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Old 07-12-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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A bit difficult to argue against Buddy Rich here (pleasant personality and all ). If I made a list it would include the usual subjects (Ginger Baker, etc.), however I'm going to feature a top drummer who reportedly was the first choice for Led Zeppelin when they started. I'm speaking of B.J. Wilson of Procol Harum. He also was the drummer on the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack. He declined the Led Zeppelin offer and stayed with Procol, and sadly died young at 43 in 1990.


Procol Harum - Still There'll Be More - YouTube
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:59 PM
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The best drummer is John Bonham from Led Zeppelin. No other drummer comes close.

Other good drummers are Stewart Copeland from the Police, Keith Moon from the Who, and Peter Criss from Kiss.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:35 AM
 
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Louie Bellson - 1957 Skin Deep Solo - YouTube
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:46 AM
 
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My favorites:

Terry Bozzio -- loved what he did with ride cymbal bells and toms, particularly how they were incorporated into his grooves.

Stewart Copeland -- loved his ride cymbal and hihat stuff. How many people can actually play the drums note for note to Walking on the Moon?

Rick Allen -- It took a lot of courage to play after his accident, and I really think he did a great job on the Hysteria album.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:50 AM
 
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Beat this (no pun intended):


double stroke ostinato by Terry Bozzio - YouTube
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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Phil Collins is an underrated drummer in my estimation because a. most people only know his pop music and b. he is not really known as a soloist. He may not be among the elite 5 or 6 drummers, but he has got to be right behind them (ahead of Bruford I would say and along side Carl Palmer). His work on Genesis' Selling England by the Pound is a great example of playing to the music.
Here is Collins in a more aggressive mode.


Robert Fripp - Breathless - YouTube
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:20 AM
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Phil Collins is an underrated drummer in my estimation because a. most people only know his pop music and b. he is not really known as a soloist. He may not be among the elite 5 or 6 drummers, but he has got to be right behind them (ahead of Bruford I would say and along side Carl Palmer). His work on Genesis' Selling England by the Pound is a great example of playing to the music.
Here is Collins in a more aggressive mode.
That's definitely taking it too far, but I like Phil. He's underrated as a drummer, for sure. In addition to what you've named, he also did some great work with Eno.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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There are truly a lot of great drummers. Threads like this show that, but they also show how myopic music fans are.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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Quite a few wrong answers in this thread. Terry Bozzio is the best. Everybody who is not Terry Bozzio is not the best.


double stroke ostinato by Terry Bozzio - YouTube

I was hoping someone mentioned Bozzio.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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That's definitely taking it too far, but I like Phil. He's underrated as a drummer, for sure. In addition to what you've named, he also did some great work with Eno.
I'm totally serious! I love Bruford, especially his solo albums, but I think he's a little overrated. I know, sacrilege.
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