boston
    describing a Ginger Baker Cream solo as sounding like a drunk stumbling through a lumberyard.
  9. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Sure if it is Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, or a jazz drummer worth mentioning in the same breath as them.

    I also enjoyed the drum/percussion duets that Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart did at each Grateful Dead show, sometimes with guests and often with Bob Bralove providing some loops and electronic sounds to augment them.

    Other than that, they are a welcome part of the concert going experience if I am thirsty or need to use the facilities.
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  10. graystoke

    graystoke Forum Resident

    Nope. The only (and I mean ONLY) drum solo I like is Ringo's on The End. And that wasn't even designed as a solo from the start. They just faded down the guitars that seemed to be out of place and hey presto, best drum solo evah!
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  11. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith You fill up my senses, Like a gallon of Magnet..

    Yeah............that's happened. I blame inconsiderate drummers.
  12. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    The only drum solo I've ever seen that was not a cue for me to hit the rest room was by Eric Carr of KISS.
  13. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    It really is. It is memorable enough that millions can sing the whole thing. As much classic drum melody as drum solo in that way.
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  14. MarcS

    MarcS Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Like them way more than bass solos; I usually skip them on recordings but often enjoy them in concert and I've seen some amazing ones live; Ginger Baker, Keith Carlock; Bill Bruford, Neil Peart come to mind.
  15. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    No. It’s always very disappointing when I hear one on a live album, because I know I’m about to be bored for about. 3 to 7 minutes. I always thought I would like to hear a Neil Peart drum solo, because his fills are captivating in and of themselves, but when I heard one on a Rush live album, it was just as boring as anyone else’s. I think what I hate about drum solos is that they are so static. It’s mostly the same repetitive beat for a long time, and if you’re lucky, it will change to a different repetitive beat at some point. The equivalent would be a guitar player deciding to do a solo, but just playing a riff unaccompanied.
  16. Thievius

    Thievius Thingy

    Syracuse, NY
    No. I can't stand them. They're so incredibly boring.
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  17. bluejimbop

    bluejimbop Percussionist

    Castro Valley, CA
    I go to Jazz and Latin shows these days, so, yes.
  18. The Pinhead

    The Pinhead SUDACA ROÑOSO

    Drum solos bore the hell out of me.
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  19. Ginger Ale

    Ginger Ale Snackophile

    New York
    I might add that I don't consider it a 'drum solo' unless it's twenty excruciating minutes a la Toad. So Ringo's short drum riff's, and all others of that nature, do not count. :D
  20. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)

    I absolutely love drums and percussion as I used to play them in school, but I’m not a fan of hearing them in solos. I feel the same way about double bass solos in jazz and I’m a huge fan of this genre (sorry Ron Carter and Dave Holland!). It’s just not my thing.
  21. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
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  22. Aghast of Ithaca

    Aghast of Ithaca Forum Resident

    It's even worse if they get in the limo and head back to the hotel.
  23. VU Master

    VU Master Senior Member

    If jazz, I often like drum solos. If rock, usually not.
  24. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
    One of the several reasons metal has never been my cup of tea is the gratuitous pointless technical skills displays.
  25. California Couple

    California Couple dislike us on facebook

    Newport Beach
    The live 16 minute Toad is probably the only one I ever listen to.
    And the short original Moby Dick.
    And the one on Yessongs.
    But the answer is still No.
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