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What about the drummer?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by sedan_dad, May 7, 2006.

  1. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    I've got a topic for you.
    We all ask about our favorite bass players, but your favorite drummer?
    I think we would all agree that the drummer is all so important when playing bass.It's the beat that he lays down that inspires us to create the groove with him.
    I'd kill to play with Charlie Watts or Steve Jordan.
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Totally wrong forum, dude.
  3. ukbassboy


    Mar 19, 2006
    All things considered, for all round musical genius it has to be Dave Grohl.
    For pure drumming brilliance, Danny Carey from Tool.
  4. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Yea ,your right.I should have posted this under Misc..
    Mr.Moderator..........if you please.

    Sorry about that.
    It is a good ask though.
  5. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I also like dave grohl, but I think my top would be Jimmy Chamberlain.
  6. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Carter Beuford
    Lester Estelle Jr.
    or Steve Jordan

    I'd probably give one of the boys to play with one of those three.
  7. Nico3535


    Mar 8, 2006
    Billy Martin for hip hop funk, Chris Adler metal madness, Mike Clark jazz fusion, Jason Bohnam next best thing to daddy!
  8. Carter Beuford and Danny Carey
  9. arianar


    Sep 25, 2005
    Ooh! Definitely Bernard Purdie, Steve Gadd or the Motown drummers; Uriel, "Pistol" Allen and Benny Benjamin.

    To play with Stewart Copeland would be brilliant as well!
  10. Groundloop


    Jun 21, 2005
    Stewart Copeland

    Bill Bruford

    Neil Peart

    and Stewart Copeland (Yeah I know. I listed him twice. :p )
  11. arianar


    Sep 25, 2005
    But he is a drum god! So why not!? :p
  12. JB from Zepellin...innovative and precise. He had a sound on drums that I have yet to hear repeated (partly due to his technique, partly recording techniques/gear, I'm guessing): Raw, yet expertly controlled.

    Other favs:
    -Neil Peart
    -Stuart Copeland
    -Dave Grohl
    -Bud (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars)
    -Precision/speed kings: Dave Lombardo (ex Slayer), Travis (Blink 182), Joey (Slipknot)

    Bottom line: If you have a bad drummer, you have a bad band!
  13. Nadav


    Nov 13, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Right now mine are Al Foster, Jack DeJohnette and Dannie Richmond. Billy Martin, Elvin Jones and a few others are permanent favorites.
  14. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Chad Smith
  15. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    Very different from each other but definitely Chad Smith, and Mitch Mitchell!
  16. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Carter Beauford
    Vinny Caliuta
    Steve Gadd
    Stewart Copeland
  17. Jiggybass


    Nov 15, 2005
    Sudbury, Canada
    Gill Moore
    Neil Peart
    dude from Jet, he's just too cool
  18. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Travis Barker
    Neil Peart
    Chad Smith
    Carter Beauford
    Danney Carey
    Chad Smith

    In no order, just to name a few.
  19. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    Dennis Chambers
    Mr. Portnoy from Dream Theater
    J.D. Blair
    Aynsley Dunbar (is he still around?)
    And my favorite that I've actually played with:
    Tom Lambuth, currently of Lafayette, IN.
    I have over 37 posts!
  20. mvw356


    Mar 2, 2006
    Jeffrey Porcaro all the way, unfortunatley he is not with us anymore. his groove is unreal. i know toto is not a well respected band with many people, but do yourselvs favor and listen to 'jake the bone' from the Kingdom of Desire album. its just a mind blowing instrumental with lots of great playing.

    tim alexander from Primus is really good too i think.

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