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Great drum solos....

Razz

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I love this guy.....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgaD54YcXpA[/youtube]
 

Yesfan70

I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv
Famous
Watching that, you can see how much of an influence he truly was to Neil Peart. Buddy's also one of my brother's big influences.


I have a CD of Buddy (and other "bad celebrity moments") going off on his band after a gig. The guy is a perfectionist and has one hell of a temper.
 

Flint

Dog Faced Pony Soldier
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Buddy Rich was a drum GAWD because he was able to perform acts which blew away both drummers (even expert drummers) while still appearing cool and amazing to laypeople. Most of the best drummers are only impressive to other drummers, like Steve Gadd, Stewart Copeland, Vinnie Caluetto (SP?) and the like. Drummers drummers are usually the best in the world, but they tend not to impress non-drummers.
 

Yesfan70

I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv
Famous
Flint said:
......Drummers drummers are usually the best in the world, but they tend not to impress non-drummers.


I think that's because they are not "flashy" or anything like your Tommy Lees. I remember back in the late 80s how everyone that liked Motley Crue would go on about Tommy Lee's drum solos. The most impressive thing to them was how he had his drum gear mounted on that Ferris wheel type contraption.


It looks cool and all, but doesn't really showcase his talent or anything, imo, like with the Buddy video.
 

PaulyT

Behind the Curtain
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Vinnie Colaiuta. See, a non-drummer has heard of him. ;)
 

Razz

Well-Known Member
This one is SICK!!!!

Buddy again...the second half shows his speed.. he's so fast it looks like the damn video is sped up!



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWrxHP36N1Q[/youtube]


thanks Pauly!
 

Botch

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Meh.

Somewhere, in a church basement in the Midwest, lurks...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItZyaOlrb7E[/youtube]

:laughing-rolling: (I can't remember if I've posted that here before or not...)
 

Randy

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Buddy Rich is SICK. Don't forget in the first video, he did all of that in a 3 piece suit and tie. At least in the second video you could see hime sweating a bit, indicating that he was in fact human and not a machine.

Buddy Rich has more talent in his left hand than a lot of drummers I know have in their entire bodies. In the first video he does a one handed (right hand) roll between toms. I remember seeing Steve Smith do that in Journey video years ago when I was still in high school and thaought that was the coolest thing I had ever seen. I told onw of my friends who was an aspiring drummer and he said it couldn't be done. Silly kids...
 

Randy

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I know it will never be compared to Buddy Rich as far as technical ability or anything else, but this is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Every time I see them in Concert and every time I put on the Changes concert DVD.

Godsmack- Batalla Los Tambores

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvjuG_jMF6I[/youtube]

It actually started out as a song and they just decided to make it into the drum solo thing they do now. They change it every tour at the end when they play bits of other songs, paying homage to some of their favorite tunes.
 

Flint

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I watched that Godsmack thing. It is entertaining, but nothing technically challenging about it. Sure, playing double bass drum fast is cool, but tens of thousands of drummers can do that these days. Other than that, they are just pandering to the audience with making faces and riding on remote controlled platforms.
 

Randy

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Flint said:
I watched that Godsmack thing. It is entertaining, but nothing technically challenging about it. Sure, playing double bass drum fast is cool, but tens of thousands of drummers can do that these days. Other than that, they are just pandering to the audience with making faces and riding on remote controlled platforms.

All of which I stated in my legal disclaimer at the top of my post.

"I know it will never be compared to Buddy Rich as far as technical ability or anything else, but this is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Every time I see them in Concert and every time I put on the Changes concert DVD."

I do however think it is very entertaining and a far out headbangin rock and roll good time in concert. They change the end every tour and play bits of different tunes, so it is interesting to see what they will do if you have seen them many times like I have.
 

Flint

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Oh, I understand the attraction... I love the drum duets Chester Thompson and Phil Collins perform on their tours. Usually they are just interesting as a drummer, but for entertainments value they are very good.
 

Randy

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Ya, I know Chester and Phil were doing that a long time before these guys started it. I would have loved to have seen one of those shows live.
 

Flint

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRiZNOvC5J8[/youtube]

This is more for drummers, but it should still impress the fans.
 
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