WTF: Buddy Rich Chews Out His Band

3/15/11

'Saxophones...you got to be KIDDING ME!!' 'You put that bell any further in the mic and you'll fucking electrocute yourself.' The best jazz drummer musician in the world goes ballistic on his new, young band who's on tour with him. Apparently this was a pretty common thing with Buddy, and the band members finally got the smart idea to start recording these rants.

 

For years these recordings were only passed around on cassette tape dubs in the 'musician underworld,' but now thanks to the wonders of YouTube you can hear Buddy's 'other side.'

And for due respect...Buddy in his prime some of the best big band music recorded.

He was a perfectionist. We need more artists this passionate demanding to get it right (imhop).