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Greg

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RS 100 Greatest Drummers.
« on: March 15, 2017, 06:05:19 PM »


1  John Bonham – Led Zeppelin
2  Keith Moon – The Who
3  Ginger Baker – Cream
4  Neil Peart – Rush
5  Hal Blaine – session player
6  Clyde Stubblefield and John “Jabo” Starks from James Brown‘s band
7  Gene Krupa – big band / jazz great
8  Mitch Mitchell – Jimi Hendrix Experience
9  Al Jackson, Jr. – Booker T and the MGs and Stax session drummer
10 Stewart Copeland – The Police
10.5  Jennifer Warnes-Greg's All-Star Band
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Re: RS 100 Greatest Drummers.
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 06:08:50 PM »

I know...I know...useless.  But...I knew the drummers I dont particularly enjoy would be on here near the top.


I think Ringo, as biased as a probably am, should be way way up there.


I dont know what you think Ringos strengths are, but I think his one strength is what puts him near the top.  He had a great feel for the song.  I think that was his strength.  He had a great feel for the tune and sounded great playing those songs.


I like Al Greens drummer.  He was a badass.
Steve Gadd=Steve God.
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Re: RS 100 Greatest Drummers.
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 02:24:58 AM »

To me you can't separate the playing from the music, the best players are those that make the best music. There is no abstract best playing that is separate from great music.

I love Bill Bruford's playing with Yes because it is an essential element of music I love. But his playing with King Crimson I don't care so much about because the music doesn't move me.

Ringo is the perfect drummer for the Beatles and the Beatles music is right at the top of popular music so I like Ringo's drumming more than John Bonhams. Bonham would have been a terrible drummer for the Beatles, he was good for Zeppelin but Zeppelin aren't up there with the Beatles.
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Re: RS 100 Greatest Drummers.
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 04:20:02 PM »

I've always dug Ringo's absolute grasp of what a song needs and how he gets that. Where his influence is greatest, I think, is that he inspired an entire generation (me included) to pick up the sticks.
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Re: RS 100 Greatest Drummers.
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 08:54:35 AM »

So, on the Something About The Beatles podcast this week....they were talking about Bobby Graham. I'd never heard of him before but they played a poop ton of songs he was on in the 60's and they also mentioned he was in the running after Pete Best was ousted. Dude could play. Love his extra little fills here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9X-cgihXqQ
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Re: RS 100 Greatest Drummers.
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 11:24:12 AM »

Those are tasteful fills.  Great.
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Re: RS 100 Greatest Drummers.
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 06:09:19 PM »

I heard the same podcast, 2, and I'd always wondered how the Lads would have sounded with a more 'conventional' sounding drummer. I seriously doubt it would have been the same. Plus, Ringo fit in so perfectly...finding adequate drumming is not easy, but finding a guy like that who is a missing puzzle piece as a person, nearly impossible. Plus, the guy has to show up for gigs!
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Re: RS 100 Greatest Drummers.
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 07:43:14 PM »

Yup....it makes me think that this whole "Beatles" thing should also be in the "Timing" thread.  :)
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