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alantig
01-05-2013, 01:10 AM
Okay, we all talk a bit about our favorite guitarists, but what about the other guys? Who are the non-guitarists that influence or inspire you?

Let's start with drummers, then we'll move to musicians. :rock:

For me, the top three are Neil Peart, Terry Bozzio and Keith Moon. Moonie is like a polar opposite of the other two, but the joy and excitement he brought to his playing gets me. Bozzio is one of those guys who just makes you wonder what he'll come up with next. I saw him play a lead drum solo with Missing Persons on "U.S. Drag" - not a traditional solo, but something more akin to a guitar solo.

And good lord, but what can be said about Neil Peart? Simply mind-blowing.

So, how bouts it?

(And yes, I plan to milk this idea through all of January!)

thieves&foxes
01-05-2013, 01:35 AM
probably Travis Barker (Blink 182, Box Car Racer), Ricky Mozzota (mewithoutYou) Joey Jordison (Slipknot) or Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band) for me. I recently got into Rush. I know forgive me I'm still young, and Neil is amazing, the issue is that Geddy Lee's bass playing get's my attention in that band.

sergiodeblanc
01-05-2013, 01:52 AM
Clyde Stubblefield (Funky Drummer)

Benny Benjamin (too many Motown hits)

Carlton Barrett (Upsetters/ Wailers)

Dave Lombardo (SLAYER!)

Roger Linn (technically not a drummer or a machine)

Goldtop
01-05-2013, 07:24 AM
Great topic. As I've said here before, I'm almost as into drummers as I am guitarists. In no particular order, some of my top choices are:

Bonzo

Keith Moon

Mick Fleetwood

Ian Paice

Bun E. Carlos

Frank Beard

Alex Van Halen

Jim Keltner

Mikkey Dee

Lloyd/Goldtop/Queen of Clubs

11top
01-05-2013, 08:05 AM
Lots of great ones, but Mike Portnoy is the best drummer I've ever heard. His fills are amazing, and the man can do more with his feet than many can do with hands and feet.

Don't take my word for it. Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmbayHHUPcA

Or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASGh1G0oJCM

And for something with a little less fluff, but just TASTY!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW1CyogDwEs

Dirty Bob
01-05-2013, 09:08 AM
Some of my favorites...Neil Peart, Carter Beauford, Mike Portnoy, Bill Bruford, Mitch Mitchell, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe Johanson...


that said I can't play drums for ****. My brother on the other hand plays the drums quite well.

docbennett
01-05-2013, 09:35 AM
I always thought Bev Bevan from ELO was extremely under-rated. Karl Palmer was a great drummer also. In my opinion, no one will ever approach what Keith Moon was able to do.

And then, there is the drummer from Blue Oyster Cult...Albert Bouchard...

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/albert%20bouchard/100_3423.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/albert%20bouchard/100_3426-1.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/albert%20bouchard/100_3424.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/albert%20bouchard/100_3425.jpg

Hopeful Sinner
01-05-2013, 10:42 AM
John "Stumpy" Pepys

Eric "Stumpy Joe" Childs

Peter "James" Bond

Mick Shrimpton

Joe "Mama" Besser

Richard "Ric" Shrimpton

Sammy "Stumpy" Bateman

Scott "Skippy" Scuffleton

Chris "Poppa" Cadeau

May they all rest in peace (or pieces)...

MykeWright
01-05-2013, 10:51 AM
John "Stumpy" Pepys

Eric "Stumpy Joe" Childs

Peter "James" Bond

Mick Shrimpton

Joe "Mama" Besser

Richard "Ric" Shrimpton

Sammy "Stumpy" Bateman

Scott "Skippy" Scuffleton

Chris "Poppa" Cadeau

May they all rest in peace (or pieces)......or globules.

docbennett
01-05-2013, 11:33 AM
.......
Joe "Mama" Besser......

Are you telling me that Shemp's replacement was an influential drummer?????:o:o

I mean, I knew that Larry was always trying to get on screen violin time....but Joe Besser and the drums?

BTW...Moe could really shred!


http://www.moviefanfare.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Joe-Besser21-300x211.jpghttp://b.aol.com/ping?ts=1357403710951&h=www.moviefanfare.com&v=7&t=Joe-Besser21-300x211.jpg%20%28JPEG%20Image,%20300%C2%A0%C3%97%C 2%A0211%20pixels%29&l=488&nm=toolbar.view&tbid=aol&tbuuid=20100828135910671

http://threestooges.net/albums/cast/Joe_Besser.jpghttp://b.aol.com/ping?ts=1357403750163&h=threestooges.net&v=7&t=Joe_Besser.jpg%20%28JPEG%20Image,%20235%C2%A0%C3 %97%C2%A0304%20pixels%29&l=362&nm=toolbar.view&tbid=aol&tbuuid=20100828135910671

LSchefman
01-05-2013, 11:47 AM
Hy Hatt

"Kicks" Snareman

John Jacob "Jingleheimer" Schmidt

Kit Mann

"Sticks" Holder

Bill "Bongos" Fingerstein

docbennett
01-05-2013, 12:09 PM
John Jacob "Jingleheimer" Schmidt

Les.....(Singing In proper key) "His name is my name too" :laugh:

LSchefman
01-05-2013, 12:21 PM
Les.....(Singing In proper key) "His name is my name too" :laugh:

Whenever I go out, the people always shout "There goes..."

Here's a little known fact: Schmidt was the first drummer to attach a tambourine to his hi-hat. Played in Bix Penn's band in the 1920s. This was a legendary jazz orchestra, featuring the sultry singer Vera "Vox" Populi.

Vera was the first to sing the famous "oodle-doodley-doo" at the end of the last chorus.

Jingleheimer became a legend in his own time, and that's where the children's song came from.

By the way, the band's big hit was 1926's "How Could Robinson Crusoe Get The Blues Under A Carolina Moon," which I produced and played second banjo on. It was an early electrical recording (prior to this, bands recorded into a megaphone onto a wax disc), cut with a single carbon-button mic.

I don't remember who engineered it; back then, engineering was all about hand-cranking the cutting lathe.

Later, I ran off with "Vox" and we toured with Billy "Saint" Paul and His Minnesotans, but Billy was a pretty heavy drinker, so after a while we quit and toured with the wonderful, but hardly remembered, "Duke Detroit and The Jazz Demons."

docbennett
01-05-2013, 02:56 PM
Duke Detroit was my dad, Les. He spoke very highly of you and he remembered Vera fondly as well. I thought he made it all up...can't believe he was telling the truth as he sat over my bed, stinking of alcohol and smelling of dirty bars as he regaled my 6 year old mind with tales of Vera Vox, Les the Highlander Shefman (he always called you "Shef"), and the antics you would all get involved in. I was conceived during one of dad's binges while he toured with you in Europe. I never met my mom. I blame you, Les.

LSchefman
01-05-2013, 03:55 PM
Duke Detroit was my dad, Les. He spoke very highly of you and he remembered Vera fondly as well. I thought he made it all up...can't believe he was telling the truth as he sat over my bed, stinking of alcohol and smelling of dirty bars as he regaled my 6 year old mind with tales of Vera Vox, Les the Highlander Shefman (he always called you "Shef"), and the antics you would all get involved in. I was conceived during one of dad's binges while he toured with you in Europe. I never met my mom. I blame you, Les.

Ha! Well, the truth is that by the time of that tour, I was in need of another life change. So I left the act in Paris, and moved on to Berlin, a pretty cool place for musicians in the 20s. That's where I really got into playing the accordion, which led me in 1935 to Uta, a beautiful young woman who liked men in uniform.

I figured eventually I'd need to pull another disappearing act, and felt that war was inevitable, so I joined the Wehrmacht, which pleased Uta no end, especially since I joined as a communications specialist-officer.

As you know, it's easy to disappear during wartime, and I had a gut feeling that Germany would be involved in a "little war" somewhere in the East...something of a miscalculation on my part...

docbennett
01-05-2013, 06:10 PM
Holy ****......that explains it all.....dad would shy away from the subject, but it was obvious I looked nothing like him...and he would frequently reminisce about those nights that he was too drunk to remember what was going on, but "Shef" and some woman were getting it on. Shef had to hide this from Vera, or he would have been in deep doodoo. So, dad apparently took the fall, and said that he was the father when the woman came forward months later with an accusing and threatening manner. In fact it was you, Shef., that knocked up my mom during one of your nights carousing away from Vera. You always did have too much influence on dad. You would suggest something in a grey area...and he would go along with it. In this case, he accepted responsibility for the baby, and protected you, "Shef" from the wrath of Vera.

Les.......Dad!

docbennett
01-05-2013, 06:11 PM
OK...back to drummers.



I've been reunited with my long lost dad, and all is well in the world.
Papa Shef...can I have my allowance?

crgtr
01-05-2013, 09:11 PM
Myron Grombacher, Paul Geary, Clyde Stubblefield, Bonham, Taylor Hawkins, Rodney Howard. All world class. All can rock & funk you into the stratosphere!

LSchefman
01-05-2013, 09:34 PM
Les.......Dad!

Does that mean you'll share your guitar collection with me? ;)

alantig
01-05-2013, 09:50 PM
Are you telling me that Shemp's replacement was an influential drummer?????:o:o

I mean, I knew that Larry was always trying to get on screen violin time....but Joe Besser and the drums?

BTW...Moe could really shred!


http://www.moviefanfare.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Joe-Besser21-300x211.jpghttp://b.aol.com/ping?ts=1357403710951&h=www.moviefanfare.com&v=7&t=Joe-Besser21-300x211.jpg%20%28JPEG%20Image,%20300%C2%A0%C3%97%C 2%A0211%20pixels%29&l=488&nm=toolbar.view&tbid=aol&tbuuid=20100828135910671

http://threestooges.net/albums/cast/Joe_Besser.jpghttp://b.aol.com/ping?ts=1357403750163&h=threestooges.net&v=7&t=Joe_Besser.jpg%20%28JPEG%20Image,%20235%C2%A0%C3 %97%C2%A0304%20pixels%29&l=362&nm=toolbar.view&tbid=aol&tbuuid=20100828135910671

Wrong Joe Besser.

http://media.hideyourarms.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/SPINAL_TAP.Title1_.avi_snapshot_01.14.05_2012.04.0 7_16.22.24.jpg

Terry Bozzio, US Festival, US Drag. Check out how he goes from fully aggressive to very light touch on the hats at 1:40 - and the outro solo.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXGZ7RJjSXw

Hopeful Sinner
01-05-2013, 10:47 PM
Wondering, has the good Doc not seen This is Spinal Tap??? If not, he MUST!!!

clcwarlock
01-05-2013, 10:48 PM
Lots of great ones, but Mike Portnoy is the best drummer I've ever heard. His fills are amazing, and the man can do more with his feet than many can do with hands and feet.

Don't take my word for it. Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmbayHHUPcA

Or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASGh1G0oJCM

And for something with a little less fluff, but just TASTY!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW1CyogDwEs


I completely agree with you 11top on Mike Portnoy. He has been my favorite since 1992 simply amazing.

prsguitarman101
01-05-2013, 11:40 PM
I don't think he has been mentioned, but one of my favorites is Peter Criss..

CE-man
01-06-2013, 12:37 AM
The most influential drummer for me would probably be John Bonham, because from the first moment I heard Good Times/Bad Times, I wanted to play guitar with that dude on the drums. I also liked the styles of Ian Paice of Deep Purple, Bill Bruford of Yes, and Barriemore Barlow of Jethro Tull.

Hopeful Sinner
01-06-2013, 01:18 AM
Gotta agree with Steve about Portnoy... Adrenaline Mob is some fantastic music! And his new project sounds killer too!!!

docbennett
01-06-2013, 08:51 AM
Wondering, has the good Doc not seen This is Spinal Tap??? If not, he MUST!!!

Are you kidding? Check out this link...

http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?2030-Finally-got-the-band-back-together-after-all-these-years!!!


http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/me%20and%20the%20band/100_5533.jpg

Hopeful Sinner
01-06-2013, 03:06 PM
Are you kidding? Check out this link...

http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?2030-Finally-got-the-band-back-together-after-all-these-years!!!


http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/me%20and%20the%20band/100_5533.jpg

NICE!!!

LSchefman
01-06-2013, 03:24 PM
http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/lschefman/nigeltufnel11-461x700_zps363fd533.jpg

justmund
01-07-2013, 12:37 AM
I dig:

Jojo Mayer


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKve3TyC0Sk

Ben Walsh (and Bobby Singh)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyirZZBmbHw

Ben Walsh (with The Bird)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGOTfnOpdnA

Stanton Moore


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCbPapIu7Qw

and of course, this guy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItZyaOlrb7E

sergiodeblanc
01-07-2013, 12:54 AM
Ben Walsh (with The Bird)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGOTfnOpdnA
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This is dope fresh!

Albrecht Smuten
01-07-2013, 03:54 AM
Mike Portnoy for sure and also Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth) is VERY creative drummer. I miss him a lot (sorry, Ax, you're awesome too).

Herr Squid
01-07-2013, 10:33 PM
...also Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth) is VERY creative drummer. I miss him a lot (sorry, Ax, you're awesome too).

I started to figure out how cool Lopez' drumming is while watching the "Lamentations" DVD. Great feel!

Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) blows me away.

Hands down I've listened more to Neil Peart than any other drummer.

Albrecht Smuten
01-08-2013, 03:49 AM
I started to figure out how cool Lopez' drumming is while watching the "Lamentations" DVD. Great feel!

Me too! :) I remember I was blown away even by his double-kick delivery (yes, delivery). It sounded... melodic! :D