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2017-09-30 08:21:03 AM  
 
2017-09-30 09:06:39 AM  
Welvome to the official fficial kickass drummer thread
The Ventures Wipeout live in Japan 1966
Youtube h0b1BK3j16c
 
2017-09-30 09:19:05 AM  
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2017-09-30 10:04:35 AM  
This is a cover, but I like the way it illustrates the song's difficulty (and how insanely technical Meshuggah's Tomas Haake is). The arms are in 4/4 while the legs are simultaneously following the same staccato pattern that the guitar is.

Troy Wright - Meshuggah - Bleed - Live Transcript
Youtube UCZxSoIh7Cg
 
2017-09-30 10:10:43 AM  
I know you're never supposed to read YouTube comments, but I did. And what got me was how so many drummers were amazed/appalled/flabbergasted that Buddy switched from traditional grip to match grip back to traditional grip during this. Many of them act like it was as if Da Vinci was caught using a crayon to color in the Mona Lisa or something.

/ never read the comments, Ray
// I know, I know...
 
2017-09-30 10:31:12 AM  

Man On A Mission: I know you're never supposed to read YouTube comments, but I did. And what got me was how so many drummers were amazed/appalled/flabbergasted that Buddy switched from traditional grip to match grip back to traditional grip during this. Many of them act like it was as if Da Vinci was caught using a crayon to color in the Mona Lisa or something.

/ never read the comments, Ray
// I know, I know...


I watched it twice and couldn't figure out how/when he did the changes. Amazing.
 
2017-09-30 10:50:02 AM  
gene krupa buddy rich drum battle
Youtube BZ5B7yqDYbA
 
2017-09-30 11:06:30 AM  
Great drummer but, man, he was a a-hole.

Obscure Audio 1: Buddy Rich Cursing His Band
Youtube covUesgI6fA
 
2017-09-30 11:21:40 AM  
 
2017-09-30 11:23:59 AM  
His solo in the concert for the Americas was a miracle-- 63 years old and still rolling off suxtuplets like it was nothing. (Sadly, the videos of it seem to have been removed from YouTube.)
 
2017-09-30 11:26:51 AM  

Summoner101: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/BZ5B7yqDYbA]


Apollo Four Forty - Krupa
Youtube r2PB1U9aejc
 
2017-09-30 11:28:13 AM  
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oh, hey guys, what's going on?
 
2017-09-30 12:05:12 PM  

Entertherat: suxtuplets


?
/did you mean sextuplets
 
2017-09-30 12:09:01 PM  
Why is it so easy for virtuosity to be dull?
 
2017-09-30 12:16:00 PM  

mr lawson: Entertherat: suxtuplets

?
/did you mean sextuplets


NO. I MEANT SUXTUPLETS BECAUSE THEY ALL SUCK.
/yes
 
2017-09-30 12:57:00 PM  

Man On A Mission: I know you're never supposed to read YouTube comments, but I did. And what got me was how so many drummers were amazed/appalled/flabbergasted that Buddy switched from traditional grip to match grip back to traditional grip during this. Many of them act like it was as if Da Vinci was caught using a crayon to color in the Mona Lisa or something.

/ never read the comments, Ray
// I know, I know...


I'm amazed when drummers don't eat their drumsticks.
 
2017-09-30 02:24:26 PM  
Buddy Rich Dorchester Hotel part 1
Youtube xqEvufbSY1c

\fun fact:  the saxophonist starting at 0:58, Pat LaBarbera, is my brother's father-in-law
 
2017-09-30 02:46:51 PM  

Cyclonic Cooking Action: Man On A Mission: I know you're never supposed to read YouTube comments, but I did. And what got me was how so many drummers were amazed/appalled/flabbergasted that Buddy switched from traditional grip to match grip back to traditional grip during this. Many of them act like it was as if Da Vinci was caught using a crayon to color in the Mona Lisa or something.

/ never read the comments, Ray
// I know, I know...

I'm amazed when drummers don't eat their drumsticks.


Well, the one's I use are like $12 a set, so I've really had to cut back.
 
2017-09-30 03:00:14 PM  
I find this thread's lack of Bonzo disturbing.
Moby Dick (Live)
Youtube bOfJo5aiINg
 
2017-09-30 03:08:30 PM  

uberalice: Great drummer but, man, he was a a-hole.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/covUesgI6fA]


Meh.  Professionals often take their craft very seriously.
 
2017-09-30 03:49:06 PM  

mooseyfate: uberalice: Great drummer but, man, he was a a-hole.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/covUesgI6fA]

Meh.  Professionals often take their craft very seriously.


Huh? There were many reasons Buddy was an asshole.
 
2017-09-30 03:53:15 PM  

lindalouwho: mooseyfate: uberalice: Great drummer but, man, he was a a-hole.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/covUesgI6fA]

Meh.  Professionals often take their craft very seriously.

Huh? There were many reasons Buddy was an asshole.


Cool.  Were they in the video uberalice posted?
 
2017-09-30 04:06:30 PM  

mooseyfate: lindalouwho: mooseyfate: uberalice: Great drummer but, man, he was a a-hole.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/covUesgI6fA]

Meh.  Professionals often take their craft very seriously.

Huh? There were many reasons Buddy was an asshole.

Cool.  Were they in the video uberalice posted?


*narrows eyes*
 
2017-09-30 04:18:11 PM  

lindalouwho: mooseyfate: lindalouwho: mooseyfate: uberalice: Great drummer but, man, he was a a-hole.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/covUesgI6fA]

Meh.  Professionals often take their craft very seriously.

Huh? There were many reasons Buddy was an asshole.

Cool.  Were they in the video uberalice posted?

*narrows eyes*


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2017-09-30 04:26:38 PM  

uberalice: Great drummer but, man, he was a a-hole.

[YouTube video]


A horn player who had been playing with Buddy Rich for many years came back from vacation to hear a rumour that Buddy had died. He didn't quite believe it, so he phoned Buddy's wife and said "Can I speak to Buddy please?" Buddy's wife said, "I'm sorry, Buddy passed away last week." "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that," he said, and hung up. A couple of hours later, he called her again. "Is Buddy there please?" "No, I'm sorry. Buddy's no longer with us," said Buddy's wife. And hung up the phone. Ten minuted later, he called Buddy's wife again. "Can I speak to Buddy please?" he said. She recognised his voice, and said: "Look, I've told you before, BUDDY'S DEAD!" And slammed down the phone. Two minutes later, and the phone rang again... "Is Buddy at home please?" the horn player asked. Buddy's wife was furious. "I'm not going to tell you again, Buddy is dead.. D. E. A. D. DEAD. Why do you keep ringing me to ask for Buddy???!!!!" He thought for a moment, and said: "I just love hearing you say it."
 
2017-09-30 04:45:54 PM  
I still want to see Animal and Bernard Purdie in a funk battle.
 
2017-09-30 05:11:14 PM  

yakmans_dad: Why is it so easy for virtuosity to be dull?


It's not the virtuosity that's dull.  Think about it...
 
2017-09-30 05:34:56 PM  
Buddy Rich and Ed Shaughnessy Play Drums on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" - 1978
Youtube 1QXdi25469U


Another classic drum battle.
 
2017-09-30 05:59:44 PM  
Animal vs. Harry Belafonte also is a lot of fun.

Harry Belafonte & Animal Drum Solo
Youtube TaXCQ_wZidU
 
2017-09-30 06:12:40 PM  

Man On A Mission: I know you're never supposed to read YouTube comments, but I did. And what got me was how so many drummers were amazed/appalled/flabbergasted that Buddy switched from traditional grip to match grip back to traditional grip during this. Many of them act like it was as if Da Vinci was caught using a crayon to color in the Mona Lisa or something. / never read the comments, Ray // I know, I know...

There are a number of interviews where he flat out says that match grip is the wrong way to play so to see him using it is understandably a bit controversial.

Anyway, amazing drummer thread? I'll just leave this here.


Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize - live (Tilburg, Netherlands) Full Song
Youtube iBfY86cktN0


Gavin Harrison.  17 minutes but worth it
 
2017-09-30 06:52:11 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: This is a cover, but I like the way it illustrates the song's difficulty (and how insanely technical Meshuggah's Tomas Haake is). The arms are in 4/4 while the legs are simultaneously following the same staccato pattern that the guitar is.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/UCZxSoIh7Cg]


LOL, there can never be a great musician thread without the metalheads chiming in that unknown-outside-the-genre Player A is an underappreciated genius that belongs in the discussion of GOAT.
 
2017-09-30 07:08:39 PM  

drewogatory: Incorrigible Astronaut: This is a cover, but I like the way it illustrates the song's difficulty (and how insanely technical Meshuggah's Tomas Haake is). The arms are in 4/4 while the legs are simultaneously following the same staccato pattern that the guitar is.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/UCZxSoIh7Cg]

LOL, there can never be a great musician thread without the metalheads chiming in that unknown-outside-the-genre Player A is an underappreciated genius that belongs in the discussion of GOAT.


Oh, I fully acknowledge that it sounds like white noise and mindless growling to 95% of people. Haake is like Steven Wright- very well known within the community and amongst fellow drummers. It's just a different type of virtuoso drumming.
 
2017-09-30 09:13:11 PM  

Snapper Carr: Man On A Mission: I know you're never supposed to read YouTube comments, but I did. And what got me was how so many drummers were amazed/appalled/flabbergasted that Buddy switched from traditional grip to match grip back to traditional grip during this. Many of them act like it was as if Da Vinci was caught using a crayon to color in the Mona Lisa or something. / never read the comments, Ray // I know, I know... There are a number of interviews where he flat out says that match grip is the wrong way to play so to see him using it is understandably a bit controversial.


Not really controversial.  He said in interviews that there are times where you use one or the other.  What he couldn't stand is drummers that only play match grip.  And here he is!

Buddy Rich on why he doesn't use match grip
Youtube v0V4Aqs2D48


Saw him 3 times live the last 3 years of his life.  One was a month after he had another heart attack.  You couldn't tell watching him on the bandstand.

Speaking of which here is the video of Buddy having a heart attack during his performance.  His daughter Cathy said as soon as he stood up she could tell something was wrong.  Walked offstage and collapsed in the green room.  Sorry for the Facebook link.

https://www.facebook.com/DrummersResource/videos/722243571179936/#

/big Buddy fan.
 
2017-10-01 12:08:29 AM  

Tsar_Bomba1: Snapper Carr: Man On A Mission: I know you're never supposed to read YouTube comments, but I did. And what got me was how so many drummers were amazed/appalled/flabbergasted that Buddy switched from traditional grip to match grip back to traditional grip during this. Many of them act like it was as if Da Vinci was caught using a crayon to color in the Mona Lisa or something. / never read the comments, Ray // I know, I know... There are a number of interviews where he flat out says that match grip is the wrong way to play so to see him using it is understandably a bit controversial.

Not really controversial.  He said in interviews that there are times where you use one or the other.  What he couldn't stand is drummers that only play match grip.  And here he is!

[YouTube video]

Saw him 3 times live the last 3 years of his life.  One was a month after he had another heart attack.  You couldn't tell watching him on the bandstand.

Speaking of which here is the video of Buddy having a heart attack during his performance.  His daughter Cathy said as soon as he stood up she could tell something was wrong.  Walked offstage and collapsed in the green room.  Sorry for the Facebook link.

https://www.facebook.com/DrummersResource/videos/722243571179936/#

/big Buddy fan.


Ah, that's the concert of the Americas solo I was referring to! Thanks muchly.
 
2017-10-01 12:36:07 AM  
As impressed as I am with Buddy Rich, I am also impressed at how well they were able to sinc Animals movements to the drum beats.  I doubt that he was really responsible for those sounds, but it appeared his limbs were moving in rhythm and even hitting the right drums in the right order in rapid succession.  And this was with late 70s early 80s tech, so it wasn't like he was a computer driven robot.
 
2017-10-01 06:39:54 AM  
I'm really not familiar with Buddy Rich, but I did see that on the Muppet Show when it was new.
 
2017-10-01 10:22:48 AM  

winedrinkingman: As impressed as I am with Buddy Rich, I am also impressed at how well they were able to sinc Animals movements to the drum beats.  I doubt that he was really responsible for those sounds, but it appeared his limbs were moving in rhythm and even hitting the right drums in the right order in rapid succession.  And this was with late 70s early 80s tech, so it wasn't like he was a computer driven robot.


The Muppets were moved by talented comics. Not just technicians. Watch Kermit's introduction and note the brilliantly timed movements of his head as he's trying to keep track of all the off-screen noises.
 
2017-10-01 10:53:13 AM  
Buddy Rich is more famous for being a dick a-hole than a musician.
 
2017-10-01 12:37:34 PM  

craigdamage: Buddy Rich is more famous for being a dick a-hole than a musician.


Meh the average person knows nothing more about bands/artists they listen to beyond their albums and/or performances.
 
2017-10-01 04:25:31 PM  

craigdamage: Buddy Rich is more famous for being a dick a-hole than a musician.


Went to a Buddy Rich concert in the early '70s, and Rich lived up to his reputation with a clever, sneering put-down of the concert promoter who was mike-hogging on stage. Won't bore with details, but it was basically "STFU already."  Good show, though, and I'm not a big drums fan (long story).
 
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