I recently heard Eddie Money’s “Take Me Home Tonight” on the radio, and I picked up on something I’d never noticed before.
During the bridge, the drummer briefly plays solo for a bit. It’s not long before Eddie Money picks back up on the vocals.
The drummer sounds to me a lot like he’s improvising the drum beat from Zeppelin’s “When The Levee Breaks”. It’s just one repetition – the drummer immediately picks back up on the “Take Me Home Tonight” beat.
Once you hear it, it’s unmistakable. Could it be intentional? Is this done often on rock/pop studio albums? I don’t mean sampling – I mean cases where it’s clear a musician in the studio goes off on a brief tangent playing a whole different song, and that said tangent makes it onto the final edit.
Any semi-famous cases?