I just finished listening to “Rose Colored Glasses” by Animal Logic — one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands.
And I didn’t enjoy it at all.
See, that’s Stewart Copeland, of The Police, on drums. And his drums are so complicated and intricate that I only hear the drums… Stanley Clarke’s bass, gone. Deborah Holland’s voice — I don’t hear it.
All I hear is the pounding of the drums.
Sometimes a song comes up with really crappy drums. And I like those songs — I can relax and enjoy them without trying to figure out how to play the drum part and knowing I will never be able to.
Ah, a Tubes song came on. Joy. “Amnesia” — how appropriate. I could play this song in my sleep :)
Guitar Hero supposedly got a lot of people into guitars. Rock Band is going to send a crowd of bleary-eyed newbie drummers to the music store.
They don’t really need to run there just yet, though. The Rock Band drum kit is a *real* electronic drum kit — you can just plug it into your computer (some drivers may be needed), feed it into a synthesizer filled with drum patches and play whatever you want.
How long before someone takes the Rock Band kit on a real stage? Not long, I bet.