Topic: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?  (Read 15745 times)

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2007, 08:23 AM »
Woke up to it on the radio this morning - "The Stroke" - Billy Squire.

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2007, 09:06 AM »
"Life's Been Good" - Joe Walsh

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2007, 01:11 PM »
I'm on a roll (ha-ha)

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For drummers - "6:00" - Dream Theater

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2007, 01:42 PM »
On the Men at Work thought - "Land Down Under" - Don't forget your stuffed Koala!

Oops, now I feel dumb. That's the one I meant to say.
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« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2007, 02:00 PM »
Honor thy Fauther by Dream Theater

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2007, 06:18 PM »
Honor thy Fauther by Dream Theater

Yeah, I'm sure I could take that song to my local high school and nearly all of those students would recognize that right away. I think you guys are way overestimating how much non-drummers know and/or care about drumming.

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2007, 01:01 AM »
If hand percussion qualifies, how about the theme music for the old "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins......  he sits back and grins thinking "will anyone have a clue"...... they sit back thinking "this guy is older than we thought"......

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2007, 01:15 PM »
Yeah, I'm sure I could take that song to my local high school and nearly all of those students would recognize that right away. I think you guys are way overestimating how much non-drummers know and/or care about drumming.

Thank you!  I was thinking the same thing.  Half the songs mentioned don't even have a drum intro.  It's amazing how few people actually take the time to read and understand topics. 

Of the plethora of songs listed, I would venture the following as being recognizable by the general music listening public, based soley on drum intros:

Honky Tonk Woman
Take the Money and Run
Walk This Way
Hot For Teacher (maybe)
American Band (maybe)
We Will Rock You
Maybe some of the Spin Doctors stuff from the radio and maybe some of the Zeppelin stuff as well.  Also, The Stroke and Brickhouse would probably qualify. 

Most of the other songs are either too obscure, don't have recognizable drum intros or even drum intros at all! 
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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2007, 06:55 PM »
Unless this inst pointed at me: I'm pretty posative that my answer did meet the guide line of the topic.... ???

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2007, 11:07 PM »
Unless this inst pointed at me:
I don't think they were talking about Honor Thy Father and many people would recognize the drum intro.
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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2007, 11:43 PM »
Babylon Sisters.

Another song that comes to mind is "Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves. You can't help but do the "white man dance" when that drum part starts up, all flailing arms and all.

Gaddabout - that made me laugh out loud!  So true!

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2007, 01:21 AM »
Unless this inst pointed at me: I'm pretty posative that my answer did meet the guide line of the topic.... ???

I'm sorry. I wasn't really trying to point at you or anyone else. My pointing was suppose to be at the normal people that aren't drummers (since we all know as drummers we aren't normal). Most of them don't recogize a song by anything but the lyrics, and even at that it isn't until the chorus that they do recognize a song. There are exceptions, but I think that is generally true. Therefore, I doubt very many of them would recognize a song just by a drum intro. Maybe I am underestimating some, but I tend to think that the average person is pretty ignorant when it comes to music.

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #52 on: March 04, 2007, 09:45 AM »
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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2007, 12:55 PM »
The wolf is loose-mastodon?
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Paicey

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2007, 02:24 PM »
Rock@roll hootchie koo- Bobby Caldwell
The Mule-Ian Paice
Mississippi queen-Corky lang
Middle of the road-Martin Chambers
etc etc.


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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2007, 02:43 PM »
Middle of the Road, what a great song!  Man I haven't heard that in quite a while (he said logging into I-Tunes)...........
The techniques, though they play an important role in the early stage, should not be too restrictive, complex or mechanical. If we cling to them, we will become bound by their limitation.  Any technique, however worthy and desirable, becomes a disease when the mind is obsessed with it.

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2007, 06:08 PM »
Hi everyone. I'm new to this board.  On behalf of everyone in the UK I nominate as being immediately recognisable from the drum intro ...

,,,the National Anthem !

For anyone outside the UK, it's a buzz roll, which in the "good old days" used to get everyone on their feet! 

Apart from that, I vote for Ain't Too Proud to Beg.

Anyway, hello again.






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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2007, 09:08 AM »
I don't know if this has been mentioned, but I happened to hear Billie Jean playing today.  The opening groove is pretty recognisable and i'm sure that most of my friends would know it straight off.  Having said that, it might be the bass riff that gives it away as opposed to the drums!

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #58 on: March 05, 2007, 03:55 PM »
Just thought of another one - don't think it has been posted yet:

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

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Re: Songs immediately recognizable from the drum intro?
« Reply #59 on: March 05, 2007, 04:16 PM »
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