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    I've got this stupendous set of DW Cherry toms and bass drum, and I'd like to play a song to take total advantage of both those big 16 and 18" floor toms combined with the deep tones of the cherry wood. Anybody got any thoughts on some good classic hard rock songs, not too hard to play, that I can use to make my new set really scream like it was made to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabasner View Post
    I've got this stupendous set of DW Cherry toms and bass drum, and I'd like to play a song to take total advantage of both those big 16 and 18" floor toms combined with the deep tones of the cherry wood. Anybody got any thoughts on some good classic hard rock songs, not too hard to play, that I can use to make my new set really scream like it was made to?
    Phil Rudd AC/DC! The Bon Scott stuff especially. Very cool, simple beats.

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    Yeah, AC/DC was the first thing that came to mind. Also, 'For Whom the Bells Toll' by Metallica seems like a good choice. Really, you can play any song with big floors.

    If you're practicing by yourself, don't get caught up too much in emulating every note from a song. Stretch it out further however you want, it will make the core of the song easier to play. If you're playing with a band it can be annoying for others but go nuts in the comfort of your own home.

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    V Halen Everybody Wants Some, Roger Taylor uses them for We Will Rock You, actually only one but you could use both
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    Witchy woman by the eagles, great tom beat that you can move around the floors.

    Also any song with the Bo diddley beat works great as well, such as Desire by U2, I want Candy Bow wow, Not fade away by Buddy Holly, Who do you love by George Thorogood etc. or just Play the Bo Diddley Beat itself which is alot of fun once you nail it.
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    Not a rock song...but Sing Sing Sing by the Benny Goodman band is a classic for floor tom work. (originally featuring Gene Krupa)

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    Who do you love - George Thorogood
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    When the levee breaks, Led Zepplin......




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    Try a little Sammy Haggar��

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    Mountain Song..... Jane's Addiction






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    Double Vision.................cool song for drums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDog View Post
    Phil Rudd AC/DC! The Bon Scott stuff especially. Very cool, simple beats.

    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. Great tom song.

    Or, Enter Sandman, by Metallica.
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    Thank you, guys!!! I'll check out all these tunes on my drum set this weekend. I truly appreciate the suggestions!!!!
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    Not really rock but how about "George of the Jungle?"
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    Desire by U2. You can ride as many toms as you want the entire song..
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    Doesn't get much easier than this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    Not really rock but how about "George of the Jungle?"

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    I would say any of BTO's big hits. Lots of hard-driving tom-pounding.

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    Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love" is a classic power FT ride.
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