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The best thing about riot act.....

UpSideDownUpSideDown Posts: 1,966
edited December 2007 in The Porch
Is by far matt's drumming. He tears it up throughout the entire album. Great fills on save you, beautiful energy on lbc, cropduster is a masterpiece of tempo.

Not to ignore the rest of the guys...as the whole band puts on a freaking clinic in half full. This album also contains some of my absolute favorite solos: Get right has a sick set up (awesome live), I am mine builds for the solo the entire song, and the mike's entrance in all or none is epic.

I like this album a lot.
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  • It's definitely my favourite Matt album, along with Binaural. Some complex stuff going on. I don't think the Avocado material stretches him enough.
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  • It's definitely my favourite Matt album, along with Binaural. Some complex stuff going on. I don't think the Avocado material stretches him enough.

    I agree with your assessment of Matt's work on Avocado.
    The one exception would be Marker in the Sand. I think the drumming here is pretty impressive. The beat sort of stutter-steps through the first few verses, but coming out of the bridge into the last verse (I feel a sickness...) he goes in to a more "rolling" type of beat. It makes that last verse seem a little more intense.

    Obviously, I'm not a drummer so I don't know the technical terms for what he's doing, but listen to the song and you'll see what I mean.
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  • glasshouseglasshouse Posts: 1,762
    binaural = best Cameron drumming
    (amongst other things)
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  • CitizenRickCitizenRick Posts: 1,079
    Actually...his best drumming was on his Soundgarden albums...due mostly to the odd time signatures.

    His drumming is great on his PJ albums also...but it's usually more straight forward and a little more punk oriented on the faster songs.
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  • Actually...his best drumming was on his Soundgarden albums...due mostly to the odd time signatures.

    His drumming is great on his PJ albums also...but it's usually more straight forward and a little more punk oriented on the faster songs.

    I must agree with this as well.
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  • I love the drumming on Half Full and Can't Keep. But the whole thing is great.
  • djerdap wrote:
    I think we're underestimating Avocado a little bit. I think it was the first time where Matt really blended in with the band. Marker in the Sand and Severed Hand are brilliant songs drum-wise.

    Personally I don't think the SH drumming is anything great.

    He does some clever work on Marker in the Sand and the outro of Big Wave, but apart from that, he's just 'good' on the album. Imo.
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  • rival.rival. ChicagoPosts: 7,776
    glasshouse wrote:
    binaural = best Cameron drumming
    (amongst other things)

    bingo.
  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    The best thing about Riot Act is Arc... so no drumming there.
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  • FedericoFederico Posts: 7,916
    Cropduster and Half Full: two of the most underrated PJ songs ever
  • JulienJulien Posts: 2,457
    the best thing about riot act is that it's a fucking great album !!!
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  • It's definitely my favourite Matt album, along with Binaural. Some complex stuff going on. I don't think the Avocado material stretches him enough.


    Same here. While he rocks the hell out of Avocado, the drumming is less complex because the songs on the album are A LOT more straightforward and rockin. I think this is good for a change, but not constantly. This is one reason why we love PJ is that every record has distinct characteristics. Avocado and Riot Act are my favorite PJ cds. Riot Act more than likely ties with Binaural. Matts drumming on Riot Act is awesome. Drums on Cant Keep and Cropduster are really incredible. Great drumming and they sound so warm. Its cool how Riot Act and Avocado kind of make for a great pair. One album thats layered and unique sounding with the other being hard rocking. They are good to listen to back to back.
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  • Julien wrote:
    the best thing about riot act is that it's a fucking great album !!!

    Amen.
    My first PJ show to witness was at Bonnaroo. How is that for lucky?
  • fanch75fanch75 Posts: 3,733
    .........is when it ends
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  • JulienJulien Posts: 2,457
    fanch75 wrote:
    .........is when it ends
    you're a bit hard...
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  • The ChampThe Champ Posts: 4,063
    fanch75 wrote:
    .........is when it ends

    Even then I feel like smashing it to pieces with my cock..
    'I want to hurry home to you
    put on a slow, dumb show for you
    and crack you up
    so you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
    god I'm very, very frightening
    and I'll overdo it'
  • fanch75fanch75 Posts: 3,733
    lol

    Anyway, I didn't mean to derail the thread; I made my contribution if you will. Carry on, lovers of riot act.
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  • I find Riot Act to be a lot better than Yield if that says anything about how much I love the album.
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  • The ChampThe Champ Posts: 4,063
    I find Riot Act to be a lot better than Yield if that says anything about how much I love the album.

    No, but it does say a lot about your poor taste though ;)..
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    put on a slow, dumb show for you
    and crack you up
    so you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
    god I'm very, very frightening
    and I'll overdo it'
  • Matt's drumming on Life Wasted is my fave of any tunes. Period.

    The outro of Half Full is crazy tho. It sorta swings, but completely polar opposite to the guitars.

    Cheers for Riot Act, especially Half Full and All or None. and Can't Keep. 3 of the most underrated Pj songs.

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  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    I find Riot Act to be a lot better than Yield if that says anything about how much I love the album.
    I like Riot Act but that's just crazy talk :D
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  • mookie9999mookie9999 Posts: 4,676
    fanch75 wrote:
    .........is when it ends

    Almost a full page before this. After reading the title I bet myself that within 3 posts this exact comment would have appeared. Good Stuff. Love Riot Act over here. It's the album that got me back into PJ. I disappeared after Yield for a few years. What a welcoming is all I can say!
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  • eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
    Is by far matt's drumming. He tears it up throughout the entire album. Great fills on save you, beautiful energy on lbc, cropduster is a masterpiece of tempo.

    Not to ignore the rest of the guys...as the whole band puts on a freaking clinic in half full. This album also contains some of my absolute favorite solos: Get right has a sick set up (awesome live), I am mine builds for the solo the entire song, and the mike's entrance in all or none is epic.

    I like this album a lot.

    I wish his drums were a touch louder so you could hear the great shit he's doing. I really have to concentrate on just Matt to hear it all. In fact, I still don't think the drum production on any Matt PJ album has been real good. Which, in my mind, is a criminal shame...

    For the record, Cropduster is musically one of the coolest things PJ has ever done...
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  • UpSideDownUpSideDown Posts: 1,966
    eyedclaar wrote:
    I wish his drums were a touch louder so you could hear the great shit he's doing. I really have to concentrate on just Matt to hear it all. In fact, I still don't think the drum production on any Matt PJ album has been real good. Which, in my mind, is a criminal shame...

    For the record, Cropduster is musically one of the coolest things PJ has ever done...

    I agree........back with dave and jack, it was like the rest of the sound was centered around the drumming. On these albums, it seems like Matt is more mixed in than anything.

    I always thought Matt played a flatter sounding kit than the other guys as well.
  • eyedclaar wrote:
    I wish his drums were a touch louder so you could hear the great shit he's doing. I really have to concentrate on just Matt to hear it all. In fact, I still don't think the drum production on any Matt PJ album has been real good. Which, in my mind, is a criminal shame...

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  • riot act is fucking awesome
    fuck all of you who think it sucks, one day you'll see how good it is
  • riot act is fucking awesome
    fuck all of you who think it sucks, one day you'll see how good it is
    couldnt agree more. takes a couple months/years to get into, but once you do its just fuckin amazing. I LOVE GHOST!
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  • fanch75fanch75 Posts: 3,733
    fuck all of you who think it sucks, one day you'll see how good it is

    Why would I do that?
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  • mookie9999mookie9999 Posts: 4,676
    riot act is fucking awesome
    fuck all of you who think it sucks, one day you'll see how good it is

    It's not for everybody. Their loss is how I see it.
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  • HermanBloomHermanBloom Posts: 1,764
    It's definitely my favourite Matt album, along with Binaural. Some complex stuff going on. I don't think the Avocado material stretches him enough.
    I disagree; think his most intense and intricate work is on Avocado
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