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What's your favorite snare sound? Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 20th September 2008
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Originally Posted by Silver Sonya View Post
But honestly, my favorite snare sound of the last few years is on Gorillaz' "Feel God, Inc." and I'm pretty sure that's not a live kit...
Was probably a live snare at some point.
Old 20th September 2008
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+1 for Porcaro, and Steely Dan records

- "No Reply at All" - Genesis (most modern records)
- "I Can't Tell You Why" - Eagles (total fat 70's snare)
- "Cars and Girls" - Prefab Sprout (most PS records at that)
- "Back in Black" - AC/DC (if it hasnt already been mentioned)
- "Last Plane Out" - Toy Matinee (Bill Bottrell...great record!)
Old 20th September 2008
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Oh, an old thread revived, huh? OK, my personal fav of all time is the snare in Saga's "On the Loose".

Easy poll for me. lol

Here's an allmusic link... see if this gets you to the right album - if so, it's the first song, and they have an audio clip.

allmusic ((( Worlds Apart > Overview )))

Only snare that I've ever wanted a sample of.
Old 20th September 2008
Originally Posted by BLueROom View Post
Fav of the day: Operator - Soul Crusher album - song: Black Cloud

has anybody heard these guys? is it not eerie how much the singer sounds like a young, fresh Chris Cornell?

*I'm noting these suggestions so I can seek them out for references for a future edition of my library. Thanks again, this is extremely helpful*
That was Josh Frieze on most of the record. Drums were recorded at Capital studio B. The band imploded after spending an obscene amount of money on the record and videos.

Old 21st September 2008
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joey kramer,
Old 21st September 2008
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Originally Posted by Kyle S View Post
Alice In Chains - No Excuses

Deftones - Digital Bath, Rx Queen!

Blind Melon - Soak The Sin, entire ****ing cd
I sooo agree with no excuses. The whole jar of flies album, drums sounded classic but new at the same time. Great listening.
Old 21st September 2008
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  • Melvin van Peebles - Hoppin John
  • Eagles - Hotel California
  • Jill Scott - I can't explain
Also, although I'm not a massive fan of their music I think Pendulum always get a great snare sound
Old 21st September 2008
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Originally Posted by DRC View Post
The snare on "One Headlight."
The Wallflowers: 'Bringing Down the Horse' album
Great choice...Matt Chamberlain...piccolo...beautiful tone...great performance...PERFECT.
Old 21st September 2008
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I really like the snare sounds in Porcupine Tree's Deadwing album. Particularly the song "Shallow." The snare's got great snap and body.
Old 21st September 2008
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appleseed cast - Hello Dearest Love, from the album Two conversations

one of my all time favorite snares but probably a sample

real drums then, probably Zep's since i've been loving you.
Old 21st September 2008
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Tom Petty - Refugee
Steely Dan - Babylon Sister
Old 21st September 2008
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Snare Sound

Adam Topol on Jack Johnson's Brushfire Fairy Tales, "Bubble Toes"
Bill Bruford, Yes Album, "Yours is no Disgrace"
Rick Marotta, Steely Dan, "Peg"
John Bonham, Houses of the Holy, "D'yer Maker"
Eric Kretz, Stone Temple Pilots, "Plush"

Oh...someone mentioned "Two Princes" before and talked about it being really bad. Man...even though the tune is a bit cheezy....I still think that snare sounds killer. That is also a great beat...if that is a crappy performance...I would take crappy every time.
Old 21st September 2008
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Snares,some personal favs..

Here are a few that come straight to mind....,

Beck,sea change
Talk talk,spirit of eden and laughing stock

All different but wonderful in their own way..I have the Beck album on as i type and the snares are in general,soft,creamy with weight and just lovely!! Love the tone of the snares on the two talk talk records,in fact its the texture and projection of the whole kit that really gets me! On RTC the track, pocket full of change has a great example of 2 snares with one higher and the other following etc..Again love the drums all over the LP.
Adore the trashy processed sound on low that to me sounds organic and real!!which through the harmonizer and other stuff is most certainly not!!
Old 21st September 2008
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Weather Report - Heavy Weather (album) - Teen Town (song)

John Mellancamp - Scarecrow Record (Album) - Justice and Independance (song)

Pete Townsend - White City (album) - Give Blood (song)

Simple Minds -Brekfast Club Soundtrack - Don't you Forget about me (song)

Dave Matthews - Crash (Album) - Drive in, Drive Out (song - all have great snare)

Most of the other great have been mentioned.
Old 21st September 2008
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- Zigaboo Modeliste/Meters: 'Cissy Strut'

- John Bonham/Zep: 'Whole lotta love'

- Jim Keltner: 'Alone in the dark' (John Hiatt) and 'Tear my stillhouse down' (Gilian Welch')

- Charlie Watts/Stones: 'Miss you' and 'Start me up'

-Ringo/Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' and 'Tomorrow never knows'

- Steve Ferrone/Tom Petty 'You don't know how it feels'

-Whoever played on Sheryl Crow's 'Maybe Angels' (mixed by Tchad Blake)

- Whoever played on Elvis' 'My baby left me'
Old 22nd September 2008
Originally Posted by butterfly View Post
black cow........steely dan, please.
yes sir
Old 22nd September 2008
There's a 1927 Ludwig Accrolite snare in one of the BFD expansion packs that's one of the most amazing sounding snares I've ever heard. It's rich and thick and deep with a a great kind of whispy rustle on the top. It's not for everything, since it's so rich that it's a bit too much for a thick pop composition sometimes. But when it works it's pretty amazing.
Old 22nd September 2008
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Originally Posted by True North View Post
Pete Townsend - White City (album) - Give Blood (song)
Great drum track overall, too - one of my favorite Simon Phillips tracks. If I could play drums, that's the way I'd want to play 'em. I love the way he throws in a tom hit or two in unexpected places - not just as a roll to finish off a phrase, but in the middle of measure here & there... I guess that open-handed style that he often employs, as opposed to the typical cross-handed posture, may lend itself to that sort of thing.
Old 22nd September 2008
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Matt Cameron's Brady on "My Wave" - Supernunknown album.
Old 28th October 2008
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Favorite snare hands down is the snare on Pixies' Surfa Rosa... sounds like a shotgun every time he hits it!
Old 28th October 2008
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The Ocean......
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Paramore - The riot
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deftones- around the fur (I love the sound of bell brass)
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- Alex Van Halen, pre-"5150"/ Ludwig
- Tim Alexander (Primus) / classic Starclassic
- my buddy Felix's old wooden Tama / ugly but beefy
Old 29th October 2008
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Randy Newman "Louisiana 1927". That snare is so warm and deep. Love it.
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Alex Van Halen
Old 29th October 2008
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Bonzo! Led Zeppelin II is my rock drum bible...

and the drum sound on Limp - Fiona Apple... btw that whole record has awesome drums and drum sound all around....

for Jazz i normally use a Marcus Roberts record i have where he plays Gershwin.. the drums on that sound great, clear, natural, and open... and were tracked in a very nice room in ...

I normally like drums the way they sound in the room... almost jazz style...
Old 29th October 2008
Didn't see these mentioned:

I always loved Steve Smith's snare on Enigmatic Ocean (Jean Luc Ponty). They got all that snare fanfare stuff so crystal clear! And his cymbals are just gorgeous on that record.

Another one is Gary Husband on Allan Holdsworth's IOU. His playing really gets that thing to crack. Timeless record where magic really happened.

Narada Michael Walden on Mahavishnu's "Visions of the Esmerald Beyond".
Old 24th April 2009
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Ringo's snare sound on "Don't Pass Me By" ba ba ba ba baba ba baba dun chic dun chic....
Old 24th April 2009
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I'm afraid to call anything my favorite. But I was listening to Weezer's "Burndt Jam" and they have a really nice (and Neve-ish) snare thwak. I dig it. Also, Sublime's "bad fish" has something that tickles my ear-pillow.
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