The Engine Room Is Where It’s At For Rhythm!

Filed under: Dennis Harold |

Last year in our classic rock station 98.3 WRUP, I heard the DJ announce that he was featuring a weekend of music featuring the Best “Engine Room” Combos of Rock aka. bass player and drummer from famous bands. I didn’t catch the program but the phrase stuck in my memory.Drum-and-Bass

This morning, Cory the bass player in our band, sent me this clip of these two musicians, Marc Najjar of CME and Nate Bauman of Reverb.com put together a 17 minute clip of their 100 Bass Riffs: A Brief History of Groove on Bass and Drums.

As the clip started out with Fats Domino – Ain’t That a Shame (1955) I thought, “I’m gonna nail this clip by knowing most of these SONGS Marc & Nate are jamming on!

I listened to the first 50 songs and recognized 41 out of 50…not bad – 81%; I was shooting for 85%. I should have stuck to the first 50 songs – song 51: Guns of Brixton from The Clash started my downward spiral. I found out just how WEAK I am in music from the ’80 into 2013. I know the music from bands I followed in that time period but…Fishbone, Jamiroquai, Tame Impala, Daft Punk, Jesus Lizard!!! 14%!!!!!! 14% out of the last 50 songs!!! I only recognized 6 bands in the bottom half of this list and didn’t even recognize their music!!!

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With hundreds of bands that have made it in one extent of the music business to another, I guess 14% isn’t too bad but I wanted to do better!!!

Here – check it out, see how well you do!!!!