Top Drummer Quotes

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1. "Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer."
Author: Adrian Belew
2. "On the left is Jimmy, our drummer. You can just see him under all the hair. Jimmy?s a great guy. Dumber than a sack of hammers, but damn, he can count."
Author: Ashlyn Kane
3. "There's only one drummer. We all travel to his beat. Well, I couldn't sing his song. Because for me, it wasn't a truthful statement. Well, Linda sang it, and it was a monster for her."
Author: Barry McGuire
4. "Art was carrying me a lot of the time. When you're accustomed to playing with Art, and you play with other drummers, it's as if the bottom dropped out."
Author: Benny Green
5. "I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums, and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today."
Author: Buddy Rich
6. "But primarily, the drummer's supposed to sit back there and swing the band."
Author: Buddy Rich
7. "And, well of course, Count Basie, and I think all of the black bands of the late thirties and early forties, bands with real players. They had an influence on everybody, not just drummers."
Author: Buddy Rich
8. "I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way."
Author: Buddy Rich
9. "But I think that any young drummer starting out today should get himself a great teacher and learn all there is to know about the instrument that he wants to play."
Author: Buddy Rich
10. "Okay," he says before setting his hand on mine. He weaves his fingers in between my own and I swear I just swallowed a drummer with the way my heart pounds in my throat. I steal a glance at him, and he looks like he's about to sweat a waterfall. "I-I'll shift, you just worry about the clutch." He gulps and his grip tightens on my hand.If he thinks this is less distracting, he's dead wrong."
Author: Cassie Mae
11. "I met the guys through a friend of a friend, and their former drummer had quit. I wasn't too familiar with the Chili Peppers before that, so I joined at the end of 88' and we finished recording Mother's Milk at the end of 89', next thing I know I'm in Spin with a sock."
Author: Chad Smith
12. "Phil is a real drummer's drummer."
Author: Colin Greenwood
13. "I like to be one of those drummers who actually add to the music, not one of those guys who sit in a room 24/7 trying to outwit or outplay another drummer."
Author: Dave Lombardo
14. "In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing and what the drummer is doing, what the pianist and the guitarist is doing, and then you play something that compliments that, so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead."
Author: David Amram
15. "It was probably when I met Jeff Hamilton, the drummer I've been working with for the last 20 years. He's the one who brought Ray Brown to hear me sing at a restaurant in my hometown."
Author: Diana Krall
16. "Even my different drummer heard a different drummer"
Author: Florence King
17. "Even when I go do comedy stuff live, I can still feel the drummer in me about to go onstage."
Author: Fred Armisen
18. "When I speak of natural drummers I'm talking about guys that are playing with the talent God gave 'em."
Author: Gene Krupa
19. "A determined Yankee book drummer once told a Southerner that 'a set of books on scientific agriculture' would teach him to 'farm twice as good as you do.' To which the Southerner replied: 'Hell, son, I don't farm half as good as I know how now."
Author: Grady McWhiney
20. "Dylan: Who's Jett?Morgan: Senior, drummer from Stealth Shrine, sometimes they have lunch time concerts.Dylan: You mean Gary? When did he start going by Jett?Alaia: Idk but who wants to be a kick-ass rocker drummer named Gary? Jett suits him better anyway. Much hotter."
Author: H.R. Willaston
21. "Sometimes I play guitar like a frustrated drummer."
Author: Hal Sparks
22. "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
23. "Generally, I end up being the one thrown against the wall, because Zach is the drummer. He's stronger than me."
Author: Isaac Hanson
24. "The bartenders are the regular band of Jack, and the heavenly drummer who looks up to the sky with blue eyes, with a beard, is wailing beer-caps of bottles and jamming on the cash register and everything is going to the beat - It's the beat generation, its béat, it's the beat to keep, it's the beat of the heart, it's being beat and down in the world and like oldtime lowdown."
Author: Jack Kerouac
25. "Playing drums feels like coming home for me. Even during the White Stripes I thought: 'I'll do this for now, but I'm really a drummer.' That's what I'll put on my passport application."
Author: Jack White
26. "Sky. Hope mixed with horror as I searched for Zed, quessing he would not have let his soulfinder walk into this situation alone. I finally identified him as the heavily bearded drummer in the flowery shirt and, yes, socks and sandals. I bit my tongue, repressing the absurd desire to laugh at his fashion sacrifice for our cause."
Author: Joss Stirling
27. "Well, I've only managed to do the drummer and the bassist so far, but I'm thinking I could get a threesome going and knock out the others. Maybe I'll gangbang with the roadies when we stop for dinner!"
Author: Katie Ashley
28. "At heart I cannot accept that I am a well-known rock 'n' roll star and one of the greatest drummers in the world."
Author: Keith Moon
29. "No acting, no production, could take the place of that moment when you come out in the dark on to the stage and the drummer plays four beats on the hi-hat and then lights and music. It just takes your breath away. No words can do what music can."
Author: Ken Stott
30. "The only right way is to feel your heart hammering inside you and to listen to what its timpani is saying.6 It sure feels like Ms. Quindlen is giving my little internal timpani a lot of credit. What if your timpani is homophobic, xenophobic, racist, and sexist? Or can all vice simply be attributed to our love of lockstep—you know, all the bad people follow the crowd and all the good people do their own thing? And what if you follow Quindlen's advice and reject her list of bigotries? Does that make you another lockstep loser? Can you listen to your timpani and the graduation speaker at the same time? I suppose it's the central creed of postmodernism that you can march to the beat of your own drummer as long as it beats in time with mine."
Author: Kevin DeYoung
31. "I am proud of Kirk. I think he drums to his own drummer in every way."
Author: Lee Grant
32. "My son Wesley has just turned 13. He was 12 during the recording of this record and he is quite a drummer already and has been studying drums since he was four, but he's also very interested in African percussion and studies percussion."
Author: Lee Ritenour
33. "Jaz is their drummer. He's pretty damn good too. Hell, he's pretty damn good at everything he's ever tried. Creative little shit."
Author: Lissa Matthews
34. "You'll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in."
Author: Mandy Hale
35. "I've talked to some drummers who seem to have a very hard time staying in shape on the road, including some drummers touring with high-profile acts that don't have to live on fast food every night."
Author: Matt Cameron
36. "I used to tour with this band. I was a drummer. I would tour a bunch for about 10 months out of the year and act for about two months. I would make what I needed from acting and would stretch it out."
Author: Michael Pena
37. "There is no roles. No one is keeping any roles. The drummer is also answering everybody and everything. So it is a constant conversation and communication between musicians on an extremely high level with extremely valuable material, motifs, and melodies."
Author: Miroslav Vitous
38. "But blasting the drummer into the river, though it would have been easy at this range, was not a good way to be inconspicuous."
Author: Neal Stephenson
39. "Hip Nip just sounds groovy. A drummer laid it on me."
Author: Pat Morita
40. "I'm not a singer who plays a bit of drums. I'm a drummer that sings a bit."
Author: Phil Collins
41. "My dream job is to be a rock drummer and the alternate drummer for the Foo Fighters."
Author: Rachael Ray
42. "Before you can follow your own drummer, you have to hear the drummer."
Author: Srikumar Rao
43. "I try to keep my ear to the streets without sacrificing who I am as an artist. If a song needs a drum machine I'll use a drum machine. If it needs a drummer, I'll use a real drummer."
Author: Teena Marie
44. "Rising to her feet, she shot the Bird Man a furious glare, and then stormed off toward Savidlin's house. She was glad to be away from Richard, to be away from watching those girls pawing him.Her fingernails dug into her palms, but she didn't notice as she marched past the happy people. The dancers danced, the drummers drummed, the children laughed. People she passed wished her well. She wanted one of them to say something mean so she would have an excuse to hit someone."
Author: Terry Goodkind
45. "A song." I said aloud. "What?" "The whole time Adam and I were together, he never wrote a song for me." Vera looked like she was trying to think of an appropriate response to such a stupid desire. "He was a drummer. You hate it when drummers sing."
Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo
46. "The penny dropped. I sat in my room and burst into tears. Our band had barely begun, and already our drummer and bass player were a couple of drug fiends!"
Author: Tom Fletcher
47. "Pharrell Williams: '[Tommy Lee] is a great drummer with a lot of style. He keeps his chops up in terms of technique and his style in drumming; his chops are very sharp. Also, 'Pour Some sugar on Me' can be played in the middle of any hip-hop party. I love that.'Man, that's awesome that Pharrell paid respect. I've always loved his shit, ever since 'When Doves Cry'. Oh, wait, my bad. Pharrell is that producer guy from Atlanta who dates Janet Jackson. The little guy, right? Discovered Kris Kross. Nice. Thanks, bro."
Author: Tommy Lee
48. "A lot of drummers get sidetracked by the instrument. It can engulf you."
Author: Tre Cool
49. "My honey child, them housing projects Cannot contain her multitudes A sunbeam, hard upon her Just a fly strugglin' through her braid loops Watch me prove to ‘em I'm more than nothin' But a ragamuffin with homesick eyes Yes, when it gets to be the same old thing Shorty you ought to come and see about me My love, she is a drummer Than industrial steel, her backbone tougher The eloping night and the honey moon that trails Just dirt ‘neath her finger nails I'll be down on them crossroads ‘Til daybreak winks a bright eye And if it gets to be the same old thing Shorty you ought to come and see about me She's heard all the right things And they did not persuade her She has no use for your words What she wants is your labor ‘Cause when gringos speak of minorities They tend to keep their voices low Ah, but when that gets to be the same old thing Shorty you ought to come and see about me"
Author: Valentine Xavier
50. "It's not right, man," Jay said, following my stare. "Some guys have all the luck.""What?" I finally broke my trance to look at Jay."That guy, the drummer? Get this. He's a killer musician, he gets tons of chicks, his dad's loaded, and as if that wasn't enough, he's got a friggin' English accent!"I had to smile at Jay's mix of envy and admiration."What's his name?" I hollered as the third song started."Kaidan Rowe. Oh, and that's another thing. A cool name! Bastard.""How do you spell it?" I asked. It sounded like Ky-den.Jay spelled it for me. "It's A-I, like Thai food," he explained.Kai, like Thai, only yummier. Gah! Who was this girl invading my brain?"
Author: Wendy Higgins

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