Drummers never get any credit. What song has the best drumming you have heard in a music track?
For me Tool - Lateralus, Led Zeppelin - Moby Dick, and Tool - Ticks and Leeches would be my top three.
In my honest opinion, the best drumming I've ever heard in a track is "Fix you", by the Coldplay.
Drumming grows slowly but hardly.
This is long before your time but the great Gene Krupa was awesome. Many artists like Zeppelin studied his technique and learned from him. When I was just a little girl, my mother took me to see him perform in Los Angeles, Ca. I'll never forget him. You can find him in some of the old black and white movies of the 40's and 50's.
I still can't get over Keith Moon's drumming on "Baba O'Riley." The way he keeps things moving, propelling the song to its wild conclusion, totally blows me away every time I hear it. The perfect dynamic mix of loud, quiet, and louder!
Some musicians say he was sloppy and are bothered that he didn't repeat himself very well, playing totally different fills every time the Who played a given song. Personally, I think that's the secret sauce in his playing, and it adds a great deal to the Who's sound.
I am going to have to agree with you with about Tool. Danny Carey is such a powerful drummer. His creativity and skill with time signatures gives him a top place in the drummer world. Both of my sons are musicians and I've seen and listened to a lot of music. Jon Bonham is one of the greats and has influenced other great drummers. A good drummer carries the song. He may not ever be considered one of the best, but Ringo Starr certainly didn't get the recognition he deserved.
WHITEY PENNTI GLAN WALKING THE DOG_0001.wmv
You asked the question. This a lousy video but Whitey Glan's drumming is by far the best I have ever seen going way back to when I was a teenager when he played for The 5 Rogues in Toronto clubs and at my high school. I was smart enough to book that band several times.
It's not really a track but this is the best drummer I have ever seen,
The link is on Youtube. If you are drummer you must watch him play. You will be saying how the hell did he do that.
I like his roll at 2:13. For some reason I thought of this when you linked a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItZyaOlrb7E - That Drummer was on late night he's a riot.
What they both have in common is an incredible sense of timing and superb control of their sticks. The second guy is a little over the top. More like an out of control octopus. Both are good drummers for sure. All 3 traits make for a good drummer.
I agree that John Bonham rates in the top 10 or better of all-time great drummers. There are so many amazing ones out there who have obviously influenced the newest generations. I am not a drum solo fan, much preferring to see a really adept musician in sync w/ the other members of the band both capable of nuance and power. My exception to the drum solo is "Toad" w/ Ginger Baker from Cream. He may not WOW everyone today, but he was and still is a master of rhythmic variations w/o missing a beat at incredible speed. Travis Barker is my favorite contemporary drummer for alternative rock because he is really talented and creative for versatility, but my vote for All-Time best goes to the late Keith Moon from The Who. I can't say which track is best because there are just too many. I've always loved watching the studio recording of "Who Are You?" You've posed a good question which is hard to answer!
I would have to say The Funky Drummer by James Brown. His drummer Clyde Stubblefield did his thing and got sampled so many times for it!
Danny Seraphine, ex-drummer for the original Chicago, is the greatest pop/rock/jazz drummer of all time. Buddy Rich, superstar jazz drummer, said on the "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson", That Seraphine was the finest drummer he had ever heard.
I know it doesn't have a lot of drumming but what drumming it has is great. My pick is "The devil went down to Georgia".
You make a very good point; drummers get squat for what they do, and a lot of solo work on their part is easily forgotten. I'd have to say a lot of Motorhead's stuff is worthy of note, especially (We are) The Roadcrew, which has a lovely beat and the drummer couldn't slam any harder on those skins! I also like a lot of Judas Priest stuff, particularly that of Exciter. ^^
My first thought on reading this question was to answer "The intro to 'Free,' by Stryper." I don't know enough about drumming to know if Robert Sweet had great technique, but I love that drum intro.
I also LOVE the way Christoph Schneider builds the intensity of the song "Du Hast." It's not fancy drumming technique, but it's the perfect blend of at first just drum and keyboard (and vocals) that lead to this crescendo of all the instruments (and vocals) in the chorus seeming to *ahem* drum into your head.
You are apparently too young to remember the never ending drum solo days. It wasn't a good thing unless it was live and you were REALLY stoned.
Of course Led Zeppelin and so many others of that time.
Probably the most overlooked is Charlie Watt with the Stones.
The drummer that has had so much affect on so many drummers is probably someone you have never heard of. His abilities were just simply amazing. It is hard enough to be a drummer, let along the lead singer on several, several tracks that "The Band" performed. I am of course talking about Levon Helm. Brilliant musician, and a brilliant band overall. They had so much affect on bands that you wouldn't even imagine. Check them out.
Cozy Powell - Dance with the devil
John Bonham - Moby Dick
Carl Palmer - Rondo
Best three drum solo's (in my opinion)
But other great drummers are
The list goes on and on, oh and Buddy Rich probably the greatest of them all......
Anything by Phil Collins!
As for solo songs, I'll chose Steely Dan's "Aja", and Heatwave's "Put the Word Out".
Carter Beauford from Dave Matthews - I'd say Two Step but it's really any song he plays. Same w/ Neil Peart-Rush.
in my opinion, neil peart from rush. i dont need reasoning to justify it. just listen to rush and you will understand
Drummers do get credit -- but they are the heartbeat, not the face. Without a good drummer it is a robot band. A good drummer is in the band that makes you nod your head without being aware you're doing it. Okay, not really answering your question -- of the ones you mentioned, Led Zeppelin (already nodding my head) and I recently saw a band (can't remember name) and love the drummer face. So into it! Almost as good as Stevie Ray guitar face. I am curious though -- all the drummers I've known, (and perhaps dated) have been.. the ones we were warned against. Love those drummers
Drummers do get the credit, it's the bassist you were thinking of lol. Judas Priest's "Painkiller" popped up first, so I guess I'll go with that one. The drum intro just sets things straight from the very start when it comes to drummer props.
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