Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Music that Makes Me Want to Bang on Things

 

Q. Do you know what they call someone who hangs around with musicians?

A. A percussionist (or drummer).

That said, sometimes we all just feel like beating on things, and the right music can certainly set the mood for it.

Or maybe:

Or maybe it’s this little singsong rhythm?

What music gets you drumming your fingers, tapping your toes, and just beating on things?

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  1. lowtech redneck Coolidge

    Skip to 1:15 to get to the drums:

    This is my version of a Golden Oldie :P:

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    • June 24, 2020, at 3:38 AM PDT
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  2. colleenb Member
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    I don’t have time to link but ‘I Don’t Want to Work, I Want to Bang on the Drum All Day” seems so appropriate for this time. In fact, why are we not getting as much drumming and finger-snapping as we did in the Occupy time? Too busy looting, burning businesses I guess.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 4:21 AM PDT
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  3. Vectorman Thatcher

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  4. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    You already did “Bang Your Head,” so … nuts.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 4:36 AM PDT
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  5. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    colleenb (View Comment):

    I don’t have time to link but ‘I Don’t Want to Work, I Want to Bang on the Drum All Day” seems so appropriate for this time. In fact, why are we not getting as much drumming and finger-snapping as we did in the Occupy time? Too busy looting, burning businesses I guess.

    That was the second I linked, so Prego.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 4:42 AM PDT
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  6. thelonious Member

    I’ve nearly gotten into a million car accidents air drumming the drum fill in “Tom Sawyer” by Rush.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 4:52 AM PDT
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  7. danok1 Member

    thelonious (View Comment):

    I’ve nearly gotten into a million car accidents air drumming the drum fill in “Tom Sawyer” by Rush.

    How about the fills in “Spirit of Radio”?

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    • June 24, 2020, at 5:11 AM PDT
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  8. danok1 Member

    “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” especially after the synthesizer break.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 5:13 AM PDT
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  9. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    True story – I once broke a computer monitor drumming along on my desk to Sing, Sing, Sing.

    This was about 20 years ago back in the day of tube monitors. I think I cracked a board in it or something, because it starting blinking, then went out and never worked again. It was an expensive monitor too.

     

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    • June 24, 2020, at 5:22 AM PDT
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  10. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    It was an expensive monitor too.

    Personal or work?

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    • June 24, 2020, at 5:25 AM PDT
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  11. Tex929rr Coolidge

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  12. Miffed White Male Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    It was an expensive monitor too.

    Personal or work?

    Personal.

     

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    • June 24, 2020, at 5:38 AM PDT
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  13. Marythefifth Member
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    The absurdity of this one, with volume turned up was what I thought of first. 30-40 years ago, I gave myself whiplash moving to this live on the dance floor.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N97o-TE63Xs

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    • June 24, 2020, at 6:03 AM PDT
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  14. Stad Thatcher

    When I was growing up, everyone tried to play the drum solo from “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”. To do so was a right of passage for actual drummers . . .

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    • June 24, 2020, at 6:54 AM PDT
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  15. colleenb Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):

    I don’t have time to link but ‘I Don’t Want to Work, I Want to Bang on the Drum All Day” seems so appropriate for this time. In fact, why are we not getting as much drumming and finger-snapping as we did in the Occupy time? Too busy looting, burning businesses I guess.

    That was the second I linked, so Prego.

    See I don’t even know the artist let alone the name of the song. Pretty hopeless when it comes to music sometime after 67. ☺

     

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    • June 24, 2020, at 6:58 AM PDT
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  16. Bruce Caward Thatcher
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    Also:

    What does it mean when there is a drummer on your doorstep?

    Pizza’s here.

     

    What does it mean when the drummer is drooling out of both sides of his mouth?

    The stage is level.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 7:20 AM PDT
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  17. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    It was an expensive monitor too.

    Personal or work?

    Personal.

    Makes it much worse, of course. 😉

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    • June 24, 2020, at 8:13 AM PDT
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  18. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    Marythefifth (View Comment):
    30-40 years ago, I gave myself whiplash moving to this live on the dance floor.

    You wild thing, you!

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    • June 24, 2020, at 8:14 AM PDT
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  19. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    Bruce Caward (View Comment):

    Also:

    What does it mean when there is a drummer on your doorstep?

    Pizza’s here.

     

    What does it mean when the drummer is drooling out of both sides of his mouth?

    The stage is level.

    Now, you’ll just get @percival going. Then we’ll have to start on the trombonist jokes.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 8:15 AM PDT
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  20. Percival Thatcher
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Bruce Caward (View Comment):

    Also:

    What does it mean when there is a drummer on your doorstep?

    Pizza’s here.

     

    What does it mean when the drummer is drooling out of both sides of his mouth?

    The stage is level.

    Now, you’ll just get @percival going. Then we’ll have to start on the trombonist jokes.

    How do you make a trombone player’s car more aerodynamic?

    Take the pizza delivery sign off of the roof.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 8:29 AM PDT
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  21. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Did you hear about the conductor who locked his keys in his car?

    Took him 45 minutes to get the drummer out.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 8:31 AM PDT
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  22. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    For a slightly less energetic drumming:

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    • June 24, 2020, at 9:15 AM PDT
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  23. JennaStocker Member

    What, no “Stairway”??

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    • June 24, 2020, at 9:19 AM PDT
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  24. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    JennaStocker (View Comment):

    What, no “Stairway”??

    Go for it.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 9:20 AM PDT
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  25. MeandurΦ Member
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    bang on THAT

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    • June 24, 2020, at 2:00 PM PDT
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  26. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

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    • June 24, 2020, at 2:09 PM PDT
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  27. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    We haven’t done a musicians joke thread in a while, have we?

    How many trumpet players does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    Only one, but all the other ones will stand around and say how much better they could have done it.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 2:13 PM PDT
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  28. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    Percival (View Comment):
    We haven’t done a musicians joke thread in a while, have we?

    Go for it.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 2:17 PM PDT
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  29. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    Since I am a violinist, might as well throw this out there:

    Q. What does a violinist use for birth control?

    A. His personality.

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    • June 24, 2020, at 2:18 PM PDT
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  30. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    T. Rex thunders live out of 1971. Check the outfits and the hair on the dudes and chicks as they “Bang a Gong:”

    We have three or four days available this month for you to bang on about “Music that makes me . . . .”

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    • June 24, 2020, at 3:24 PM PDT
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