Songs for a "drummer" who likes old songs :)

ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
edited November 2013 in Rock Band
Hello guys !

Finally, I've got 2000 MS points to spend ... :)

I already bought 170 songs in 2 weeks that I really like to hear, or songs who remember my youthness / some memories ... :)

Now I want to buy songs because the song is fun to play with drums ...

I dont want to buy songs only because it's the most difficult/harder song to play with drums. I dont care about that ... I need to play with a song that I love to heat.

I like to listen songs of 60's/70's/80's/90's until 2005 +-
Noting from the last ten years ... :mad:

I like classic rock, punk, hard rock, rock n'roll, pop, a little bit of metal...
I think you see what kind of music I like :)

Any suggestion about songs only for drums gameplay

Go go dont hesitate, tell me what's in your mind, all answers are good but I need the title of the song not only artist ! :D :D :D


Big big thanks for the help !!!!!! :)


PS: I wanted to change the title of my other thread but impossible ... :(

Comments

  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    Yes but like I said between 2005 and now, I didnt know any new artist ...

    And there are so many songs to buy in the regular store ...
  • machetemonkeymachetemonkey Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    FujiSkunk;5013881 said:


    Among Judas Priest tracks, "You Got Another Thing Comin'" is my favorite, but "Screaming for Vengeance" may offer the best balance between difficulty and fun. "The Hellion / Electric Eye" is also good.

    As for Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Give It Away" is easily both the most fun and the most annoying of their songs. That particular bass-drum pattern gives me a lot of grief, but it feels really good when I finally get it. After four-plus years of drumming in RB, my hold on that pattern still comes and goes. "Give It Away" was on the RB2 disc, but it didn't export. Fortunately it was released available again as DLC. I also like "Dani California," but of course that is an RB1 export.



    Enjoyment of Bob Marley largely depends on how much you like listening to the music while you're playing. The drum charts by themselves are pretty easy and repetitive. For some players (like me), that lets you get into a groove and just let the music flow, but for players looking for a raw challenge, it can get boring.

    A few notes on these:

    Judas Priest charts tend to be pretty lackluster on drums. Some are better than others, but as a drummer there's not a whole lot on tap that you couldn't find anywhere else.

    It seems like fujiskunk has an inordinately tough time with Give It Away, because it is FAR from the hardest RHCP song. It's still fun, but sort of middle of the road as far as I'm concerned. Not a bad song to pick up, but not as hard as it's made out to be here, at least relative to a lot of other RHCP songs. Really, as long as you stay away from some of the really down-tempo stuff (I Could Have Lied, for example), RHCP is great for drummers all around.

    Bob Marley is actually a lot more interesting than it's made out to be here. Yes, the songs tend to be repetitive and groove focused, but they've got tons of syncopation and quick fills, and actually provide a really good challenge, especially if you like complex rhythms and hihat-snare work. Obviously some of the songs are slower and easier than others, but I would definitely recommend checking out charts, since it's really not just a matter of "buy the song you like to listen to" in this case.


    As for other stuff to check out? I know they're not as "classic" as some others, but check out Pearl Jam and the Chinese Democracy album for some fun, mid-difficulty drum charts. If you want to step up the difficulty level, check out the Nothing's Shocking album by Jane's Addiction; that has some of my favorite charts in the game. I'm also surprised at the lack of mention of the Foo Fighters. Yes, they're more alt-rock than classic rock, but the charts are consistently fun mid-tier drumming.

    For slightly easier, but still generally fun classic rock tracks, the Creedence Clearwater Revival 12-pack is full of great songs with easy beats and fun fills. Check out Fortunate Son and Heard It Through the Grapevine in particular.

    One artist you may not have looked into but actually has some surprisingly fun drum charts is Jimmy Buffett. That three pack is all-round fun for low-tier songs. Same goes for the Siouxsie and the Banshees pack. Those are pretty good low-tier drum songs all around.

    I'd check out Space Cowboy and Take the Money and Run by Steve Miller Band. Space Cowboy is pretty hard in parts, but my recommendation is Take the Money and Run. Easily one of my favorite drum charts in the game. The Joker is an iconic song if you want to pick up the whole pack, but not great on drums.

    Also really, check out some Grateful Dead. Especially the first pack (although avoid Truckin', as that's such a PITA on drums)
  • Edfan1337Edfan1337 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    I guess I'll join the bandwagon. :p

    The Queen songs are pretty fun on drums, but it really depends on which one, since there are some good and some bad. I recommend Keep Yourself Alive, One Vision, Under Pressure, and Death on Two Legs.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers has a good deal of drum songs. I haven't heard most of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, but I know that By the Way, Tell Me Baby, and Snow ((Hey Oh)) are all fun. Pretty tricky, but fun.

    And I can't believe no one has mentioned it yet, but EVERY SINGLE RUSH SONG. Neil Peart's drumming is insane to mimic, but extremely fun! There are very few RB artists that are as perfect for drummers as Rush, so get their stuff; you won't regret it.

    Styx, Thin Lizzy, Allman Brothers Band, Pearl Jam, Creedence Clearwater Revival (their fast stuff only), and Blue Oyster Cult also have some pretty fun songs for drums, so check them out.

    If, however, you're willing to give some newer material a shot, check out Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Foo Fighters, Rise Against, Silversun Pickups, and All American Rejects. They all have really fun drum songs as well.
  • CaptainBeyondCaptainBeyond Unsigned
    edited May 2013
    "China Cat Sunflower" is one of my favorite drum songs, if you're into the Grateful Dead. I'll also agree with a few other people and second Funk #49.
  • BlasteroidsBlasteroids Road Warrior
    edited May 2013
    ilyama999;5013889 said:
    Yes but like I said between 2005 and now, I didnt know any new artist ...
    And there are so many songs to buy in the regular store ...

    Which is why I recommended them :)

    Prog-Rock : Kapia - In the wake of evolution (10min song) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6En8P7PzmI

    80s Style Rock : Freespirit - Shadow of a man : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjdo7aCPVq0

    And yes, James Gang Funk #49 should be in your library.
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    Thanks guys and if we didnt talk about RUSH it's only because I did a thread on this band so I think it's enough for Rush :)
    I will take 4 songs of them !!!

    Creedence, which song can I choose ? I already take fortunate son.
    Blink 182 and Styx same question :)

    Again thanks for all your answers !
  • ClaptonsWigClaptonsWig I Can't Dance
    edited May 2013
    ilyama999;5013951 said:
    Thanks guys and if we didnt talk about RUSH it's only because I did a thread on this band so I think it's enough for Rush :)
    I will take 4 songs of them !!!

    Creedence, which song can I choose ? I already take fortunate son.
    Blink 182 and Styx same question :)

    Again thanks for all your answers !

    CCR tracks
    I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    Up Around the Bend
    Travelin Band
    Who'll Stop the Rain

    Styx
    Renegade
    Blue Collar Man

    Blink 182
    All The Small Things
    Rock Show
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    Alice in chains song ? I already bought rooster and would

    thanks again and again , etc ... :D
  • ClaptonsWigClaptonsWig I Can't Dance
    edited May 2013
    ilyama999;5013961 said:
    Alice in chains song ? I already bought rooster and would

    thanks again and again , etc ... :D

    No excuses
    Heaven Beside you
  • machetemonkeymachetemonkey Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    ClaptonsWig;5013956 said:
    CCR tracks
    I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    Up Around the Bend
    Travelin Band
    Who'll Stop the Rain

    Styx
    Renegade
    Blue Collar Man

    Blink 182
    All The Small Things
    Rock Show

    All of these are good choices, but let me make a few notes again (all my opinion, of course).

    get Heard it Through the Grapevine if you can only get one CCR track. 12 minutes of awesomeness.

    For styx, those are the two best tracks, but honestly the whole Styx/REO pack is great.

    As for Blink 182, honestly these tracks are less interesting in my opinion. Adam's Song, Feeling This, and Down are my favorites as far as drum charts, since they're a lot more interesting than the standard pop-punk rock beat that the two suggested songs have.
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    For the Who, 'who are you' and 'going mobile" ?

    Nirvana ? I already have smells like ...

    Thanks !
  • edited May 2013
    For Nirvana, Breed is cool.
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    Iron maiden, the number of the beast it's good choice ?

    Ok for nirvana :)

    The doors ? (I've roadhouse blues and peace frog)
    LA woman ?


    Thanks !!!!!!!
  • PaperMario21PaperMario21 Road Warrior
    edited May 2013
    Here are some of my personal favorites:

    I'd strongly suggest everything by Jimi Hendrix Experience, Clash, Rush, Doors, Iron Maiden.

    Some packs are tougher than others but all are pretty varied, ton of fun.

    If you cannot afford all packs here are few picks:

    JHE - Purple Haze, If 6 was 9, Spanish Castle Magic, Hey Joe, Are you Experienced, Little Miss Lover, All Along the Watchtower.

    Clash - London Calling, Clampdown, Rudie Can't Fail, Rock the Casbah, I Fought the Law.

    Doors - Light My Fire, L.A. Woman, Peace Frog, Touch Me.

    Rush - YYZ, Red Barchetta, Working Man, Subdivisions, 2112.

    Iron Maiden - The Trooper, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Aces High, Infinite Dreams, Flight of Icarus, Phantom of the Opera.

    Consider Black Sabbath pack, fantastic drum pack (going to see them live this august, the Reunion Tour!).

    If you like funky drumming, Red Hot Chilli Peppers will get you covered.

    Ton of fantastic tracks out there.
  • PaperMario21PaperMario21 Road Warrior
    edited May 2013
    Oh and of course the mighty Deep Purple, Child in Time, Space Truckin'.
    Ian Paice is a truly under appreciated drummer, definitely in the top 10 of best drummers of all time.
  • FujiSkunkFujiSkunk Headliner
    edited May 2013
    machetemonkey;5013896 said:
    It seems like fujiskunk has an inordinately tough time with Give It Away, because it is FAR from the hardest RHCP song.
    Rub it in, why don't you? :)
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    But black sabbath songs are all covers no ?

    Any song of Queen, I've got this :

    Dont stop me now
    « Another One Bites the Dust », « Crazy Little Thing Called Love », « Fat Bottomed Girls », « I Want It All », « I Want to Break Free », « Killer Queen », « One Vision », « Somebody to Love », « Tie Your Mother Down », et « Under Pressure »
  • LoopyChewLoopyChew Wordsmith
    edited May 2013
    "She's Not There" if you're going for the *much* older songs. It's a pretty simple drum beat, but FCing it including the drum fills can be tricky.
  • grumblevolcanogrumblevolcano Headliner
    edited May 2013
    Here's a few RBN songs you really need to have:

    Jerry Lee Lewis - "Great Balls of Fire"
    John Parr - "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)"
    John Parr - "Naughty Naughty"
    John Parr - "Under a Raging Moon"
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    I already have Jerry Lee Lewis song.

    I will take st elmo's fire too ;)
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
  • ClaptonsWigClaptonsWig I Can't Dance
    edited May 2013
    Why Go
    Black
    Jeremy
    Even Flow
    Alive (Live) [more challenging and fun then the original]
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    Thanks

    I want to be rich and buy all songs that I want ... :(

    :D :D :D
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    A Tom Petty song ? :)
    Foo Fighters ?

    The black keys: tighten up or Howlin' for you ?
  • HairlooksgreatHairlooksgreat Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    I only have one Petty song so far so I'll leave that to the others.

    The Pretender is my favorite on drums for Foo Fighters, but there are a lot of good ones.
  • ClaptonsWigClaptonsWig I Can't Dance
    edited May 2013
    ilyama999;5014191 said:
    A Tom Petty song ? :)
    Foo Fighters ?

    The black keys: tighten up or Howlin' for you ?

    Tom Petty
    Last Dance with Mary Jane
    Running Down a Dream
    Refugee

    There's more, I'll have to load up the disc to see which else is the better ones.

    Foo Fighters
    Pretender
    Stacked Actors
    Monkey Wrench
    DOA
    This Is A Call
    All My Life
    Best of You

    Couple more here as well, once again let me update this later
  • machetemonkeymachetemonkey Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    ilyama999;5014191 said:
    A Tom Petty song ? :)
    Foo Fighters ?

    The black keys: tighten up or Howlin' for you ?

    Tighten Up is WAY better on drums. Howlin' For You is a repetitive swing beat, where Tighten Up is just a nice syncopated groove the whole way through.

    for the Foo Fighters? Stacked Actors is my favorite drum chart, but really, you can't go wrong.
  • ClaptonsWigClaptonsWig I Can't Dance
    edited May 2013
    machetemonkey;5014234 said:
    Tighten Up is WAY better on drums. Howlin' For You is a repetitive swing beat, where Tighten Up is just a nice syncopated groove the whole way through.

    for the Foo Fighters? Stacked Actors is my favorite drum chart, but really, you can't go wrong.

    There's one Foo Fighters song that starts off with nothing, then in the last bit it finally gives you 30 seconds-one minute of play, which is pretty boring still.
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    Margarltaville for Jimi Buffet ? :D
  • edited May 2013
    Yes. Cheese Burger in Paradise too. Skip Volcano.
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