He created unique parts on his instrument that fit the songs to perfection. Really, what more can be asked of a drummer? Seriously, how could Joe Morello be omitted? Ringo at 11? Many comments here already, so very good, others from people 1 neuron short of a synapse. First, Ginger is most deserving of his rank, if not higher. No depth to his play. They all filled the songs with complimentary sounds, Without being over bearing.
Truly talented men. Forgot to mention EdCassidy. Ed passed away a few years ago. Where is Ron Bushy?? These lists are always subjective but this one is one of the worst I have ever seen. Bill Bruford should be higher due to his wide range and incredibly different feel. He is the best ever in my opinion. Phill Collins should be higher due to his incredible work with Brand X. Not enough space here to point out all the other errors. No Clem Burke from Blondie? After a while you just scroll down past all the ludicrous comments about who should or should not be on the list, the loudmouth know-nothing who keeps telling everybody else to shut up, the same stupid debunked quote by Lennon and the insistence that McCartney was really a better drummer than Ringo, Who cares?
No list is going to be complete, and no list will please everyone. Be careful not to confuse flashy and fast with real musicality, and most drummers would definitely vote Ringo somewhere on their list. Keith Moon and Ginger Baker were insane drummers who probably expended more energy than anyone else, but were they really that good? Most of the metal and hard rock drummers want to come up with their own style rather than debate technical skill, so why try to compare them?
And the only reason everyone makes such a big deal about Buddy Rich was because he did a lot of television. One of the best ever! No french guys like Christian Vander, Philippe Gleizes. Such a shame. With no Gene Krupa there would have been no Buddy Rich. This list, although it does have some drummers that deserve to be on it, is poorly compiled.
Ralph Salmins, arguably the best session drummer in UK should be there, as well as Charlie Adams who plays with Yanni, would kill Rich in any drum battle if Rich was still around , Arno van Nuienhuize also, great Dutch session drummer , ex Metropole Orchestra, and even current Metropole Orchestra drummer Martin Vjink, plays jazz better than Rich ever did.
This list is obviously just a matter of opinion. IMO Danny Carey is underrated on this list. He is at least top 3 all time if not 1. Well dudes it seems to me those that are being so smart with their answers are good with the beat….
I love it!! All said, we all appreciate our favored. Some of the correspondents in this forum are totally disgusting in comment, blithering idiots they are destined to remain for the rest of their pathetic lives. You have to add Tony Brock. Checkout his drum solo with Rod in Rio.
The likes of Ringo, Phil Collins etc were just starting out and likely learning from the very popular….. Check it out…do an internet enquiry…. Now complain about that. Vinnie Colaiuta 32….????? I gots to stop reading these idiot bullshit lists. Phhh… Fuckin idiots. Where in the hell is Richie Haywood? Little Feats drummer. So maybe he should be listed as 1 here. I believe Buddy Rich also praised him as the best in rock at that time. Your list belongs in the garbage!!
Must be friends with the guy making up this list LOL!! I mean, seriously, Sheila E ranked ahead of Billy Cobham??? We can all argue subjective things about who is best, who should be on the list, etc etc. But objective factual errors are a different story. Sloppy writing, never happened. Treat yourselves to an education and check out some of his stuff on You Tube. Someone really does need to go looking for alternative employment. Seriously — Lars Ulrich?
Meg White? Any such ranking that puts Dave Grohl in the top ten, with Charlie Watts, Roger Hawkins, and Levon Helm behind him is immediately suspect and frankly, a joke. This list is an ultra-flawed starting point. You forget Andy Arrow, one of the greatest. I just listened to Andy Arrow on your link and I think I would have given him a higher grade if he took a solo! You call yourself a professor? It surely is not of music! Obviously you missed Cesar Zuiderwijk from Golden Earring.
The Who even wanted him after Keith died. He decided to stay with his friends in Earring. How about Toss Panos!!!!! Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Search uDiscover Music. Features Latest News. Share Tweet. For now, however, cue drum roll… Here is our guide to the best drummers in music history. Format: UK English. Ringo should be 1 hands down. His style. Cliff August 31, at pm. Ringo was a crap drummer. Ringo has a signature style, and plays the drum instrumentally, not to overpower melody. Billy Mieder August 31, at pm. Tom Borowski September 1, at am. Wade Rave April 9, at pm. BIlly Mieder April 19, at am. BIlly Mieder April 19, at pm.
BIlly Mieder April 21, at am. Billy Mieder April 26, at am. Drumming is a form of artistic expression. Just enjoy it!! BIlly Mieder June 20, at am. Music should not be a competition. Just enjoy it. Matt August 31, at pm. Ralph January 5, at am. Barbara Innes December 7, at pm. Johan August 9, at am. Dale February 15, at am. That is a quote by John Lennon when asked if Ringo was the best drummer in the world.
Rob February 24, at pm. Nick February 23, at pm. Phil February 25, at am. Dave F August 31, at pm. Bryan E August 31, at pm. Tim August 31, at pm. Carlos Martinez August 31, at pm. Mac November 30, at pm. DrummerGuy September 1, at pm. Giorgio September 1, at am. Michael M October 23, at am. Daveyboy April 4, at am. Pete February 22, at pm.
Denny Weaver March 15, at pm. GMR May 15, at pm. Carl August 31, at pm. Don Garduno August 31, at pm. Billy Cobham should be much higher, And Danny Seraphine way up there.
Mare August 31, at pm. Tom August 31, at pm. Sergey September 9, at pm. Billy Meider October 23, at am. Steve August 31, at pm. FramusJack August 31, at pm. Guy L'Hoste September 3, at am.
Robert L. October 24, at pm. Carol September 1, at am. You nailed that one. Krupa and Rich should be at the very top of that list! Gary Todd January 8, at am. TONY September 20, at am. Frank May 24, at pm. Mark August 31, at pm. Style, longevity, fame do not a good drummer make! Bob August 31, at pm. Obomski August 31, at pm. Python August 31, at pm. Joe January 9, at pm. Terry March 25, at pm.
Travis September 1, at am. Stephen Warne October 22, at pm. I always thought that Pete was the Best drummer in the Beatles.. Peter X November 26, at am. Gary Allen September 1, at am. I totally agree with the top three drummers, In my opinion the list can stop there.
Eolo Nizzi II September 1, at am. Buddy Rich has all of those guys beat, Buddy was the best, hands down!! Brian Walton September 1, at am. Brian September 1, at am. Ken September 1, at am. Who is this Neil Learnt? TNovak September 1, at am. Chris September 1, at pm. Steve September 2, at am. One of the best I ever watched was Ed Cassidy from Spirit!
Ummiami44 October 21, at pm. John October 23, at pm. Tim Roberts October 23, at pm. Stu October 24, at am. Clint October 24, at pm. Rickey October 25, at am.
Carbonc60 August 17, at am. Amo Green October 1, at am. Erik January 25, at pm. Ronaldr February 22, at pm. Billy Mieder says … I disagree ….
But the teen prodigy, needing space to create in the '40s, changed the entire game. By moving the driving beat to the ride cymbal, rather than the bass drum, he made room to innovate on the rest of the kit while maintaining flow and rhythm for his bandmates — in effect turning drummers into four-limbed artists. While this seems like a no-brainer today, it was like shifting from tintype to HD overnight. Neil Peart in concert with Rush, His intricate flourishes and complex time signatures match his lyrics about philosophy, mythology, fantasy and fame.
His oversized drum set has compelled an untold number of gear heads to blow their savings on extraneous cymbals and toms. His extravagant, eight-minute-plus concert solos — in which his kit has been known to literally rotate mid-beat — are as delightful as a Six Flags thrill ride.
Peart and his bandmates have gotten a lot of guff from critics over the years, but among multiple generations of musicians and fans, the year-old drum maestro remains a deeply inspiring figure, always rocking as hard as he can in his trademark kufi cap. Questlove Now that The Roots are The Tonight Show 's house band, it's easy to forget that back in their early days, the notion of a rap group with live instruments was practically hip-hop heresy. Questlove does with his sticks what a great DJ does with his record crate, distilling 50 years of popular music down to a few indelible grooves, serving up history in a snare hit.
Alex Van Halen behind his kit, Like his brother Eddie, Alex Van Halen is a bona fide virtuoso, a drummer possessed of equal parts technical chops and playful enthusiasm. Mike August 12, at pm. Dave August 12, at pm. Lists are pointless. Music is an art form, not a contest. He said, after he read the list…………….
Bert Dobben August 12, at pm. Cameron August 14, at pm. Anthony August 13, at am. Tony Williams 1. Buddy Rich 2. Tony August 13, at am. My top 5. Clem August 15, at pm. Monty August 15, at pm. Thomas August 15, at pm. Royal Brown August 19, at am. How could you possibly leave Joe Morello off the listA?! Phil August 23, at am.
Rado August 26, at pm. Elizabeth August 26, at pm. John August 26, at pm. Angela Levey October 31, at am. I,m not surprised, unfortunately,just angry,Stan Levey was the best. Zoot August 26, at pm.
Nix August 26, at pm. Sal August 26, at pm. Anne August 26, at pm. Note worthy August 27, at am. Tom Piccard August 27, at am. Andrew Putnam August 27, at pm. Lestrum November 11, at am. I think a list of the top would even be better. Guillaume Foliot August 27, at pm. Two great drummers from New Orleans not on the list. Vernel Fournier and Herlin Riley. Neo Anderthal September 9, at pm. Sebastian August 31, at am.
Lene Smidt September 1, at am. Mickey Roker is missing here. Wot a stupid list. Is this jazz-jazz or merely jazz? Emanuel hayavi September 14, at am. Paul October 10, at pm. Bo October 12, at pm. Krister Ohlsson October 30, at pm. Baby Dodds and Zutty Singleton laid the foundation, all the others stand on their shoulders. Vodnique October 30, at pm. Kay Heymer October 30, at pm. Within this round-up, our aim is to cover some of the most common and biggest-selling sets on the market, with options for every budget.
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Wide open, the bass drum is right on the money, delivering a massive wallop of low-end. This actually isn't a song. Before the Hilversum radio performance the presenter announced the band, while the nits made some musical sounds behind this. Nothing special. This song opened the Roskilde concert and I guess it was at normal concerts also the opener. It was played similar to the album version, only heavier.
Actually it was performed almost exactly as on the previous Work tour. The intro had tight drumming and piano crashes. After this some spooky keyboard sounds started and finally Henk sang the lyrics. The bass sounds real. So it is quite possible that Michiel played a bass guitar during this song.
In the instrumental part more piano crashes and melodies were played. The b-side to the nescio single and a bonus track on the Omsk cd. The studio version comes over to me as a bit messy, but that fits the song rather well. The live version was a little more tightly played. Over the bouncy beat and the heavy keyboard bass Michiel played a 'dirty' guitar sound.
He also sang lead vocals, while Henk provided backing vocals. Robert Jan and Henk provided keyboard touches, melodies and sound effects throughout the song. A rather wild guitar solo was played before a couple of 'man of straw' vocals ended the song. This was the real breakthrough of the Nits in the Netherlands. Up to date it is still their biggest hit, reaching no. Even in the Dutch mountains didn't reach this. This was also the song that probably made a lot of people come to see the nits play live.
The song itself is a sequel to the Dutch book 'de uitvreter' by the writer Nescio. Nescio is Latin for 'I don't know. The main character from the book is called Japi and he is the uitvreter. At the end of the book he commits suicide by jumping of a bridge.
Henk continued the song by having Japi swim to Italy and calling Nescio, the writer, to tell him he is happy in the Italian paradise. The song was played in the arrangement it was to be played at most of the later tours. As on the Urk version the song started out with just piano and vocals with some of the 'I jumped of a bridge' vocals.
At the 'nobody's knocking' some knocking sounds can be heard.. After a while the orchestral sound started and the normal nescio started with the Italian and English sections. To me the bass sounds like it was played on a bass guitar, probably by Michiel.
This left the acoustic guitar parts for Henk. Robert Jan's piano melodies were quite impressive, but didn't deviate too much from the album version. Michiel provided a few backing vocals, but not much. STAR Walnut has been at the top of the drumming industry for a while now, so when this new set came out, you can believe it was at the top of many drum players wish lists. Luckily, you can make this set yours today directly from our website while supplies last!
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