Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Tom Gross, Aug 21, 2019.
I'm basing it on Nirvana ONLY. Dave was the only thing I liked about that band.
And minus Relayer, the reason later Yes just does not keep my attention.
Billy Cobham in Mahavishnu Orchestra
Ginger Baker in Cream
Jack DeJohnette with Miles Davis
Dennis Chambers in Parliament/Funkadelic
Steve Gadd with Eric Clapton
For the folks who don't think a hard hitting drummer has any place in a band note, perhaps, every clip of a rock band on stage, like this one. The drummer delivers. No tickles, hit it.
No one ever said you had to like the band or even individual songs. Only bands that you think the drummer is the most talented member.
And he played with The Ramones and The Plimsouls...two of my faves.
This was an interesting item from a few years back:
Here's Clem doing the Blondie intros
Sons of Apollo.
Portnoy is a freaking MONSTER.
I agree with this post, Biggus Mikkus. Not shortchanging the other members by admitting that, either.
Ginger Baker Airforce.
The other members are fantastic in their own right, but there is only one Ginger.
Nope. Both bands are freaking amazing..
It's like trying to pick which is my favorite supermodel.
That's a bold post my friend. Probably true, but gutsy to say out loud.
Not always the best. He's kinda distracting at times with all his busy fill playing where it seems like it's one long drum solo over the whole song.
Peter Paul and Mary
The White Stripes
Brad Wilk...Rage Against The Machine. I know Morello is very innovative and I love his sound too, but the punishing rock + hip hop doesn't happen without Wilk (and Cummerford).
Rob Hirst of Midnight Oil. Big fan of the band as a whole, but he's fantastic. Uses traditional and electronic percussion and is a pretty good harmony singer as well.
I would say early Deep Purple of the late 1960s.
New band called Black Midi I’ve been listening to recently - not made up my mind about them yet but one thing I do know is the drummer is insane
The topic is about drummers playing in bands. The drummer is the most integral part of the rhythm. If you don't have rhythm you don't have anything worth listening to. At no point did the OP or anyone here ask you to listen to a full hour of only drumming so why even go there? The drummer may not be the star but if any of these drummers weren't in those groups they woudn't have achieved the success they did. How do I know that? Because I've read about almost ALL of the bands listed in this thread and they have one thing in common: They weren't complete and did not start going places until they found the right drummer. A good drummer can save a band that is pretty weak e.g. Nirvana. A weak drummer will ruin a band. Trying building a house on a weak foundation. Do you think any of those "guitar playing and riffs" would have the same impact without drums behind them?
Take all the bands/guitarists that you two mentioned or are upset about, now remove the drum tracks and drummer from the equation. Do you really want to listen to that? Any I'm not talking about a acoustic guitar version of the song. Take the band version and remove the drummer. Would you really listen to that?
I saw The Aristocrats a few weeks ago. I went for Guthrie, who is all kinds of awesome. Marco impressed me even more!