Bands where the drummer is the best thing

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    Queens of the Stone Age when Dave Grohl was touring with them.:love:
     
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    The Stone Roses.
    Reni is by far the most gifted member of that band.

     
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    Chad Smith when he played (plays?) with Chickenfoot. Absolutely deep as a drummer can get in the pocket. One more, the drummer for the Black Crowes (too lazy to look up his name) when they played Zep with Jimmy Page. Dare I say it...better than...ok I won't say it.
     
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    The E Street Band.
     
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    I don't agree with Rush ... Geddy Lee was a machine, that band wouldn't be anything without him. Neil was a monster player, I'll agree on that.
     
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    Appetite has some of the best played and best recorded/mixed drums on a hard rock album for the entire decade!
     
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    Bands with a competent drummer can be great.

    Songs can go on after guitar flubs, bass flubs, forgetting lyrics... but if the drums crash- the song is ****ed.

    I would have loved to have played with Bruce Gary. That dude was badass.
     
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    nothing against George....he's fantastic!
     
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    That's who I meant, Gavin Harrison on the last few albums. He also counts for Porcupine Tree & current King Crimson.
     
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    Nick Mason.

    He was the "best" for the band...
     
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    the last tine i saw Janes Addiction it was an outdoor show and the sound was crap. i watched Stephen Perkins pretty much the entire show. that dude is a monster on the drums !!
     
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    Dillinger Escape Plan's Billy Rymer



    WTF?!
     
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    Most of the modern metal bands. With all the downtuned chunking, its mostly a rhythm groove. Godsmack for example - saw them recently in concert and drummer was insane.
     
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    This is probably cheating since the other guys formed the band specifically to highlight Baker but since Tom says it can mean whatever we want it to ;) ...

     
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    Ya, I agree JPJ is really the unsung hero of LZ.

    But Bonham...man...take away his feel and groove, and LZ is a different band. A really different band. I can't think of any other drummer whose isolated tracks are as enjoyable to listen to. But Bonham's....I could listen to his all day. There's just something about them that makes them complete all on their own.

    When the guy is near or at the top of every all-time best rock drummers list, I don't think it's that much of a stretch to argue he's the best thing in that band.
     
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    I have noticed many times that in a lot of the music that came after rock, especially from the 90s on, the drummer was the most talented musician in the band.
    Unfortunately, far too often, the drummer is also overplaying and trying to show off everything he knows all the time and not playing anything particularly appropriate to the music.
     
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    Saw them live opening for the Cure, expecting the possibility they could be tedious live, the drummer kept things really interesting and drove the performance. The Cure was lackluster in comparison.
     

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