Pete B. wrote:fwiw, Last night I had to tell a drummer to Shut The Fuck Up And Just Play at leat 5 times.
I feel yer pain.
If you want the drummer to shut up, put a microphone in front of him... You'll never hear another peep outta him.
I found out the hard way that can be dangerous. The drummer in my last band decided he wanted to sing. Not only did it mess up his time whenever he opened his mouth, which drove me nuts, but his singing was really bad. He couldn't tell.
We'd play something during rehearsal and I'd say "this one doesn't need backup vocals" or "don't sing in that part" but he would not be deterred. I couldn't stand it and stopped playing with him.
Such a long, long time to be gone, and a short time to be there...