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In February 2007, the Modern Drummer magazine published an article by Adam Budovsky titled “25 Great Double-Drumming Tracks” and talking about (yes, you guessed it!) the best recordings of two drummers playing two separate kits at the same time.

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The article itself is available HERE. It is not our intention to translate it word by word. We have been intrigued by the list of recordings and that is what we wish to present to our viewers.

The ranking is obviously the author’s subjective choice, however, we are of the opinion that it is worth getting acquainted with for a number of reasons. Firstly, one may come across a track one has never heard before thus enriching his or her knowledge of music. Secondly, one may come across a drummer one has never heard before thus enriching his or her knowledge of drumming. Thirdly, one may take some time to think whether, over the last 10 years, there have appeared new performances worthy of our attention (just take the marvellous Anton Fig/Bogie Bowles drum duo on Joe Bonamassa‘s Live from the Royal Albert Hall

25. The Dirtbombs – “21st Century Fox” (album: Dangerous Magical Noise, drummers: Benjamin Jesse Blackwell/Patrick J. Pantano)

24. Adam and the Ants – “Stand and Deliver” (album: Prince Charming, drummers: Terry Lee Miall/Merrick)
23. Tortoise – “Five Too Many” (album: It’s All Around You, drummers: John Herndon/John McEntire)
22. Red Red Meat – “Chinese Balls” (album: There’s a Star Above the Manger Tonight, drummers: Brian Deck/Ben Massarella)
21. The Outlaws – “Stick Around for Some Rock & Roll” (album: Bring It Back Alive, drummers: David Dix/Monte Yoho)
20. Melvins – “Civilized Worm” (album: A Senile Animal, drummers: Dale Crover/Coady Willis)
19. Brad Mehldau – “Paranoid Android” (album: Largo, drummers: Jim Keltner/Matt Chamberlain)
18. Butthole Surfers – “Cherub” (album: Psychic…Powerless…Another Man’s Sac, drummers: King Coffey/Theresa Nervosa)
17. Jeff Beck – “Come Dancing” (album: Wired, drummers: Narada Michael Walden/Ed Greene)
16. Fugazi – “Ex-Spectator” (album: The Argument, drummers: Brendan Canty/Jerry Busher)
15. Grateful Dead – “St. Stephen” (album: Live Dead, drummers: Bill Kreutzmann/Mickey Hart)

14. Frank Zappa – “Toads of the Short Forest” (album: Weasels Ripped My Flesh, drummers: Art Tripp/Jimmy Carl Black)

13. Nervous Cop – “Ill Pearls” (album: Nervous Cop, drummers: Gregg Saunier/Zach Hill)
12. King Crimson – “Sex Eat Sleep Drink Dream” (album: Thrak, drummers: Bill Bruford/Pat Mastelotto)
11. Miles Davis – “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down” (album: Bitches Brew, drummers: Don Alias/Jack DeJohnette)
10. Joe Cocker – “The Letter” (album: Mad Dogs and Englishmen, drummers: Jim Keltner/Jim Gordon)
9. Ornette Coleman – “What Reason Could I Give” (album: Science Fiction, drummers: Billy Higgins/Ed Blackwell)
8. George Harrison – “Wah-Wah” (album: The Concert for Bangladesh, drummers: Ringo Starr/Jim Keltner)
7. Robby and Negro – “Richie’s Brain” (album: At the Third World War, drummers: Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez/Robby Ameen)
6. Steely Dan – “Parker’s Band” (album: Pretzel Logic, drummers: Jim Gordon/Jeff Porcaro)
5. Genesis – “Afterglow” (album: Seconds Out, drummers: Phil Collins/Chester Thompson)
4. John Coltrane – “The Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost” (album: Meditations, drummers: Elvin Jones/Rashied Ali)
3. Frank Zappa/Mothers – “Didn’t You Ever Wash That Thing?” (album: Roxy & Elsewhere, drummers: Ralph Humphrey/Chester Thompson)
2. The Allman Brothers Band – “Trouble No More” (album: Eat a Peach, drummers: Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson/Butch Trucks)
1. King Crimson – “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part Two” (album: Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, drummers: Bill Bruford/Jamie Muir)
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