Friday, February 03, 2012

Groove(s) o' the day: Jocko Homo

Another curiosity for the groove o' the day, and the first drum beat I ever learned: Jocko Homo by Devo. Drums by... I forget if it was Bob 1 or Bob 2 [UPDATE: Oh, it was Alan Myers]. It happens to be in 7/8- I think I put the downbeat of the the drum part on the closed hihat note, but never reconciled that with the riff obviously starting on the open hihat note. It calls for four toms, so I had to get creative with my four piece round-badge Gretsch that was my drum set at the time, and use the snare drum and bass drum as tom voices on that part:

The rest of the beats and YouTube after the break:

The intro:


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