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Friday, November 6, 2015

REM "End Of The World" Isolated Drum Track

REM - End Of The World
Time for another isolated track and this time it's the drum track from the REM hit "It's The End Of The World As We Know It." The song is from their 1987 album Document, and actually originated as an unreleased Public Service Announcement that the band wrote. Here's what to listen for:

1. The snare has a nice room sound on it. It sounds very natural with very little predelay, medium decay and a little dark so it blends into the track.

2. Most of the beginning of the song is just kick, snare and hat, but when the cymbals come in they're panned pretty wide.

3. Listen how the drums develop, from a simple kick, snare, hat pattern, to more complex kick, to the addition of the ride cymbal and crashes.

4. The groove that drummer Bill Berry lays down isn't perfect by any means, as there are minute timing differences, but it works well with for the REM sound.

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