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Phil Rudd …..(retracted ) due to being set straight…
Lars Ulrich

I’ll let someone else have the pleasure of adding “ you know who “ ….
 
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Phil Rudd
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I’ll let someone else have the pleasure of adding “ you know who “ ….
Ha ha, surely nobody will be brave enough to poke the MW bear.

I think you'll find all drummers swing their arms around in some capacity. Other than that, somebody please explain to me how a drummer "swings" other than in Jazz or big band music.
 

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Argyle “Slappy” McKimson
 

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I thought his first record, "It Don't Mean a Thing" wasn't too bad.

But he played a driving Ska groove behind every big band jazz cut on that record … even the standards.
It was weird.
No Hats or Ride cymbal … just a constant never ending cacophony of woodblocks, cowbells, and splash cymbals on top of that over-tensioned piccolo snare.
It‘s a wonder they ever completed that recording.
Word was the producer walked out seven different times complaining of migraines.
It was over budget and underwhelming from a percussionist viewpoint.
He was never the same after that bitter fallout with Tennessee Ernie Ford.
He lost his groove.
 

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But he played a driving Ska groove behind every big band jazz cut on that record … even the standards.
It was weird.
No Hats or Ride cymbal … just a constant never ending cacophony of woodblocks, cowbells, and splash cymbals on top of that over-tensioned piccolo snare.
It‘s a wonder they ever completed that recording.
Word was the producer walked out seven different times complaining of migraines.
It was over budget and underwhelming from a percussionist viewpoint.
He was never the same after that bitter fallout with Tennessee Ernie Ford.
He lost his groove.

I remember all that! I think losing his groove was what led to Argyle's one and only chart topper, "I Once Had That Swing, But I Kilt It."

Good times.
 

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I remember all that! I think losing his groove was what led to Argyle's one and only chart topper, "I Once Had That Swing, But I Kilt It."

Good times.

Played on top of that strange Scottish dirge … Fickle public.
 

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According to George Harrison it was Bonzo!! , "He can't swing a sack of sh!t" was the quote IIRC. This proves that there might be about as many definitions of what Swing is as there are people. Makes discussing it somewhat difficult. If not an exercise in futility ,,,
 

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Almost all new metal drummers don’t swing, mostly because the music doesn’t really involve any form of shuffle/shuffling; its emphasis is largely “dugga dugga” at high-precision, robotic machine speeds

I rented a rehearsal space for 14 months and never once heard an iota of shuffles OR swing, EVER, from ANY of the other drummers, or their bandmates
 


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