38 special had 2 drummers the outlaws had 2 even Charlie Daniels when I saw Charlie Daniels in1980 he had 2 drummers but after the break they came back with only 1 found out later the drummer was arrested for no payment of child support back stage doobie brothers was another duane allmon liked James Brown having 2 so he had Jamoe and butchDoes anyone know of bands with more than one drummer?
In interviews, Billy describes his role as the groove man which makes sense considering his roots as an R&B/Soul drummer. He lays down a song's rhythmic structure and feel. Micky is the time and color man with his roots in drum lines and years developing a sound toolbox from around the world with some of the best traditional drummers int he world. Call it what you want: point/counter point, syncopation, groove/color, hippy/music, you get the point. In the late 60's, at the beginning and for a short time in the early 70's, the Dead only had Billy. Great music, but not the same sound as with Micky.Uh.... I have to completely disagree. Billy and Mickey complimented each other very well and referred to what they did as a double headed dragon. They stayed clear of playing the same thing. This is very eventide by listening to 71'-74' when it was just Billy. Also check out Dead and Company as these days they do it even more effectively as Mickey's set up is very unconventional with almost no cymbals and many drums from around the world in his mix.
Mickey's current live set up.
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