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Old 08-05-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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The Guitarists "Drummers that do it for me' Thread

I believe the closest relationship in a band for the guit player is with the drummer.

Therefore, after hearing every single guitar player ever (hyperbole alert) I love listening to GREAT drumming.

So I thought a thread on those that really 'do it' for you would be in order. 5 only allowed.

Mine, in order:

1. Stewart Copeland. Do I really have to say anything about this utter drumming genius? Absolutely the most innovative rock drummer in recent times, fast hands, taste, delicacy, offbeat originality....and he's written over 50 Hollywood Film Scores!! Amazing. Listen to Roxanne live and Driven to Tears live- frightening playing.

2. Artimus Pyle. Ok, there's alway a cloud over Arti, but **** me as a rock drummer he made Tico Torres look like someone in a high school band. Master of the double bass drum, brilliant at buidling tension and then releasing it and again the fastest hands in the business.

3. Vinnie Colaiutta. Just listen to the hihat trill on the intro to American In New York then listen to Joe's Garage.....amazing.

4. Dennis Davies: David Bowie's powerhouse for years, then Stevie Wonder's. Amazing player, amazing groove and feel.

5. Jonathan 'Sugarfoot' Moffat. (Michael Jackson). He is the king of cymbal chokes and showmanship but his groove is without peer. I have been fortunate enough to lay with him on 5 occassions and he's a gent. He gaffer tapes the webbing between his thumb and forefinger on account of slicing them when choking cymbals!!


Honourable mentions:

Tico Torres
Clem Burke
Thomas Lang
Mark Shulman
Paul Hester (crowded house).
Ian THomas
Abe Laborial.

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Old 08-05-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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1. Jordan burns of Strung Out. Insane drummer and I saw them on tour years ago when he broke his right foot and played everything with his left foot.......pretty rad in my book.

2. Chad Sexton of 311. he is just amazing

3. John Bonham. Do I really need to explain more?

4. Keith Moon. Agian no need to explain.

5. Mike Portnoy. One of the best Progressive drummers ever.

6. Phil Collins. May have a bad rep because of his music style here, but is deff one of the best drummers in the world.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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1. Jordan burns of Strung Out. Insane drummer and I saw them on tour years ago when he broke his right foot and played everything with his left foot.......pretty rad in my book.

2. Chad Sexton of 311. he is just amazing

3. John Bonham. Do I really need to explain more?

4. Keith Moon. Agian no need to explain.

5. Mike Portnoy. One of the best Progressive drummers ever.

6. Phil Collins. May have a bad rep because of his music style here, but is deff one of the best drummers in the world.



Bonzo and Collins also inarguable. Nice list.
Bonzo arguably the best rock drummer ever (although I still prefer Arti)

Waiting for the Simon Phillips shout....
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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We're not just 'accessories' that you selfish guitarists can throw away you know!
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:30 PM   #5
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John Bonham - No explanation needed.
Max Weinberg - Amazing rhythm and groove
Eric Carr - He was heavy as hell + from videos/interviews amazing person
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #6
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We're not just 'accessories' that you selfish guitarists can throw away you know!


Drummer in 'whooooosh' moment suprise!

No, far from it.....I totally relay upon how good the drummer is it has a huge effect on my playing, so it's a totally respectful thread.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #7
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John Bonham - Led Zep

Cozy Powell - Jeff Beck, Rainbow

Keith Moon - The Who

Barriemore Barlow - Jethro Tull

Bill Bruford - Yes, King Crimson



Also, gotta love me some Gene Krupa
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:38 PM   #8
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Neil Peart - No explanation needed.
John Bonham - No explanation needed.
Keith Moon - Again....
Artimus Pyle - Love me some Skynyrd.
Rick Allen - Dude looses an arm and still keeps at it. Gotta have respect for the dedication and drive.


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We're not just 'accessories' that you selfish guitarists can throw away you know!
Drummers are just like used condoms, use them a few times and throw them away.


Nah...not really. About 90% of the energy I get from within the band comes from the drummer.
To me the drummer is the true spirit of the band. Its drives my playing.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #9
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I'm just listening to a live version of Free Bird and the interchange between Arti and Robert Van Zant is something to behold....
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:44 PM   #10
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1. Bill Ward - Can you imagine those Sabbath records without his crazy fills and groove?
2. John Bonham - Same story, makes all the difference in how Zep sounded
3. Ansley Dunbar - Colaiutta was technically better but Ansley is my favorite Zappa drummer, so swinging! Check him out on Zappa's Waka/Jawaka and Grand Wazoo albums, especially the track Waka/Jawaka, he has a killer solo towards the end.
4. Danny Carey- The dude makes a band with D minor pentatonic grunge riffs sound like a progessive rock band, a great one at that! Don't get me wrong I love Tool but with a different drummer, it'd be a different story
5. Max Roach - This guy would walk on stage with literally just a hi-hat and two sticks and blow peoples minds, mine included. Not to mention all the incredible records he's played on, what a discography!

Drummers rule! Especially when they get through the show without a cocaine induced stroke, Steven Adler and my old drummers I'm looking at you.
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Surprise no mention of Steve Jordan yet....
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:49 PM   #12
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Rick Allen - Dude looses an arm and still keeps at it. Gotta have respect for the dedication and drive.


Nice pun.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #13
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Brandon Barnes, the entire Revolutions Per Minute album is amazing drumming. So intense and melodic at the same time.

(Your bias is showing)
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #14
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Always always underwhelmed by Gadd.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:18 PM   #16
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Kinda like me with Peart and Bonham.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:21 PM   #17
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John Bonham - Legend

Mike Portnoy - Inspired me incredibly when I was a drummer myself

Scott Phillips - One of the freshest drummers out there today! I never really noticed him during his Creed days, it wasn't until Alter Bridge's first album that he really caught my attention. Really grown as a drummer throughout the years.

Brad Wilk - Can keep a very tight groove, or go all out full blast. Amazing feel.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #18
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John Bonham - Legend

Mike Petrucci - Inspired me incredibly when I was a drummer myself

Scott Phillips - One of the freshest drummers out there today! I never really noticed him during his Creed days, it wasn't until Alter Bridge's first album that he really caught my attention. Really grown as a drummer throughout the years.

Brad Wilk - Can keep a very tight groove, or go all out full blast. Amazing feel.


wut? you mean portnoy? although if john petrucci and mike portnoy had a baby....
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wut? you mean portnoy? although if john petrucci and mike portnoy had a baby....


hahaha yeah I mean portnoy of course! Dunno how I got that mixed up
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I always dug trash metal drummers Dave Lombardo and Lars ulrich.
Also iron maiden's nicko mcbrain.
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