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Best Drummer?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Connemara, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. spence

    spence Well-Known Member

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    There are so many great drummers...I think you have to give the nod to Buddy as he just has the whole package.

    I'm a huge Neal Peart fan, and he's one of the best, but as great as Neal is he's not a jazz cat at heart. He can't even perform a big band tune without running into his concert drum solo!

    -spence
     
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    Why do youngsters insist on making lists of the best, the worst etc?
    This tendency, it depresses one.
     
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    Why do youngsters insist on making lists of the best, the worst etc?
    This tendency, it depresses one.


    Because you were once young too....remember?
     
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    John Zorn regular Joey Baron.
     
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    Why do youngsters insist on making lists of the best, the worst etc?
    This tendency, it depresses one.


    See Kwik? I keep telling you I'm not old.
     
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    Ginger Baker for introducing two bass drums
    Mike Portnoy has yet to be mentioned...

    And my favorite, due to his amazing skill and ability to stretch over many types of music and styles:
    Danny Carrey.
    His drum tracks always sound so simple on the first listen, but relisten on nice headphones or a nice system, and you'll notice all of the subtle work he does. "Vicarious" has a couple extra dimentions due to tricks like ghost notes.
     
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    Why do youngsters insist on making lists of the best, the worst etc.? This tendency, it depresses one.

    It's a simplistic way of assessing things, true, but"”so long as you read the lists rather than just writing them"”it's an efficient way to acquire references for good things you may have missed.
     
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    lance konami Well-Known Member

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    In order:

    1. Danny Carey
    2. Tim Alexander
    3. Terry Bozzio
    4. Jimmy Chamberlin
    5. The dude from the first Mars Volta album

    ...and Aphex Twin.
     
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    I know it's probably sacrileg but I'm adding Dave Grohl to my list. Say what you will but each and every time I put on Songs for the Deaf I am absolutely blown away by his drumming effort; "Song for the Dead" is a great example of that talent. QOTSA live simply doesn't sound the same without him on the skins.

    I was afraid to say this
     
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    Carter Beauford with Dave Mathews Band
    I'm watching a lot of these drum solos and a lot of them seem really boring. My piano teacher always told me: "any idiot can play fast. But skilled musicians are the ones who can play slow." I think Carter Beauford is one of the few drummers who plays well even when he isn't playing a drum solo:
     
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    Why do youngsters insist on making lists of the best, the worst etc?
    This tendency, it depresses one.



    mmmm.... I guess with that handle it would be quite difficult to try send you a PM [​IMG]
     
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    Why do youngsters insist on making lists of the best, the worst etc?
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    There are a number of reasons why, really. In fact, there are so many reasons, one would really need to list them.

    [​IMG]
     
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    which brings us to 808state, which is/who are appropriatly named.

    and I'll add

    Stephen Morris of New Order, who always wished he could be a drum machine.
     
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    Carl Palmer.

    And that 16 yr old dude from In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
     
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    I'm watching a lot of these drum solos and a lot of them seem really boring.

    My piano teacher always told me: "any idiot can play fast. But skilled musicians are the ones who can play slow."

    I think Carter Beauford is one of the few drummers who plays well even when he isn't playing a drum solo...


    Most drummers play better when not soloing. Good drum solos"”meaning creative, interesting, and musical, rather than merely technically proficient"”are very hard to do play, especially when the goal is to dazzle a concert audience. Great drumming is about interacting, not going it alone. (I suppose this is true of most instruments, but I think particularly so of drums and bass.) Certainly everyone I've mentioned, I picked on the basis of ensemble playing, not solos.

    It's not really true that any idiot can play fast, and definitely not true that any idiot can play well fast. What's true is that speed is just one facet of technique, on which too many musicians rely too heavily. The only good thing about playing tedious music really fast is that it's over sooner.
     
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    Human: Chris Pennie (formerly of Dillinger Escape Plan):

    (Check out how tight this fits with the guitar at about 1:05) I saw DEP live, and how on earth any of them remember their own songs is beyond me; it's all in odd-tempos, like 7:4 and 5:8, and there's almost no repetetive structure. Math metal at its finest.


    Machine/Program: Aaron Funk (AKA Venetian Snares):

    (Apologies to anyone from Winnipeg!)
     

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