💿 How Good Is It Really 💿 Rio

I don’t think there’s any amazing playing technique wise, but it’s quite sophisticated composition wise (lots of ghost notes and chromatic runs as I mentioned), not just following the root note of the chord

You definitely hit the snare with your right if you’re playing 16ths like that no?

Yes just tapped it with my fingers. You lose a hi-hat beat but that’s normal. If you programmed it you’d keep the hi-hat which would sound ‘off’ but hard to tell why

If you’re RH you’re leading with your right, so to hit the snare when playing semiquavers you sacrifice a hi hat, like Theo said.

Like this.

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Yeah, I found some videos of people playing Rio and it’s always a right handed strike. I suppose you have easier access to the crash doing it like that (assuming you strike it on the one) otherwise you have to cross your hands. It just feels really awkward to me

It just fits with the RLRL pattern. You can essentially leave your left on the hi hat and have your right free to hit the snare, crashes, go over the ride, round the kit for little fills, etc.

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The Chauffeur is a tune, eh? This is probably the last album i’d of ever thought of actually listening to but it has some decent stuff on it.

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I’ve got a fact about ZZ Top that will blow your mind.

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I know that one :grinning:

19 hours…

20 minutes

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Well… It’s not last!

40 votes seemed very low so I tabulated them all while a very slow DB backup and restore is going on at work:

Position Album Rating Voters
1 Spirit Of Eden 9.06 99
2 Homogenic 8.97 86
3 The Velvet Underground & Nico 8.83 127
4 Didn’t It Rain 8.8 45
4 Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven 8.8 122
6 Hounds Of Love 8.79 91
7 Illmatic 8.7 71
8 Maxinquaye 8.63 63
9 A Love Supreme 8.52 63
10 It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back 8.51 78
11 Endtroducing…. 8.51 117
12 Marquee Moon 8.47 102
13 The Sophtware Slump 8.45 139
14 Spiderland 8.44 154
15 Untrue 8.43 110
16 Kid A 8.41 193
17 Low 8.36 99
18 Illinois 8.34 162
19 Loveless 8.24 181
20 Pet Sounds 8.22 127
21 Violator 8.22 60
22 69 Love Songs 7.99 85
23 Mezzanine 7.98 115
24 Master Of Puppets 7.98 87
25 100 Broken Windows 7.97 114
26 Tago Mago 7.92 73
27 Turn On The Bright Lights 7.91 147
28 Ys 7.83 107
29 The Blue Album 7.71 148
30 Siamese Dream 7.64 149
31 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 7.54 69
32 It’s A Shame About Ray 7.52 82
33 Like A Prayer 7.46 41
34 Is This It 7.4 184
35 1989 6.8 95
36 Achtung Baby 6.73 101
37 Rio 6.58 40
38 Definitely Maybe 5.9 198

And rearranged by number of voters (I guess?) tells us what DiS really likes.

Position Album Rating Voters
38 Definitely Maybe 5.9 198
16 Kid A 8.41 193
34 Is This It 7.4 184
19 Loveless 8.24 181
18 Illinois 8.34 162
14 Spiderland 8.44 154
30 Siamese Dream 7.64 149
29 The Blue Album 7.71 148
27 Turn On The Bright Lights 7.91 147
13 The Sophtware Slump 8.45 139
3 The Velvet Underground & Nico 8.83 127
20 Pet Sounds 8.22 127
4 Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven 8.8 122
11 Endtroducing…. 8.51 117
23 Mezzanine 7.98 115
25 100 Broken Windows 7.97 114
15 Untrue 8.43 110
28 Ys 7.83 107
12 Marquee Moon 8.47 102
36 Achtung Baby 6.73 101
1 Spirit Of Eden 9.06 99
17 Low 8.36 99
35 1989 6.8 95
6 Hounds Of Love 8.79 91
24 Master Of Puppets 7.98 87
2 Homogenic 8.97 86
22 69 Love Songs 7.99 85
32 It’s A Shame About Ray 7.52 82
10 It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back 8.51 78
26 Tago Mago 7.92 73
7 Illmatic 8.7 71
31 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 7.54 69
8 Maxinquaye 8.63 63
9 A Love Supreme 8.52 63
21 Violator 8.22 60
4 Didn’t It Rain 8.8 45
33 Like A Prayer 7.46 41
37 Rio 6.58 40
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Ooh, my first ever real listen to Deftones

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6.58 for Rio. No comment

@VincentAdultman can you pick a track that isn’t Hungry Like The Wolf please

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My word!

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Oh, this is difficult but I going to choose The Chauffeur

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Thanks Vince, a fine choice

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Well looky here (especially @1101010)

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Ha ha, that’s quite something. Coxon joining Duran Duran?! Or maybe he’s just doing one track.

Also 3 years?! Even factoring in Covid that’s a hell of a time to be tweaking