One would be hard pressed to find more energy in one room than this video! You could cut the electricity With a knife! Was this the birth of punk?
Regardless it's music history from a band that are still considered icons of punk music today! The band Le Murd from Down under is working it hard and in our eyes will become a punk band to watch for in 2013 as they make their push up the top of the charts!
A must watch band in the coming months! Below the drummer For Le Murd the very talented Paul Merde takes a moment to cover the landscape of the 10 great punk drummers of all time! In His words here we go! Also Check Paul Merde below with band Le Murd ripping it up on stage in true punk style!
10 great punk drummers...
Drummers get a bad rap but without them THERE IS NO BAND!!!
well, maybe a quiet band..or a dj (meh!)
Here's my 10 faves!
Rat Scabies (The Damned)
He has a primitive, tom thumping style that is punk personified. Keith
Moon was obviously a big influence on Rat. Brilliant! loved to smash a
few kits up too..he used to be a gravedigger apparently, glad he gave
Ron Keeley (Radio Birdman)
Ron had the chops to be commercially "successful" but thank fuck, he
decided to propel Birdman along with a searing intensity. Driving and
powerful yet subtle and with real finesse. Very underrated and a great
Now everyone knows that Marky and Richie were far more proficient and
powerful, but Tommy invented a style all his own that he passed to
them. Probably my fave drummer ever, all meat and no filler. Simple
and effective, but definitely NOT easy to duplicate.
Scott Asheton (Stooges)
Rock Action (as he called himself) was great at finding a primitive
pattern and sticking to it to excellent effect. Repetition and
tightness were his strengths. The change to the ride cymbal in Down On
The Street and the proto thrash beat of I Got A Right are awesome drum
moments, innovative yet as primal and basic as the first African beats
millions of years ago.
Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson(MC5)
1970. Tartar Field Detroit. MC5 doing Rambling Rose, Kick Out The Jams
and Looking At You. Youtube it...NOW!
Paul Cook (Sex Pistols)
In my eyes he was the British Scott Asheton...great patterns,
immediately recognisable style and pure punk...really knew where to
put a fill..
Le Murd and Paul Merde Killing it live in front of a packed concert hall!
DH Peligro (Dead Kennedys)
This guy was and amazingly still is, a total machine. He would hold
his own with many metal drummers. Fast, brutal with a jazzy feel for
odd time signatures. One of the best.
Robo (Misfits/Black Flag)
In my eyes the American Rat Scabies in the way he just sounds so
primitive, like a bashing or a mugging in progress. Didn't get enough
Earl (Bad Brains)
Virtually invented hardcore drumming and was a really top muso with
surprising reggae chops too.
Moulty (The Trashmen)
He had one arm, and one song (Surfin' Bird)..genius.
Cheers, Paul Merde