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Title: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Brynjar on September 21, 2010, 11:44:44 AM
Published August 25, 2010

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Ringo Starr.
Starr is arguably the single most influential rock drummer of all time. He was born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, and gained acclaim in Liverpool playing club gigs with Rory Storme And The Hurricanes in the late ’50s. Starr began drumming with the Beatles in ’61 and remained until the band’s demise in ’70. During those years he literally wrote the rules for pop drumming by providing steady tempos, in-the-pocket feels and hook-laden drum fills for Lennon and McCartney’s timeless material. He has long been a target for critics who complain that his style is too elementary, but simplicity proved to be a virtue in his hands, and became the prototype for every songwriter’s drummer.


http://www.drummagazine.com/features/post/50-most-important-drummers-of-all-time/ (http://www.drummagazine.com/features/post/50-most-important-drummers-of-all-time/)

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/451363/0_61_Starr_Ringo.jpg)
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on September 22, 2010, 02:06:04 PM
Pretty good list with only a handful of omissions.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: glass onion on November 12, 2010, 04:45:13 PM
no ian paice?goodness me,how can you leave out a player like that?but like tkitna says,a good list in general.making a list of this kind,you'll never please everybody.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: RingoRulesx3 on February 20, 2011, 12:36:59 PM
Oooh mr Dave Grohl, my favourite drummer after Ringo. ^^ But I do miss Ian Paice, as the person above, and maybe some Tommy Lee too.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Gary910 on March 14, 2011, 05:14:27 AM
Yeah... Ringo, John Bonham, Stewart Copeland, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Keith Moon. That could be my complete list...
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 25, 2011, 05:33:22 AM
^

Yes, Gene Krupa!  The man who made drums a solo instrument...

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/32347915/Gene+Krupa+GeneKrupa12.jpg)  (http://a1.images1.thomann.de/pics/expert/0085_gene_krupa.jpg)


Gene Krupa- Sing, Sing, Sing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9J5Zt2Obko#)


Edit:  Added Video "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: glass onion on March 25, 2011, 06:48:21 PM
moonie was the feller to bring it to the popular music masses though,in the sixties.it had already been done;indeed if you watch moonie a lot of what he was doing was pure krupa.there have been better drummers than keith moon but he was such an inspiration,and nobody has ever played drums like moonie since (or before for that matter).many have tried,but impossible.genius.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on March 25, 2011, 11:28:28 PM
I guess today Keith Moon couldn't get a job as a session drummer, since he wasn't a "technical" drummer. He was a mad genius and my favourite drummer ever.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on March 25, 2011, 11:50:39 PM
Dont get me wrong, I love Keith Moon, but I have issues with his controlled chaos. I dont think he could play the same thing twice to be honest. Everytime I hear him or see him its like he improvises everything. Thats cool and all, but that doesnt work for me if I had a band.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on March 26, 2011, 12:24:51 AM
You're right, that's what I meant actually. I like listening to Moon when I just want to listen to a drummer. If I want a drummer who does what the song needs, I stay with, say, Ringo.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: glass onion on March 26, 2011, 10:28:28 AM
Dont get me wrong, I love Keith Moon, but I have issues with his controlled chaos. I dont think he could play the same thing twice to be honest. Everytime I hear him or see him its like he improvises everything. Thats cool and all, but that doesnt work for me if I had a band.
you're right really,todd-pure chaos is the correct term....moonie could not have played for anyone else except the who,where he fitted absolutely perfectly.when he played with other bands apparantly it was just a mess.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: glass onion on March 30, 2011, 01:05:36 PM
since my last post i have played some of my who albums.....i'd forgotten what an outstanding player keith moon was.absolutely magnificent!!some awsome drum sounds on the who albums,also.i think out of ANY band,if i could choose one act to see live it would have been the who,1969-1971 period.scarily brilliant,outstanding use of dynamics,tight as you like.just brilliant.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: nyfan(41) on March 30, 2011, 02:23:19 PM
like alot of people i've been hearing about the mike myers keith moon biopic movie for a decade
drats, now mike's too old to play keith
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i think it's an unlevel playing field judging these drummers due to recording technologies and trends
with all new music (especially since hiphop) the beat is wayyy up in the mix. it usually gets the highest volume and every drum (or button as the case is now) is recorded on it's own track etc etc
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when you listen to old who -> the drums are so low and muddy in the mix you can't really get the full effect
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and that goes double likewise for big band music
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on March 30, 2011, 05:46:08 PM
since my last post i have played some of my who albums.....i'd forgotten what an outstanding player keith moon was.absolutely magnificent!!some awsome drum sounds on the who albums,also.i think out of ANY band,if i could choose one act to see live it would have been the who,1969-1971 period.scarily brilliant,outstanding use of dynamics,tight as you like.just brilliant.

I agree with this entire post. I was spinning some Who last night at work on the ipod and he's definately fun to listen to. A live show in the 69'-71' period would be perfect too.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Gary910 on March 31, 2011, 12:43:26 AM
I just got Led Zeppelin's "Coda" and there is a track titled "Bonzo's Montreux"

Bonham was an excellent drummer. His son ain't too bad either.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on March 31, 2011, 12:57:27 PM
Bonham is just about perfect in my opinion. If I had to pick a drummer for my band, he would be the drummer hands down. I dont have enough good things to say about his drumming.

Jason is indeed a fantastic drummer also.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: glass onion on March 31, 2011, 02:55:14 PM
Bonham is just about perfect in my opinion. If I had to pick a drummer for my band, he would be the drummer hands down. I dont have enough good things to say about his drumming.

Jason is indeed a fantastic drummer also.
yeah,agreed.although bonzo is not quite my favourite player,he did have the whole lot sewn up.dynamics,power,subtlety when needed,chops,agression,the sound,everything.not long ago roger taylor (queen) summed bonzo up on a documentary......"yes,he was the best player.basically he could do things the rest of us couldn't do."you do not get voted the best rock drummer of all time year after year for nothing.just the best.....enough said.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: nyfan(41) on March 31, 2011, 07:06:11 PM
rock drumming?
bonzo for sure
moon
..
mitch mitchell - agile and cuts like a chisel
charlie watts - an understated anchor
stewart copeland - thoughtful world beat percision
but to you drummers i'm curious,
what do you think of the drummer from the steve miller band?
pretty straightforward and direct but... damn... he suits the tune and his beats always rock !
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: glass onion on April 04, 2011, 01:50:55 PM
rock drumming?
bonzo for sure
moon
..
mitch mitchell - agile and cuts like a chisel
charlie watts - an understated anchor
stewart copeland - thoughtful world beat percision
but to you drummers i'm curious,
what do you think of the drummer from the steve miller band?
pretty straightforward and direct but... damn... he suits the tune and his beats always rock !
all those guys were/are great.the guy who plays for steve miller is a fine,fine player also.lots of people do not realise it takes more than picking up sticks and hitting drums to be able to hold it down at a good level.it's the easiest instrument to get a sound out of-and the hardest to be any good at.you'll never master it.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on April 04, 2011, 08:08:02 PM
what do you think of the drummer from the steve miller band?
pretty straightforward and direct but... damn... he suits the tune and his beats always rock !

Gary Mallaber is who I think your talking about (Steve Miller had a lot of drummers). He played on most of the hits. His groove on 'Swingtown' is amazing. He was was warming up one day with that groove before recording and Steve liked it so well he wrote a song around it.

I like all drummers. Seriously, there isnt one I dislike. I just watched a documentary on the White Stripes the other day, and I payed special attention to Meg White (heads out of the gutter please). She gets slammed all the time for being maybe the worst drummer to ever make it. Regardless of her skill level, I challenge any drummer to sit down and follow her through an entire album. Sounds simple right? Its not. Its a level in frustration. Not one fill through an entire album. Its painstaking. The energy level builds in a song and your ready to unleash something, but you cant because she doesnt. You have to hold back. Its like if your starving and you get to sit down to the biggest dinner you have ever see, yet you cant eat. A study in willpower.

Yes GO, the drums are the easiest instrument to get noise from, but a proper noise is something different altogether. You can never master it.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on April 04, 2011, 08:20:05 PM
A couple other drummers that I think deserve a mention, but are sadly overlooked all the time are -

Dennis Elliot of Foreigner. He played some great drums on the first three albums. Really good rock drummer.

Myron Grombacher from Pat Benatar. If you can look past his antics behind the kit, he's a pleasure to listen to. I still think the snare sound in 'Heartbreaker' might be the greatest snare in a popular rock song.

Paul Delong from Kim Mitchell. Great drummer that flies under the radar for the most part.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: glass onion on April 05, 2011, 09:05:54 AM
i agree todd,i think for the most part it's a 'drummer thing' to show other players respect,and to appreciate their playing.you don't get it a lot from guitarists,that's for sure.some of the players you mentioned in your second post i haven't even heard of,but i am familiar with the playing of the feller from foreigner,and he has some lovely chops going on.i know a couple of pat benatar songs,but paul delong is a new one on me.if i may throw a couple of names into the mix...............

Bobby Elliot....The Hollies.lovely player with a great jazz touch,still doing the business today.

Mick Tucker....The Sweet.what a great pop/rock player,amazing chops and very overlooked....R.I.P Mick

another guy who never gets the recognition is Roger Taylor from Queen.big big playing from a small bloke.

my last mention is for Chris Sharrock...The La's,Lightning Seeds,Robbie Williams,Oasis,Beady Eye.very moon like antics,but the playing is very much there.excellent.


so,the man at the back.the guy everyone turns their back on.the guy who steers the ship,night after night.if he gets it right,no-one remembers.if he gets it wrong,no-one forgets.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on April 05, 2011, 02:45:13 PM
Bobby Elliot....The Hollies.lovely player with a great jazz touch,still doing the business today.

Mick Tucker....The Sweet.what a great pop/rock player,amazing chops and very overlooked....R.I.P Mick

Yes and yes. Totally agree with those two.

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if he gets it right,no-one remembers.if he gets it wrong,no-one forgets.

Isnt that the truth. When we mess up, its right there for all the world to hear. Other instruments can hide most of the times.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Brynjar on April 05, 2011, 03:29:20 PM
Sigtryggur Baldursson, who was the drummer in The Sugarcubes is probably my favourite drummer.

Sugarcubes - walkabout (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1xi52vmhZk#)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3514/3251791456_694e22b368.jpg)

Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: glass onion on April 05, 2011, 07:09:15 PM
when we mess up the whole song gets messed up.any other instrument messes up,then things carry on as if nothing has happened.you build anything on solid foundations...poor drummer,poor band.it is THE one instrument you cannot fake or carry in your band.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Gary910 on April 05, 2011, 07:15:37 PM

I like all drummers. Seriously, there isnt one I dislike.


This sounds funny coming from you Todd, especially since we have seen how you can be critical.  ;D
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on April 05, 2011, 09:04:46 PM
This sounds funny coming from you Todd, especially since we have seen how you can be critical.  ;D

Hey, i'll be the first to agree with you. Maybe because I can relate. I'm the worship drummer in my church. We practice the seven songs a half hour before service starts and the worship leader is guarenteed to change the songs up at least three times before we start. I try to tell them we need to run through those changes, but they just blow me off and say that it'll be fine and nobody will notice. I tell them that if the song breaks down, i'm the one that looks like a fool. In the year and half i've been doing it, we havent had a train wreck yet (knock on wood), but they dont understand.

If the guitar playesrs screw up, its covered by the other guitars, organ, piano, etc,,,. When I screw up its right there for everyone to see. plus it throughs the bass player off. I dont know, its a difficult instrumet to play and a lot of people dont realize it.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on April 05, 2011, 09:12:07 PM
Sigtryggur Baldursson, who was the drummer in The Sugarcubes is probably my favourite drummer.

I've never heard them before. He is good.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Brynjar on April 13, 2011, 05:40:32 PM
Mick Fleetwood deserves a mention too.

Fleetwood Mac - Dreams (with lyrics) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in8dEG0bZKQ#ws)
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 23, 2011, 07:09:24 AM
So does Clem Burke...

Blondie - Dreaming (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU3-lS_Gryk#)
1979



Blondie - Dreaming - Live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeAM_Mgxs8w#)
2008

Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on April 23, 2011, 09:51:18 PM
Clem Burke has always been one of my favorite drummers. I got to meet him a few years ago (with the rest of Blondie) and he's a super cool guy.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 24, 2011, 01:44:01 AM
He's phenomenal...

Blondie Apollo Theatre "Dreaming" 1979 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl3iaTUQQvY#)
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 21, 2012, 01:17:07 AM
Gene Krupa

Bugle Call Rag

Benny Goodman Orchestra "Bugle Call Rag" 1936 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujRmfdX0-p4#)
The Benny Goodman Orchestra   1936



Buddy Rich

Bugle Call Rag

Buddy Rich - Bugle Call Rag (live 1982) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVbTTmEmDxY#)
1982
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: glass onion on January 31, 2012, 10:00:56 AM
mmmmmm..............it doesn't really get much better than that.although i think some work needs doing on your singles there,buddy. ;D
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 23, 2016, 02:59:46 AM
Peter Hoorelbeke  (Peter Rivera)  Rare Earth


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Rg9xwZoo8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Rg9xwZoo8#)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANrkVF_FkEI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANrkVF_FkEI#)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5LIDNbFadU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5LIDNbFadU#)

And he could sing too!
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Loco Mo on November 25, 2016, 04:40:07 PM
I'm surprised no one mentioned Steve Gadd.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on November 26, 2016, 04:29:23 AM
Gadd, Keltner, Gordon, Kunkle, and those studio guys are given.

Floyd Sneed from 'Three Dog Night' was a great drummer too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nza--18LVQY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nza--18LVQY#)
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Loco Mo on November 26, 2016, 09:29:48 PM
I'm also thinking (always) of Joe Morello, Jim Chapin and whoever the drummers are for Steely Dan.  There's a ton of drummers I don't know the names of.  Listen to the beat in Funky Drummer by James Brown.  The drummer for the Bad Plus as well.  And the drummer no one seems to remember - Sandy Nelson.  I've always loved "Let there be drums."

I don't know how they figure out all those nifty patterns out but they really create major grooves.  I mean any major dude will tell you this (I'm not one of them; I'm just a flea enjoying the circus).

Just a note:  some natural untutored drummers seem to find their way around the set quite nicely (John Bonham, e.g.)  Yet they're not technically trained.

One more thought:  I wonder how Ringo would do with other bands and other music genres.  Could he do jazz, like Brubeck's Take Five, for example?  I recall in a Ringo interview that he said George asked him to play 7/8 once.  Ringo didn't understand time signatures but he figured it out.  He said he just counted it and got the feel of it.

I also recall Paul saying "our drummer can't play in 5/4."  Well, I wonder about that.  I bet Ringo could - unless this is factually based and he actually failed to play it for Paul.  Does any know if the Beatles did any songs in 5/4?

By the way, can you play Steve Gadd's intro to "50 ways to lose your lover" by Paul Simon?  It sounds deceptively simple - but try it once.  I'm asking as a guy who used to play drums years ago who is still greatly interested in drumming.  Well, I sure couldn't play it, can you?  Also, I live in an apartment so I can't make noise that disturbs my neighbors.  I can't afford an electronic set and I don't have room for one anyway because my apartment is maximally cramped and cluttered.

Thanks, tkitna, for your comments and related posts.  Appreciate it.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on November 27, 2016, 03:09:47 AM
By the way, can you play Steve Gadd's intro to "50 ways to lose your lover" by Paul Simon?  It sounds deceptively simple - but try it once.  I'm asking as a guy who used to play drums years ago who is still greatly interested in drumming.  Well, I sure couldn't play it, can you? 

I used to play it, but its been awhile.  I dont play it right though.  I use alternating triplets.  It sounds good, but its not technically correct.

Middle part of 'Dont Let Me Down' is in 5/4.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Loco Mo on November 27, 2016, 01:09:19 PM
Wow, tkitna!!  How did you know that?  You must be quite musically astute to have detected that time signature.  I honestly wouldn't know what time signature any song is in - no matter how simple.  I tried to learn the concepts but stumbled when the instructor was trying to explain 3/4, 6/8 and even cut time.  Wasn't there a 12/8, too?  And Frank Zappa invented a crazy ton of them cuz he liked to experiment so much. Also, I never understood the idea of alternating signatures in the same song or even synchronized alternate signatures in jazz, etc.   Anyway, the triplet approach to doing 50 Ways sounds pretty good.  It sort of has the feel of it.  Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on December 16, 2016, 12:35:11 PM
I'd like to remember a couple of drummers who are rarely mentioned, but I've always enjoyed: Mike Clarke from the Byrds; and Hugh Grundy from the Zombies. I think both had a Ringo-like style, doing what the song actually needs.

I See You (The Byrds, 1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuSsXlNw7TA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuSsXlNw7TA#)

Just Out Of Reach (The Zombies, 1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7aebYXnArg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7aebYXnArg#)
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 17, 2017, 02:31:44 AM
Dino Danelli


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mlj8nuJbNQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mlj8nuJbNQ#)




(http://cdn-x.drummerworld.com/pics/drum/dpa35/dinodanelli4.jpg)


(http://www.smollin.com/staples/arc/e-rascals-dino.jpg)



Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 17, 2017, 02:40:10 AM
He looked a bit like Paul...


(http://img.wennermedia.com/article-leads-horizontal/rs-197598-147871352.jpg)


Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Moogmodule on January 17, 2017, 03:32:19 AM
He looked a bit like Paul...


([url]http://img.wennermedia.com/article-leads-horizontal/rs-197598-147871352.jpg[/url])




He did. Makes you wonder.

I mean. "Paul" did seem to drum more on Beatle records after 1967...





Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 17, 2017, 04:01:14 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/7a/8e/e0/7a8ee0a77c3996f3f2a915bbe0f45057.jpg)



(http://cdn-x.drummerworld.com/pics/drum/dpa35/dinodanelliA22.jpg)



(http://digilander.libero.it/p_truth/the_truth/dino_danelli_before_after_make_up.gif)
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 17, 2017, 05:52:07 AM


He did. Makes you wonder.

I mean. "Paul" did seem to drum more on Beatle records after 1967...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqSWPQMOg_Y# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqSWPQMOg_Y#)
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Moogmodule on January 17, 2017, 06:15:26 AM
I think you've cracked it HG
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on January 17, 2017, 08:46:35 AM
Dino Danelli is one of my all time favorites too.  I just played 'Lonely Too Long' the other day.  Love the Rascals.
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: stevie on January 17, 2017, 09:12:31 PM
OMG  Dino is William Campbell?  ;sorry icon_king
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: In My Life on January 18, 2017, 03:13:38 AM
He looked a bit like Paul...

Wow, he really does. Yowza!
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 18, 2017, 03:54:06 AM
Love the Rascals.


Me too, Todd!  And they were a local group from New Jersey.  I saw them in person when they performed on The United Cerebral Palsy Telethon in 1967.  They didn't need to promote themselves already having a few hits but they came on in the middle of the night to liven things up.  They were friendly and didn't hesitate to talk with us between television feeds.  It was unbelievable how they could make a single guitar and an organ sound so full.



People Got To Be Free...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sastKEBZhXY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sastKEBZhXY#)
1969




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmy9H9S1trU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmy9H9S1trU#)
1970
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 18, 2017, 04:04:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0fErmzmfqo# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0fErmzmfqo#)
1967



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Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on January 18, 2017, 10:09:44 PM
Lucky Day has always been a favorite.  I think it might be there best. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeG9xv4Nxjs# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeG9xv4Nxjs#)


I like Heaven too.  Dino is tuff on this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3_3eNfYfXQ# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3_3eNfYfXQ#)
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 19, 2017, 02:57:28 AM
Hey Todd!  Here's some late night entertainment for you...


http://youtu.be/KdETAFYTQMA (http://youtu.be/KdETAFYTQMA)


http://youtu.be/abwqTcRjgiY (http://youtu.be/abwqTcRjgiY)






(http://i67.tinypic.com/349doo6.jpg)


Jump

Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on March 19, 2017, 08:27:39 PM
Thanks Barry.  The first drum set I ever bought was a used set of Rogers that were white and had black stripes on them making them look like Alex Van Halens kit.  They came with a couple roto toms that I used when I played Van Halen stuff.  I always thought Alex was a very good drummer, but I didnt like his over use of the cymbals.  Just way too much.

On another note, I caused a trainwreck at church today.  We have a new guitar player playing with us and he's really technically good, but is a horrible time keeper, so I was asked to count off before every song or start playing the groove so everybody could fall in.  Well we just got done playing 'Victors Crown' and its a show stopper that kicks.  After the song was over we went into a slower song in 6/8.  I just could not feel it and my groove was all wrong.  Took the band 2 verses before we got on track.  It was bad.   
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 20, 2017, 01:20:00 AM
Don't fret, Todd.  We all have days like that.  Next Sunday you'll be a metronome.  ;)

What's the story behind the fire extinguisher on Alex Van Halen's kit?
Title: Re: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
Post by: tkitna on March 20, 2017, 12:52:24 PM
Don't fret, Todd.  We all have days like that.  Next Sunday you'll be a metronome.  ;)

What's the story behind the fire extinguisher on Alex Van Halen's kit?


The fire extinguishers were just for visuals.  They had no real purpose.
(http://users.tpg.com.au/adsle4l5/alexvanhalendrums/1979_VHII_2.jpg)

Here's the black striped design that my used set of Rogers were decorated like by the previous owner.
(http://users.tpg.com.au/adsle4l5/alexvanhalendrums/1981_backshot.jpg)

People would look at that kit and ask if I was a huge Van Halen fan.  They looked shocked when I told them I couldnt stand them.  Lol.