backbeat backbeat


  • (n) a loud steady beat


  1. My sound is basically backbeat and Stratocaster guitar or an old Martin guitar.
  2. For most couples, a murder threat with a backbeat would signal it's time to move on.
  3. Then the four percussionists in the pit lay down a loud backbeat, and the half-clothed dancers start flying crazily through the air.


  • "Shell Shocked: My Life With The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc."

    Shell Shocked: My Life With the Turtles, Flo & Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc. by Howard Kaylan with Jeff Tamarkin | Backbeat Books | 304 pages The performance rights organization BMI has named the Turtles’ “Happy Together” one of the Top 50 Songs of the 20th century. Oh ... that guy. Now you’ve placed Howard Kaylan – that hushed, confessional singer in the verses, modulating to the keening ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly


  1. "I've discovered there is definitely an interplay between the way Mick plays drums and my vocals," Davies explains. "He waits for the vocal. Most drummers just lay down a backbeat, but Mick feels the songs, so there's a definite continuity...
    on Nov 9, 2009 By: Dave Davies Source: Reuters

  2. "Awesome dancing and a backbeat to knock it all home," wrote The Village Voice's Deborah Jowitt. "Parsons enters the realm of pop spectacle with a vengeance!"
    on Oct 30, 2009 By: Deborah Jowitt Source: Kansas City infoZine

  3. "We wanted the tempo to be slower than our previous records, we didn't want the disco backbeat on the hi-hat or maybe the octave bass, which kind of gave the signature sound to the previous records but then became ubiquitous," Kapranos said....
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Alex Kapranos Source: The West Australian

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