Seven 9s and 10s

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Track:
Magazine

Artist:
Pedro The Lion

Album:
Control

Pedro The Lion - Magazine

4:01 for April 1st

This is the song that originally hooked me onto Pedro The Lion (and subsequently David Bazan). It’s also my favorite song to play along to on the drums. If you’re ever interested in diving into the PTL catalog, the album Control is a good place to start. 

Wouldn’t you love to be on the cover of a magazine?
Healthy skin; perfect teeth; designed to hide what lies beneath. 

Track:
Boll Weevil

Artist:
The Presidents of the United States of America

Album:
The Presidents of the United States of America

The Presidents of the United States of America - Boll Weevil

3:18 for March 18th

Of all the songs on their eponymous debut, this one provides the best evidence that behind the wit and gimmicky instruments was a band with serious chops.

The drums on this track are insanely good; I also love that they panned the bass/guitar hard left/right.

Track:
No One Knows

Artist:
Queens of the Stone Age

Album:
Songs For The Deaf

Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows

I’m not a terrible drummer, but I’d say it would take about seven Steves to make one Dave Grohl.

With that said, this is my favorite song to play along to behind the kit; I think I’m about 75% of the way there. When considering my skill level and 50+ year old Japanese drum kit I should probably be satisfied with that, but I’m not. I want 100%. I’ll get there.

High-res Mic’d Up (by steelopus)
Day 1 of the Victory! Sessions is in the books and Scott scorched through 7 out of the 10 songs. Everything sounds fantastic and the new gear we’ve invested in is already paying for itself. We’ll pick up where we left off bright and early tomorrow morning to finish tracking drums and then we’ll move on to bass, guitar, and vocals over the next three days.
As of this moment, our Kickstarter project has been live for exactly one week and we’ve already raised an astounding 44% of our goal. We honestly weren’t sure if we’d ever make it to 20%, so to say we’re excited would be a tremendous understatement.  Thanks again to all who’ve pitched in.  Only with your support can there be Victory!

Mic’d Up (by steelopus)

Day 1 of the Victory! Sessions is in the books and Scott scorched through 7 out of the 10 songs. Everything sounds fantastic and the new gear we’ve invested in is already paying for itself. We’ll pick up where we left off bright and early tomorrow morning to finish tracking drums and then we’ll move on to bass, guitar, and vocals over the next three days.

As of this moment, our Kickstarter project has been live for exactly one week and we’ve already raised an astounding 44% of our goal. We honestly weren’t sure if we’d ever make it to 20%, so to say we’re excited would be a tremendous understatement.  Thanks again to all who’ve pitched in.  Only with your support can there be Victory!

High-res 
In the beginningBack in nineteen fifty fiveMan didn’t know ‘bout a rock ‘n’ roll showAnd all that jiveThe white man had the schmaltzThe black man had the bluesNo one knew what they was gonna doBut Tchaikovsky had the news, he saidLet there be sound, and there was soundLet there be light, and there was lightLet there be drums, there was drumsLet there be guitar, there was guitarLet there be rockAnd it came to passThat rock ‘n’ roll was bornAll across the land every rockin’ bandWas blowin’ up a stormAnd the guitar man got famousThe business man got richAnd in every bar there was a superstarWith a seven year itchThere was fifteen million fingersLearnin’ how to playAnd you could hear the fingers pickin’And this is what they had to sayLet there be light, sound, drums, guitarLet there be rockOne night in a club called the Shakin’ HandThere was a 42 decibel rockin’ bandAnd the music was goodAnd the music was loudAnd the singer turned and he said to the crowdLet there be rock
(AC/DC)

In the beginning
Back in nineteen fifty five
Man didn’t know ‘bout a rock ‘n’ roll show
And all that jive
The white man had the schmaltz
The black man had the blues
No one knew what they was gonna do
But Tchaikovsky had the news, he said

Let there be sound, and there was sound
Let there be light, and there was light
Let there be drums, there was drums
Let there be guitar, there was guitar
Let there be rock

And it came to pass
That rock ‘n’ roll was born
All across the land every rockin’ band
Was blowin’ up a storm
And the guitar man got famous
The business man got rich
And in every bar there was a superstar
With a seven year itch
There was fifteen million fingers
Learnin’ how to play
And you could hear the fingers pickin’
And this is what they had to say

Let there be light, sound, drums, guitar
Let there be rock

One night in a club called the Shakin’ Hand
There was a 42 decibel rockin’ band
And the music was good
And the music was loud
And the singer turned and he said to the crowd

Let there be rock

(AC/DC)