In February 2007, the Modern Drummer magazine published an article by AdamBudovsky 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.
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)