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Born to Drum - The Truth About the World's Greatest Drummers--from John Bonham and Keith Moon to Sheila E. and Dave Grohl (Hardcover) Loot Price: R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 You Save: R63 (16%)

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Born to Drum - The Truth About the World's Greatest Drummers--from John Bonham and Keith Moon to Sheila E. and Dave Grohl (Hardcover)

Tony Barrell

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The pulse of rock'n'roll-the drummer-finally gets its due in this unique, all-encompassing inside look at the history, artists, instruments, and culture of drumming.Beating the hell out of a drum kit is hard, sweaty, demanding work. Yet instead of being showered with respect, drummers are often viewed with derision-stereotyped as crazy, borderline psychotic, or just plain dumb. But as every musician knows, to have a great band you need a great drummer: Ginger Baker. John Bonham. Chad Smith. Stewart Copeland. Lars Ulrich. Neil Peart.For the first time, journalist Tony Barrell shines a long overdue spotlight on these musicians, offering an exciting look into their world, their art, and their personalities. In Born to Drum, Barrell explores the extraordinary history of the world's most primitive instrument and the musicians who have made it legend. He interviews some of the most famous and revered and well-known drummers of our time-including Chad Smith, Ginger Baker, Clem Burke, Sheila E, Phil Collins, Nick Mason, Patty Schemel, Butch Vig, and Omar Hakim-who share astonishing truths about their work and lives. He investigates the stories of late, great drummers such as Keith Moon and John Bonham, analyzes many of the greatest drum tracks ever recorded, and introduces us to the world's fastest drummer, the world's loudest drummer, and the first musician to pilot a "flying drum kit" on stage.Fascinating and filled with little known details, Born to Drum elevates drummers and their achievements to their rightful place in the culture of the world.

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Imprint: Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins US
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2015
Authors: Tony Barrell
Dimensions: 217 x 150 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 302
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-230785-9
Barcode: 9780062307859
Categories: Promotions
Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Musical instruments & instrumental ensembles > Percussion instruments
Books > Music > Musical instruments & instrumental ensembles > Percussion instruments
LSN: 0-06-230785-1

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