Van Halen – Hot for teacher (Starters for Ten #289) 9.10.29

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Van Halen – Hot for Teacher (1984)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 29th top ten – featuring my top ten drumming tracks – here’s Van Halen’s Hot for Teacher taken from their sixth studio album, ‘1984’ and released in October the same year.

Drummer Alex Van Halen used four bass drums at the beginning of the song to create the sound of a motorcycle idling.

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Tool – Ticks & Leaches (Starters for Ten #288) 8.10.29

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Tool – Ticks & Leaches (2001)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 29th top ten – featuring my top ten drumming tracks – here’s Tool’s Ticks & Leaches from their 2001 ‘Lateralus’ album and featuring the talents of drummer Danny Carey.

Cream – Toad (Starters for ten #287) 7.10.29

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Cream – Toad (1966)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 29th top ten – featuring my top ten drumming tracks – here’s Toad from Cream’s debut 1966 album ‘Fresh Cream. The drum solo here was written and performed by the late Ginger Baker.

Underworld – Born Slippy Nuxx (Starters for Ten #286) 6.10.29

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Underworld – Born Slippy Nuxx (1996)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 29th top ten – featuring my top ten drumming tracks – here’s Born Slippy Nuxx released by Underworld in 1996 and featuring the programming wizardry of Rick Smith.

We’ve the privilege of catching Underworld live again in December at London’s Wembley Arena. I’m fully expecting Born Slippy Nuxx to be part of (if not all) of the encore, bringing the house down as it did so successfully when we saw them last time in Brighton in 2015.

Cozy Powell – Na Na Na (Starters for Ten #285) 5.10.29

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Cozy Powell – Na Na Na (1974)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 29th top ten – featuring my top ten drumming tracks – here’s Na Na Na released in 1974. A song all about ‘the man with the fifty pound hammer’, featuring the drumming talents of the late Cozy Powell.

Santana – Soul Sacrifice (Starters for Ten #284) 4.10.29

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Santana – Soul Sacrifice (1969)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 29th top ten – featuring my top ten drumming tracks – here’s Santana’s Soul Sacrifice epitomized by the 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair and featuring the talents of drummer Michael Shrieve, the second youngest performer at the festival aged just 20. Soul Sacrifice was included as the final track on Santana’s 1969 self titled debut album.

Albannach – The fire and thunder of Scotland (Starters for Ten #283) 3.10.29

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Albannach – The fire and thunder of Scotland (2010)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 29th top ten – featuring my top ten drumming tracks – here’s Albannach performing their ‘fire and thunder’ at the Millport Maritime festival in Cumbrae in 2010.