Friday, September 21, 2012
"Give The Drummer Some Pt. 2" : THE WEEKEND MIX
I was pleasantly surprised by how many readers didn't call for my head over my remarks about the "Mighty" Max Weinberg's playing. Comments are still coming in and while many good points are being made, I stand by what I said, though I do regret using the phrase, "pretty terrible drummer." That's just not true. Max is not a terrible drummer. But, his playing irks me more than it doesn't, and I still feel he's got some major issues with tempo.
As I said in the comments, I'm not looking for Bill Bruford fills in "Adam Raised A Cain." I just expect a drummer to not speed up or slow down the song as he keeps time. My problem with Max is that I notice those imperfections more times than I should. I notice it with Max more than any other drummer I've listened to.
That said, I've got drumming on my mind and this mix proves it. You will be familiar with some of what's here. Every drummer represented offers something I love on the kit. The drummer's name follows the artist's name. I did this once before. It's here.
Duck Feathers (edit)- Donald harrison Jr. (Ricky Sebastian)
Fool In The Rain (Isolated Drum Track)- Led Zeppelin (John Bonham)
Big'Uns Get The Ball Rolling- Stanton Moore (Stanton Moore)
Chinatown- Thin Lizzy (Brian Downey)
Rain- The Beatles (Little Ricky Ricardo)
Might Just Take Your Life- Deep Purple (Ian Paice)
The Horse -Booker T. & The MGs- (Al Jackson Jr.)
King Harvest-The Band (Levon Helm)
That's Neat, That's Nice- NRBQ (Tom Ardolino)
What Is The Reason-The Rascals (Dino Danelli)
Watcher Of The Skies (Rare Single Mix)-Genesis (Phil Collins)
I've Got Five Dollars- Bing Crosby (Alvin Stoller)
Stay With Me- Faces (Kenney Jones)
Aja- Steely Dan (Steve Gadd)