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OK--Favorite Drummers? Anyone?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:31 am
by trimph1
I'm just looking at doing some of my own drumming, now that I actually have something of a drumkit here to muck around with...so I came up with a couple of my own favorites...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOc_EwdE7Kk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VofeYdAdYAE&feature=related

Who is your favorite drummer?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:34 am
by CS80
trimph1 wrote:I'm just looking at doing some of my own drumming, now that I actually have something of a drumkit here to muck around with...so I came up with a couple of my own favorites...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOc_EwdE7Kk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VofeYdAdYAE&feature=related

Who is your favorite drummer?


Keith Moon
B J Wilson
Bill Bruford

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:35 am
by debra1rlo
Roland TR707 & EZDrummer :P

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:42 am
by gambaytheunspoken

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:54 am
by robojam
Drummers is a hard one as there's too much emphasis on technical drummers, or those that play very fast. I think as I've got older I've tended to appreciate the subtleties of drumming more (not something I have in my own drumming... :hihi: ).

I think over time I've got to appreciate Ringo Starr's drumming much more - while there's nothing flashy about his drumming, his timing is impeccable and I doubt that the Beatles would have had exactly the same sound without him. I think it was George Martin talking about how great his timing was and saying that when the original masters were digitized they put a lot of the early tracks that were recorded live alongside a click track and discovered that the songs rarely went out of time by more than a fraction of a second per minute.

Jaki Liebezit of Can is also a great drummer. That driving beat is really hard to maintain and I think he set the pattern for a lot of other drummers who did the same thing later.

Then there's the likes of Gene Krupa or Keith Moon who loved to be the showman on the drums, something that's pretty hard to do unless you have the personality to back it up.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:00 am
by TommyBear
Zoltan Csörsz (former Flower Kings drummer) - I love his style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM7g5TQ24U0

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:02 am
by BERFAB
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.

Cheers
-B

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:08 am
by thecontrolcentre
Billy Cobham
Bill Ward
Pete De Freitas
Buddy Rich
John Bonham
Ringo Starr

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:08 am
by trimph1

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:57 am
by idolo1co
Abe Cunningham

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:11 am
by cryophonik
Favorite drummer? The one who delivers my pizza the quickest. Duh. :shrug:

:hihi:

That would probably be Pete De Freitas (Echo & the Bunnymen), Mike Joyce (The Smiths), Stephen Douglas (Trash Can Sinatras), or Chris Hooper (Grapes of Wrath). Nothing fancy about these guys - I just like their style.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:15 am
by heffus
Elvin Jones. Freakin octopus. George Hurley. Lots of others I can't think of now.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:34 am
by bluedad
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.

Cheers
-B

Abe is pretty good, I've seen a number of gigs he's done with McCartney..
But my all time fav is Keith Moon, followed by Ringo and Charlie Watts

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:34 am
by Grain Bastard
Jojo Meyer
Tony Royston Jr
Baard Kolstad

The dudes off the 'On Time' DVD - awesome btw

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:35 am
by siriusbliss
Gavin Harrison.

Hands down one of the best technicians (tasteful) in the modern era.

G