Music after goals and at kick-off are stupid because they’re the only times the crowd doesn’t need assistance to make a noise. The rest of the time, the crowd quite clearly does need something to make them liven up as this has failed to happen ‘organically’.
Asking a few pass-holders to move seats and making part of the East Stand a designated ‘support section’ for those who do so all day long together at away games would seem the most natural way of starting things. Extending it round the North-East corner and behind the goal would have even more impact. Adam Pearson talked a while ago of the possibility of moving the away fans to somewhere like the West Stand upper tier. Has that been given up on?
A lone drum isn’t the nicest of sounds but it’s much closer to the traditional sounds of football grounds than something played over the PA system. Fans used to drum on the sides of the South Stand at Boothferry Park or the back walls of away grounds, and would join in with an air-horn. Why is a drum worse?
Perhaps the single best reason for bringing in a drum would be to get rid of the drum. Instead of joining in with the drum, in defiance the crowd would have to sing up together to drown it out.