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Join host Ben Hilzinger of Eve 6 and Big Fat Snare Drum as he invites his favorite drummers and/or songwriters to dissect the top 5 drumming moments (in either a recording or performance) that completely formed either the way they play today or what they look for in a drummer.

For more info, check out www.bigfatsnaredrum.com or find us on Instagram @bigfatsnaredrum. You can also contact me directly at ben@bigfatsnaredrum.com...Cheers! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bigfatsnaredrum/support

Big Fat Five Ben Hilzinger

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Join host Ben Hilzinger of Eve 6 and Big Fat Snare Drum as he invites his favorite drummers and/or songwriters to dissect the top 5 drumming moments (in either a recording or performance) that completely formed either the way they play today or what they look for in a drummer.

For more info, check out www.bigfatsnaredrum.com or find us on Instagram @bigfatsnaredrum. You can also contact me directly at ben@bigfatsnaredrum.com...Cheers! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bigfatsnaredrum/support

    Steve Goold (Matt Kearney, Ben Rector, Sara Bareilles)

    Steve Goold (Matt Kearney, Ben Rector, Sara Bareilles)

    This week’s guest is Steve Goold…a.k.a the “Steve” of Steve’s Donut. Steve tells the story of working with Kris (BFSD owner) and how the donut came to be before breaking down the top 5 drumming moments that shaped his playing. Steve has recorded and/or toured with countless big hitters such as Sara Bareilles, Matt Kearney, Owl City, Ben Rector, Cory Wong and many more. His respect for the "song" and crafting the perfect drum part is very evident in the choices he made for this episode. I gained a lot and I hope you will too.



    "Go" off of Vs by Pearl Jam

    ... the whole intro sequence and then the outro starting at 2:39

    https://youtu.be/gBt8DnKC1_Y (start)

    https://youtu.be/gBt8DnKC1_Y?t=157 (2:39)



    "Oh No The Radio" off of the Owsley self-titled...

    start from the beginning and play through the first minute

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPjIJpsckng



    "Mojo Pin" off of Grace by Jeff Buckley...

    start the track at 3:45 and then the moment happens at 4:19

    https://youtu.be/Svo7LZbnUVw?t=224



    "Where Does A Stranger Go On Christmas Eve" off of Body Popping by Happy Apple...

    the first minute

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpyWf5SqZas



    "The Truth" off of Speak by Dogs Of Peace...

    the first minute, then again at 1:10

    https://youtu.be/6fsHHo5UaCE



    This episode is also sponsored by Waves Audio. This podcast would take me soooo much longer to edit if it wasn't for the Waves Vocal Rider plugin. It "rides" the fader in real-time and keeps both my and my guest's audio at a consistent level without the need to overcompress. I also use an endless of amount of their plugins for my musical recordings such as Abbey Road Saturator, CLA Drums, the SSL Channel, and many more. We are an affiliate member of Waves and if you purchase any Waves plugin via the link below, you directly support the show and me. I love you.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Raghav Mehrotra (Broadway's School of Rock)

    Raghav Mehrotra (Broadway's School of Rock)

    The guest this week is Raghav Mehrotra. This young man started playing drums when he was three and by 5 years old (IMO) was already better than most lifelong players. He starred in Broadway's "School of Rock" while still physically going to school full-time. He just an insane player and I know he's gonna be on some killer records in the future. He's also an old soul. You think you're talking to a veteran of the craft, but honestly with how much he's already accomplished...he kinda is. Raghav breaks down the top 8 moments that made him the drummer he is today. 



    John Bonham - In My Time of Dying

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scpqae3P7Dg

    (8:49 - 8:54 specifically, but until 9:13)



    Marcus Gilmore - Actions Speak Solo at Jazz Balitica

    https://bit.ly/3jQTvNP

    (57:18 - 57:39)



    Mark Guiliana - Seven Sounds

    https://bit.ly/3jQYf65

    (1:05 - 1:15)



    Roy Haynes - In Walked Bud

    https://bit.ly/30Yh1Ro

    (9:21 - 10:31)



    Steve Smith - Interwoven Rhythms

    https://bit.ly/2SKQ53b

    (1:05 - 1:15)



    Elvin Jones - Afro Blue w/ John Coltrane Quartet

    https://bit.ly/2SMEVec

    (2:26 - 2:42)



    The Winstons - Amen Brother (The Amen Break)

    https://bit.ly/33P5aal

    (1:26 - 1:33)



    The Real Me - The Who

    https://bit.ly/3iUDHrP

    (0:25 - 0:38)



    This episode is also sponsored by Waves Audio. This podcast would take me soooo much longer to edit if it wasn't for the Waves Vocal Rider plugin. It "rides" the fader in real-time and keeps both my and my guest's audio at a consistent level without the need to overcompress. I also use an endless of amount of their plugins for my musical recordings such as Abbey Road Saturator, CLA Drums, the SSL Channel, and many more. We are an affiliate member of Waves and if you purchase any Waves plugin via the link below, you directly support the show and me. I love you.

    To view the entire Waves Catalog:

    https://waves.alzt.net/xYDXy


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    • 44 min
    "TAKEOVER EPISODE* The Drum Q&A Podcast w/ Dan Bailey

    "TAKEOVER EPISODE* The Drum Q&A Podcast w/ Dan Bailey

    This week's episode is a TAKEOVER by Dan Bailey featuring Episode 3 of his newly-founded podcast "The Drum Q&A Podcast" in which he discusses being a sideman vs band member, playing drums for a drummer, endorsements, and "when to give up on the dream". Dan is a past guest of OUR podcast and a great source of information regarding anything drums. He continues to hold a popular Q&A discussion series via his Instagram Stories, but has come to realize that many of these questions require a more long-winded response to fully explain his viewpoint...hence the podcast was born. It has a refreshingly-low production style and "cuts the fat" that would make you skip through other podcasts...(I feel personally attacked). You can check out the rest of the episodes here. Thanks Dan! 


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    • 36 min
    Randy Cooke (Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Alanis Morissette, Dave Stewart, Kelly Clarkson) - Top 5 Drumming Moments That Shaped His Style

    Randy Cooke (Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Alanis Morissette, Dave Stewart, Kelly Clarkson) - Top 5 Drumming Moments That Shaped His Style

    This week’s guest is Randy Cooke. I certainly fluff him up at the beginning of our interview, but Rand just has everything you’d want in a drummer playing behind you. He is SO song focused and, as he states, “…It’s not about playing more things; it’s about playing the right thing”. His resume includes playing for Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Alanis Morissette, Dave Stewart, Kelly Clarkson…and believe me…many many more. Keeping with the theme of this season, Randy breaks down the top drumming moments that shaped his style. Cheeeeers.



    Song: Chuck E’s In Love

    Artist/Band: Rickie Lee Jones

    Drummer: Steve Gadd

    Spotify/ Apple



    Song: Walking On The Moon

    Artist/Band: The Police

    Drummer: Stewart Copeland

    Spotify/Apple



    Song: Fool In The Rain

    Artist/Band: Led Zeppelin

    Drummer: John Bonham

    Spotify/ Apple



    Song: Diamonds and Pearls

    Artist/Band: Prince

    Drummer: Michael Bland

    Spotify/ Apple



    Song: Sexy M.F.

    Artist/Band: Prince

    Drummer: Michael Bland

    Spotify/ Apple



    Song: 777-9311

    Artist/Band: The Time

    Drummer: LinnDrum

    Spotify/ Apple



    This episode is also sponsored by Waves Audio. This podcast would take me soooo much longer to edit if it wasn't for the Waves Vocal Rider plugin. It "rides" the fader in real-time and keeps both my and my guest's audio at a consistent level without the need to overcompress. I also use an endless of amount of their plugins for my musical recordings such as Abbey Road Saturator, CLA Drums, the SSL Channel, and many more.




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    • 50 min
    Mike Dawson (Managing Editor of Modern Drummer Magazine / Podcast Host) - Top 5 Drumming Moments That Shaped His Style

    Mike Dawson (Managing Editor of Modern Drummer Magazine / Podcast Host) - Top 5 Drumming Moments That Shaped His Style

    Today’s guest is Mike Dawson, managing editor of Modern Drummer Magazine and co-host of the Modern Drummer Podcast w/ Mike and Mike (the other Mike being Mike Johnston). They have exactly 250 archived episodes so go check that out…after you binge all of our episodes. Mike is an insanely artful player who exemplifies the idea of building creativity out of giving yourself limitations. He posts a lot of his weirdisms on his Instagram at @mikedawsondrums. You can also check out his website here. This episode is a reminder of how little I know when it comes to great drumming and it only reinforced my decision to continue with this format. Mike breaks down the drumming moments that shaped his playing. Cheers!



    Song: Wild Thing

    Artist / Band: Tone Lōc

    Drummer: Alex Van Halen

    Spotify/ Apple



    Song: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

    Artist / Band: The Ramones

    Drummer: Marky Ramone

    Spotify/ Apple



    Song: Sunday Bloody Sunday

    Artist/Song: U2

    Drummer: Larry Mullen Jr.

    Spotify/ Apple



    Song: Love Her All I Can

    Artist/Spotify: KISS

    Drummer: Peter Criss

    Spotify/ Apple



    Performance: Dennis Chambers – Serious Moves

    Distributor: DCI Music Video

    1stClip: YouTube

    2nd Clip: YouTube



    Honorable Mention:



    Song: Cult of Personality

    Artist/Performance: Living Colour

    Drummer: Will Calhoun

    Spotify/ Apple



    This episode is also sponsored by Waves Audio. This podcast would take me soooo much longer to edit if it wasn't for the Waves Vocal Rider plugin. It "rides" the fader in real-time and keeps both my and my guest's audio at a consistent level without the need to overcompress. I also use an endless of amount of their plugins for my musical recordings such as Abbey Road Saturator, CLA Drums, the SSL Channel, and many more.


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    • 39 min
    Ben Barter (Lorde) - Top Drumming Moments That Formed His Drumming Style

    Ben Barter (Lorde) - Top Drumming Moments That Formed His Drumming Style

    This week’s guest is Ben Barter…an Auckland-born, Los Angeles-based drummer/producer/storyteller and ex-dishwasher to the STARS. Ben has one of my favorite pockets and tastes in 'groove' so I was SUPER pumped to get him on the show. He’s played every major festival you can think of and has done all the talk shows. He’s the nicest bloke in the world and I know you’ll be smiling the whole time you listen to this one. Cheers!



    Song: Start Me Up - Live at The Max / 1991

    Artist/Band: The Rolling Stones

    Drummer: Charlie Watts

    YouTube



    Song: Caught Up – Live

    Artist/Band: Usher

    Drummer: Aaron Spears

    YouTube



    Performance: The Who Live @ Wembley Arena 2016

    Drummer: Zak Starkey

    YouTube



    Performance: Lyla – Live 2005

    Artist/Band: Oasis

    Drummer: Zak Starkey

    YouTube



    Song: Do You Wanna Funk?

    Artist/Band: Patrick Cowley (ft. Silvester)

    Drummer: Patrick Cowley

    Spotify / Apple



    Song: Big Shot

    Artist/Band: Patrick Cowley

    Drummer: Patrick Cowley

    Spotify / Apple



    Song: Chambers of Reflection

    Artist/Band: Mac DeMarco

    Spotify / Apple



    Song: A Whiter Shade of Pale

    Artist/Band: Shigeo Sekito

    Spotify / Apple



    Song: Apache

    Artist/Band: Incredible Bongo Band

    Drummer: Jim Gordon

    Spotify / Apple



    Performance: Steve Gadd Solo from Grover Washington Live – Mr. Magic 1981

    YouTube



    Song: Skullfuckery (ft. Heliocentrics)

    Artist/Band: DJ Shadow

    Drummer: Malcolm Catto

    Spotify / Apple


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    • 55 min

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