Forums > Queen + Adam Lambert > Roger's drum solo

forum rss feed
Author

GreatKingSam user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 670 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Sep 05, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know some have said that Let There Be Drums (or Let There Be Gene?!) is based on a Carmen Appice track or something, but does anyone think it bears a remarkable resemblance to Cozy Powell's Dance With The Devil?

(Assuming I'm not the only one whose dad bought the 7" back in the day and happened to find it in the loft).

bohemian 11513 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1347 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Sep 05, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Carmen Appice ? :-))) Go ask your dad again...


Shoot for the moon... even if you fail you will land among the stars!

Jimi user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 106 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Sep 05, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep i agree. Dance with the Devil indeed it does sounds like.

God bless Cozy Powell

Queen& user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 562 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Sep 05, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GreatKingSam wrote:

I know some have said that Let There Be Drums (or Let There Be Gene?!) is based on a Carmen Appice track or something, but does anyone think it bears a remarkable resemblance to Cozy Powell's Dance With The Devil?

(Assuming I'm not the only one whose dad bought the 7" back in the day and happened to find it in the loft).


who wrote this song


Paddy Can You Hear Me Now



Phoenix Nights Series 1
rockit22 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 120 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Sep 05, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it`s a tribute to Cozy as well as a Roger Taylor solo.. perfect drumsolo, I love it! :-)

groover user not visiting Queenzone.com

Champion: 83 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Sep 05, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe it's a cover of the 1976 Bev Bevan single


GreatKingSam user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 670 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Sep 05, 06:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Carmen Appice?

Bohemian mate, I thought I read it, that's that.

All I know is, someone on here once said it was based on another track - but I always thought it bore a rather more significant resemblance to Cozy's track.

Then again, Carmen Appice (clearly) is the completely wrong name, and I don't why I have it in my head, but I can't think of the actual person that was mentioned. I'll search...

Daz85 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1802 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Sep 05, 07:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a cover/remake if you like of Sandy Nelson's "Let There Be Drums". Roger apparently named his version "Let There Be Gene" on the tour, but the CD lists is as "...Drums".

MercuryArts user not visiting Queenzone.com
MercuryArts
Bohemian: 839 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Sep 05, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Regardless, It sounds great! I agree w/ someone from another post that said its teh best solo Roger ever did. I have to agree. It's not too long & it thumos all the way through. In someways it reminds me of Bonzo as well. I can't wait to hear this in NJ!


"Take care of those you call your own"
Daniel Nester user not visiting Queenzone.com
Daniel Nester
Bohemian: 735 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Sep 05, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I went out and bought a best of Sandy Nelson, and the Roger stays faithful to the original. I wonder if Roger thought of Sandy as a drum idol when we was growing up, or if he just dug the tune.


God Save My Queen and God Save My Queen II | Soft Skull Press | http://www.danielnester.com
Jimi user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 106 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Sep 05, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree! I remebered the bass drum floor tom rolls he does are very Bonzo esque! well spotted my freind!

Its awesome in the arena. The clarity and power is frightening

MercuryArts user not visiting Queenzone.com
MercuryArts
Bohemian: 839 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Sep 05, 02:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Dan, Are you going to NJ? It'll be good to finally meet you. A fellow WMMR & WYSP listener growing up!


"Take care of those you call your own"
Daniel Nester user not visiting Queenzone.com
Daniel Nester
Bohemian: 735 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Sep 05, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey MercuryArts, you're darn tootin I'm coming down. I'm in Albany, NY now and I plan on tailgating for sure.

We should definitely meet. Perhaps backchannel your cell and I'll do same?

danielmnester at hot male dot com


God Save My Queen and God Save My Queen II | Soft Skull Press | http://www.danielnester.com
Crazy LittleThing user not visiting Queenzone.com
Crazy LittleThing
Royalty: 1593 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 30 Sep 05, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MercuryArts wrote:

Hey Dan, Are you going to NJ? It'll be good to finally meet you. A fellow WMMR & WYSP listener growing up!


Merc! Dude! MMR and YSP? Brings to mind John DeBella and the amazing, late, great Ed Sciakey! Now, what was the station in Jersey that played/plays Sinatra all day on Sunday. Now THAT's an homage!




I saved Spike's life in 'Nam.
MercuryArts user not visiting Queenzone.com
MercuryArts
Bohemian: 839 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Oct 05, 02:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crazy LittleThing wrote:

MercuryArts wrote:

Hey Dan, Are you going to NJ? It'll be good to finally meet you. A fellow WMMR & WYSP listener growing up!


Merc! Dude! MMR and YSP? Brings to mind John DeBella and the amazing, late, great Ed Sciakey! Now, what was the station in Jersey that played/plays Sinatra all day on Sunday. Now THAT's an homage!


The station used to be WWDB 96.5 FM. Sid Marks hosts the program; "Friday's w/ Frank" 6-10 pm & Sunday's w/ Sinatra" 9am-3pm. It ran for over 30 yrs. there. Then in 2001 the format changed & the show went to 1210 AM. Sid still hosts it & has passed 40 years.


"Take care of those you call your own"
Joma user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 388 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Oct 05, 21:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has nobody noticed the 'Let Me Entertain You' quote in Roger's solo???


Live life to the full!
Smitty user not visiting Queenzone.com
Cool, we have display messages
Smitty
Deity: 6196 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 02 Oct 05, 08:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Joma wrote:

Has nobody noticed the 'Let Me Entertain You' quote in Roger's solo???

What?

The Stealer user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 738 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 02 Oct 05, 23:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger's drum solo...absolutely fantastic...you will hear the screams from 121 in NJ..forwaring!!

Joma user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 388 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 03 Oct 05, 04:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=gold>SMI<font color=1>TTY wrote:

Joma wrote:

Has nobody noticed the 'Let Me Entertain You' quote in Roger's solo???

What?


He plays a rhythm section during his drum solo on ROTC that is clearly the 'Let Me Entertain You' beat.


Live life to the full!
GreatKingSam user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 670 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 03 Oct 05, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Joma wrote:

<font color=gold>SMI<font color=1>TTY wrote:

Joma wrote:

Has nobody noticed the 'Let Me Entertain You' quote in Roger's solo???

What?


He plays a rhythm section during his drum solo on ROTC that is clearly the 'Let Me Entertain You' beat.


AH HA! I knew I thought I'd heard it elswhere... I know what you mean, he does a few tom rolls here and there and some loud kick-drumming, and then it drops off for a second and then he comes back in with the ride cymbal too - is that the bit you're talking about?

To me, it sounds like the "I've come here to sell you my body, show you some good merchandise..." part of Let Me Entertain You, if I'm not mistaken.