In the Pocket

Today’s post is a series of links to what I consider to be some of the best pockets of all time. These are examples of drummers who are locked in and driving the music. To an amateur these may sound incredibly easy but they are far more complicated than they appear. The ability to play repetition without losing any timing or intensity takes skill. These are my favorite examples in no particular order:

Back in Black (Phil Rudd):

Billie Jean (Leon Ndugu Chancler):

Lick it Up (Eric Carr):

Another One Bites the Dust (Roger Taylor):

Material Girl (Tony Thompson):

Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ (Steve Smith):

Kashmir (John Bonham):

Every Breath You Take (Stewart Copeland):

You Wreck Me (Steve Ferrone):

Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Manny Elias):

Who are your favorite pocket players? Comment below and let us know.

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One response to “In the Pocket

  1. E. Hood

    well my favorite pocket drummer of all time has to be none other than yourself. ur just a brilliant genius! have u ever tried playing along with everybody wants to rule the world?!!? the higat part alone is fkd up. Nothing easy about it.

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