I can only think of two - Eric's House Of Ego
I can only think of two|
I tend to not like singing drummers. I can only think of two that I like. Levon Helm
from The Band
and Pete Rivera from Rare Earth
Can anyone think of any others? The first person to utter the "K" word gets made fun of in a very cruel and obscene manner ...
|Date:||November 13th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)|| |
He is a drummer who also sings, not a singing drummer.
Keith Moon??!!??!! Kuwait??? Krispy Kritters??? Keanu Reeves??
Moulty from The Barbarians.
Agreed on Levon Helm fer sher.
I don't think we can call what Keith did singing ...
WATCH IT !!! YER THAT CLOSE !!!
Ok, sorry ... Phil sang and played when Pete was in Genesis, but as a harmony singer (when he sang More Fool Me live, he came out front) . He has rarely done so since. Roger will sing lead occasionally, but rarely live. Don Henley is a good example though.
What band has he "fronted" as a singing drummer? I'm talking being the lead singer of a band, while being the drummer.
|Date:||November 13th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)|| |
The one time I saw the hippie band "The Strawberry Alarm Clock" on TV, the drummer was singing lead, and doing so marvelously well. I cannot remember if they were singing their hit "Incense and Peppermints" or the follow-up "Tomorrow." Also, the Standells, whose hit was "Dirty Water," had a drummer who sang excellent lead. My first wife and I had a nightclub trio, Caryl and Company, for which she played bass and sang half the lead, I played guitar (2 1/2 sets) and keyboards (1 1/2 sets) and sang mostly harmony, and we needed a series of lead singing drummers to keep gigging. There were four we used regularly, a couple more we would like to have used if things had gone just a little bit differently, and even one (the unfortunate late Tom Nystrom, one of the top musicians in town with the Underbeats and the Accents) whom I would have moved heaven and earth to work with if there had been any possibility whatever. But none of these would have been a national star. (Didn't Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys sing lead on some songs? It's worth checking their wikipedia article.)
And if harmony vocal counts, the drummer for Grand Funk Railroad was an excellent harmony singer.
|Date:||November 13th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Obscure, but....
Harmony doesn't count.
|Date:||November 13th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)|| |
Hmmmm ... I can't seem to think of the 'K' word ...
How about -
I know there's more, but I don't want to be made fun of ... nope, not me.
Only one of those really was the lead singer while he was playing drums, and that was Don Henley.
I refuse to admit the existence of ... well ... the band that the 4th one was in ...
He sang lead on a couple of songs, but rarely live. Freddie was the lead singer of that band
|Date:||November 13th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)|| |
I think I've figured out your K word...Buddy Rich actually praised that person's drumming
|Date:||November 13th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)|| |
Voted best Rock Drummer of 1975 ... by Playboy, but still.
Post-Beatles Ringo sangs lead.
Since I mostly know groups from recordings, not concerts (or pictures), it's hard to visualize who plays what. I would imagine that for most rock bands, miking a drum and a vocal that close together would be tricky.
It's not that hard actually ... stage mikes are very directional
Ringo is a so-so example ... mostly cause I don't think of him as a singer really ...
Just had the pleasure of being at the Eagles concert night before last. That's a singing drummer if I ever saw one.
As someone who plays bodhran while singing (and no, I'm not claiming to be a drummer) I fully understand how hard that can be. My proudest moment so far as a musician in QG is being able to sing "Rocky Road to Dublin" and play the bodhran well and consistently throughout AND Bruce tacks an instrumental on after it!
Henley has come up several times ... he's a good example. I'm not much of an Eagles fan ... but some of the stuff he did was excellent. Good drummer too.
|Date:||November 14th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)|| |
That's what I was gonna say. :)
Gotta say, Pete Rivera kicked serious ass on both duties.
|Date:||November 14th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)|| |
Tommy McDowell of Immigrant Soul.
My husband! Tends not to do it much as most bands he is currently in have more singers than drummers, so his skills are usually called for elsewhere. However, he is perfectly capable of it, and has done it on several occasions. He'd love the opportunity to do it more often.