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Options May 12, 2013: "People Who Only Need a Beat" drum special, with co-hosts Irwin and EFD

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Artist Track Album Comments
Tri-Fi-Drums  The Billy May Orchestra   Options !Wild! Stereo Drums   
Frank Zappa  Tell Me You Love Me   Options Chunga's Revenge  Drummer: Aynsley Dunbar 
Raymond Scott Quintette  Square Dance for Eight Egyptian Mummies   Options Microphone Music  Drummer: Johnny Williams 
The Move  I Can Hear the Grass Grow   Options Movements  Drummer: Bev Bevan 
Jethro Tull  My Sunday Feeling   Options This Was  Drummer: Clive Bunker 
The Sweet  No You Don't   Options Desolation Boulevard  Drummer: Mick Tucker 
Gerry Gibbs and the Third Trio from the Sun  Miss Nancy (comp. Arthur Blythe)   Options First Visit  Drummer: Gerry Gibbs 
Lighthouse  Mountain Man   Options Lighthouse  Drummer: Skip Prokop 
Henry Cow  Viva Pa Ubu   Options V/A: Recommended Records Sampler  Drummer: Chris Cutler 
AC/DC  Shot Down in Flames   Options Highway to Hell  Drummer: Phil Rudd 
Big Star  Back of a Car   Options Radio City  Drummer: Jody Stephens 
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers  Hank's Symphony   Options At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2  Drummer: Art Blakey 
Brand X  Euthanasia Waltz   Options Unorthodox Behaviour  Drummer: Phil Collins 
Rick Wakeman  Anne of Cleves   Options Six Wives of Henry the Eighth  Drummer: Alan White 
Elvis Costello and the Attractions  Lipstick Vogue   Options This Year's Model  Drummer: Pete Thomas 
The Bad Plus  Big Eater   Options These Are the Vistas  Drummer: Dave King 
Nina Simone  Mood Indigo   Options Little Girl Blue  Drummer: Tootie Heath 
Bill Lloyd  This Is the Way   Options Standing on the Shoulders of Giants  Drummer: Dennis Diken 
Slapp Happy  Michelangelo   Options Acnalbasac Noom  Drummer: Werner "Zappi" Diermaier 
The Upper Crust  Cream of the Crust   Options Cream of the Crust  Drummer: Jackie Kickassis 
Jack Bruce  Over the Cliff   Options Things We Like  Drummer: Jon Hiseman 
Jimi Hendrix  Third Stone from the Sun   Options Are You Experienced?  Drummer: Mitch Mitchell 
Mahavishnu Orchestra  Celestial Terrestrial Commuters   Options Birds of Fire  Drummer: Billy Cobham 
Max Roach  It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing   Options Max Roach + 4  Drummer: Max Roach 
dB's  Bad Reputation   Options Stands for Decibels  Drummer: Will Rigby 
The Three Suns  Caravan   Options Movin' 'n' Groovin'  Drummer: ??? 
The Professionals  The Magnificent   Options I Didn't See It Coming  Drummer: Paul Cook 
This Heat  Cenotaph   Options Deceit  Drummer: Charles Hayward 
Led Zeppelin  Good Times Bad Times   Options Led Zeppelin  Drummer: John Bonham 

Listener comments!

Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:01pm Dave Mandl:

Evening, percussion lovers.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:02pm Uncle Michael:

beat me, daddy
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Give the drummer some, indeed.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:04pm pacific standard simon:

STICK it to the man.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:04pm Chris in TX via RI:

This ought to be a great show!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Animal great career!:
...but Animal not *always* happy... :
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:05pm G:

Holy crap, can't miss this!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:05pm G:

Time to do some Monday work early, so I can sit at the kb for awhile...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:07pm Uncle Michael:

  Sun. 5/12/13 9:08pm EL:

(buckles his seat belt)
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:09pm listener james from westwood:

jeebus, a power quartet in jc tonight! headin' to bed now but will lovingly hit the archive tomorrow!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:09pm tomB:

Amanda! In the ether! Let her speak!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:09pm G:

Lassie rushed in barking that EFD was down the abandoned mine shaft.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:09pm G:

He's out, happy ending in under 40 seconds
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:10pm Uncle Michael:

turntable headcutting session
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:10pm bloopy:

hey cool
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:10pm pacific standard simon:

Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:13pm pacific standard simon:

Excellent choice Aynsley Dunbar track -- they say he is not averse to being beaten a little himself.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I used to hear people say Aynsley shoulda been Keith Moon's replacement when he died...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:16pm Droll:

Three hours of three DJ-Drummers with no drummer jokes? Nice try!

It's so difficult to pick a fave Zappa drummer, Chad and Terry aren't slouches either.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:16pm pacific standard simon:

Which Zappa musician is depicted in my current avatar?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:16pm Dave Mandl:

Hey there, everyone. (Too many people to name individually.)
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:17pm Dave Mandl:

@Droll: True, but I'm partial to Aynsley, and the Zappa records he plays on.
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:17pm ?:

Bob Crane!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I saw Terry Bozzio w/ Jeff Beck
- & I was shouting for *Terry*...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:18pm Chris in TX via RI:

I love the title of this track
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:19pm Andrew Waterloo:

Love the drumming on these Scott Quintette recordings.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:19pm pacific standard simon:

  Sun. 5/12/13 9:20pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Ah, some Bev Bevan love! Even though he held the left stick incorrectly, he was still a very good and effective player.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:20pm efd:

Hey everyone! Thanks for tuning in to hear some drum nerdiness
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:21pm Dave Mandl:

Irwin plays with "traditional" grip (left hand). I could never do it.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:21pm efd:

... and read some. :)
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:22pm dk:

round 1 goes to irwin, i think. that raymond scott track was nuts.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:23pm Matt F:

Since drummer jokes are disallowed I will not mention that Now would be a good time to test whether the floor of Studio A is level by checking to see if you guys are all drooling out of both sides of your mouths.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:24pm sb:

Dave, just read your article on re-recording - very informative. Thank you!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:24pm pacific standard simon:

I love all these drummers, but Williams gets the cowbell award.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:26pm Droll (special Tony Thompson avatar):

dk, Remember it's an exhibition, not a competition!
I prefer Bev pre-Lynne gated reverb snare sound.

The fastest, loudest drummer I ever saw was some jazz dinosaur who barely moved. All in the wrists, played with both ends of the stick. Unbelievably loud bombs.
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:27pm bloopy:

when i first heard u guys were doin this i thought it was goin to be like the djs actually playing drums in the studio......
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I love 'No You Don't' as a song! Strong Who-Sweet connection, no?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:29pm Holly in NC:

Hello all! Excited!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:29pm Dave Mandl:

@bloopy: No way. I'd get my butt kicked.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:32pm Dave Mandl:

Hey Holly.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Clive's splitting up the beat nicely but keeping it bouncing - like Brubeck on Amphetamine - or am I way off there??...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:32pm Folsom:

Any bets on who's the first to cue up Wipeout?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:34pm G:

The Sweet -- the shortest axis between bubblegum, power pop, glam, and subsequent hair rock. That's a lot of axes to cover.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:34pm fleep:

Very "Who"
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:34pm Michael from the Left Coast:

The Sweet=Led Zep lite with actual songs
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:35pm deanland:

Will we hear any Gary Burke tonight? He's played with a ton of groups, perhaps most notably with Joe Jackson. Or any Roy Blumenfeld, the genius drummer from the Blues Project? His drum solo on Flute Thing is remarkable in that it mirrors much of the melody -- yes, I know, no solos, so how about his use of all sorts of percussive elements -all by his lonesome- on Steve's Song?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I think Townshend coined the term 'Power Pop' somewhere around '67, actually...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:35pm Uncle Michael:

I'm inspired. I'm going to play the track which has the best faux-Moon drumming I know of, some time.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:36pm deanland:

Keith Moon on Happy Jack is also drumming as a central part of the song, not only the rhythm section.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Rat Scabies!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:37pm Dave Mandl:

"Polly" by the Kinks is a pretty straight Who knockoff.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:37pm pacific standard simon:

Jim Gordon had his Moon-like moments.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:37pm Dave Mandl:

...But a good one.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:37pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Don't know if this is a competition, but the listeners are all winners!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:38pm Dave Mandl:

I think we'll be hearing from Gordon tonight.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...always thot the thing about The Who was they were Maximum R&B - but also brought in this 'Euro' Romantic Symphony kinda 'Wagnerian' drama thing - reflected in Moon's inflections...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:39pm Uncle Michael:

I'm trying hard not to make anticipatory posts.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:39pm deanland:

Jim Capaldi deserves some mention, too.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:40pm Webhamster Henry:

I've has a bad taste in my mouth about drum solos since Cream's Toad. I hope you guys can straighten me out.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:40pm Dave Mandl:

@deanland: Absolutely. I'm a big Traffic fan. Irwin too, I think.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:40pm Dave Mandl:

@WH: Yeah, there won't be much of that tonight.
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:40pm Michael from the Left Coast:

wow, that's some bass playing!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- to be fair to Ginger Baker - Toad came out in 1966. If I *gotta* hear a drum solo - Ginger is not far from the top of *my* list...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Killer Gibbs track - yahrs.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:43pm Droll:

I didn't want to pick favorites, but Mr. Gibbs swept that set. How many times did he flip the beat without jumping or skipping the groove? Like magic... Outstanding recording of the kit, too.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Heard 'Hidden Treasure' by Traffic today & was reminded how good they were - if not a Drummy track...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:44pm Chris in TX via RI:

Irwin killed that set for sure
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:44pm Chris in TX via RI:

killed in a good way
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Jazz - the skill of Classical musicians & a lotta the dynamics of Rawk.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:48pm deanland:

Sam Lay, also, who played with everybody and their brother,had a way of making every band sound better.
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:48pm Scott:

Kevin Ellman on Todd's Everybody's Going to Heaven/King Kong Reggae
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:48pm Chris in TX via RI:

I'm glad you guys are taking the not-so-obvious approach here. Would be too easy to drop some Bonzo/Moon/Peart.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:48pm Uncle Michael:

Jerome Brailey, Ron Tutt, Bernard Purdie...I said I wasn't going to do this....
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:49pm John Davison:

Trivia: "No You Don't" is originally from the UK release of _Sweet Fanny Adams_. The US release of _Desolation Boulevard_ is a mess that takes some tracks from _Sweet Fanny Adams_ and some tracks from the UK release of _Desolation Boulevard_.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:50pm Uncle Michael:

  Sun. 5/12/13 9:50pm ?:

Jimmy Chamberlin!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:50pm Uncle Michael:

Clem Cattini...
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:51pm John Davison:

Hey DJs: Do you have any recordings of the Trixon Speedfire 700 drum set ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trixon_Drums )? The bass drum was designed for two pedals. It looks really cool but, reportedly, didn't sound very good!
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:51pm Holly in NC:

Stella Mozgawa.
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:51pm Michael from the Left Coast:

EFD--I think you mean Chris Slade with Tom Jones, not Phil Rudd.
Dave--Simon Kirke is touring with Bad Company again (dates in summer I believe)
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:52pm Dave Mandl:

@Michael: I'm almost tempted to see them. I've been listening to early Bad Company recently.
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:53pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Dave all original members except Boz Burrell (sadly unavailable)
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:53pm efd:

Whoops - thanks Michael, you're correct! Will correct after the set.
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:53pm John Davison:

Then there's *this* Bad Company: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Company_(drum_and_bass_group)
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:54pm christoph:

It might be guilty pleasure but do NOT forget about Phil Collins!
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:54pm Michael from the Left Coast:

And Dave, Paul Rodgers is the consummate professional--I saw him solo several times and he was great every time--that guy is not only a great singer but a great entertainer and really knows how to work the stage
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:54pm Holly in NC:

Ziggy Modeliste
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:54pm Dan:

Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:54pm Uncle Michael:

I wish Phil Collins had remained a drummer.
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:55pm christoph:

And Jeff Porcaro!
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:55pm John Davison:

cristoph: The Phil Collins/Hugh Padgham gated reverb sound deserves a special mention!
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:55pm Michael from the Left Coast:

No mention of Howard Shore (Lighthouse member--SNL's first musical director)?
EFD-Paul Hoffert was also a member of Lighthouse (he's the uncle of Eric from the Speedies--they made their first demos at his house I believe)
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:56pm pacific standard simon:

True, UM -- he was lotsa fun on that first Brand X album.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:56pm deanland:

What a pleasure to hear talk of all these drummers & bands.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:56pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Was blown away, in my younger days, by live shows featuring Cobham with Mahavishnu, as well as Clive with JT.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:56pm Dave Mandl:

First Brand X album coming up later!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:57pm Uncle Michael:

I just think Genesis died with the departure of Gabriel.
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:57pm John Davison:

Re: the Sweet: Their cover of the Who's "My Generation" (on the UK release of _Desolation Boulevard_) features very tight drumming; recommended.
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:58pm Scott:

Lighthouse's 'Pretty Lady' and 'One Fine Morning' are worth a listen also.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:58pm Dave Mandl:

@UM: I'd defend at least the first post-Gabriel LP, but that's about it.
  Sun. 5/12/13 9:58pm John Davison:

Ted Templeman's snare sound with Alex Van Halen surely deserves an honorable mention.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:59pm Uncle Michael:

Ted Templeman is a goddam genius.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 9:59pm G:

@UM: The cheese factor definitely rose rapidly from 1975-78.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:00pm pacific standard simon:

I'd have to agree with Dave.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:00pm deanland:

Roy Haynes may be the best of all. His restraint and melodious chops are unlike all, and he complements any and all of the groups he's been a part of.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:00pm Droll:

I love how you don't indicate who played it on the playlist because it's so obvious. I can SMELL the hippies playing on Mountain man!
Ditto DM re:Trick of the Tail.
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:01pm John Davison:

I'm late to the party. Has anyone mentioned John French yet?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:01pm Uncle Michael:

Templeman and Tiran Porter are the reasons I never tire of early Doobie Brothers albums.
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:01pm John Davison:

...or Pierre Moerlen?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Roy Haynes like Elvin Jones but spread it around a little more.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:03pm deanland:

Not certain who was the drummer with Chris MacGregor's Brotherhood of Breath (a WFMU fave rave, available almost no other place on the planet), but that was great drumming, galore!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:03pm pacific standard simon:

I was just about to, John. The combo of Drumbo and Artie Tripp (produced by Ted Templeman!) on Clear Spot was freakin' glorious.
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:04pm Michael from the Left Coast:

John--Alex Van Halen is totally underrated--that shifting beat in Finish What You Started is pretty great. If I recall correctly, many of the Van Halen records were recorded with just snare drum and cymbals while the rest were electronic drums
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:04pm John Davison:

Also deserving of attention is Neil Young from Fat Worm of Error.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:04pm Andrew Waterloo:

I thought it was funny that Irwin mentioned the Thunderstruck video. "holy shit look at the drummer" was my reaction to that video as well.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:05pm G:

Weren't the Doobie Brothers in part someone in the music industry's attempt to replace the hole left by the end of CCR? (yes, I'm instigating) I recall a UK music paper reviewer complaining about heavy the promotion of them was to the music press at the time of "Listen to the Music".
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:05pm Tome:

Clement Burke always a fave of mine ,, despite the fact that I mostly like the 70's hard rock drummer mostly starting with ie.. Ginger Baker -- Carl Palmer,,bill Bruford etc...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:06pm Uncle Michael:

Bun E Carlos...thumping away on Big Eyes...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:06pm Dan:

This is horrible... please play something better
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:06pm rick:

The saxophonist for Lighthouse was Howard Shore who went on to become the greatest living North American film composer, scoring The Lord of the Rings trilogy, all David Cronenberg films, and Martin Scorsese's film Hugo among others. Of course, Ennio Morricone is the world's greatest living composer.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:07pm pacific standard simon:

I tried to get Dave to play some Joe Morello, and I was shot down in flames.
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:07pm GT:

Love to hear some Prarie Prince....and the awesome Tubes machine
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:08pm Uncle Michael:

Pre-Michael MacDonald Doobies...I can only speak to what a great sounding batch of albums they put out, not the business considerations of the promotion of the band.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I respect playing the AC/DC to show the value of just playing in the pocket w/ solid power, no?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:10pm Uncle Michael:

Have none of you heard Ginger Bakers "Horses and Trees?"
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:12pm Chris in TX via RI:

Art Blakey! Yay! I think that guy created my appreciation for jazz.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:12pm Andrew Waterloo:

I have that GB album, I love his album with Fela Kuti
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I would consider all that critique about Ginger Baker more valid if he were the only drummer...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:12pm pacific standard simon:

I've heard Ginger Baker play on Hawkwind's "Levitation", which was wonderful, and sounded nothing like "Ginger Baker".
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:12pm tomB:

The two Jims, Gordon & Keltner, sometimes played on the same song. Can you help us tell which is which?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:14pm G:

@UM: Well, I am recalling a review from forty years ago that I haven't seen since, but I think the reviewer's core beef was not bad production or musicianship but that he felt the material was deliberately primarily commercial and meant to fill a market niche (that CCR had identified and then abandoned) -- this was in the era when the US music industry was recentralizing in CA, with the whiff of Hollywood commercialism which that seemed to some to carry...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:16pm Dave Mandl:

I like Gordon's playing with Derek and the Dominos. Also some Traffic.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:17pm Dave Mandl:

Irwin's got something unusual with Gordon on it, I think.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:18pm pacific standard simon:

...and there's that one track with Zappa, "Apostrophe (')".
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Searching on YouTube - I find it split into 3rds :
elvin jones max roach art blakey drum battle part 1A :
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:18pm G:

Bringin' the jazz, now practically forgotten by mainstream culture. Cultural Fail.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:18pm tomB:

Bad Co.: Stick to the records. I lose interest in band revivals in which the vocalist organizes sing-a-longs.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:19pm Dave Mandl:

Yes, the track "Apostrophe," with Jack Bruce on bass.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:19pm spodiodi:

Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:19pm fleep:

Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Zappa on Cream: 'A *nifty* little band.' (As a compliment.)
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:20pm tomB:

Which drummer smiles the most? Art Blakey or Elvin Jones?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:20pm Dan:

Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:21pm Droll:

tomB, Hampton.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:21pm Andrew Waterloo:

The Quietus had a baker'z dozen with Ginger Baker not too long ago. Apparently Baker doesn't listen to a lot of music so he mainly listed stuff he's played on and talked about it a bit. He mentions many times that a certain bassist played too loud
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Passing thru Blakey's Messengers a major apprenticeship for large numbers of significant players...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:21pm pacific standard simon:

Those guys smile the way hungry wolves "smile".
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:22pm Holly in NC:

Wonderful. I do hope Max Roach w/b featured later in the show, also.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh - Ginger's quite a personality alright. Let's just say very much the late Leo & leave it @ that...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

As promised: Phil Collins killin' it on drums.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:25pm Uncle Michael:

@G: I'm not being deliberately contrarian but I have a hard time *hearing* the Doobies as have much, if anything to do with an attempt to occupy a market niche vacated by CCR. Just not getting it.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:25pm Clay Pigeon:

Phil Collins is a fantastic drummer. Glad you played the Skip Prokop, Irwin. Sounds great guys. Cobham!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:25pm Mutant:

No jacket required
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:25pm Andrew Waterloo:

I can get behind this Phil Collins
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:26pm pacific standard simon:

Let's hear it for the mighty Percy Jones on bass, too.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:26pm Droll:

I (incorrectly) remember Brand X and being flavorless. This aged better than I thought, not even as dated as DM said.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:26pm Dave Mandl:

I still like all their stuff, but some tracks hold up better than others.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:27pm Uncle Michael:

Waiter, I'll have the soup...and could you bring some shit for Andrew's fly?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The Prokop was impressive. I can imagine having seen that Live & being pretty astonished.
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:28pm Michael from the Left Coast:

How about some love for Gene Palma? Don't know who that i? Try this
a terrific drummer--I saw him many times playing on various street corner (mostly near Central Park) and he seemed to have absorbed the styles and essences of many drummers (and recreated them on just a snare drum and I think he had a small cymbal later). I also think he was the model for Ratso Rizzo
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:28pm Uncle Michael:

There are some contemporary drummers that just kill me...Rodney Holmes and Stanton Moore come to mind. That guy from Porcupine Tree too...
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:29pm PB:

It is sacrilege to even mention the Doobie Bros in the same sentence as CCR.
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:30pm PB:

It's like the Monkees were to the Beatles.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:31pm Uncle Michael:

Oh, please. Fogarty had one idea and milked it till Saul Zaenz made him STFU. ;)
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:31pm CP:

Rick Rubin said Phil Rudd was the best drummer he's worked with. A pocket so tight you could read the year on a quarter. We need some Don Brewer from T.N.U.C.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@PB: - that might've been G's point on the CCR/Doobies thing & the PromoMen?...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:32pm Uncle Michael:

SO glad to hear Pete Thomas.
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:33pm PB:

That's Fogerty with an e, not an a Michael. Doobies = pure contrived commercial pap.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:33pm tomB:

Best drummer name: Chad Wackerman
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:34pm G:

OK, Wakeman aint heard on FMU much haha
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wakeman's on some Eno stuff, no?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:34pm Droll:

G, Indeed, this show is a special excuse to prog out.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:35pm G:

This (track 2 side one) is a tad repetitive on all instruments. I'm partial to track 1. Not that I'm second guessing anyone :)
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:35pm Andrew Waterloo:

I have a couple Wakeman albums. Musical comedy!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:35pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:36pm Uncle Michael:

Wakeman lifts the melody from "Bus Stop" there for a few measures.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:36pm G:

Yes, Wakeman always edged way over into cheese, especially on lyrics and vocalists. I aint no koolaid drinker :)
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:38pm Uncle Michael:

Before we even get to Lipstick Vogue...has anyone here ever heard Alexander by Electric Banana?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:39pm Droll:

Those are some pretty rugged triplets! Alan rocked so much harder than Bill.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:39pm efd:

Too late! (I haven't heard it.)
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- well - maybe a useful comparison is great Film Directors who do stuff that coulda used a good Writer? Which happens a lot? Julian Cope said a great thing about Musicians getting Songwriting wrong a lot - but I don't remember well enuff to even paraphrase...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:39pm Dave Mandl:

@Droll: True. Extremely powerful drummer.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:40pm Uncle Michael:

Evan, I want to send you the track. You NEED to hear how it opens.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:42pm G:

Yes, that first Wakeman solo album is the only album I can think of from the early 70s where the never-ending YesFolk debate of White v. Bruford can be engaged in based on the same studio album. Five of the six tracks are White or Bruford, and the first and second tracks are a great example of each.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:42pm kevin g:

Would like to recommend this youtube video featuring a full live performance of Elvis and the Attractions in 1978 (including "Lipstick Vogue") for anyone like me who never got to see this band in their heyday or those who'd like to reminisce: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Would you say Dave King is in the Tony Williams school? He's killin' it anyhow!
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:45pm Scott:

Some Purdie shuffle?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

That Dave King was like being sprayed by a highpresure hose (that's praise).
...Is it not a Truism that okay band + great drummer ='s good band?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:49pm Uncle Michael:

@Scott: Check youtube for Becker & Fagen discussing the Purdie Shuffle on "Home At Last."
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:49pm Uncle Michael:

Great to hear some love for Jim Eno.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:50pm Uncle Michael:

No one recorded drums worse that Jimmy Ienner did on those Raspberries albums.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

AVH: That 'circular' thing @ the beginning of 'Hot for Teacher', I think: How is that even done - ?!
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:52pm trish:

Glad to be tuning into the last hour, at least. (Dear Future Archives, ..
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I really like The Smithereens.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:53pm Droll:

Next time you do this you need to run a second stream where you leave the studio mics open while the songs play so we can listen in.

Did Irwin just go "Squeeeee!"?
  Sun. 5/12/13 10:53pm casey:

love that you included Bad Plus here... they are miles and miles and miles ahead
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:56pm pacific standard simon:

Another drummer I won't hear on this program: Spencer Dryden and his wonderful introduction to Jefferson Airplane's "She Has Funny Cars".
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:57pm efd:

@Droll, it would pretty much be three hours of "I wish I could play drums like this."
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:57pm efd:

With each of us only getting about eight or nine songs there are going to be a LOT of worthy drummers left unplayed.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:57pm Chris in TX via RI:

Great selection, Irwin. Some of these tracks are the reasons I became a jazz fan. Bass is great on this one too.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:58pm Droll:

EFD, That's what it sounds like here, too.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:58pm Julie:

No Karen Carpenter??
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 10:59pm Uncle Michael:

Karen was a good drummer but there's a pretty good chance it's Hal Blaine on the tracks playing in your head.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...you gotta love how they share the space in Jazz. As Wynton Marsalis always emphasizes - they actually *listen* to each other...
  Sun. 5/12/13 11:00pm bloopy:

any max roach???? :D
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:01pm efd:

Irwin mentioned a great YouTube video of Karen Carpenter playing a great solo.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Smithereens love The Who & you can hear it.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:01pm Dave Mandl:

I believe Irwin's got some Max Roach in the hopper.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:03pm kevin g:

Not a drummer myself, but would like to say that I've always been crazy about Janet Weiss, especially on the last two Sleater-Kinney records. Always in some way weird and interesting but also always catchy and worth listening to on any of those songs.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:04pm pacific standard simon:

I remember a live set by the former Mrs. Will Rigby in which she reeled out several minutes of insulting drummer jokes, then played a song titled, "Tonight I'm Going To Give The Drummer Some".
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:04pm efd:

Smithereens did a great cover of "The Seeker." Not that it's really possible to do a bad cover of "The Seeker."
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:05pm Droll:

Diermaier is more lyrical in HH than Stewart Copeland. And nice and clear in the mix.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:05pm Julie:

@EFD ahh..I got here late..what about sheila e? :)
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:06pm Uncle Michael:

Seriously. I heard Buffalo Tom just kill The Seeker once.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:06pm pacific standard simon:

I bet The Shaggs could do a bad cover of "The Seeker".
  Sun. 5/12/13 11:06pm Holly in NC:

Hecj, I like Palmolive!
  Sun. 5/12/13 11:06pm Scott W:

playing "A Quick One" with Diken & Matt Fiveash in 2005, I felt like I was in The Who. Breathtaking drummer.

ooh, Zappi!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:07pm deanland:

@Uncle Michael: yes, Hal Blaine, the LA session guy, the west coast equivalent of Pretty Purdie. When in doubt, call Hal Blaine, just as it was Purdie in NY.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:09pm Dave Mandl:

@Scott: Agreed about Dennis *and* Zappi.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:09pm Uncle Michael:

Purdie did a lot of NY work but mainly worked in Detroit...though only at Motown fairly late in the game.
  Sun. 5/12/13 11:10pm SLiMBiLT:

Jim Janota a.k.a Jackie Kickassis!! His playing in The Bags (from Boston not the L.A. Bags) is astonishing.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:10pm pacific standard simon:

Yeah, Mitch, much missed. "I Don't Live Today" would be my favorite.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:11pm efd:

@SLiMBiLT, yes, exactly! Such a great drummer!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:13pm fleep:

Verging on a lawsuit
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:13pm pacific standard simon:

Wait, what? These guys are way better than AC/DC!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:13pm Mutant:

AC/DC with wigs
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:13pm Andrew Waterloo:

I almost forgot about the Upper Crust
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wynton Marsalis makes that point about Fusion too: What is being 'fused' when, historically, Rock is from R&B & that's a branch off Jazz too? (to paraphrase.)
Oh yes!!: - Why is Mitch Mitchell not frequently credited as one of the greatest Rock Instrumentalists? It's always about Jimi, is why; but Mitch was who Jimi was most compatible w/.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:15pm Uncle Michael:

Wynton Marsalis is frequently full of shit.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:16pm deanland:

@Uncle Michael I heard an interview with Purdie, speaking about how he was flying in for one session. By the time he arrived, he was booked for three days straight in NY. These days with the ability to record in multiple locations, guys like Purdie and Hal Blaine (among others) could be busy 24/7.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:16pm pacific standard simon:

Guess "Jazz/Rock Reunion" had less selling power than "Jazz/Rock Fusion".
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:17pm Uncle Michael:

Purdie is 80 or so and still working his ass off...and lying his ass off about the Beatles...which is still the weirdest thing about him.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wynton is Opinionated - but I consider him well worth listening to - if not reflexively agreeing w/...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:18pm Uncle Michael:

Wynton isn't just opinionated, he has a pernicious agenda.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:19pm Andrew Waterloo:

I enjoyed Wynton's spots on Ken Burn's Jazz.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:19pm pacific standard simon:

Everything about that Jack Bruce track was wonderful.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ah U.M.!: I am interested in you elaborating - but only if here & now is right?...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:20pm Chris in TX via RI:

I tend to agree Unc. Every time I've heard him speak something just grinds me about him.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:22pm Mutant:

Wynton is too much of a preservationist for me. Jazz doesn't need to live in a museum.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:22pm Uncle Michael:

Here and now probably isn't right. I will say that I know orders of magnitude less about music than Wynton Marsalis does. So I don't think the things he says that are ridiculous are uninformed. I think they're dishonest.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:26pm Chris in TX via RI:

I listened to Third Stone From the Sun on my little Crosley at work one day, fairly loudly, and it was pretty amusing to hear my supervisor's reaction to it.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:26pm G:

@UM: Many people say things not because they actually think they are true, but because they think they will support a desired agenda. Shocking, I know!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:26pm Uncle Michael:

I'm shocked to learn that gambling is going on in here!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I was hoping the (StraightAhead) YoungLions vs. ParaJazz Punks thing had simmered down by now - maybe not...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:31pm G:

Chuck Mangione it ain't.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:31pm Mutant:

Can't argue with Cobham.
  Sun. 5/12/13 11:31pm John Davison:

re: "Celestial Terrestrial Commuters:" Sweet!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:31pm beavoux:

Billy Cobham
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...see: You say 'Fusion' like it's a *bad* thing...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:32pm Uncle Michael:

With me...when it comes to John McLaughlin...it's always all about Shakti...but this is great.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:32pm Droll:

Mahavishnu is Prog, not fusion.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:33pm pacific standard simon:

I'll take it as a substitute for Jack DeJohnette.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ah, Droll!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:34pm Uncle Michael:

You guys are keeping me up past my bedtime.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Whata version of 'Swing'!
...Didn't wanna get on Max Roach's bad side either, I understand...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:34pm beavoux:

Yes is prog. Mahavishnu is most certainly fusion being jazz players.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:35pm pacific standard simon:

Give the percussionists some!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:35pm InSamsara:

This is what an anxiety attack sounds like.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...it's a desert topping - *&* a floor wax...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:36pm Chris in TX via RI:

My goodness
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

InSamsara: We called it 'The 20th Century'...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:38pm G:

"20th Century Angsty Band"
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:42pm beavoux:

Kenny Clark
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:42pm deanland:

Egad, what a show tonight! Please tell us Round Two is already being scheduled.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:43pm Uncle Michael:

Oh crap...I love the Three Suns.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:43pm beavoux:

Caravan with a drum sola?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:43pm pacific standard simon:

"I wanna hear Caravan with a drum solo."
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:44pm beavoux:

Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:44pm pacific standard simon:

Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...w/ a drum sol*a*
- by My Three Suns...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:46pm beavoux:

Bill Bailey? OK we'll get to that tomorrow
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:47pm Irwin:

Lisa recommends:

This is why the internet was invented! Cats playing drums.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:48pm G:

Can i haz solo? lulz
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:49pm Uncle Michael:

This guy just doesn't get it: www.weirdwildrealm.com...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

HaHa CatVid!: That's what I'm talkin' about - real musicians interacting...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:51pm Uncle Michael:

Or this Ratgirl, as the case may be.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:52pm beavoux:

Waste of film? Ouch.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...*I* wanna see it...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:54pm pacific standard simon:

True, although that last one, Stalingrad, does indeed passeth all understanding.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:54pm beavoux:

Charles Hayward also played in Quiet Sun With Manzenara. Great LP
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:54pm Droll:

Thanks you three! What a treat this was. Saving the cat for last, just swooping in from nowhere in the final minutes to steal the show! Unforgettable!

And you left MY favorite drummer, Tony Thompson, for next time! So many great left for next time: Colaiuta, Phillps, Gadd, Hampton... The next one will be even better.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:55pm pacific standard simon:

Well! Charles Hayward in something other than Quiet Sun? Interesting.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:56pm Chris in TX via RI:

Thanks for the killer drum fest guys!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:56pm pacific standard simon:

...Billy Higgins, Ed Blackwell...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:57pm Uncle Michael:

This was a great time guys. Thank you.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

How's about Frank Beard?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:57pm G:

Gettin' the led out...
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:58pm Droll:

Looks like the cat just got bumped to second place. Thanks again you three!
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:58pm tomB:

@PS Simon: Hey I was at that set at the Fez. If you heard it elsewhere, I guess she succumbed to schtick.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:58pm fleep:

Great night of radio, thanks to all.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:58pm Chris in TX via RI:

Could have played Four Sticks instead, but Good Times, Bad Times will do for sure. I'll take any Bonham.
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:58pm beavoux:

No Keith Moon?
Avatar Sun. 5/12/13 11:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...doesn't look like anyone would mind another round...
Avatar Mon. 5/13/13 12:00am Dave Mandl:

Thanks everyone! And thanks for all the great comments.
Avatar Mon. 5/13/13 12:00am Dave Mandl:

See you next week.
Avatar Mon. 5/13/13 12:00am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...they didn't wanna shame the others by playing Moonie. We all know he's the best anyhow. : p ...
Avatar Mon. 5/13/13 12:00am Chris in TX via RI:

Never could figure out how Bonzo pulled some of his bass rolls with a single pedal.
Avatar Mon. 5/13/13 12:00am pacific standard simon:

tomB: it used to be on the Internet Archive.
Avatar Mon. 5/13/13 12:00am efd:

We stipulated Keith Moon earlier as a great drummer who everyone already knows. This was just a track to close out the night with that we all agree on, since we didn't have time for another set of three songs.
Avatar Mon. 5/13/13 12:00am phil:

awesome show! thanks!
Avatar Mon. 5/13/13 12:01am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I learned a lot & it were a blast!
Avatar Mon. 5/13/13 12:01am beavoux:

Cobwebs and Strange.
  Tue. 5/14/13 12:41am 12539:

Sorry I missed this live. Great show, all three of you!
  Tue. 5/28/13 10:12am Paul:

Glad there was some Max Roach here - a wonderful drummer, capable of really musical solo playing - not something you can say about many drummers. I treasure a copy of 'The Long March' which documents live duet performances with Anthony Braxton and Archie Shepp which also include solo pieces from Roach which are that - pieces and not 'drum solos'. Sorry I'm so late adding this ...
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