Drum Set Favorites: Part 1

Wolf Parade – “You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son” from Apologies to the Queen Mary (2005)

One of the best straight-up rock records of the past 5 years opens with one of the bitchin’-est drum parts around. A simple pattern of bass, snare, and half-open hi-hat (far as I can reckon) lends this song urgency and an off-kilter drive. Just try not to air-drum along.

See also: the killer guitar meltdown at 1:52. You think it’s all going to explode, but it goes into distant staticky surf guitar, and this song melts into the next.

Hungry Like The Wolf (Parade)?

Posted by Glenn

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5 Comments

Filed under 2000s, Rock

5 responses to “Drum Set Favorites: Part 1

  1. Jordy

    Here here. I remember the first time I heard this album, I was very excited by the drum part. I knew it would be a remarkable record.

  2. So much better than anything off At Mount Zoomer

  3. Blake

    At Mount Zoomer is damn good.

  4. Jordy

    It has its moments, spec. ‘Fine Young Cannibals’ and ‘Kissing the Beehive.’

  5. emily

    also check out Handsome Furs if you like Wolf Parade.

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