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Thread: Waters This is Not a Drill Touring Drummer -- Joey Waronker

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    Default Waters This is Not a Drill Touring Drummer -- Joey Waronker

    I have not seen much discussion of the touring band.

    I went to the 8/31 msg show, after having largely avoided YT videos and other recordings so as to see the show with fresh eyes. Setting aside the heavy handed messaging (no easy task), I was really impressed with the drummer. I used to play drums very often (not so much anymore), and am very nitpicky on differences when my favorite bands tour with a different drummer. According to Wikipedia, Waronker worked on some of Beck's seminal 90's albums and tours, all of which feature some great beats.

    He has been with Waters for a few years, but I had not been aware. Which is perhaps what I really liked about his drumming style the most. Usually I would notice that the drumming is very off when the drummer is not the original drummer (i.e. Nick Mason, Bill Ward, etc...). But--and it is blasphemy-- I did not miss Mason. At no time did the drumming get in the way, and when focused on, was incredibly close to the originals. Sheep is a tricky drumming song imho, and no issues that I heard.

    Extremely tasteful throughout the set, and I thought the drumming was a highlight of this Rog touring band.

    Interested to hear any other impressions on Waronker's drumming.

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    very powefully drummer!

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    I think hes great. I think he also played on the ITTLWRW? album. I like the drums on Picture That.

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    He's great and gives a very different vibe than Graham Broad. He's the drummer in Thom Yorke's solo band, Atoms for Peace, as well.

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    I love his sound. It's worthy of Nick in that he can tap out a minimalist, sedate, dreamy beat and doesn't need to pound it all out or fill in all the rests. I couldn't stand Graham Broad. Someone needed to confiscate his hi-hats.

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    Am I the only one who likes Graham Broad?
    Picture a courthouse with no f*ckin laws!
    Picture a cathouse with no f*ckin whores!
    Picture a shithouse with no f*ckn drain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by daemonspudguy View Post
    Am I the only one who likes Graham Broad?
    Nope I am team Graham also.
    Joey is pretty lifeless and doesn't drive it enough.

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    In the annals of non-Nicks, I'm also very fond of Andy Newmark. But Graham Broad, still a nope for me, dawg.

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    Why do so many people hate Graham Broad? I don't get it.
    Picture a courthouse with no f*ckin laws!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keleven View Post
    In the annals of non-Nicks, I'm also very fond of Andy Newmark. But Graham Broad, still a nope for me, dawg.
    Andy Newmarks drumming on TPACOHH and subsequent tour was utterly fantastic.

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