Bands or songs without drums?

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  1. JackJordan

    JackJordan Member

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    Does anyone know of any good bands or songs that do not use drums? How about without drums and bass (utilizing guitars and keyboards).

    I was offered a really good opportunity for me and two others to play a nice show... only thing is we all play guitar and keys (we can play a "decent" bass too in a pinch). We have modified our songs, and were putting together a different kind of drumset that we can utilize taking turns (its based on timpani more than rock) and the results are very cool, but I'm still looking for creative ideas.

    Any thoughts? :drink
     
  2. Captain Midnite

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    Bill Monroe didn't have no drums.
     
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    Can't believe I'm gonna post this, as I'm not a Sugarland fan at all, but I'll add "Stay". Actually a pretty cool feat for a song with no drums to be a hit on mainstream country radio these days. I hear from insiders here that there was some doubt from the label and radio powers that be...but they could probably record the sound of Jennifer Nettles pissing in a coffee can and it would at least hit top 10...
     
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    Buckethead's "Electric Tears" has no drums, only electric and acoustic guitar. It's a very mellow album, not at all what you would expect from a shredder.
     
  6. Phoebe

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    John Mayall released an album around 1970 called "Turning Point". It was the first drumless iteration of the Bluesbreakers based on the premise that all instruments are capable of creating some degree of percussion on their own.
     
  7. small axe

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    try doing stuff acoustically...no drums can cut it with real wood
     
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    On King Crimson's song Trio, Bruford didn't play a note and is credited with "admirable restraint."
     
  9. bigdaddy

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    +1 to thge subdudes, although that Steve Amedee can make a tambourine sound like an entire kit.
     
  10. Honga Man

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    Check out Hot Tuna.
     
  11. travisvwright

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    Definently since you can bring in the bass.
     

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