Friday Fives

1. Many musicians say that a band is only as good as it's drummer. Who is your favorite drummer and why?

Jimmy Chamberlain of the Smashing Pumpkins. That being said, I mostly disagree with that blanket statement. I mean, a really good drummer can absolutely kick a band into overdrive (think Tool)... but there are 4 or 5 in rock who I find even remotely compelling.
As for why: Jimmy was able to make the Pumpkins so insanely good it can't be charted. I mean, some will tell you to listen to Geek USA (which is some sick drumming). However, pretty much anything off Gish or Siamese Dream will blow your mind... and your speaker cones.

2. Name as many drummers as you can that also sang lead vocals for there band.

Well, here are the big ones: Levon Helm, for the Band. Phil Collins, for Genesis, and Don Henley, for the Eagles

3. Name some drummers that were also a principal song writer for there band.

same as above. It is rare, because most drummers are brain friend drop outs and idiots. A rock drummer is the one musician in society that I can pick out of a crowd with alarming accuracy.

4. What are the three most important qualities a drummer can bring to a band?

a van, drugs, and some cute chicks. Chicks just love drummers for some reasons.

5. Neil Peart was not the original drummer for Rush. Who was? -

ooh, I know who you are talking about. The first drummer, he was on the track 'Working Man'. I could find it in 10 seconds using the internet... but that would be cheating. So, I am going to go with the odds and say Gordon somethingorother... I mean, they are Canadian and all.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Hi there.
Well, some of my answers:
1: Neil Peart. I'm a huge Rush fan since I was 12. And this year I finally saw them live! Never heard anyone better than him, although there is quite some competition in the music world. Terry Bozzio, Mike Portnoy, Virgil Donati, to name but a few.
2: Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Gil Moore (Triumph)
4: a,b, and c: they are the backbone of a band.
5: like many, I'd say, skip this. Neil Peart is and counts as THE Rush drummer ;)

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guitar lyric said…
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online guitar said…
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takamine guitar said…
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beginner guitar said…
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online guitar said…
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Sad to say I just got back from a bowling tournament and decided to log in and do some websurfing. Lono I love your blog. I had some very good laughs. I am doing a paper on acoustic electric guitar and have been downloading information for the last hour. I don’t know how I came across Friday Fives but I am glad I did. It has set me back a little because I have spent the last hour reading your archives. If you don’t mind I would like to add you to my favorites so I can back again and read some more. Well I need to get back to acoustic electric guitar. I am almost finished with it. Great job.
p.s some very good points on your blog
Hey Lono. Very nice blog :0) I just got inside from washing and waxing my truck. It is my baby. Took me 2 hours though. So I settled down into my basement and started doing some web surfing. Anyways I am in the process of grabbing my masters degree and have spent the last 6 months researching resonator guitar. In the midst of my surfing I landed smack dab in the middle of your blog. I hope you do not think I am intruding but I must say it is great blog. Even though Friday Fives is way off base from resonator guitar I found myself cruising through your blog archives for the last half hour :0) You have some nice blogging friends. Anyways, I need to get back to my mission. I wrote don’t your url and feel free to visit me here at resonator guitar. I am so busy so I can only update my site monthly. Keep up the great work.
Hey this blog is not about beatles guitar tab. Silly internet bringing me here :-) Funny I have been doing hours of research on beatles guitar tab and it brought me to your blog on Friday Fives. The web plays funny games sometimes. Anyways, I was reading your blog Lono and I think it is really cool. Keep up the great work.
If you do not mind I may snag your blog and put it in my favorites. I read a ton of stuff that interested me. Keep blogging away :-)
beginner guitar said…
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DOJHWHLP said…
guitar music read.


Some guitar players make a virtue out of NOT

knowing guitar music read.

But they make a HUGE vice out of not beng able to read their cellphone keypad.

'Scuse me?

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