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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:44 am
by Dominic
Adam Blake wrote:
Dominic wrote: I sometimes think David Bowie sings "Twink the wonderkid" on Drive In Saturday, but then I used to think it was "sticky-back tarmac" on That's Entertainment.


In the absence of Howard, I feel duty bound to point out that it's actually "Twig the wonderkid" - a clear reference to Twiggy - Lesley Hornby - the first stick like supermodel, and still in business 40 years later modelling for Marks and Spencer.

Have we done a thread on misheard lyrics?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:27 pm
by Papa M
Dominic wrote:Have we done a thread on misheard lyrics?


.....Wake up in the morning Baked Beans for breakfast...." 8)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:47 pm
by felonious munk
Little Feat for about half their sets

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:01 pm
by Charlie
The Band. When Levon Helm came out from behind the drums to play mandolin, somebody else sat behind the drums. But I don't recall who it was.

I know this isn't what the thread is meant to be about, but there must be a sub-section of groups which included two people who could play drums, even if they didn't do so at the same time as each other.

Meanwhile, I've got a clear image of a band I've seen quite recently with two drummers side-by-side but I can't fix who they were. Will get back to you...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:12 pm
by Gordon Neill
Tsk tsk. I can't believe all you hipsters have missed the most glaring example of two drummer bands. I've given you enough time.... the answer is... the Funk Brothers, the group of studio musicians who played on most Tamla Motown stuff. Indeed, according to Wikipedia, 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' (the Marvin Gaye version) featured three drummers ( ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funk_Brothers ). Beat that. Pun intended.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:53 am
by Papa M
felonious munk wrote:Little Feat for about half their sets


Ritchie Hayward was (still is) the drummer. I don't know of any other (excluding congas).

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:16 am
by Rod B.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:22 am
by tulsehill charlie
Gordon said
I can't believe all you hipsters have missed the most glaring example of two drummer bands


I did mention them on June 10th. Does that make me a real hipster?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:46 am
by felonious munk
Papa M wrote:
felonious munk wrote:Little Feat for about half their sets


Ritchie Hayward was (still is) the drummer. I don't know of any other (excluding congas).


Am I the only one on here who watched Sam Clayton sit down behind a set of drums and play alongside Ritchie Hayward.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:10 am
by felonious munk
Ringo Starr and Jim Kelner played drums at the Concert for Bangla Desh.

John Jabo Starks and Clyde Stubblefield both shared a stage with James Brown and I'm sure at some point he had three drummers on stage.

Bill Bruford and Pat Mastelotto played in a nineties version of King Crimson.

My son informs me that Slipknot had tow maybe three drummers at one point. On of them previously employed as the band's tatooist.

Monte Yoho and David Dix played drums for The Outlaws and were also on the bill wheni saw Little Feat play

Image

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:21 am
by Papa M
felonious munk wrote:Am I the only one on here who watched Sam Clayton sit down behind a set of drums and play alongside Ritchie Hayward.


I don't recall seeing it - but I only saw them play live back in the Lowell George incarnation. I remember seeing Mitch Mitchell sit in on a couple of songs at a show in England.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:08 am
by uiwangmike
Willie Nelson on at least one of his UK visits (about 1980) had a second full-kit drummer in addition to his regular Paul English.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:21 am
by Papa M
Papa M wrote:
felonious munk wrote:Am I the only one on here who watched Sam Clayton sit down behind a set of drums and play alongside Ritchie Hayward.


I don't recall seeing it - but I only saw them play live back in the Lowell George incarnation. I remember seeing Mitch Mitchell sit in on a couple of songs at a show in England.


I'll tell you what Mr felonius: It's all coming back to me gradually. I vaguely remember Sammy having a sort of "half-kit". Snare, bass drum, hi-hat. I think you are absolutely correct to say that the Feats used two kit drummers during part of their set.

The reason I didn't remember? Something to do with the atmosphere at the time? After one of the Little Feat shows I saw, 1976 I think, one of the music papers ran a headline along the lines of: "You just know that this group smokes the very best weed". :roll: :roll: :roll:

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:01 am
by Paul
Ornette Coleman's band last year featured three bass players!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:38 am
by kevin
Charlie wrote:
I know this isn't what the thread is meant to be about, but there must be a sub-section of groups which included two people who could play drums, even if they didn't do so at the same time as each other.




When John Lennon was asked by a journalist if Ringo was the best drummer in the world he replied that he wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles.

Macca was a competent drummer and played the kit on his debut solo album and also on "Ram" I think but he didn't swingo like Ringo.

Dunno about John's abilities