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Offline ZombieCake

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Best ever songs with a great drummer
« on: June 03, 2021, 12:37:22 am »
Rules are that the drummer has to be a real life human and not a drum machine (so no Sisters...) and be more prominent than just a filler (drummers are so under rated).  So I'll start with the following and as ever thoughts, contributions,  and comments are welcome. 






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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2021, 09:24:12 am »
There's the late, great Rob Heaton -  the veteran producer Glyn Johns reckoned he had the most impeccable timing of any drummer he'd ever worked with, and in terms of feel he put him second only to Keith Moon. He was also a pretty good guitarist too.



Having mentioned Moon the Loon, here's one of his finest tracks with the Who, though apparently they rarely played this live because the drum part was so difficult to get right!



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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2021, 09:30:03 am »
Going off at a slight tangent given the Sisters have been mentioned, back in the days when I lived in Bra'fud a couple of my mates told a tale about a baby goth who tried to impress them by telling them she'd been for a drink with Doktor Avalanche in a pub in Leeds! :lol:

(for those not familiar with the Sisters of Mercy, Doktor Avalanche was the name they gave to their drum machine...)
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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2021, 10:55:55 am »

in fact anything with neil peart or rush

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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2021, 10:58:12 am »
in fact anything with neil peart or rush

1st thing that popped into my head when I read this thread was Rush.

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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2021, 12:02:24 pm »

I'm not a complete idiot: some parts are missing!

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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2021, 03:31:30 pm »
owt by Arctic Monkeys.

Helders is widely acknowledged as one of the best in the business.


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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2021, 06:05:47 pm »
"Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment"

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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2021, 06:09:02 pm »
I'm sure many will hate this, but WTF. The mercurial Terry Bozzio, at the height of his youth and vigour in 1977, being made to confess to forbidden love in public by his evil boss, and play vicious drums at the same time:



This one has better audio but no video, and was written specifically to blow Terry's mind with its complexity - though this is the easy, teenage New York version:



Basically, any FZ track from any era has the best drummers available at the time :)

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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2021, 07:21:27 pm »
Another Led Zep one....


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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2021, 08:05:47 pm »
Rain by the Beatles.  Ringo always reckons this was the best drumming he did with the Beatles.  It is amazing that this was tucked away as a B side.


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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2021, 08:46:02 pm »
Also Michael Shrieve who was drummer with Santana 1969 - 1974. Here playing on Soul Sacrifice at the original Woodstock when at age of 20, he was 2nd youngest musician to play there:

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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2021, 09:24:21 pm »
Alex Van Halen. I saw them doing this live in about 1982 and it was one of the most exciting moments in my life up to that point:


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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2021, 11:29:30 pm »
One more before bed - Steve Gadd on Steely Dan's 'Aja':


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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2021, 10:29:45 am »
Another rock epic - Cozy Powell on Rainbow's "Stargazer"

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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2021, 11:55:24 am »


Ciaran Boyle, who lives in Rotherham, is arguably one of the best Irish drummers around. He was an all Ireland champion a few years in a row.

Here he is playing with another pal of mine Patrick Walker.

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Re: Best ever songs with a great drummer
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2021, 02:36:53 pm »
The greatest of them all.....

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