Buddy Rich—The Bus Tapes
“You got nowhere to fuckin’ go the next set ’cause if I hear one fuckin’ clam from anybody, you’ve had it. One clam and this whole fucking band is through tonight! TRY ME! Now get outta my fuckin’ bus!”
This week was a little crazy for me and I really fell behind so this week’s record party has only one item, but it’s a doozy and one well-worth listening to. Last Thursday when I went to Khaki Jack’s for my Two Beers post, I was talking to MBIP pal and Khaki Jack regular, Pete and the subject of Buddy Rich came up. Buddy Rich is a legendary jazz drummer and Pete has a great story about getting to meet Buddy Rich backstage when he was a kid. The next time you’re in Khaki Jack’s, look for Pete at the bar and ask him to tell you this story, it’s a good one.
Well, that led me to tell him about the legendary Buddy Rich Bus Tapes. Buddy Rich was not only a great drummer, he was a hot-head and known for chewing out his band on and off stage. Dave Panichi, who's an Austalian trombonist taped some of Buddy’s bus rants and they quickly became a legend in their own right among musicians. Now, through the magic of the internet and YouTube, these rants are available to everyone. One big fan of the Buddy Rich Bus Tapes is Jerry Seinfeld and he incorporated some of the lines into dialogue on episodes of Seinfeld. Here he is talking abut his favorite lines from Buddy’s bus rants.
And now, without further adieu, because I have no idea what adieu really is anyway, is the infamous Buddy Rich Bus Tapes. Some parts are a little difficult to hear, but take the time to listen, it’s unlike anything you’ve heard before. Trust me, I’ve listened to this hundreds of times and I still howl at it.
Have a great Sunday and we’ll see you all tomorrow!