Count Me In (2021)

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Count Me In (2021). Count Me In: Directed by Mark Lo. With Cindy Blackman, Jess Bowen, Clem Burke, Stewart Copeland. You can have rhythm without music but you can’t have music without rhythm.

“The purpose of and skills involved in being a drummer in a rock band. Told through interviews with some modern day drummers plus a few legends of the profession. They talk about what got them into drumming, who their idols were and why they do it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAn interesting documentary on rock drummers and drumming in general. Shows the evolution from jazz drumming to rock drumming and some more modern variations on it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe interviews are generally quite illuminating, especially when the drummers, some of whom are legends in their own right, discuss who their heroes were and what made those people so good.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHowever, it does often degenerate into a mutual back-slapping session. Rather than giving constructive input on other drummers they just parrot how great they were.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eCoverage of the greats is pretty good, but with two notable exclusions. The documentary mentions drumming as an u0026quot;orchestralu0026quot; musical form and gives examples of drummers who exemplify this, e.g. Keith Moon. However, no mention of Neil Peart who would be the first person to come to mind when thinking of multi-dimensional, u0026quot;orchestralu0026quot; rock drumming. Similarly, funk gets covered but then only to the extent that it influenced The Clash and The Police. How about covering some of the great funk drummers, e.g. Clyde Stubblefield?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall, not brilliant or entirely comprehensive but still quite interesting.”

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