I need a bass or a tomtom or a big mothafucking drum, the kind that makes a deep boom booming noise.
For an analogy.
At last I'm getting to the big scenes in the novel, loaded with emote and hopefully tension. And for that you need the big drums. I think it might be the sexiest instrument. Pounding, thumping, banging, etc.
On youtube, you can find Sandy Nelson's awesome 'Let there be drums', or this number, unaccountably decorated with various pin-up girls.
'Specially for Janine, Buddy Rich does a drum duel:
I also found some half naked men hitting drums, which is always good.
Maybe if he hit them really hard his pants would fall down completely.
Sexiest of all, though, is this.
Damn. I think it's the way they all sway slightly, very tight, side to side. In sync.
Imagine standing there with five big Russians marching towards you relentlessly.
Boom, boom, boom.
UPDATE: Oh, oh oh, how did I forget? One of my favourite bands ever, Bongwater, did a gorgeous song all about drums:
Yes. They win. Forever.
Bang bang bang.