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Old 03-15-2007, 02:19 AM   #1
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Fav & Least fav rock drummers [I promise this isn't a sad Lemon Melon rip off]

I promise I had this idea a few days ago after I "Oh-My-God-Why-Didn't-I-Discover-Them-Sooner" discovered Bloc Party and fell IN LOVE with Matt Tong's drumming. I just haven't posted this until now.


Now I'm not a drummer, I'm not a musician and I definitely have no rhythm . . . . . so this is entirely from a layman, rock 'n roll fan's perspective. So, here goes, some of my favorite drummers (and I can't wait to hear yours):

THE Drumming God: John "Gonzo" Bonham



The Smashing Pumpkins' Jimmy Chamberlin



Phil Collins (Yes, I said Phil Collins!!! Just go listen to "Los Endos" and then get back to me.)



Talking Heads' Chris Frantz



Bloc Party - Matt Tong




And, of course, the Mullen, Jr. (Just because I've always wanted to play the kick-ass ending part on "With or Without You" from Rattle & Hum)




And on the flip side

Some of the most boring rock drumming:

Coldplay's Will Champion (even before I began loathing Coldplay and thought they were okay, I thought he was a boring drummer)

R.E.M.'s Bill Berry (I know I'm going to get crucified for this one, but . . . . hey, what can I say?)

Okay, now let's hear yours!
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:06 AM   #2
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I can't say I have a 'least favourite', but my favourite drummer is Reni from the Stone Roses.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:42 AM   #3
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I can't say I have a 'least favourite', but my favourite drummer is Reni from the Stone Roses.
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Favorite: Phil Collins


Least Favorite (of bands I like): Larry "drum machine" Mullen Jr.
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:23 AM   #5
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FAVS:
Niel Peart - RUSH
John Bonham _ Zep
Drummer for Missing Persons (I can't remember his name)
Kieth Moon - The Who
Stewart Copeland- The Police

Least Favs:
I really can't think of anyone
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1. Larry Mullen Jr

2. Phill Collins

3. Mick Fleetwood

4. Charlie Watts

5. Phil Rudd
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Faves

John Bonham
Neil Peart
Ian Paice
Mike Portnoy
Taylor Hawkins


Least

no one really, Stewart Copeland's tendency to rush when playing live always bothered me a bit.

Larry's decline has him way down on my list, Pop was his last really interesting album.
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Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction - hands down greatest drummer ever.)
Jimmy Chamberlain
John Bonham
Dave Grohl
David Lovering (Pixies)...there's more, I just can't think of them. I love listening to the drums, more so than anything else probably.

I don't have a least favorite, but most drummers kind of suck. They just keep the beat instead of treating the drums like an instrument. That always annoys me and is in my opinion what keeps most good bands from being great bands.
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Good to see some Charlie Watts love. VERY underrated drummer. Phil Collins as well, actually. I have a friend who saw Phil live a couple of years ago and he said he's an absolutely amazing player.
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least favorite to watch:
charlie watts
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Good to see some Charlie Watts love. VERY underrated drummer.
It is a shame that he has been overshadowed by Jagger and Richards for all these years, as have all of the other members of the Rolling Stones. He really is a solid drummer.

My Favorites:

1. John Bonham- "When the Levee Breaks" seals this one.

2. Charlie Watts

3. Nick Mason

4. Larry Mullen Jr.

5. Max Weinberg
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Dave Grohl is definitely one of my favorite drummers.
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Instead of putting pics and such, I'll just run through this quickly:

1. Keith Moon
2. John "Bonzo" Bonham
3. Steven Drozd
4. Phil Collins
5. Phil Selway
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Well, I'm all about the positive, so I'll only name my favorites in no particular order:

Larry Mullen Jr.
John Bonham
Ringo Starr
Keith Moon
Chad Smith
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Re: Fav & Least fav rock drummers [I promise this isn't a sad Lemon Melon rip off]

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THE Drumming God: John "Gonzo" Bonham




Isn't this the BEST frickin' picture!!?? It just SCREAMS Rock 'N Roll!


I'd like to think this was taken during "The Wanton Song"

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