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The Greatest Drum Solo's Thread
« on: September 07, 2017, 11:06:51 PM »
Gonna throw up some of the best drum solo's, I always loved drum solo's me and noise like each other, thus why I'm a metal head. Some people use the drum solo as an opportunity to go piss or get a beer. I love em, I always stay at my seat and watch them and there's been some great ones over the years.

Start it off with one that is not quite as popular as Moby Dick by the legendary John Bonham, but this one is a pretty bad ass studio solo.
Bonzo's Montreux from Coda  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaSnMZ973V4

Here is a live version in 1977 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBSUBH25PkI


Black Sabbath's Bill Ward had a great studio solo with Rat Salad from Paranoid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXeWOtjfVgw

Ron Bushy from Iron Butterfly's drum solo from Ina Gadda Da Vida is one of the best for beat and rhythmic formula that I've heard, that sound is awesome. Here is just the drum solo portion of the song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz6b2DNfy00
Here he is at it again in Portland 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6SDGADJRYE

Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann of The Grateful Dead
1980 Radio City Music Hall solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqvjgFmSvho
1989 Alpine Valley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJhu8LC_k-s
1977 Winterland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWXz-XqDvO4

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Re: The Greatest Drum Solo's Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 11:18:30 PM »
Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad
TNUC live 1974 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsVZdF5OnSs
Solo starts just after the 3 minute mark. Tommy Lee was obviously a fan of this guy as I've said before  :D

Don live in 2016 still at it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh3vAJ4SgfE

Here is the kick ass studio version of TNUC from the On Time album solo starts at 2:45 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A12GettHK6Y

What does TNUC mean, read it backwards  ;D >:D
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Re: The Greatest Drum Solo's Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 11:28:33 PM »
My favorite is probably Carl Palmer from Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia.

ELP 1970 Switzerland Carl Palmer solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lcQaTl0YTc
ELP Tank drum solo 1977 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrfqVAaR2YQ
ELP Toccata 1973 solo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mjSjD8WRqo
ELP Montreal 1977 Tank w/Orchestra: Carl starts getting heated up to start the solo at the 1:50 mark  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ_SVVWYMUk

Asia 1983 Japan Wildest Dreams solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb_UJ8rQtoA
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Re: The Greatest Drum Solo's Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 03:20:44 PM »

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Re: The Greatest Drum Solo's Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 02:39:50 AM »
One of my favorite under rated drummers would definitely be Cesar Zuiderwijk long standing drummer of Golden Earring from 1970 to the present. Awesome drummer and showman. Here is a collection of some of his drum solos.

Radar Love and drum Solo 1984: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYtI3j52Nnw
Radar Love solo 2005: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a54R9zE_hJk
2013 solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8kmmoUSssM
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Re: The Greatest Drum Solo's Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 08:25:59 PM »
Another great was Danny Seraphine original drummer of Chicago that was with the band from 1967 until 1990, later playing in his own bands including California Transit Authority, which has released two albums.

Rockpalast 1977 w/ drum solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU2dEl6Tdhw
Chicago Drum solo:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfgaxCig0wA
Chicago 1972: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDaw5wCos0E

California Transit Authority
Make Me Smile:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNUoCGarRJs
I'm A Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg29liUjv4M

Drum Fest Quebec 2016 25 or 6 to 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akWmfHFIpQc
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Re: The Greatest Drum Solo's Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 07:30:28 PM »
Bev Bevan from The Move and ELO, later the drummer for Black Sabbath's Born Again tour.

Let There Be Drums https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKvVokm7NYU&list=PLF28BFACB0FA6BB1A&index=13

With Black Sabbath live 1983 Supernaut and Rock and Roll Doctor with drum solo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ALHhi3FAPQ

Let There Be Drums live 2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gQVq-Y_BjY
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Re: The Greatest Drum Solo's Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 07:37:42 PM »
Aynsley Dunbar

Solo with Eric Burdon and the Animals
Roadhouse Blues 1998 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djsp6bjb3cE

Journey: 1978 solo Dallas, TX   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5oKIiCdHkI

Performing on the Journey song Any Way You Want It with what I assume is a tribute band with a solo spot 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PORr1Lc-FmY

Aynsley way back when he was with Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Who Are The Brain Police: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KQFn7j2cU8
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Re: The Greatest Drum Solo's Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 10:21:55 PM »
Here's some more of Ansley:

Aynsley Dunbar - Watch 'N' Chain   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhSd1teDuKc

The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Warning (1967)(Black Sabbath cover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwlcq8_EuEc

PETER GREEN/ROD STEWART & Aynsley Dunbar - Stone Crazy    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCMLa_Gs8Ic

Journey- Aynsley Dunbar Drum Solo (Live, Chicago Sound Stage, 1978)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g974yBrYBUE


Aynsley Dunbar - Space Oddity (David Bowie 1980 Floor Show)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX3oKtxbEWg

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Re: The Greatest Drum Solo's Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2017, 02:35:26 PM »
That is a pretty cool version of "Warning" and it is in fact the original, I had to research that because 1967 would have predated Black Sabbath recording their debut album by two years. I don't think Black Sabbath had even formed as earth until 1968. Upon checking the wiki page for Sabbath's first album it is credited to The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation as a cover and as the songwriters, not sure that was spelled out on the original album, but I could be wrong.

That Peter Green/Rod Stewart/ Aynsley Dunbar song Stone Crazy is pretty fuckin good too and was also recorded in 1967, some major Led Zeppelin sound going on there a full year before Zeppelin initially formed under The New Yardbirds name.

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Re: The Greatest Drum Solo's Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 08:06:30 PM »
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