'Solid Rock' is one of the most tom-heavy tracks out there. It was released by Australian band Goanna in 1982 as the lead single from their debut album 'Spirit Of Place'.
Lyrically, the song deals with the injustices suffered by Indigenous Australians at the hands of European settlers who landed in the continent in 1788 and claimed it for Britain under the law Terra Nullius, which means 'Nobody's Land'.
Consequently, the British never forged a treaty with Australia's First Nations people, who are the keepers of the oldest continuous culture in the planet's history and have been here for at least 60,000 years.
The lack of treaty led to an almost complete genocide of Australia's indigenous people. Naturally, the effects of this widespread destruction and the requirement for the survivors to assimilate into a new and alien civilistaion are still felt today.
Drummer Robert Ross has captured the relentlessness of the Australian outback and the harshness of Indigenous Australia's plight with his tom-heavy patterns. They provide a tribal feel to the song, and accompany the haunting Yidaki (didgeridoo) drone, soaring guitar lines and sobering lyrics.
This chart is perfect for anyone who hasn't played a whole bunch of toms. It also has some wonderfull cymbal work in the mid section.
Better than the drum tab, this is a full drum transcription,
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