Here are somes famous Drummers' quotes illustrated with my drawings. Short quotes are the best, selected ones, that fit perfectly each drummer way of Life !
1.Quote from Charlie Watts : The Jazzman (Rolling Stones drummer)
Elegant drumming style fo course, but "it should swing and Bounce !"
Charlie Watts looked so beautiful when he played. Tie, suit : his style was not animalistic but, instead, almost pointedly reserved.
A Gentleman posture with a preternatural elegance. He's also known for his effortlessness and discipline, the way he never did too much.
A gentleman but a Rock'n Roll one, who is no one drummer !
After Mick called for his drummer, Watts get out of his bed, dressed into a sharp suit, cologne fragrance, and knocked on Jagger’s door.
He went straight to Jagger and say “Never call me your drummer again,” then punched him in the face. Watts was hired for life, and he knew it.
2.Quote from Jeff Porcaro, the Studio Drummer (Toto Drummer)
Young, Jeff Porcaro practice drums every day, playing The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix after school. He wasn't very interrested into the show but to give the better groove he could do and to keep it all the way ! "I will just keep the groove"
As Jeff "hated the solo", he was only interrested into the groove, the half time shuffle from Rosanna and so many more songs from the 80's. Jeff was living into the drums record studio and spent all his life there, recording the best grooves of the 80's music industry and played sometimes with Toto...
3.Quote from John Bonham : the right foot Virtuoso (Led Zeppelin drummer)
John Bonham is known to be a very technical drummer, especially his right foot on the bass drum pedal. But what he thought the more important about the drums was : "Feeling is a lot more important than technique !".
No matter if you play the fastest on the bass drum or you could do a 25 minutes big Whale solo, the more important is to keep the feeling and make the song vibrates !