Bands where the drummer is the best thing

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  1. DYNA BILL

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    My God that was awesome!
     
  2. Jason UP

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    yup, Mastodon for sure.
    Tool.
    Helmet...that drummer was insane and the first and only thing I focused on, I must admit.
    and....yep Rush. Sorry Alex and Geddy!
     
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    yes yes yes. its only recently i realized how great his time is. he is up there with the best.
     
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    that was my first thought...h
     
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    Eagles -- but it's more for Henley's voice than his drumming.

    Nirvana -- Dave proved to be the real talent in the band.

    On a local level, our drummer is the attraction in our band because he puts on a show. People come to our shows just to see him.
     
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    That Journey clip - yes, scary good.
     
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    STP. Eric Kretz. :dude But Robert is equally as vital. We need both.
     
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    Any band with Marco Minnerman.

    ...and I know Guthrie is not human. ;)
     
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    I wouldn't say any band has the drummer as the best most listened too - with out the songwriting and recorded performance - no one would hear of any drummers. I can't even say that I like the drummer the best in any band - including my favorites like Stewart Copeland or John Bonham, Keith Moon or even Ringo Starr. It's what surrounds the drummers that make the drummers stand out. Take Kieth Moon - love his playing - but if John Entwhistle didn't lock in a groove - and Pete Townshend didn't move his chords around - Moon would sound like a mess. Now Stewart Copeland - he's an incredible drummer in my book - but without Stings straight bass playing and excellent arrangements that left a lot of space combined with Andy Summers complex/minimalist playing leaving space - Copeland just couldn't play the same kinds of rhythmic fluidity he did with the dotted 3rds high hat excursions. To me a drummer is integral - but cannot be evaluated without the other musicians surround them. IOWs I could listen to Summers, Page, The Edge, George, John and Paul, alone and still enjoy it. I couldn't listen to an hour of a drummer - no matter how skilled.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. But the Guthrie part scared me out of posting it....
     
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    Dunno about best thing but i can get lost in porcaro parts on toto albums

    And i think Bill Stewart steal the show on some Scofield records
     
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    Stewart Copeland with the Police - at least in live performances
    Another vote for Phil Rudd - ACDC
     
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    Led Zep, Bonham influenced modern music more than the other 3..
     
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    Aerosmith maybe
     
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    LCD Soundsystem for sure.
     
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    Tool. They are really just a boring snore of a band anymore with the exception of their incredible drummer.
     
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    I came in to say Levon as well. He was the real deal, nobody can do what he did. Period.
     
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    Ill go with Tommy Lee. I truly believe without him motley crue never would have gotten as huge as they did. not a technical player by any means, but he just seems to lay down the perfect beat for every song they play.

    For honorable mention....how about Clive burr, the first drummer for Iron Maiden. An amazing drummer, clearly Iron Maiden changed dramatically when Nicko replaced him. Iron Maiden's "Killers" album has a few songs that could pretty easily be considered thrash metal. Once Nikko joined they really slowed down their tempos.
     
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    He just overplays on everything though.
     

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