OK. So, some friends of mine going back to the 60's-70's wanted to try to assemble a new band. The good: 1. Awesome female singer who also knows harmony parts, is actually sane, and can really draw in bodies that wiggle. 2. Scorching, tasteful guitar player who doesn't play too loud, sings great, and can harmonize instantly. 3. Decent keyboard player who can sing some harmony. 4. Great songlist. The bad: We agree on 4 tunes to go over. I really dissected all the bass parts and got my $hit together. I was psyched. The drummer had a good reputation around here. So, at practice, all my work goes out the window simply because the drummer did not bother to play the bass drum parts correctly. I don't understand this at all. The same thing has happened in the last 3 bands I've been in. The FIRST thing I do is listen to the bass drum when I learn my parts. Even I know the bass drum parts. This one thing is a total show-stopper. Any ideas on how to handle this? Since his bass drum parts are incorrect, his timing is way off concerning BPM. What would you do? If this isn't fixed, I can't play with this lineup. I simply refuse to play in a band with bass drum parts incomplete/missing/sloppy. I just can't deal with it. How would you guys approach this? I am so irritated, I don't think I could be anything but blunt about it. It doesn't seem like anybody else noticed, but I haven't spoken with anybody yet. All I know is, I play the parts correctly with the BPM ingrained in my head.