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12 May 2004 12:13 AM
    anyone else here in a band with an incredibly dumb drummer???
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    12 May 2004 07:31 AM
    Nope, but this reminds me of my fave drummer joke. Whats the difference between a drummer and a drum machine? You only have to punch the instructions into a drum machine once That said, there are times when I'm sitting staring at PC softstudio, thinking "You know what would be so cool right now? a real drumkit"
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    12 May 2004 02:51 PM
    Which of these is the odd one out: 1. A bad drummer 2. A good drummer 3. The abominable snowman Answer: 1. The other two are mythical creatures.
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    12 May 2004 07:16 PM
    yeah drummers the but of the jokes, How do ya know when there is a good guitarist in the room? He'll tell you.
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    13 May 2004 05:54 PM
    I dunno. I think Bass Players are the real muppets of any band. I mean, Animal (Dr Teeth and Electric Mayhem) is a legend but who the hell knows the name of the bass player ?
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    13 May 2004 08:30 PM
    John Entwhistle.
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    14 May 2004 08:47 AM
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    I dunno. I think Bass Players are the real muppets of any band. I mean, Animal (Dr Teeth and Electric Mayhem) is a legend but who the hell knows the name of the bass player ?
    Phil Lynnot, Sting, Paul Mcartney (to name a few) How many Drummers does it take to screw in a lightbulb ??? . . . . Just one. He will put the Bulb in and wait for the world to revolve around him......
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    14 May 2004 09:02 AM
    More Great Bass Players: Peter Hook, D'arcy, Adam Clayton. All pretty cool people. Sting played bass? Was that in the police or later, because I vaguely remember reading somewhere that the bass player with the police was one of the first people to use a fretless bass in mainstream rock and I don't think it was Sting they were talking about.
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    14 May 2004 09:56 AM
    Yes, Sting was the bass player in The Police.
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    14 May 2004 10:01 AM
    As flagman says, sting was on bass for the police. Don't ever remember him playing a fretless bass though and equally, never heard of him as being one of the more proficient bass players of his era. That aside (and hands up, I don't play bass so don't shoot me here), I never really understood all the hooha about fretless bases. Surely any musician who could play a double bass would have little problem with a fretless guitar?? No??
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    14 May 2004 10:24 AM
    No, never really understood the whole Fretless Bass thing either. Now they do sound different (because the strings don't buzz when the hit the frets) and they allow you to play different styles but are really suited to stuff like Jazz. As a rock instrument, it doesn't really have an advantage as rock bass is not about intricate noodling, its about laying down a kick arse bass line. The guitar/bass transition thing is true and doesn't just apply to fretless instruments. Once you've played guitar, its easier to make the transition to Bass or vice versa.
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    14 May 2004 11:10 AM
    Stinge wrote the riff for message in a bottle which in my book is one of the best riffs ever. It kicks ass.. He also was a great bass player, The ego wars between him and copeland led to some of the coolest bass and drum playing ever
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    14 May 2004 11:17 AM
    the only advantage I can see to playing a fretless bass is perhaps more fluid movement in sliding notes (very typial in some Jazz and lot's of 80's pop)
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    14 May 2004 11:47 AM
    No, I mean who was the bass player in Dr Teeth and Electric Mayhem. As for drummers... John Wadham Art Blakey Keith Moon Ringo Starr Larry Mullen Jr. Stuart Copeland Charlie Watts John Bonham
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    14 May 2004 12:57 PM
    quote:
    Originally posted by Rev Jules
    No, I mean who was the bass player in Dr Teeth and Electric Mayhem. As for drummers... John Wadham Art Blakey Keith Moon Ringo Starr Larry Mullen Jr. Stuart Copeland Charlie Watts John Bonham
    John Paul Jones, Noel Redding Roger Waters etc etc .....
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    14 May 2004 02:23 PM
    How many drummers does it take to change a lightbulb ? Ten. One to change the light bulb and the other nine to sit around talking about how Keith Moon would have done it better.
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    14 May 2004 03:27 PM
    most oboe players reek of musk. prove me wrong obers(?) of the land! prove me wrong!
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    14 May 2004 03:43 PM
    I know a clarinet player and a saxophonist, close enough? No strange odours to report from either
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    14 May 2004 07:37 PM
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    How many drummers does it take to change a lightbulb ? Ten. One to change the light bulb and the other nine to sit around talking about how Keith Moon would have done it better.
    Heard that one before cept it was a soccer one(Yes i'm new :)) Q.How many soccer players does it take to change a light bulb? A. 11. 1 to stick it in, and 10 to hug and kiss him afterwards. I am in a band with an enthusiastic drummer.(ie demented) We have yet to get all band members together in the same room. He thinks we will be famous by August(at the latest)
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    15 May 2004 07:33 PM
    Lol, yeah drummers like Charlie Watts dont get enough credit! The man held the stones toghther. Ringo Starr sucked but he did his job, His son now thats a diffrent story!. Zack Starsky ? Thats ringos little boy and hes not played for : The Who Robert Plant & Just announced with Oasis
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