The original artist was fortunate to have out-drummed the Best early in his career, considering it got him a spot in what would become one of the most successful bands in history.
This was one of his first solo-singles, released in 1971, not long after his band broke up. It’d be safe to assume this song is not about playing drums.
The Shadow band’s name sounds like something that Yosemite Sam would use as a threat. They’re a New Jersey-based power-pop band who had a string of modest hits in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
The 5 O’Clock Shadow is presented by Flying Dog Brewery.