Sunday, July 29, 2018

The greatest drum solo ever!

John Bonham from Led Zepplin.  If you like drums (and who doesn't other than my mom when I tried to learn them?) you've got to hear this.  Ringo, eat your heart out.

Ladies and gentleman, the beat goes on... and on... and on. 

30 comments :

Peter said...

I beg to differ. Phil Collins is the greatest drummer ever!!!

Karan G. said...

(Friday question) Elvis Costello episode: I loved seeing Elvis Costello on the episode of Frasier. (Equally excited about the possibility of a Frasier reboot.) Who came up with the idea of having Costello on the show? Who was most excited for him to be there? Any interesting stories from his time on the set?

Barefoot Billy Aloha said...

Very cool! When I was in high school, I realized I could never be a drummer either when I couldn't fit my used Gretsch drums into my 1966 VW beetle. And for more of the hits, try the Krupa/Rich video where those two greats go head-to-head on the Tonite Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu1teeixmpw

blinky said...

Ringo was never a great drummer, he was/is a great Beatle.

therealshell said...

Oh no !! More "Ringo is not a good drummer" posts !! Kill me now, s'il vous plait. For what it's worth, my idea of a great drummer was/is Shelly Manne. Look 'im up.

Gary Springer said...

"Moby, dick full" - The mind boggles.

Mork said...

Two words: Neal Peart.

iain said...

I wont attempt to embed a video, but Google "Rock Hall Ringo Starr Tribute" & you'll find A LOT of drummers who think Ringo's a great & influential drummer.

Also, Ringo & Bonzo were good friends & respected each other a great deal.

Anonymous said...

Three greatest drummers of all time: (in order of when I discovered them): Gene Krupa, Warren (Baby) Dodds, Charlie Watts, Keith Moon.

Patrick Wahl said...

This guy was considered pretty good.


https://youtu.be/94DeieWZgTM?t=274

zapatty@aol.com said...

@Patrick Wahl - the link that you posted lead me right back to Ken's Blogger page. I am dying to know who "this guy" was ?

T.J. said...

"Greatest drum solo ever"? It's great, but: Submitted for your consideration. https://youtu.be/ZCkHanF4v1w

T.J. said...

"Three greatest drummers of all time:" (That's not three)

tb said...

Ken posting Zeppelin! Oh yeah! Bonzo rules!

Janet Ybarra said...

Here is another of Bonzo's classic solos:

https://youtu.be/sBSUBH25PkI

It was the deaths of Bonham and Robert Plant's young son at the time which brought an end to Led Zeppelin.

sanford said...

Buddy Rich

Patrick Wahl said...

Zapatty - I'll try the same link without embedding it. Buddy Rich drum solo, skip up to about 4:30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94DeieWZgTM

therealshell said...

@Patrick Wahl - Buddy Rich was aces. He always seemed pissed off when he appeared on Carson back in the old days. My late Dad could play drums like that, and was also adept at playing drums in various pipe & drum bands. I somehow never inherited any of his musical talent.

Dave said...

Stumpy Pete, best that ever was all day long. I can't believe the disrespect you people are showing. Oh but for a tragic gardening accident...

Keith Nichols said...

Too much of a good thing, the drummer's affliction.

Steve Lanzi (formerly known as qdpsteve) said...

A lot of people don't know, Karen Carpenter was a great drummer. In fact that's what she would have preferred to do for the Carpenters, but she got convinced (bullied?) by brother Richard and others for so many years to sing lead, and that's what she ended up doing.

Also Ken and others, have any of you ever seen this documentary on Ginger Baker? It is fantastic:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beware_of_Mr._Baker

This documentary *beings* with a shot of, I'm not kidding, Baker slugging its own director in the nose.

Baker, who was also with Cream and Blind Faith, is notorious for being a brilliant drummer... and one of the most angry, antisocial, messed-up people ever to walk the face of the earth. I would bet his life story would make for a great Netflix series.

Anonymous said...

Let me throw this name at all of you.
Hal Blaine.
He only played on eight or nine Records of the Year and more familiar songs than all of the aforementioned (including Ringo) put together.

Andrew said...

If you've never heard the Buddy Rich tapes where he's screaming at his band, they're a hoot. Seinfeld quoted from them a few times. My favorite is when he gets furious at someone for growing facial hair. He obviously wasn't pleasant to work with. You can find them on YouTube.

Andrew said...

By the way, it's too bad John B is holding his sticks wrong.

mdv59 said...

It's impossible to identify the greatest drum solo or, for that matter, drummer
because there have been a lot of really remarkable ones over the years. But I think you can say that John Bonham inspired more people to become drummers than any one else in the past 40 years. (myself included) He and Keith Moon were certainly the most influential drummers of the 70's. Charlie Watts and Ringo may be under appreciated, but neither was the driving force in their respective bands that Bonham and Moon were.

Steve Bailey said...

Ringo didn't go in for drum solos -- he thought they were too flashy. He had to be talked into the one on the finale of "Abbey Road." I'll take that one over 20-minute riffs any day.

Steve said...

Speaking of music, Ken, this is going around online today. It's quite something.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=59&v=8do_Vsc4Frw

Grizzly Paul said...

Here's a rock drum solo I like even better, from that great under-sung drummer, BJ Wilson of Procol Harum, and it has "more cowbell."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htyVq1yCgyE (solo begins 1:40)

Anonymous said...

Was Hal Blaine part of the "Wrecking Crew"????

Roger Owen Green said...

Hal Blaine indeed was in the Wrecking Crew and is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame