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Drummer Quotes

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

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If a man loses 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.
- Henry David Thoreau

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence,
in every way.
- Buddy Rich

 

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.
- Teena Marie

I create my own lyrics.
I have a great band.
I have a drummer from East Berlin.
- Nina Hagen

A drummer is usually like the backbone.
- Brody Armstrong

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Joe's been my drummer for 14 years, and we've been buddies for six years.
- John Mayall

I would like to think that the singer is the butterfly,
and the drummer was just the little grub in the ground,
working to become a caterpillar.
- Robert Wyatt

But primarily, the drummer's supposed to sit back there and swing the band.
- Buddy Rich

We hear so many records these days that are done with click tracks,
as opposed to a drummer.
- Wayne Coyne

When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key,
like become a drummer in a rock band.
- Brooke Burke

Phil is a real drummer's drummer.
- Colin Greenwood

Age 10.
I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
- Adrian Belew

I was a drummer, and I did a little singing too.
- Lou Gramm

My mouth has a tendency to get me into trouble,
but because I'm so small and I take on people who are lager than me.
If someone punched me, I'd get my drummer beat them up.
- Brian Molko

Mainly I was able to perform with music -
I played the French horn,
I would sing, and I was a drummer in the pipe band.
So I think it was a way to show off.
- Ewan McGregor

At this point, I think I would garner a lot of hate
mail if I was now on the cover of Modern Drummer seeing
as I'm not a modern drummer anymore.
- Jason Schwartzman

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.
- Buddy Rich

I'm the greatest rock and roll drummer on the planet and you suck.
- Tre Cool

I saw a drummer play once when I was a kid and I thought,
that's really cool.
You know, you're moving.
You're using your arms and fingers.
So I tried it and I loved it.
- Bill Kreutzmann

The drummer; he inspired me to play like no one else I have ever met.
- Chet Baker

Hip Nip just sounds groovy.
A drummer laid it on me.
- Pat Morita

I was working at this club in downtown L.A.
from four to eight at night, just Eddie Rubin,
the drummer, and I. - Johnny Rivers

I was a drummer and I played the guitar.
- Jam Master Jay

They're simply following what was laid down in front
and they play the same thing.
So, there's no great challenge In being a classical drummer.
- Buddy Rich

Because Larry, by then, was a drummer,
who would sort of get bored and tired,
and rather stand up and blow kisses to people.
So we needed the bass to sort of drive along.
- Neil Innes

I am proud of Kirk.
I think he drums to his own drummer in every way.
- Lee Grant

Generally, I end up being the one thrown against the wall,
because Zach is the drummer.
He's stronger than me.
- Isaac Hanson

I think every band is a little cautious when the drummer starts to write tunes.
- Matt Cameron

I love the way Pharell is laying down great drum tracks.
He is a great drummer.
- Matt Cameron

I am also a drummer of sorts.
I've got an electronic set sitting in my bedroom.
- Gary Cole

My youngest son, who is now the drummer in my band,
lives in Brooklyn.
My oldest son is about to move out to California,
and my daughters are both out of town.
- Herbie Mann

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.
- Diana Krall

I told people I was a drummer before I even had a set,
I was a mental drummer.
- Keith Moon

When I lost the use of my hi-hat and bass drum legs,
I became basically a singer.
I was a drummer who did a bit of singing,
and then I became a singer who did a bit of percussion.
- Robert Wyatt

Every drummer that had a name, had a name because of his individual playing.
He didn't sound like anybody else, So everybody that I ever listened to,
in some form, influenced my taste.
- Buddy Rich

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.
- Buddy Rich

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.
- Lee Ritenour

I think you get to a point where you watch something just to enjoy it.
I don't think it's really done so that you're supposed to feel,
Oh, he's the most wonderful drummer.
I think the whole lot is what's more enjoyable.
- Charlie Watts

But figuring out Saddam Hussein was one our greatest mysteries.
He marched to his own drummer and frequently as this
unfolded he made decisions which were sometimes inexplicable
to us and sometimes didn't look very smart.
- Brent Scowcroft

I think at one time every drummer wanted to play like
Krupa or wanted to win a Gene Krupa drum contest.
This is the big inspiration for drummers and naturally
it has to be the same way for me.
- Buddy Rich

But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a
drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't
create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays
everything that's written,
he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom.
- Buddy Rich

That's the thing that we said about the horn before:
it's a focus issue.
It's like a singer versus a drummer.
If a drummer's playing a drum beat, and a singer starts singing,
what do you think the audience is going to do?
- Charlie Hunter

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.
- Chad Smith

Michael Giles the first drummer of King Crimson,
never agreed to the name King Crimson.
But then, if you'd knew Michael, you would know he
didn't agree to the album cover either.
So maybe Michael didn't agree to the point of definition with many things.
- Robert Fripp

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.
- David Amram

You know what, the drummer is my manager.
He's busy.
And I'm busy.
I don't need the dough, though.
But having said that, there's a limit to how much bad music I wanna play.
I did it when I was young, and some of the music was OK,
but it wasn't great.
- Aimee Mann

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.
- Barry McGuire

Well, we didn't have our original drummer on our last record.
And most of that album was not played as a band in the studio.
It was mostly the world of computers and overdubs.
There was very few things played live or worked out as a band.
- James Iha

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.
- Miroslav Vitous

I'd just play 'til my hands fell off.
My parents would yell at me to stop because they couldn't
stand the noise any more!
I was terrible!
It must have been hard for them to listen to me as a beginning drummer.
- Randy Castillo

Buddy Rich was one of the most incredible technicians in the world,
on this planet, but the only people he could really impress,
who knew what he was doing was another musician or another drummer.
- Dick Dale

But I've always liked to be the kind of drummer and
musician who likes to go outside of what's expected of me,
and I've always been able to do more than you necessarily
hear with every band I've ever played in.
- Matt Cameron

I have to give my family credit for putting up with the racket,
because as some of you may know, its not the easiest
thing in the world to live with a kid who's trying
to become a rock and roll drummer.
- Max Weinberg

Set Life's Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

Today is my day to paint in bold colors,
set today's rhythm with my heart-drum,
walk today's march with courage,
create today as my celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I set today's life-rhythm with my heart-drum.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even on the drum level, it's all about stating your theme,
going back to certain things that need to be emphasized,
not doing fills for the sake of doing fills.
- John Otto

For better or worse, I've always tried to march to
my own drum and tell it like it is,
while preserving some integrity and style.
God, I'm fabulous!
- Michael Musto

When I was young, I had one of those Yamaha drum machines,
and I used to practice to that quite a bit,
just to practice soloing and being in time and completing all my phrases.
- John Otto

Just the same way I'd say a prayer before going onstage,
taking that even further and using the drum to inspire people.
And using that as a vehicle for the intention.
- Rick Allen

An uncle gave me a side drum and my mother decided I should have lessons.
- Humphrey Lyttelton

But unfortunately, in my unrelenting drive to get back on that drum stool,
the major casualty in all of it was that I really forgot about me.
- Rick Allen

My drum sticks are in the "Hall of Fame."
I know that.
- Jimmy Carl Black

And on the war, I think my numbers would be a lot higher
if I were out there beating the drum for this war.
In fact, I don't think it, I know it.
But I can't be for the war.
- Chris Matthews

For live you need a microphone for the snare and the high hat,
the kick drum, a nice stereo overhead and one for the toms -
you can get away with using four mikes.
- Chad Smith

Part of Steve's job was to drum into us how important
what we were doing actually would be to the world.
- Andy Hertzfeld

I got tired of different drum sounds so you buy different
effects for more manipulation.
- Ikue Mori


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