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On Drums - Stewart Copeland

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Postby Slarti » January 13th, 2019, 5:36 pm

Anybody else watch this BBC4 documentary about rock drumming?

I found it fascinating, despite it being presented by Copeland.

It was interesting that, same as in another drummers documentary a while back, Ringo came in for praise of the originality of his drumming, whereas I often see people being disparaging of his skills.

It is still on BBC iPlayer here
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... t-copeland

And the 2nd of the 3 part series is on Friday "On Base - Tina Weymouth"


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Re: On Drums - Stewart Copeland

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Postby Redmires » January 13th, 2019, 6:48 pm

An excellent program, and looking forward to the rest of the series. Who would have thought that the simple foot pedal had such a major influence on the history of music. I love it when music is analysed and you can see things in a different way. Recent programs with Neil Brand and Howard Goodall spring to mind. As for Ringo, "Tomorrow Never Knows" alone puts him at the top of the tree. I never knew he was left handed though.

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Re: On Drums - Stewart Copeland

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Postby johnhemming » January 13th, 2019, 8:49 pm

That was a good programme. I was a drummer in a few bands in the late 70s and early 80s.

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Re: On Drums - Stewart Copeland

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Postby dionaeamuscipula » January 13th, 2019, 9:44 pm

Will try to see it. Copeland is one of my favourite drummers.

Others: Palmer, Bruford, Collins. Can you tell how old I am?

And the bloke in the Holly Bush in Hampstead who turned up for a jazz gig with a stand, two sticks and a cardboard box and proceeded to turn half the building into a drum kit.

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Re: On Drums - Stewart Copeland

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Postby BrummieDave » January 19th, 2019, 11:29 am

"On bass - Tina Weymouth" was good last night and I must get around to watching the drums one on iPlayer.

And 'hello' to Mr Hemming, thought you'd be too busy to be watching telly at the moment. ;)

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Re: On Drums - Stewart Copeland

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Postby scottnsilky » January 19th, 2019, 2:10 pm

Slarti wrote:Anybody else watch this BBC4 documentary about rock drumming?

I found it fascinating, despite it being presented by Copeland.

It was interesting that, same as in another drummers documentary a while back, Ringo came in for praise of the originality of his drumming, whereas I often see people being disparaging of his skills.

It is still on BBC iPlayer here
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... t-copeland

And the 2nd of the 3 part series is on Friday "On Base - Tina Weymouth"


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Re Ringo Starr, I wonder why he's put down so much, I remember specifically listening to him on a Beatle's track, which unfortunately, I can't recall the name of. I thought he did a good job, despite the well known quote, 'he's not even the best drummer in The Beatles', (Lennon perhaps?).

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Re: On Drums - Stewart Copeland

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Postby MaraMan » January 19th, 2019, 2:48 pm

For anyone who has Sky the Sky Arts 4 (I think) part series called "The Art of Drumming", which was shown a few months ago and no doubt is on catch up, is excellent. It's a bit more in depth that the Stewart Copeland prog, which I enjoyed, and I highly recommend "The Art of Drumming" to interested drummers and non-drummers.

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Re: On Drums - Stewart Copeland

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Postby Slarti » January 19th, 2019, 3:55 pm

MaraMan wrote:For anyone who has Sky the Sky Arts 4 (I think) part series called "The Art of Drumming", which was shown a few months ago and no doubt is on catch up, is excellent. It's a bit more in depth that the Stewart Copeland prog, which I enjoyed, and I highly recommend "The Art of Drumming" to interested drummers and non-drummers.

MM


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Re: On Drums - Stewart Copeland

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Postby johnhemming » January 19th, 2019, 3:59 pm

BrummieDave wrote:And 'hello' to Mr Hemming, thought you'd be too busy to be watching telly at the moment. ;)

Why?


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