All Songs Considered Blog
Fri May 25, 2012
Drum Fill Friday, From Wild Flag's Drummer Janet Weiss
Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 10:10 am
This week's quiz comes courtesy of Janet Weiss, drummer for the band Wild Flag (and former drummer for Sleater-Kinney). She's got some killer fills and intros here that (I thought) ranged from pretty easy to pretty hard. But see what you think.
Drag the intro or fill (or beat) to the album it's from. If you get it right, the song names will appear.
As always, if you've got a drum fill or intro you think would be good for the quiz, let us know in the comments section.
The Who: "Heaven and Hell" from Live at Leeds.
Janet says: "If the instrumental section that kicks off the song doesn't get your blood flowing, I think you might be dead. Keith Moon at his flamboyant best."
Led Zeppelin: "Misty Mountain Hop" from Zeppelin IV.
Janet says: "The fill at 3:55 gets me every time. A triplet press roll with sugar on top. What a glorious thing."
The Beatles "Oh Darling" from Abbey Road.
Janet says: "This is an obvious one for me, I know. Ringo defined the long, tom tom heavy type of fill. The rest of us just imitate."
Roger and the Gypsies: the single "Pass the Hatchet"
Janet says: "Sometimes the simplest intro is best. Nothing fancy. Just a big sound and a perfect feel."
The Creation "How Does It Feel to Feel" from Our Music Is Red - With Purple Flashes.
Janet says: "Great intro, great fill into the first verse. Totally memorable and catchy."
Captain Beefheart "Moonlight on Vermont" from I'm Gonna Do What I Wanna Do.
Janet says: "The intro. Non conformist, non corporate, super musical."