A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 10, 2014
“What’s the last thing the drummer said before getting kicked out of the band?” (joke)

A popular (unflattering) joke about drummers is:

Q: What was the last thing the drummer said before getting kicked out of the band?
A: Let’s try one of my songs.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1994.


Google Groups: rec.music.makers.percussion
lighten up!!
Andy Lester
6/5/94
drum jokes
: Did you hear about the guiarist who was going to a gig and locked his
: keys in the car. Took him two hours to get the drummer out…
Dangit, and me unable to find my canonical list of drummer jokes…

What’s the last thing a drummer says in the band?
“Hey, guys, we could try one of my songs...”

Google News Archive
30 March 1999, The Michigan Daily (Ann Arbor, MI), pg. 8, col. 1:
LOUIS SCHEFANO NAVIGATES REGIA TO SUCCESS
Q: What was the last thing the drummer said before getting kicked out of the band?
A: Let’s try one of my songs.

Google Groups: rec.music.makers.guitar.acoustic
DRUMMER JOKES
Frank Hudson
10/13/01
What was the last thing the drummer said before leaving the band....
Hey guys, how about doing one of my songs?

Google Books
INXS:
Story to Story: The Official Autobiography

By INXS Publications
New York, NY: Atria Books
2005
Pg. ?:
There is a reason why there are so many drummer jokes — example: What was the last thing the drummer said to the band? “Let’s try one of my songs.” — and that is because most drummers possess a near-autistic ability to be complex human timekeepers and nothing else.

Twitter
Jeff Woods
‏@r4wk5t4r
@KevyMetall “what’s the last thing the drummer said before getting kicked out of the band?” “Let’s try one of my songs tonight guys.”
9:21 PM - 30 Jun 2014

CityBeat (Cincinnati, OH)
New Sincerity Works Turns Out ‘44’
BY MIKE BREEN · DECEMBER 10TH, 2014
Dave Grohl effectively made the old joke, “What was the last thing the drummer said before getting kicked out of the band? ‘Hey, let’s try one of my songs’ ” way less funny than it once was. Now, veteran Cincinnati drummer Mike Tittel is further taking the punch out of that punchline with the release of 44, the first album from his band New Sincerity Works.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Permalink