Monday, January 31, 2011

The drums of the South

Compare Steve Shelley's drumming on yesterday's song to his drumming on this Southern primitive song by Cat Power ("Ice Power", off Chan's first album Myra Lee). The drum track he's improvised for this track is only barely there... but then, so is the guitar. The emphasis is upon Chan Marshall's voice and the cryptic lyrics, not upon the instrumentation, and if Steve had put any more of a drum track on this song it would have been completely wrong.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin

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