Good rhythm albums that could help writing new rhythms?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Casey C., Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Casey C.

    Casey C.

    Sep 16, 2000
    Butler, PA, USA
    My band and I are trying to stray away from the same rhythms we have be using. My drummer is having troubles coming up with new beats. What are some good albums that might spark some ideas?
  2. trapt have a great ryythm section, check out thier album

    older rhcp?

    something for kate has interesting rythms and stuff too

  3. listen to world music, sitar players have messed up rythms , hey it worked for the beatles
  4. any Mike Patton band like Mr. Bungle...some cool rhythms in there...check out the album 'California'
  5. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    M E S H U G G A H ! ! !
  6. deepbob


    Oct 3, 2001
    left field
    ira kere
    best of the meters (2 discs)
    ivo poposov (?) and his bulgarian wedding band
    any charlie hunter album
    police/stewart copeland work
    weather report
    steel pulse
    return to forever
    fishbone (recommend truth and soul)
    stevie wonder
    cockteu twins

  7. CDuff


    Sep 14, 2002
    African/Brazilian/Cuban music
    Paul Simon (rhythm of the saints album)
    Ben Harper (Burn one down)
    The Roots
  8. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Brazilian samba, carnival music and bossa nova

    salsa, merengue, ska, soca, rhumba, mambo, cha cha cha, tango


    Electronic music, techno dance, downtempo, ambient. trance and trip hop

    rap and hip hop

    Middle Eastern and Indian music; belly dancing music

    Native American music

    Hawaiian hula music and Tahitian dance

    folk music such as Eastern European, Irish, Portuguese, and American bluegrass

    gospel music

    Check out: Nine Inch Nails, Ministry and Prodigy
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I would suggest your drummer check out-
    Clyde Stubblefield(James Brown)
    Zigaboo Modeliste(The Meters)
    Vinnie Colaiuta
    William Kennedy(The Yellowjackets)
    David Garibaldi(Tower Of Power)
    Mike Clarke(The Headhunters)

    Any of these guys have the ability to bend time
    All think beyond a single 1-bar phrase
    All can displace the beat at will
    All are masters of polyrhythms or polymetrics
    (Latin drummers, too. Example: Superimposing a 6-feel over a 4-feel & making it groove is what you're looking for).

    There are some nice drum books out there that have groove samples of, say, Clyde Stubblefield.
    Once your drummer learns Clyde's groove...he can experiment by 'shifting' the beat over by an 1/8th note(for example).

    Lincoln Goines & Robbie Ammeen's Funkifying The Clave may be the book/cd you're both looking for.

    The Clave-
    Learn it
    Know it
    Live it

  10. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Meshuggah of course (tomas haake)

    Tool (danny carey)

    Mahavishnu Orchestra (billy cobham)

    Attention Deficit (tim alexander)

    King Crimson (bill bruford)

    other drummers, Lenny White, Morgan Agren, Kirk Covington, Alex Acuna, Dennis Chambers, Carter Beauford, Gavin Harrison....
  11. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    How could I forget good ol' Bill? I love his work, even if he's not the best drummer. I dig Phil Collins, too. Check out his work with early Genesis.
  12. christoph h.

    christoph h.

    Mar 26, 2001
    - aghora : aghora w/ sean reinert
    - adam nitti's evidence & balance have some nice although sometimes very busy) grooves
    - attention deficit : idiot king

    JimK's suggestions are great.
  13. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2001
    Holland, MI
    But he is the best drummer :)

    Check out Bruford and Peart. Those guys were the last really popular rock drummers to really push the boundaries IMO (in a band situation, not as sidemen).

    Also check out anything by Peter Gabriel. He always plays with a good band. :)
  14. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I would also add, in chronolgical order-
    Terry Bozzio of Missing Persons...'80s
    Vinnie Coliauta(w/ Sting)...'90s
    Carter Beauford...'90s-'00s
  15. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2001
    Holland, MI
    I said "really popular," I think that excludes Terry with MP. I would include the other two now that you mention them, but I think Bruford and Peart pushed rock drummers to be something more than a time keeper. :)
  16. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Missing Persons had some "Pop" hits.
    They even appeared on Solid Gold(IIRC).