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    Most Influential...Drummer

    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.

    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!)
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    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.
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    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)

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    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

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    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
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    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.
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    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...








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    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)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful Sinner View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful Sinner View Post
    .......
    Joe "Mama" Besser......
    Are you telling me that Shemp's replacement was an influential drummer?????

    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!




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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    John Jacob "Jingleheimer" Schmidt
    Les.....(Singing In proper key) "His name is my name too"

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    Quote Originally Posted by docbennett View Post
    Les.....(Singing In proper key) "His name is my name too"
    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."
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docbennett View Post
    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...

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    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!

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by docbennett View Post
    Les.......Dad!
    Does that mean you'll share your guitar collection with me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by docbennett View Post
    Are you telling me that Shemp's replacement was an influential drummer?????

    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!




    Wrong Joe Besser.



    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.

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