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Favourite drummers
« on: June 04, 2009, 10:56:59 PM »
Let's keep this going with favourite drummers.  The only reason I'm doing this is because I've been going through my music collection a lot this past week.  So here are my top 10 in no particular order with the exception of # 1.

1)  Neil "the Professor" Peart (Rush)--best drummer of all time imo
2)  Ginger Baker (Cream)
3)  Bill Bruford (Yes/King Crimson)
4)  Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
5)  Gar Samuelson (early Megadeth)
6)  Buddy Rich
7)  Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)--hate DMB, but think Carter is phenomenal
8 )  Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
9)  Cozy Powell (Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen/Black Sabbath)
10)  John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 11:42:34 PM »
1.  Gene Krupa
2.  Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
3.  Clive Burr (Iron Maiden)
4.  Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
5.  Keith Moon (The Who)
6.  Paul Cook (The Sex Pistols)
7.  Anthony Drago (Killing Time)
8.  Matt Riga (Vision)
9.  Kent Stax (Scream, Spitfires United*)
10.  Cozy Powell (Rainbow/Black Sabbath)


* full disclosure: I was in Spitfires United w/ Kent but that doesn't bias me.  The man's a freakin' octopus and many times I would just turn and watch him play, even when we were on stage.
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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 11:47:46 PM »
Larry Bunker (Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald)
Elvin Jones (Coltrane, Mingus)
Chad Smith (RHCP)
Stewart Copeland (Police)
Richard Ploog (The Church)

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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 01:51:44 AM »
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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 03:41:21 AM »
Are we including percussionists in this discussion?

Well off the top of my head, without putting a whole lot of thought into it and in no particular order...

-Any drummer or percussionist that played with Santana

-Tito Puente

-Stewart Copeland (The Police)

-John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)

-Carl Barrett (Bob Marley and the Wailers)

-Tony Williams (One of the best Jazz drummers of all time)

   More later.

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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2009, 03:52:39 AM »
Let's keep this going with favourite drummers.  The only reason I'm doing this is because I've been going through my music collection a lot this past week.  So here are my top 10 in no particular order with the exception of # 1.

1)  Neil "the Professor" Peart (Rush)--best drummer of all time imo
2)  Ginger Baker (Cream)
3)  Bill Bruford (Yes/King Crimson)
4)  Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
5)  Gar Samuelson (early Megadeth)
6)  Buddy Rich
7)  Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)--hate DMB, but think Carter is phenomenal
8 )  Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
9)  Cozy Powell (Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen/Black Sabbath)
10)  John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2009, 10:25:05 AM »
Neil Peart, absolutely!
Stewart Copeland (got to see him last time the Police went on tour and he managed to steal the show from Sting, if you can believe it)
Keith Moon
John Bonham
Larry Mullins, Jr

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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2009, 02:02:37 PM »
Once more, an alphabetical list:

Animal
John Bonham
Stewart Copeland
Dave Grahl
Keith Moon
Larry Mullen, Jr.
Neil Peart
Richard "Ringo" Starkey
Phil Rudd
Tony Williams

I've just realised that U2 and Rush are the only two bands in which all members make my favourites list. No wonder both have lasted over thirty years.
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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2009, 02:04:48 PM »
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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2009, 02:09:12 PM »
I've just realised that U2 and Rush are the only two bands in which all members make my favourites list. No wonder both have lasted over thirty years.

Same for me with The Who.  The only thing holding them back are their egos and that two of them are dead now.  ;)
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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2009, 02:11:38 PM »
I've just realised that U2 and Rush are the only two bands in which all members make my favourites list. No wonder both have lasted over thirty years.

Same for me with The Who.  The only thing holding them back are their egos and that two of them are dead now.  ;)
Which has allowed room for the other two egos to double in size.
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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2009, 02:28:12 PM »
Once more, an alphabetical list:

Animal
John Bonham
Stewart Copeland
Dave Grahl
Keith Moon
Larry Mullen, Jr.
Neil Peart
Richard "Ringo" Starkey
Phil Rudd
Tony Williams

I've just realised that U2 and Rush are the only two bands in which all members make my favourites list. No wonder both have lasted over thirty years.

Wouldn't you think that Keith Moon is the Animal of the non-muppet world?

U2 and Rush (my favorite of all time) both have longevity and popularity because they are not only stellar musicians who write good songs and have not been corrupted by the same things that take down other bands.  Iron Maiden comes close though they have had some line up changes.  One can only think how far The Who and Led Zeppelin could have gone had certain members actually have stayed away from certain destructive behaviors.
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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2009, 02:52:26 PM »
I've just realised that U2 and Rush are the only two bands in which all members make my favourites list. No wonder both have lasted over thirty years.

Same for me with The Who.  The only thing holding them back are their egos and that two of them are dead now.  ;)
Which has allowed room for the other two egos to double in size.

Yeah, pretty much.  The Who abhors an ego vacuum.
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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2009, 03:01:04 PM »
Wouldn't you think that Keith Moon is the Animal of the non-muppet world?
I believe Animal is the Keith Moon of the Muppet world. Neither Jim Henson nor anyone else related to the Muppets has ever claimed a particular drummer as the inspiration, but since each of the other members is obviously based upon a particular jazz or rock musician, it stands to reason that Animal is too.

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U2 and Rush (my favorite of all time) both have longevity and popularity because they are not only stellar musicians who write good songs and have not been corrupted by the same things that take down other bands.  Iron Maiden comes close though they have had some line up changes.  One can only think how far The Who and Led Zeppelin could have gone had certain members actually have stayed away from certain destructive behaviors.
Good points, all.
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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2009, 05:56:17 PM »
I've just realised that U2 and Rush are the only two bands in which all members make my favourites list. No wonder both have lasted over thirty years.

Same for me with The Who.  The only thing holding them back are their egos and that two of them are dead now.  ;)
Which has allowed room for the other two egos to double in size.

Yeah, pretty much.  The Who abhors an ego vacuum.

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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2009, 06:16:05 PM »
I'm going to say that Phil Collins is my favourite.  But only as a drummer and backup singer.  Oh, okay, he was a great frontman for Genesis after Gabriel left until they entered their pop schock phase.  Seriously, though, I think Phil really is an accomplished drummer.  And oh, hey, what do you all think about Carl Palmer?

Stewart Copeland

No argument from me.

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Larry Mullen, Jr.

Is he the one U2 member who is not Christian, or is it Adam Clayton, the bass player?  I always forget.

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Neil Peart

Okay.  But you know, I think he suffers from serious delusions of grandeur when it comes to his lyric writing.  Or maybe it just looks like that.  (I expect a deluge of posts from Rush fans voicing their  extreme displeasure with my post at any second.  :laugh:)  My buddies and I in high school used to have a field day laughing at them.  Of course, you could say this about any number of progressive bands that started in the 70's.....so maybe we were unfair and should have made fun of these other bands too.  Come to think of it, we did. Just not as much as we did with Rush.  Sorry, Rush fans.  I actually really admire the band, even though their music is not exactly my thing.  Geddy Lee seems like a pretty cool guy to me. 

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Richard "Ringo" Starkey

Really?  Why, may I ask?  Is it because you like the Beatles? I do like some of the catchy little tunes Ringo penned....like "Octopus' Garden".

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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2009, 06:28:05 PM »
I used to be a big RUSH fan, but then I kind of outgrew them. No doubt they are tremendous musicians. Neil Peart is brilliant, as are Lifeson and Lee.

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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2009, 06:52:06 PM »
Niel peart

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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2009, 07:40:29 AM »
I've just realised that U2 and Rush are the only two bands in which all members make my favourites list. No wonder both have lasted over thirty years.

Same for me with The Who.  The only thing holding them back are their egos and that two of them are dead now.  ;)
Which has allowed room for the other two egos to double in size.

Yeah, pretty much.  The Who abhors an ego vacuum.

LOL!!!  :laugh:  Mr. and Mrs. Y, you should start a family band.   

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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2009, 09:35:24 AM »
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Really?  Why, may I ask?  Is it because you like the Beatles? I do like some of the catchy little tunes Ringo penned....like "Octopus' Garden".
I like the way he always seems to be having fun while he's playing, and the experimentation he was able to do after they stopped touring. He's really more accomplished than a lot of people give him credit for. Also, I like his songwriting. "Octopus' Garden" is quite possibly my favourite Beatles song.

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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2009, 09:36:05 AM »
I've just realised that U2 and Rush are the only two bands in which all members make my favourites list. No wonder both have lasted over thirty years.

Same for me with The Who.  The only thing holding them back are their egos and that two of them are dead now.  ;)
Which has allowed room for the other two egos to double in size.

Yeah, pretty much.  The Who abhors an ego vacuum.

LOL!!!  :laugh:  Mr. and Mrs. Y, you should start a family band.   

Oh, we have on Rock Band for Wii!  We're the Scientologists (formerly known as Crab Shrapnel).   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:  In real life, I play the triangle.
And now Rock Band 2 for PS3. The Scientologists are now in high definition!
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Re: Favourite drummers
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2009, 12:42:47 AM »
Max Roach

Here he is with my favorite female Jazz vocalist, Abbey Lincoln:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AGQQhFSy5g

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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2009, 12:50:53 AM »
My favorite would probably be Brann Dailor of Mastodon, though I readily admit that I am a poor judge of drumming capabilities.
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