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Favorite Drum Sounds

Discussion in 'Drums' started by Doc@BeefyTreats.com, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. My quick list:
    "When the Levee Breaks" Led Zeppelin.
    "Synchronicity", "Ghost in the Machine" (entire albums) The Police.
    "Roseland NYC" Portishead.
    "Drive" REM.
    "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" Paul Simon.

  2. Consul

    Consul Guest

    Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior (entire album)

    Unfortunately, that's the only one I can name. Most of the drum sounds I really like I hear on the local non-profit radio during jazz weekend, and I don't catch their names. My favorite sound is that natural and unhyped sound that jazz is famous for.

    Oh, I did think of another one I like:

    Mannheim Steamroller - Tocatta (from Fresh Aire III)

    That's about all I can think of for now.
  3. dudge

    dudge Active Member

    Jan 28, 2004
    Lots of Zep.
    Early Beatles "Hard Day's Night" "Help" "With the Beatles"
    Lots of the old Krupa and Rich type big band stuff.

    There's just something about the sound of drums recorded with room and air and life to them that I like more than the close tight sound.
    I guess it depends on the music, as that tight sound really works as well.

    I just love the sound of those old big band recordings, early Beatles, Zep, Stones, they really rock. There is something to be said about recording the power of a whole band, or at least a whole drumset, as opposed to recording a drum from 1 inch away.

    On the other hand Stewart Copeland's tight little drum sounds really work for his style, and the sound of the Police. Love his playing.

  4. Consul

    Consul Guest

    Wow, nobody else has anything to say here?
  5. evhwanabe

    evhwanabe Guest

    VH 1984 whole album
  6. deanp920

    deanp920 Guest

    Meshuggah: 'Nothing'

  7. NolanVenhola

    NolanVenhola Guest

    Pick a Tool album. done.
  8. GuitarMag

    GuitarMag Guest

    or Dream Theater, done
  9. JoffKing

    JoffKing Guest

    any of the first 3 RAtM albums
  10. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    Houston, TX
    PLEASE tell me you are kidding? I do have to admit, I like Alex's Snare sound, but his kick is ALWAYS so whimpy, and his toms on 1984 sound like Simmons crap! I am still so confused at VH's unusually "thin" low-end productions! No subs needed - EVER! (Maybe on OU812 for the low-frequency Keyboard pads, but THAT's IT!)

    I like all kinds of drum sounds from the "Over Processed In Your Face Punch You In The Gut" sound, to the "Jazz" room sound.

    I have REALLY been digging Medeski, Martin & Wood the past year or so. Their progression is really interesting, from more of a classical "Jazz" sound on "Its A Jungle In Here", to a funky/dirty/overly-warm analog niceness in more recent releases ("Combustication", etc). VERY, VERY nice drums there and a stellar player.

    For an electronic drummer, Bela Fleck's drumatar, "Future Man" gets some pretty good sounds, and makes them believable. He has a bit of "machine gunning" on the fast snare rolls, but otherwise, very natural sounding elcectrics. Not to mention, he plays things no kit player ever could!

    Later :cool:
  11. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Apr 9, 2003
    Fairfield County, CT
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    Cheap Trick - Dream Police

    ELP - Trilogy

    Steely Dan - Aja (HA! Spelled it right that time!)

    Yes - The Yes Album
  12. idiophone

    idiophone Guest

    Tom Petty: Wildflowers

    Jellyfish: "Ghost at Number One" (and the rest of Spilt Milk)

    Beck: Sea Change

    Led Zep: "When the Levee Breaks" (of course)

    Fiona Apple: "Limp" (Jon Brion prod. with Matt Chamberlin on drums - really one of the best drum records in a decade).

    I'm probably leaving out some, but those are always near the top of my list.
  13. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Vanessa Carleton's "A Thousand Miles" is pretty fat! Abe Laboriel Jr gets some INCREDIBLE sounds out of his kits. Man, that bass drum!

    Another Fiona Apple: "Fast As You Can"

    Most 311 has tight 'n poppy drum sounds

    Again mentioning Medeski, Martin & Wood (Any album) - as one mention is just NOT enough

    Some of the Tribal Tech stuff - "Face First"

    Anything Dennis Chambers plays on

    Smashing Pumpkins "Gish" and "Siamese Dream"

    Morphine "Cure For Pain" (Very nice)

    Shall I go on? :cool:
  14. BarefootStudios

    BarefootStudios Active Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    I will have to mention Bill Bruford. (I know The Yes Album was mentioned, as Bruford was the drummer) Any of his solo albums are a treat- not to mention his albums with YES, UK, King Krimson, etc. You can hear his trademark sounds from two rooms away!
  15. MrPhil

    MrPhil Guest

    YES - 90125 and Big Generator
    LZ - When the Levee breaks (yea, me too :) )
    VH - For unlawful carnal knowledge
    Metallica - the Black album
    Joe Satriani - Not of this earth (the song)
  16. EroticPoetry

    EroticPoetry Guest

    My favorite drummers are Michael Shrieve(Watch Santana's Woodstock '69 performance and you'll be a believer too.) Jimmy Chamberlin(Smashing Pumpkins) always had a really nice snare sound. I can't recall at the moment who RATM's drummer was, but I really liked his use of unusual sounds(cowbells, etc.) I think Led Zeppelin's drummer takes the cake though. He had a heavy-ass sound(mostly due to his two floor toms.)
  17. radioliver

    radioliver Guest

    Dave Matthews Band have a great drum sound (and a great drummer)! The toms and snare are perfect (to my ears) and his double china crashes sound really cool! I like his style though he sometimes overplays...
  18. shock

    shock Guest

    "We're in this together" from "The Fragile", Nine Inch Nails - coolest snare ever.
  19. magmamusic

    magmamusic Guest

    Mike Mangini - Mullmuzzler/Mullmuzzler 2
    Carmine Appice - Blue Murder/Blue Murder
    John Bonham - Led Zeppelin/In Through The Out Door
    Eric Singer - Kiss/Revenge
  20. gnarr

    gnarr Guest

    1. Deftones - Deftones. the whole album. specially the bassdrum sound.
    2. Eighteen Visions - Vanity. the whole album. I just LOVE the clean and crisp cymbal and hihat sound of this album. one of my favourite drum sounds.
    3. Deftones - Digital Bath. THE best snare sound i've heard, super cool balance in all sound.
    4. Darkest Hour - Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation. the whole album. very cool "way to compressed" sound :) it really suits that album.
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