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Drumming is My Madness

Recorded/Published: November 4, 1980
Recorded: November 4, 1980 and December 1-4, 1980.

Asked "Do you have any favorite drum tracks from your solo recordings?" by Billy Amendola of Modern Drummer magazine, Ringo Starr replied:

"Drumming Is My Madness" is one, because it was fun. It was Harry Nilsson, Jim Keltner, and I. For the Ringorama CD, we specifically made it sort of drum-prominent, and I sort of played some really good stuff. [laughs] Though I never practice, I do feel I'm getting better. It's just how it is. The more you do it, the more comfortable you are with it. I've been touring with the All-Starrs, I'm touring now with The Roundheads, I'm making records - I'm sort of back in the business. I'm playing more, so I'm more comfortable. But the feel I have - many of you have asked me about my feel - that just comes from God. I truly believe that my heartbeat keeps the tempo, because I naturally have great time, as you all noticed, and that's not blowing my own horn. I just have great time, and that's the rhythm of my heart and my soul.
Note: The song is on Ringo's Stop and Smell the Roses album, not Ringorama. The complete interview can be read by visiting the Modern Drummer website.


Baritone Saxophone: Jim Gordon
Bass: Dennis Belfield
Drums: Jim Keltner
Drums: Ringo Starr
Engineer: Mike Hatcher
Engineer: Steve Stanley
Engineer: Kendal Stubbs
Engineer: Rick Riccio
Guitar: Fred Tackett
Guitar: Richie Zito
Guitar: Dennis Budimir
Piano: Jane Getz
Producer: Harry Nilsson
Songwriter: Harry Nilsson
Tenor Saxophone: Jerome Jumonville
Trombone: Bruce Paulson
Vocals: Ringo Starr


Drumming is my hobby.
Drumming is a friend of mine.
Is it any wonder
You can call me "Thunder."
My friend's name is "Lightning," too ...


Stop and Smell the Roses (CD)
Stop and Smell the Roses (LP)


"Wrack My Brain" / "Drumming Is My Madness"

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Artist: Clem/Eddy [Info]

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