EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1617 times:
btw. I don't believe anyone has mentioned Dave Lombardo. The guy is crazy, I've heard him play for Dark Angel AND Testament, some of the most incredible drum work i've ever heard. Almost constant Double bass (and I'd say, at least 200bpm) along with really technical stuff, he works wonders!!
Just listen to 'Legions of the dead' by Testament, there is some SERIOUS drumming there..
Sebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3672 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
I feel better with this question than with the gutarists ...
The bests of the bests I know:
Dave Weckl (THE very best)
Steve Gadd (THE other very best)
Buddy Rich (dead)
Steve Porcaro (Dead)
But being fast at the double bass isn't enough to be labeled "the best".
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1495 times:
Me, of course..no no just joking, though I do play drums and still like it. My favorite:
Stewart Copeland, absolutely great, and fantastic to watch when he played live!!
Most other cool drummers have already been named here!
Anyway a few other names:
Pete York (the funniest drunmmer for sure, and not bad as a musician either)
and some great ladies:
Evelyn Glennie (and remember: This Lady is deaf!!!!!)
and the prettiest of all: Sheila Escovedo aka Sheila E. (saw her live on the Sign o'the times tour...history!!!)
Sebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3672 posts, RR: 5 Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1465 times:
Of course, it was jeff. It should be forbidden for brothers to work in the same band
By the way, I saw a concert of TOTO with Simon Phillips (Strasbourg , 99 (!)) , it was really fantastic !
I never used the same way of writing than you (I already saw it though), so I don't really know what you mean by 4/8, but I guess it must be "binary rythm in double stroke" for me.
I insist that's not the touch of the bests.
Making double stroke at the double bass on a fast tempo is great, but you should then listen to drummers like Weckl or Gadd (especially with Chick Corea) who never played double bass as far as I know. Drummers like Lars Ulrich or Mike Portnoy sounds like small beginners in comparison (and I like those bands, especially Dream Theater).
Lars Ulrich admitted once he didn't know how to play drums !! But he practiced so much the double bass that he could impress everybody.
That doesn't mean that double bass cannot be great, I like it too. But what I dislike for example, is the way it is played in Stratovatius: just full speed all the time, with a very simple rythm on it. That absolutely not interesting musically.
For example, Dennis Chambers and Simon Phillips are real masters at the double bass.