Re: Drummers: Discuss
posted at 9/26/2013 1:17 PM EDT
Music works similar to a fine tuned engine. If one of the parts is bad it tends to detract from the whole, or can even make the whole thing work awful ( or not at all).
The drums and bass work closely together as the rhythm section ( which I am sure you all know). I also am not overly fond of drum solos, although Ginger Baker played some really good ones.
As with the thread by HF about guitarists, I could list the favorite drummers and it would be a long list.
Try to imagine Led Zeppelin's 'Rock And Roll' without the cymbals and drums of John Bonham....it is a very disinctive sound and if you've heard this classic as many times as I have, you can hear it in your mind just by thinking of it.
...and the drum roll in Deep Purple's Space Truckin' by the most under-rated of all Rock drummers Ian Paice ( also the only member that has appeared on every DP album).
Charlie Watts and Ringo were just very good timekeepers, never asked to be flamboyant just keep the backbeat steady...and they were among the best.
Cozy Powell drummed for Jeff Beck , was Blackmore's drummer in the original Rainbow and drummed on many other Rock albums.
Singing drummers tend to get noticed more as vocalists as time goes by, but Don Henley and Phil Collins were also good banging the skins.
Of course , you can't talk Rock drummers without mentioning Neil Peart, Carl Palmer,Mitch Mitchell.
Some of the lesser known drummers that were essential to the sound of some very successful artists: Bill Bruford (Yes), Mike Shrieve (Santana), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Jim Capaldi ( Traffic) and Terry Bozzio (U.K.,Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Missing Persons).
It is ironic that we have a drummers thread today, as I heard 'Wipeout' just a few minutes before going on my lunchbreak...and this is classic drummer material....back when I was in high scholl every kid who thought himself a good drummer had to prove it by playing 'Wipeout' on the school desks or chair backs or cafeteria table, much to the dismay of the teachers. And you certainly would get consideration for detention if playing it at the wrong moment.
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