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15th Jun '18 12:36:04 PM Adeon
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* Implied in the Music/JohnnyCash song ''The One On The Right Is On The Left''. While the other three members of the band are having political arguments the guy in the rear (who is presumably the drummer) is portrayed as doing something stupid such as burning his driver's license instead of [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar his draft card]].
13th Jun '18 2:07:50 AM buckyb
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* Averted by Music/{{Queen}} drummer Brian May, who even has a PhD in astrophysics.
27th May '18 9:21:36 AM Spyspotter
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* Averted by Music/{{Queen}} drummer Brian May, who even has a PhD in astrophysics.
29th Apr '18 4:42:57 PM Montanto
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* Pierce, from ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}''. Unworldly, soft-hearted when it comes to living creatures, and lacking impulse control-yes. He's definitely not stupid, though,and the trope rarely if ever is mentioned in the strip.

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* Pierce, from ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}''. Unworldly, soft-hearted when it comes to living creatures, and lacking impulse control-yes. He's definitely not stupid, though,and though, and the trope rarely if ever is mentioned in the strip.



* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'': Ringo's clearly not as bright as his bandmates, but he seems more of a CloudCuckooLander than anything. [[spoiler: In the end his quick thinking is what frees Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band from their imprisonment, which surprises everyone.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'': Ringo's clearly not as bright as his bandmates, but he seems more of a CloudCuckooLander than anything. [[spoiler: In the end end, his quick thinking is what frees Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band from their imprisonment, which surprises everyone.]]



* Creator/JeanReno's character in Creator/LucBesson's ''Subway''. Even when he's not drumming, he's constantly playing with his sticks and tapping along to a rhythm only he can hear.



* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' associates drums with idiocy, as [[https://books.google.com/books/about/Musical_imagery_in_the_Mastro_Adamo_epis.html?id=mZ6XAQAACAAJ identified by Amilcare Iannucci.]] The dull counterfeiter Master Adam may have a disproportioned body that looks like a lute, but when hit, his dropsies make the sound of a drum that expose his lower class, brutish nature, and idiocy to all fooled by his self-excusing lies.

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* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' associates drums with idiocy, as [[https://books.google.com/books/about/Musical_imagery_in_the_Mastro_Adamo_epis.html?id=mZ6XAQAACAAJ identified by Amilcare Iannucci.]] The dull counterfeiter Master Adam may have a disproportioned body that looks like a lute, but when hit, his dropsies make the sound of a drum that expose exposes his lower class, brutish nature, and idiocy to all fooled by his self-excusing lies.



* Averted by Music/{{Rush}}'s drummer Neil Peart, who is incredibly technical in his playing, writes the band's lyrics, has authored several books, and is outright stated by both of his bandmates to "have a bigger brain than [they] do." He has even augmented his kit with instruments such as tubular bells, gongs, bell trees, and crotales. Did we mention he's incredibly technical in his playing? And definitely the most serious-minded of the group. His bandmates' antics on stage were an effort to get him to crack a smile (and they did once succeed with a roadie dressed in a chicken suit cooking a rotisserie chicken).

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* Averted by Music/{{Rush}}'s drummer Neil Peart, who is incredibly technical in his playing, writes the band's lyrics, has authored several books, books and is outright stated by both of his bandmates to "have a bigger brain than [they] do." He has even augmented his kit with instruments such as tubular bells, gongs, bell trees, and crotales. Did we mention he's incredibly technical in his playing? And definitely the most serious-minded of the group. His bandmates' antics on stage were an effort to get him to crack a smile (and they did once succeed with a roadie dressed in a chicken suit cooking a rotisserie chicken).



** Meg probably wasn't terribly keen on being in a band to begin with. Jack noted that part of why the group broke up was because she had no passion for it; for example, Jack would be over the moon about something they just did in the studio and Meg would more or less shrug in indifference & move on to the next objective. Obviously, she was never one for the rockstar lifestyle, but it's hard to tell how much of her disenchantment with the White Stripes was due to the criticism she received or just not really feeling the band lifestyle in general at some point.

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** Meg probably wasn't terribly keen on being in a band band, to begin with. Jack noted that part of why the group broke up was because she had no passion for it; for example, Jack would be over the moon about something they just did in the studio and Meg would more or less shrug in indifference & move on to the next objective. Obviously, she was never one for the rockstar lifestyle, but it's hard to tell how much of her disenchantment with the White Stripes was due to the criticism she received or just not really feeling the band lifestyle in general at some point.



* Kevin from ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'' is essentially a amalgamation of every drummer joke you ever heard. Though he's more oblivious than stupid.

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* Kevin from ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'' is essentially a an amalgamation of every drummer joke you ever heard. Though he's more oblivious than stupid.
2nd Apr '18 11:58:35 AM Espea
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* Averted by Music/{{Rush}}'s drummer Neil Peart, who is incredibly technical in his playing, writes the band's lyrics, has authored several books, and is outright stated by both of his bandmates to "have a bigger brain than [they] do." He has even augmented his kit with instruments such as tubular bells, gongs, bell trees, and crotales. Did we mention he's incredibly technical in his playing?

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* Averted by Music/{{Rush}}'s drummer Neil Peart, who is incredibly technical in his playing, writes the band's lyrics, has authored several books, and is outright stated by both of his bandmates to "have a bigger brain than [they] do." He has even augmented his kit with instruments such as tubular bells, gongs, bell trees, and crotales. Did we mention he's incredibly technical in his playing?playing? And definitely the most serious-minded of the group. His bandmates' antics on stage were an effort to get him to crack a smile (and they did once succeed with a roadie dressed in a chicken suit cooking a rotisserie chicken).
** Though check the comments section of any video featuring Neil playing a drum solo and you're bound to find at least one comment insisting that he's a ''percussionist,'' not a drummer.
28th Jan '18 3:34:06 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' associates drums with idiocy, as [[https://books.google.com/books/about/Musical_imagery_in_the_Mastro_Adamo_epis.html?id=mZ6XAQAACAAJ identified by Amilcare Iannucci.]] The dull counterfeiter Master Adam may have a disproportioned body that looks like a lute, but when hit, his dropsies make the sound of a drum that expose his lower class, brutish nature, and idiocy to all fooled by his self-excusing lies.
5th Jan '18 8:25:57 PM nombretomado
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* Lias "Cliff" Bluestone from ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' is a rather simple-minded [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] who's frequently described as "one of nature's drummers".

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Lias "Cliff" Bluestone from ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' is a rather simple-minded [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] who's frequently described as "one of nature's drummers".




* Ash from ''ImInTheBand'' is considered a GeniusDitz...at best. At worst, he's a moron.

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\n* Ash from ''ImInTheBand'' ''Series/ImInTheBand'' is considered a GeniusDitz...at best. At worst, he's a moron.







* Brad Paisley's "Kung Pao Buckaroo Holiday," running down the list of holiday songs identifying [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad who they'd offend]]:

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\n* Brad Paisley's Music/BradPaisley's "Kung Pao Buckaroo Holiday," running down the list of holiday songs identifying [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad who they'd offend]]:



* Averted by {{Rush}}'s drummer Neil Peart, who is incredibly technical in his playing, writes the band's lyrics, has authored several books, and is outright stated by both of his bandmates to "have a bigger brain than [they] do." He has even augmented his kit with instruments such as tubular bells, gongs, bell trees, and crotales. Did we mention he's incredibly technical in his playing?

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* Averted by {{Rush}}'s Music/{{Rush}}'s drummer Neil Peart, who is incredibly technical in his playing, writes the band's lyrics, has authored several books, and is outright stated by both of his bandmates to "have a bigger brain than [they] do." He has even augmented his kit with instruments such as tubular bells, gongs, bell trees, and crotales. Did we mention he's incredibly technical in his playing?



* Also averted by Yanic Bercier, former drummer for Canadian death metal band Quo Vadis. He holds a [=PhD=] in Physics from [=McGill University=].

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* Also averted Averted by Yanic Bercier, former drummer for Canadian death metal band Quo Vadis. He holds a [=PhD=] in Physics from [=McGill University=].



* Glenn Fricker, owner of Spectre Media Group and longtime heavy metal record producer, hands drummer jokes out like they're candy - both in the studio and on his YouTube channel. As with his [[NobodyLovesTheBassist hatred of bass players]], he often plays this straight but will [[DiscussedTrope sometimes take the time to explain why he feels this way about drummers]], noting that as with bass players there ''are'' good drummers out there to whom this trope doesn't apply and with whom he has enjoyed working. Unlike with bass players, who usually can't play at all, drummers often ''can'' play. The problems with drummers tend to be that they can't keep a good beat, they're unable to keep their affairs outside the studio straight (e.g. Phil Rudd of {{Music/ACDC}}), and they tend to whine & complain when the producer insists on arranging drums, cymbals, & microphones in such a way as to get the optimal sound, seeing it as too much work and too different from how they normally play to the point that they can't play their kit this way at all.

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* Glenn Fricker, owner of Spectre Media Group and longtime heavy metal record producer, hands drummer jokes out like they're candy - both in the studio and on his YouTube [=YouTube=] channel. As with his [[NobodyLovesTheBassist hatred of bass players]], he often plays this straight but will [[DiscussedTrope sometimes take the time to explain why he feels this way about drummers]], noting that as with bass players there ''are'' good drummers out there to whom this trope doesn't apply and with whom he has enjoyed working. Unlike with bass players, who usually can't play at all, drummers often ''can'' play. The problems with drummers tend to be that they can't keep a good beat, they're unable to keep their affairs outside the studio straight (e.g. Phil Rudd of {{Music/ACDC}}), and they tend to whine & complain when the producer insists on arranging drums, cymbals, & microphones in such a way as to get the optimal sound, seeing it as too much work and too different from how they normally play to the point that they can't play their kit this way at all.












9th Dec '17 2:31:12 PM ecojosh1
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* In Scary Larry, the band's drummer is [[Main/FrankensteinsMonster Frank]], who is the biggest and by far the dumbest member of the group.

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* In Scary Larry, ''WesternAnimation/ScaryLarry'', the band's drummer is [[Main/FrankensteinsMonster Frank]], who is the biggest and by far the dumbest member of the group.
5th Dec '17 3:49:13 PM ecojosh1
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* In Scary Larry, the band's drummer is [[Main/FrankensteinsMonster Frank]], who is the biggest and by far the dumbest member of the group.
5th Nov '17 6:10:32 PM DustSnitch
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--> ''"If you're not smart enough to play a real instrument, they give you two sticks, put you in the back, and call you a drummer."''

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--> -> ''"If you're not smart enough to play a real instrument, they give you two sticks, put you in the back, and call you a drummer."''
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