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Top 20 Drum Intros of All Time


Brian McConnon
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Yeah, I suspect everyones list will be a little different. Here are some of my "honorable" mentions:

 

Rush - Digital Man and tom Sawyer (heck, Neil Pert could have his own top 20!)

Beatles - Come Together

INXS - Need You Tonight

Dave Matthews Band - Ants Marching (just snare on 2&4, what?!)

Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times

Brubeck - Take 5 (not a huge jazz guy, but talk about iconic!)

John Mayer - Belief

REM - It's The End Of The World

Rolling Stones - Honky Talk Woman

Safaris - Wipeout (loved this when I was a kid!)

 

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Deep Purple - Fireball

Cheap Trick - I Want You to Want Me

The Doors - Break on Through

Spooky Tooth - Waiting for the Wind

Guess Who - When You Touch Me

Guess Who - No Time

Rolling Sones - Get Off of My Cloud

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I've got no business being here, but I saw the thread title and got curious.

First song that popped into my head was:

Ain't to Proud to Beg/Temptations

2 beats of iconic, instantly recognizable brilliance that has been copied and imitated for decades!

Don't rush me. I'm playing as slowly as I can!

 

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"We're an American Band" is one of my favorites as well which I should have mentioned above. An interesting bit of trivia is that Mark Farner claims he came up with that drum intro. Farner is an accomplished drummer and did a high energy percussion segment in Grand Funk shows where he and Don Brewer played together with Farner on Timbales. Here is a quote from Farner regarding the Drum intro:

 

"I did write the drum lick on the intro of '...American Band', Brewer didn't even own a cowbell, dude. I'm serious. I said, 'We've got to have a cowbell on that song.' I gave him the (songwriting) credit; He said, 'I've never had a single songwriting credit, can I take it on this?' I said, 'Yeah, go ahead, even though that's my drum lick and my cowbell on there.' I gave that (credit) to him as a friend. Then he wanted half my royalties for 'Creepin',' which was on the B-side, because '...American Band' was such a big hit."

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