Recorded: November 4, 1980 and December 1-4, 1980.


"Drumming is My Madness" by Harry Nilsson


Asked "Do you have any favorite drum tracks from your solo recordings?" by Billy Amendola of Modern Drummer magazine, Ringo Starr replied:

"Drumming Is My Madness" is one, because it was fun. It was Harry Nilsson, Jim Keltner, and I. For the Ringorama CD, we specifically made it sort of drum-prominent, and I sort of played some really good stuff. [laughs] Though I never practice, I do feel I'm getting better. It's just how it is. The more you do it, the more comfortable you are with it. I've been touring with the All-Starrs, I'm touring now with The Roundheads, I'm making records - I'm sort of back in the business. I'm playing more, so I'm more comfortable. But the feel I have - many of you have asked me about my feel - that just comes from God. I truly believe that my heartbeat keeps the tempo, because I naturally have great time, as you all noticed, and that's not blowing my own horn. I just have great time, and that's the rhythm of my heart and my soul.


Note: The song is on Ringo's Stop and Smell the Roses album, not Ringorama. The complete interview can be read by visiting the Modern Drummer website.