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Snare sound on Al Green's call Me

Discussion in 'music' started by richardg, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    What do people make of that snare sound on the song Call Me?
  2. chartz

    chartz If it’s broke fix it!

    It's just painful to hear. Bin it. :p
  3. Musicman19

    Musicman19 Active Member

    It all adds to the atmosphere what do you want gaited drums?
  4. Take5

    Take5 pfm Member

    For me, it isn’t just the sound of snare.( bad as it is )
    It’s the repetitive nature of it, together with the incessant nature of the other main drum sound. I think closed hi-hat.
    It’s just boring drumming.

    love his voice though, and this carries it.
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  5. GaryT

    GaryT pfm Member

    That's more or less the drum sound on almost all of Al's classic early 70s stuff. I don't have a problem with it myself, YMMV.
    One man's boring drumming is another man's groove.
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  6. richgilb1

    richgilb1 New Member

    It sounds like they took the spring off and hit it with a felt stick wrapped in a pillow.
  7. richgilb1

    richgilb1 New Member

    A snare sound would be nice.
    Musicman19 likes this.
  8. johncee

    johncee pfm Member

    I'd say that everything about this track is as close to perfection as it gets.
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  9. Fergusc

    Fergusc Active Member

    I love the drum sound on all that period Al Green
    gavreid likes this.
  10. GaryT

    GaryT pfm Member

    But what sort of snare sound? Military band? Led Zeppelin? Ringo? There are as many snare sounds as there are drummers.
  11. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    Either the drummer is disengaging / engaging the snare wires throughout the track or they're hitting a tom for most of the track only using snare occasionally.

    The 70s flat sound doesn't help.

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