- Jan 2, 2019
- Reaction score
the ability to gauge a song’s release date by the drum sound. not the guitar sound, not the bass sound, not the amount of cigarettes you can hear the singer has smoked, the drum sound. even since i picked up bass as my main instrument, every single song has been accurately (by decade, a few year margin of error) dated depending on what the drums sound like. ringy overhead? early to mid 60s. tight and slightly ringy snare drum? late 60s early 70s. punchy concert tom sound with that signature dry snare sound? mid to late 70s. more hi-fi snare sound, with or without gated reverb? 80s. etc etc etc. with a few exceptions here and there. anyone else realized they can do this??? obviously it’s not really an “ability”, that was sort of a lame joke. it’s more of an interesting factoid about how drums are such a tell-tale sign of when a song or album was recorded and produced and sent out into the stores.