Who was the best Judas Priest drummer?

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  1. NB_Terry

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    My favourite album is Screaming for Vengeance.

    I love that album, but the drums are kind of lacking.
     
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    Les Binks was my favorite
     
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    I liked Dave Holland the best, plus he used cowbell!
     
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    Scott Travis. No question. The intro to Painkiller alone makes him No. 1 in my book.
     
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    Same
     
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    Scott Travis.
    dude's a beast.
    Les Binks for the earlier stuff. His playing on "Unleashed In the East" is outstanding.
     
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    Scott Travis by far for me.
     
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    Simon Phillips played drums on one of their albums (forget which one).

    Therefore the best Judas Priest drummer was Simon Phillips.
     
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    Sin After Sin. Very tasty drumming. But he was a session guy really, not in the band as such.

    My favourite would be Les Binks. Less said about Dave Holland the better, but he is certainly my least favourite. Only just better than the drum machine on Turbo and Ram It Down.

    Scott Travis certainly gave the band a kick in the pants when they needed it.
     
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    Les Binks on Stained Class
     
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    Scott Travis is the obvious answer because the guy's a monster (although to be honest, I prefer Les Binks). Scott's amazing but he's held back so much in this band, he has way too much talent to be playing in Priest (they really don't need a player of his calibre, they just need a solid backbone). It's gotta be hard for him to have so much skill and then have to play Living After Midnight over and over and over again.

    But, he seems to be happy and that's all that matters.
     
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    Steady paycheck??
     
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    Exactly. Nothing wrong with that. He gets do to what he loves.
     
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    Can't add anything new, but yes, Scott Travis is the best. All the reasons have already been stated. Monster player, playing arenas for decades, great gig. Plus, he's a local from here in Virginia!
     
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    The best era of JP was when Dave Holland was in the band, but Scott Travis is by far the best drummer.
     
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    Travis is the easy answer, but IMO the best SOUNDING drums, and some of the best sounding drums ever recorded, appear on British Steel. It's not technically fancy or anything, but the drums on that album just sound like what rock n roll drums should sound like. They're perfect.

    I didn't know that Holland died a year ago.
     
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    BTW, Travis is probably the tallest drummer I've ever seen. Several years ago we waited by the bus after the show and he, Glenn, KK and Ian all came over to sign stuff. Dude towers over everyone else.
     
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    Les Binks has always been my favorite.

    But Scott Travis is probably the best.
     

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