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Best Drummers

Sat Feb 01, 2003 3:53 am

Going right along with the Best Guitarist thread, let's vote for our favorite drummers.

My nomination goes to:

John Bonham, of Led Zepplin

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Sat Feb 01, 2003 3:54 am

Neil Peart

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Sat Feb 01, 2003 3:55 am

Wonders if anyone's gonna say Neil Peart?

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Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:45 am

It has been done lol,

Probably Mike Portnoy, Jimmy Digrasso or Neil Peart.

I've got drum solos of these three and I can say that they are all excellent drummers, Lars Ulrich of Metallica was pretty good, but in recent releases has disappeared off the band completely lol....

If anyone says Travis Barker I will break their neck and call it ice cream.

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Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:19 am

Elvin Jones.  Smokin cool


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Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:58 am

Neil Peart of RUSH!  Smile  Smokin cool  Big thumbs up

Not only is he a drummer, but he is a percussionist/lyricist and songwritter.






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Sat Feb 01, 2003 8:37 am

Me.

And damn, those drumsets are ridiculous!


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Sat Feb 01, 2003 8:39 am

Manu Katché for his minimalistic but incredibly elegant and polyphone style.

Vinnie Colaiuta - a polyphone and don't-try-this-at-home drummer.

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Sat Feb 01, 2003 10:36 am

Manu Katché ..hmm, was great with Gabriel, but was not at his best on the sting tour, although Vinnie has put in some good time on the sting tours...
 
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Sat Feb 01, 2003 10:45 am

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..

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Sat Feb 01, 2003 10:59 am

The poster child for Rock 'N Rock excess......Keith "The Loon" Moon.....

 
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Sat Feb 01, 2003 12:34 pm

A jazz drummer myself, my vote has to go to Joe Morello, of Brubeck's quartet fame. He's really a great drummer.
 
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Sat Feb 01, 2003 2:10 pm

John "Bonzo" Bonham from Led Zeppelin.

 
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Sat Feb 01, 2003 2:40 pm

That's easy.........DAVE GROHL of Nirvana!!!!
Who also drummed on Queens of the Stonage cd songs for the deaf.



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Sat Feb 01, 2003 10:25 pm

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)
Peter Erskine
Vinnie Colaiuta
Terry bozzio
André Ceccarelli
Virgil Donati
Ian Paice
Simon Phillips
Steve Porcaro (Dead)
Billy cobham
Dennis Chambers
...

But being fast at the double bass isn't enough to be labeled "the best".


 
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Sat Feb 01, 2003 11:12 pm

But being fast at the double bass isn't enough to be labeled "the best".

Of course not, but playing a really technical and fast 4/8 rhythm over the top is....
 
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Sun Feb 02, 2003 11:35 pm

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:

Gene Krupa
Charly Antolini
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!!!!!)
Marilyn Mazur
and the prettiest of all: Sheila Escovedo aka Sheila E. (saw her live on the Sign o'the times tour...history!!!)
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Mon Feb 03, 2003 4:30 am

Sebolino:
I think it's Jeff Pocaro your reffering to.
Steve is his brother who played keyboards.
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Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:34 pm

Superfly:
Of course, it was jeff. It should be forbidden for brothers to work in the same band  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
By the way, I saw a concert of TOTO with Simon Phillips (Strasbourg , 99 (!)) , it was really fantastic !

EGGD:
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.



 
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Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:36 pm

I meant STRATOVARIUS of course.
 
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Mon Feb 03, 2003 8:06 pm

Another vote here for John Bonham. Also, that guy from Def Leppard who only has one arm.
 
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Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:19 am

I like Nick Menza (former Megadeth) son of Don Menza, the Jazz drummer....
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Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:46 am

Neil Peart of Rush Hands down the best. YYZ, amazing.

Buddy Rich

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Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:10 am

Good to see a vote for Simon Philips, Sebolino. Technically speaking, he's extraordinary. Funnily enough, he deputised for Keith Moon on one of the Who tours of the late eighties. Moon himself was technically all over the place, but his gift was to be able to fill in the gaps in the music better than anyone else has ever done. Listen to "Happy Jack" for an example of a man whose innate musical ability extended to the drums actually playing the tune!

Bonzo Bonham was similar in style but simply not as good.
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Tue Feb 04, 2003 7:58 am

Peter Gabriel, if we're talking drumsets. Percussion in general would be Burhan Ocal...
 
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Tue Feb 04, 2003 6:07 pm

Quote:
Peter Gabriel, if we're talking drumsets.

What do you mean by that? The drumsets on Peter Gabriel concerts are not that impressive (the drummer, Manu Katche, is!!), PG never built a drumset with his name on it (not that I know of)...please explain!
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Wed Feb 05, 2003 2:14 am

1. Neil Peart
2. Dave Grohl
3. Lars Ulrich
4. Dave Weckel.
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