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by pljones; Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:12 am
by BERFAB; Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:42 am
"He's not even the best drummer in the Beatles."
Personally, I like the guy's style. The drum solo on side 2 of Abbey Road is arguably one of the most recognizable, and 'musical,' drum solos in recorded history. In fact, the only other solos that I can think of that fall into this category are Gene Krupa's Swing Swing Swing and the timbale/drum break in Edgar Winter's Frankenstein. [There are probably many others, to be sure, but those 3 stand out in my mind.]
So many plugins, so little time...
by beauchamp; Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:24 am
by synthgeek; Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:38 pm
Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
John Densmore (The Doors)
G. C. Coleman (aka the Amen break guy)
Ted Parsons (Swans, Prong, Godflesh)
Martin Atkins (Pigface, Ministry, etc... don't agree with some of his philosophy/actions, but a great drummer)
William Rieflin (also Pigface, Ministry, etc.)
Bryan "Brain" Mantia (Primus, Godflesh, etc.)
...a bunch of others who's names I don't know.
by GaryG; Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:42 pm
No_Use wrote:The drummer from NoMeansNo is one of my alltime faves (as the whole band is).
John Wright. Absolutlely. Best live band I've seen too.
I'll raise you Brendan Canty:
Grant Hart deserves credit for getting some swing into Husker Du, could've been a pretty relentless thud without him.
And surely Klaus Dinger needs a mention, no Motorik without him.
by buscemi; Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:56 pm
BERFAB wrote:One of my absolute favorite drummers is Abe Laboriel Jr. Perhaps not the most 'technical' drummer out there, but the guy plays with heart. That's the best way to describe it.
Perhaps his most famous gig is as Paul McCartney's drummer, though he's played with all the top names.
I don't have a link to share, but if you watch McCartney's Back in the USA concert DVD, you'll see what I'm talking about. He's a big physical presence, and just seems to be having so much fun doing what he does. It really is a pleasure to watch him play.
Went to school with him, he's also a fantastic and humble guy - just plain and genuine nice all around. His dad is a great bass player too.
Another less-known or more "session" kind of guy is Todd Sucherman who tours with Styx, I like his style too and he's a great teacher too.
Among the more known guys I like John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, and Bill Bruford quite a lot. Most have already been mentioned in the thread more than once already.