I’m pretty excited to have recognized Karen Carpenter (who, I’ve heard, would have preferred to have stayed a drummer instead of singing…) and I didn’t know any of the others. I don’t usually care about drums or drummers, but one of the great joys of my life was to have seen Sleater-Kinney in concert a few times. Every time I went I was more ‘n’ more mesmerized by Janet Weiss…heckuva powerful presence on the ol’ bongos.
@steelopus Dammit! I knew there was something wrong about any of the white drummers I was thinking of playing on what I knew was a set of timbales… How could I not have thought of ‘El Rey del Timbales’?!?
This was and probably will be the only one of these trivia quizzes I had any chance of winning, and I blew it over a really dumb oversight!
Tito is the only one of them aside from Keith Moon whom I actually have in my music collection, too.
Damn, damn, damn, damn, damn!
@medz ok, I’m gonna slightly amend my grouchy comment from last night. Cymbals definitely suck, and xylophones are dumb as hell. But quads alone aren’t enough. What I really crave is quads + snare + bass…and not too fancy! Just kicking ass.
Sadly, most of what’s on YouTube is a bunch of nonsense, imo. This is pretty good, if a bit fancy:
I’m gonna say something weird now: for the first time in my life, I miss something about high school! Our marching band drummers were awesome peeps, and I miss hanging out with them.
@kdemo@medz At the Christmas thing at the amusement park they had a 4 drummers drumming show. Very cool, 2 of the guys were more into acting and 2 were kick ass drummers. They were all dressed as tin soldiers and three of them had their faces painted pale with red circles on their cheeks like dolls. The fourth had five o’clock shadow, smiled all the time, and was really hot. Thanks for remembering the moms, amusement park.
@EdgarAllenPope@sammydog01 I totally guessed on number 4, but I can state with almost 100% certainty that isn’t Buddy Rich. Rich is a pretty unique looking individual with his freakishly large teeth. I am also skeptical that he would ever use that configuration of drums.