- Nov 14, 2018
- Reaction score
The Hurrian Hymn to Nikal no. 6, the oldest complete piece of music. Circa. 1400 BCE.
It was discovered on a cuneiform tablet in Syria. The tablet included the notes, lyrics, as well as instructions on how to play a type of lyre.
This piece of music survived the Bronze Age Collapse, the rise and fall of religions, empires, wars, peace's...
It's such a simple little tune, but something about it just scratches an itch I get every once in a while.
I am pretty sure the one doing the jumping is actually a percussionist. He appears to be standing, which is common. The one on the right is the actual drummer and he is definitely seated. As usual, concert films do a shitty job of actually showing what each musician is doing and guitarists and singers get way more attention. Drummers and percussionists only get a shot when they're doing something "impressive", like soloing (or jumping while simultaneously hitting two cymbals).So Pink Floyd's PULSE concert from 1994 is a favorite of mine if I'm dropping on some music from Youtube. Mostly I listen to it but don't watch. Having watched a little just now, I have a serious question. Who the fuck sets up their drum kit so that they have to jump up in the goddamn air to crash the cymbals?
I'm not kidding. What's up with that? I'm hoping there's a rational explanation...
I didn't watch the whole thing, but it does seem like the percussionist has two kick drums, which could easily make one mistake him for a second drummer. I had to look twice before I could sort of make out what was going on. It is apparently quite possible to play a kick drum while standing and it is not unheard of for percussionists to add a kick drum to their set-up. (Playing two at the same time for a longer amount of time would probably put you in an uncomfortable and unbalanced position, so he may just have two of them because it looks more impressive, or they may be tuned differently or something like that.)I was hoping for a more exciting answer.
It's crazy to think about it. A band at the time being lumped in with the alternative movement with a bandleader who is a conservatory educated jazz () guitarist who was influenced by the noise movement from New York and having hardcore(punk) roots, but they really set the blueprint for pretty much all modern metal, metalcore, post-hardcore and anything else with heavy guitars with those minimalistic, syncopated guitar riffs. It's so groovy.Saw then live and they were amazing. Page Hamilton sweated so much under the stage lights he slipped on his own puddle of sweat and had to wipe it up with a towel, all while not losing a beat in the middle of a solo.
They had a song on the first Crow soundtrack, which is where I first heard of them.Saw then live and they were amazing. Page Hamilton sweated so much under the stage lights he slipped on his own puddle of sweat and had to wipe it up with a towel, all while not losing a beat in the middle of a solo.
I used to listen to them a lot more than I currently do, but recently I got the urge to pull out an old favorite of theirs:The Gang's All Here is probably my least favorite Dropkick Murphys album... but "least favorite Dropkick Murphys album" is still a really good album. Here are a few standout tracks from it.