What is your favourite song by a band using two drummers?

BQ. In a non-technical sense, and in your opinion- what benefit does having two drummers give to a bands sound?

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Bro Jest- amazing answer man, it isn't showing up in here. Can you try an edit :)

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  • 5 months ago
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    One of many faves...

    The Feelies - "The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FJxJbbKQ7o

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    BA: Why have two of any instruments in a band, why not have two bassists (Talking Heads), why have two lead guitarists (Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Television). Why stop at two? The same reasons apply for Drums, it gives more options for sonic exploration, let's the band have two styles of drummer, let's the drummer's interplay off each other, let's one play sticks and the other brushes, let's you still have one drummer if one of the drummers doubles up on another instrument or sings (Phil Collins) and a thicker, tribal sound is produced if the drummers play in unison.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    I'd prefer a band with two rappers 

  • RockIt
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Duke's Travels - Genesis

    Drummers:

    Chester Thompson

    Phil Collins

    Drumming together for 30 years. It doesn't get much tighter than this.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Swans - "Blackout"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vTGHavZ4-Q

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    Very Atonal. 

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  • Binks
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Hey now Livin', that would be Help On The Way / Slipknot by The Grateful Dead. Favorite all around Dead song. Let's just say that one drummer and one percussionist gives the rhythm section much more color and depth.

    Cheers

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    IDK something by James Brown probably.

    The benefit is more variation and a fuller sound. It came from Jazz originally.

  • 5 months ago

    Ah, well this one is kind of out there - but it's my favorite non traditional Christmas song (yes, I said 'Christmas').

    The live version of LITTLE DRUMMER BOY by For King And Country

    And yes, I know there are more amazing examples of drumming at many of the live shows I've been to - but I have no examples to share off the top of my head and this was the first one to came to mind - so I'm going to run with it, and darn it, it's a great song regardless of being seasonal.

  • 5 months ago

    Mental about instrumentals. Allman Brothers "Jessica"

    https://youtu.be/yRDivUb5EeA

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  • 5 months ago

    “Triad” by Tool.  The first time I saw Tool live, Meshuggah was the opening band.  Triad was one of Tool’s last songs and the Meshuggah drummer came out and performed with them on a simple stand-up drum kit.  He destroyed two drum heads during the song, which he simply flung into the audience as the crew put on new ones.  Awesome.

    BQ:  That’s like asking why sex with two women is better than sex with just one woman.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Genesis in concert doing In the Air Tonight. I think the song speaks for itself.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYV6KZpnEak

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