I heard thast last night. . . wondered the same thing.
dagobah5 March 2010 at 12:22amPosts: 47 (0 today)Status: offline
Morgan1098, are you the same Morgan1098 from the U2 "Wanderer/Running To Stand Still" forum. If so, hello from Colorado. Anyways, here is some info that was printed about Scratch My Back:
Peter describes this as a very personal record with twelve songs performed only with orchestral instruments and voice. He made the choice not to include guitar or drums.
I also hear the snare drum in "My Body Is A Cage". My question is: When I played flute in the school orchestra back in Junior High, I remember "drums" being in the orchestra. Why do they imply that "drums" are not an orchestral instrument?
morgan10985 March 2010 at 5:23amPosts: 8 (0 today)Status: offline
Hey Dagobah! Yes, it's me from U2Wanderer. I thought I recognized your photo. Believe it or not, I'm located in Colorado too.
I think drums are considered an orchestral instrument, but it's usually just a lone snare drum or some big bass drums. I've never seen a rock and roll style drum set in an orchestra.
That's why I'm convinced that the snare drum on My Body is a Cage is being played by a member of the orchestra, not by a rock n' roll drummer. But it's weird that all the other members of the orchestra are listed in the liner notes (strings, brass, woodwinds, etc.) but there is no drummer listed.
Anyway, it's just a strange curiosity about the album. I'm really loving it, drums or not. See you around, either at U2Wanderer or here!
DolceVita5 March 2010 at 2:45pmPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
Peter is a Great Artist,serious and humble.
There is no reason of lack of mention of a Musician who played with Him in one of His Album.
I am not a musician and i don't play Music,but in my humble opinion "a drummer" is a musician who play drums in a rock Band,and in S.M.B. there is Orchestra.
evoulini5 March 2010 at 6:25pmPosts: 1750 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree with Dolce.I heard it too,but I wasn't surprised,it's an orchestra,there ARE percussion in an orchestra.
ceridwen5 March 2010 at 6:34pmPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree with evoulini and Dolce, percussions are part of an orchestra, for me a drummer it's more like Phil collins.
Yes, there is drums on My Body.
ItÂ´s a timpani in our ears.
DolceVita6 March 2010 at 10:41pmPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree with Wave Project,good point
. . . . and with all,every Orchesrta has his own percussion,Classic Music is fantastic because there is a lot of energy and rhythm,but in a different dimension,a dimension,in my opinion,much more complete