Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by NB_Terry, Jan 10, 2019.
Another vote for Les Binks.
I have the double CD set ?Best of Judas Priest?......I recall they don't even list a drummer on the credits....which I found weird and assy.
How is this even a question?
There is Scott Travis, and then there are a couple old guys and a pedophile, none of whom could ever come close to playing the intro to Painkiller, even on their best day.
Travis all the way.
If we are ever invaded by a brutally violent master species from the other side of the universe, that invasion will sound like the intro to Painkiller. I have several bottles of bourbon set aside in the event of just such an emergency.
Simon Phillips. No contest.
Travis is very, very one dimensional in his Priest work. Like; we know he's awesome but really Painkiller is the only thing where his strengths are on display. It's more Priest's songwriting at "fault" than anything. I am a fan of Binks and Phillips as well.
You clearly haven't listened to a lot of their stuff then. His drumming on their latest record is epic. They've done several albums since Painkiller and there is plenty of killer drum work on display.
I clearly have. Thanks. It's a great album in a recent-ish string of not so great stuff, imo. I just think he has always had a mechanical approach to drumming and that approach doesn't work as well for me for Priest.
Now that is a different thing altogether. I too think he's a bit on the technical side and machine like which for me does work with their heavier more modern stuff. Where he has lacked is playing some of the stuff that came before him. I was at the last couple tours and I think he has absolutely improved his approach on those songs, playing them with more feel and in line with how they were done on those records.
I love what he does in Racer X. I think it's just more of me liking the dynamics of their older songs more than the full bore approach they've taken from Ram It Down on. He actually would have been perfect on that album too.
I know he's a killer drummer. I do think it's a waste listening to him play Living After Midnight, though
I'd like to seem them before they go out for good. Firefpower was an awesome album. I liked Redeemer of Souls a bit too. I haven't ever given Nostradamus a shot because, well
Obviously the best drummer was the best drummer, duh!
Dave Holland was the worst, can we agree on that?
Scott Travis for me was the best but I'll admit Dave Holland had sort of a Phil Rudd kinda thing going on which was appropriate for some songs and for those songs I can't imagine in my head anything else being more appropriate.
Les Binks followed by Scott Travis.
John “Stumpy Joe” Childs 66-67.
Scott Travis could play circles around the other guys.
But they all played well on the albums they were a part of.
I would have rather heard Scott in a band like Megadeth, but I remember reading that it was his dream to join Priest, so good for him on achieving his goal.