Bands where the drummer is the best thing

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  1. Tom Gross

    Tom Gross Silver Supporting Member

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    How about your ideas of bands where the drummer is the best one in the band.

    Now everyone will have a different take. For me, I don't mean necessarily the "best musician", since there are many examples where the drummer is more technically schooled or a jazz guy (Rolling Stones, Cream, even The Experience). I was thinking more where the drummer is what you listen to most, dig the most, or is in terms of the genre they play, "the best guy in the band". But whatever you think it means.

    For me, I'd start with:
    • The Pineapple Thief
    • Rush
     
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    Slayer. I am not really a fan of the band in general, but there is something I really like about Dave Lombardo's drumming and when I do listen to them, it is what I always focus on.

    Also, Cream - that guitarist was so lame.o_O
     
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    You might say that when Tommy Aldridge was in Black Oak Arkansas. I liked the band as a whole for a few albums but Tommy was the breakout guy from the early era.
     
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    ...Carter, a monster of a drummer :dunno :D
     
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    The Who when Keith Moon was still around.

    Then there are these iconic bands that I'm not a fan of at all (I know I'm weird) and only listen to the drums: Smashing Pumpkins, Led Zeppelin, The Police.
     
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    Oh yeah, I used to see him in C'ville with Secrets (with monster bass player Keith Horne) before he joined DMB,
     
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    I'm not about to say that Adler was the best part of G&R, but at least when I listen to Paradise City, all I focus on is the drum beat.
     
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    Smashing Pumpkins. Chamberlain is insanely good.
     
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    The Who with Mooney, for me. Townshend brought great songs, Entwistle played his ass off holding down the grooves, but Moon in his prime was basically a controlled explosion behind the kit.
     
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    Levon Helm, always innovated behind the kit, usually while singing.

    Try to find someone who can play the studio version of "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down", correctly, while singing lead.
     
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    Motley Crue

    Not really even for the drumming as much as the Pamela Anderson stuff
     
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    Mastodon. And I love Mastodon. Brann Dailor is in my top 5, easily.
     
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    Is that band dependent? I tend to focus on the rhythm section when I listen to music. I'm an inveterate air drummer.
     
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    Clem Burke and Blondie? I may be a lone voice in the wilderness given the fusion reaction that was Debbie Harry in her pomp.
     
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    Also, Billy Ward gave Sabbath so much swing.
     
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    I listen to AC/DC for Malcolm Young and Phil Rudd first, then Bon, then Angus. Does that count?
     
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    You can be a good band with a good drummer. But, you can't be a great band without a great drummer.
     
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    Led Zep.

    Every member was vital to that band, but Bonham might have been the vital-est, IMO.
     

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