Australia's King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard may well just be the most prolific band that has ever existed. As at August 2021, the Psychadelic Rock band has released seventeen studio albums, seven live albums, two compilation albums and two EPs, all in the span of only ELEVEN YEARS!!! Heck, in 2017 alone, they released FIVE FULL ALBUMS!
This offers up the question 'With so much material out there, is any of it any good, or is it all just a whole lot of tripe?'. Well, if you don't know any of the Gizz's work, you should check it out yourself before making judgement. I'd recommend you start with the album 'Nonagon Infinity', then go to 'Flying Microtonal Banana', onto 'Polygondawanaland' and round it out with 'Fishing For Fishies'. This will give you a good introduction into the 'Gizzverse'.
Not only is King Gizz one crazy album-churning machine, but they are also one of those bands in the storied history of Prog Rock groups with two drummers (unfortunately only up until 2020 when one of their drummers Eric Moore decided to step away from the band to concentrate on running their own indie label, Flightless Records).
King Gizz also wholeheartedly embrace the idea of the concept album, with most of their releases having a common theme threaded through the track list to form a story across the whole album. 2019's 'Fishing For Fishies' is a great example, with the concept being a 'Boogaloo album'. This meant that all songs featured either a shuffle or triplet feel. For shuffle-lovers this was a huge win, and it plopped the feel back under the noses of listeners everywhere.
This transcription is for the jumpy shuffle masterpiece 'This Thing'. Shuffles have suffered a sad fate in the past, with some parts of the drumming community thinking they are boring to play slow and of little use in modern music. 'This Thing' proves that shuffles are still relevant and moreover, they are super difficult to play well at fast tempos.
Add to that the fast double-hand triplet beat in the choruses and a quick change to straight rock beats in the outro, and you've got a song that's almost about as much fun as you can have standing up.
Grab this transcription if you love shuffles as much as me and want to play them loud and proud!!
Better than the drum tab, this is a full drum transcription,
drum sheet music chart, or drum score for This Thing by
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.
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