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Led Zeppelin was great.  The Stones were greater.  Why?  Superior songwriting.

John Bonham was good.  Ringo Starr was better.  And Keith Moon was way out in front..."I Can See for Miles" is proof.

Neil Peart played for Rush.  The less said, the better.

I love Pink Floyd, but the drumming has never stood out to me.

Who was the best drummer you've never heard of, you ask?  Easy.  Mick Waller. The drumming from start to finish on Rod Stewart's Every Picture Tells a Story is simply inspired.

What separates a good drummer from a great drummer?  Style.  I can't really say that John Bonham sounded different from other drummers.  He thrashed away and played for a rocking band.  

Ringo, on the other hand, had a distinctive sound (partly because he was a lefty playing a right-handed kit).  And Keith was anarchy on the drums...anarchy with style.

Worst drummer?  Take your pick from any '80s hair band.  Those clowns had no clue that drums are actually an instrument.

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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

Led Zeppelin was great.  The Stones were greater.  Why?  Superior songwriting.

John Bonham was good.  Ringo Starr was better.  And Keith Moon was way out in front..."I Can See for Miles" is proof.

Neil Peart played for Rush.  The less said, the better.

I love Pink Floyd, but the drumming has never stood out to me.

Who was the best drummer you've never heard of, you ask?  Easy.  Mick Waller. The drumming from start to finish on Rod Stewart's Every Picture Tells a Story is simply inspired.

What separates a good drummer from a great drummer?  Style.  I can't really say that John Bonham sounded different from other drummers.  He thrashed away and played for a rocking band.  

Ringo, on the other hand, had a distinctive sound (partly because he was a lefty playing a right-handed kit).  And Keith was anarchy on the drums...anarchy with style.

Worst drummer?  Take your pick from any '80s hair band.  Those clowns had no clue that drums are actually an instrument.


Alex Van Halen was a great drummer.
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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

Led Zeppelin was great.  The Stones were greater.  Why?  Superior songwriting.

John Bonham was good.  Ringo Starr was better.  And Keith Moon was way out in front..."I Can See for Miles" is proof.

Neil Peart played for Rush.  The less said, the better.

I love Pink Floyd, but the drumming has never stood out to me.

Who was the best drummer you've never heard of, you ask?  Easy.  Mick Waller. The drumming from start to finish on Rod Stewart's Every Picture Tells a Story is simply inspired.

What separates a good drummer from a great drummer?  Style.  I can't really say that John Bonham sounded different from other drummers.  He thrashed away and played for a rocking band.  

Ringo, on the other hand, had a distinctive sound (partly because he was a lefty playing a right-handed kit).  And Keith was anarchy on the drums...anarchy with style.

Worst drummer?  Take your pick from any '80s hair band.  Those clowns had no clue that drums are actually an instrument.


Best drummer is all opinion, my personal favorite drummer is Zigaboo Modeliste from the funk band the Meters, but you won't see him on any "top 100" lists. I can't believe no one has mentioned Ginger Baker from Cream yet, he's up there with Moon and Bonham. Also Stewart Copeland from the Police is a pretty incredible drummer.
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As I was reading this I was thinking of Steward Copeland. I don't much like The Police (mainly because I can't abide Sting), but every time I hear their records I'm always struck by how creative the drumming was.

Talking of drummers (and going even further off-topic!), Questlove from The Roots left a comment on my Across The Universe article a while ago, under his real name. That was pretty cool.

EDIT at least I think it was him. Wikipedia has his name spelt Ahmir, not Amir. He left a valid email address and linked to his official Twitter account, so I presumed it was genuine.

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I've had the Remasters double CD set for years. I just don't feel the love for Led Zep.

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I feel sorry for you Joe! a-hard-days-night-ringo-15 LOL. But look at this

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And the guy next to him is wearing a Red Rose SPeedway shirt but I don't know who he is a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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Joe said:

I've had the Remasters double CD set for years. I just don't feel the love for Led Zep.


That stuff is mostly hard rock, which I guess is mostly what they were about, but if your interested in hearing some really good acoustic and folk style guitar, check out III. It's the only one that I listen to anymore because the hard rock stuff, and Plant's voice, just really starts to annoy me after a while. It's really a shame that the greatest band of all time had such spectacular singers because I now expect everyone to be as good. Damn you Beatles! a-hard-days-night-john-4a-hard-days-night-paul-9a-hard-days-night-george-9a-hard-days-night-ringo-14
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Joe said:

I've had the Remasters double CD set for years. I just don't feel the love for Led Zep.


this man has not heard The Battle of Evermore
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