Digital Playlist: Herman Rarebell

Who: Herman Rarebell, aka Herman Ze German and former drummer for the Scorpions.
What: The Top 5 MP3s in his iPod right now.
Where: Germany.
Latest Album: Take It As It Comes

Herman Rarebell doesn't care about
the bad times, just the good times.

1. LED ZEPPELIN “Good Times Bad Times” — It has the best foot pedal work from John Bonham ever.

2. LED ZEPPELIN “Kashmir” — The drumming is excellent — the heaviness, the way he lays the way down the beat.

3. LED ZEPPELIN “In My Time Of Dying” — I love the drumming in there, and the preciseness with how he plays this is unbelievable. That’s probably the best drumming he did ever.

4. THE YARDBIRDS “For Your Love” — They were a big influence in my life. The beat change in there was just really
heavy and something unusual.

5. THE KINKS “You Really Got Me” — This really got me when it came out. [sings riff] That was classic. I was fourteen years old and very impressed by that stuff. Even when I listen to the Kinks now, I crank up the radio because it brings back memories of those times.

Live versions of Herman’s picks:Good Times Bad Times,” “Kashmir,” “In My Time Of Dying,” The Yardbirds and The Kinks.

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