Bands where the drummer is the best thing

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  1. porcytree

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    My choice too.

    I first became aware of PT around the time of Deadwing and, at that time, my eldest son was around 14/15 years old and a bass player.
    When I played him the Deadwing album I thought he would be "into" Colin Edwins' bass playing but he ( and his mate, who was with us at the time and also a bass player ) were both astonished by the drumming.

    They both actually said they thought the drummer was " a beast".
     
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    Were it not for Cornell in Soundgarden, I'd list Cameron in this thread as the example from SG. Brilliant musician.

    Oh, and he wrote songs too.
     
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    Ghost Note - Sput Searight, Nate Wirth

    Anything with Vinnie Colaiuta, Terry Bozio, Ranjit Barot, and many more..
     
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    That's pretty much how any opinions about music are. No big deal.
     
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    It's all good. I understand that I came off snarkier than intended. My point was that as great AND essential as Bonham was, it wouldn't really matter if the songs weren't what they were.
     
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    The other sense I get is that Mitchell pushed Hendrix with his own virtuousity on the kit. Their interplay has always been a big reason I love Jimi's Experience stuff. You can hear it both on record and live, how the two had a tug-and-pull. We may well be saying the same thing with different words, though.

    The only reason I didn't mention him in my two previous posts is because, well, Jimi.
     
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    Smashing Pumpkins for me. I've never been a huge fan of the band (I have my favorites), but Jimmy Chamberlin is a monster of a drummer.
     
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    You know, now that you mention it -- and I had completely spaced it, don't know how that happened -- Terry was without a doubt the driving force behind Missing Persons. His wonderful complexity aside for the moment, I don't think I've ever heard a four-on-the-floor as brutal as this. Starts at 2:06:



    And yeah, he wrote songs too -- including having a hand in their three biggest hits.
     
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    Will Calhoun from Living Colour has the Bonham Stomp nailed, too.

    And yes, he too wrote songs.
     
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    Ugh, don't remind me... :mad:
     
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    When I saw them in concert I had no idea who the drummer was. Wasn't a big fanboy of the band, just got an opportunity to go to a good concert ...

    ... but by the second or third song I was like "Who the f*&6k is that drummer? He's killing it and definitely the best thing about this band."

    Then quickly found out that he's such a respected King of Drumming
     
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    Almost added The Band but Garth was the best
     
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    Just thought of this one:

    Zappa & Mothers of Invention from the Live at the Roxy incarnation
    Chester Thompson & Ralph Humphrey on Drums.

    I will ignore George Duke being in the band for now.
     
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    Rainbow with Cozy Powell. Still not sure if it's the production or just his touch, but he sounded HUGE.
     
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