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topgun2021 09-20-2012 03:48 AM

Fattest drummer?
 
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdsz2l_teddy-brown_music

Teddy Brown.

Dre25 09-22-2012 02:47 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Lol. Not sure what you're driving at here.

Gene Hoglan is the biggest (famous) guy I can think of.

howidied 09-23-2012 10:06 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
bernard purdie anyone? :D

kaffekvarn 09-23-2012 10:17 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dre25 (Post 1049249)
Lol. Not sure what you're driving at here.

Gene Hoglan is the biggest (famous) guy I can think of.

http://www.drummagazine.com/features...oks-new-album/
:)

tamadrm 09-23-2012 10:43 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Abe Laborial Jr. is a large guy,in size and talent.:)

Steve B

Dre25 09-24-2012 06:14 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kaffekvarn (Post 1049691)

Oh cool.

Good for him!

Anon La Ply 09-24-2012 06:43 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Aaron Spears was a big bopper in 2006 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh3-s4lEW3w. Scary to think that the extra pounds could have been slowing him down ...

larryz 09-24-2012 05:54 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by howidied (Post 1049687)
bernard purdie anyone? :D

Certainly he's living off those hidden royalites for secretly fixing all of Ringo's messy drumming...

Deathmetalconga 09-24-2012 06:34 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Buddy Rich has to be the drummer with the fattest head. Maybe that counts for something.

Bretton 09-24-2012 08:08 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
I think that article got the numbers confused on Gene Hoglan. he was definitely more than 250 pounds. When I met him almost a year ago, he was still bigger than 210 pound me, and he had lost a lot of weight already by then.

Before:
http://www.drummerworld.com/pics/dru...angeneambo.jpg

After:
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/2...1sk8eesc2.jpeg

MrPockets 09-24-2012 08:23 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
This guy may be pushing the 350 pounds mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdtJD6CgGqo

wildbill 09-24-2012 11:29 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Fattest drummer?



That's easy:


http://bit.ly/Q2yomG

groovearteest 09-25-2012 02:30 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anon La Ply (Post 1049852)
Aaron Spears was a big bopper in 2006 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh3-s4lEW3w. Scary to think that the extra pounds could have been slowing him down ...

I think eric moore has aaron spears beat. Why does it seem though all the big drummers are the best lol

Midnite Zephyr 09-25-2012 05:56 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
my vote is for Tim Austin...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...ture=endscreen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ktQsqOajys

Jookbox 09-25-2012 06:43 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
I don't know about fattest drummer, but I think John Bonham, Bernard Purdie, and Steve Gadd have the phattest pockets.

Spesman 09-25-2012 07:36 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
The drummer Prince had during the Diamonds and Pearls era was pretty big.
Also, what about Vinnie Paul? He's a big boy.

Anon La Ply 09-25-2012 09:33 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by groovearteest (Post 1050116)
I think eric moore has aaron spears beat. Why does it seem though all the big drummers are the best lol

Hooee ... another who'd be burning the air with speed if he shed a few dozen kilos. Shows how good these guys' fingers and wrists are.

Without getting all fussy about PC etc, I notice that there's an archetype of the Huge Black Drummer, where are the fat white players? They must knock off a lot of soft drinks and sugar and Maccas ... it's not as though they aren't active - quite the contrary!

Deathmetalconga 09-25-2012 05:58 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MrPockets (Post 1050001)
This guy may be pushing the 350 pounds mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdtJD6CgGqo

The comments after this video are hilarious.

Arky 09-25-2012 07:11 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 1050274)
The comments after this video are hilarious.

To me he's pretty good at replying to those comments. Also quite impressive how much weight he got rid of in just 2 years!! That's a stunning achievement, from Jabba the Hut to (underweight) Gammorrean Guard ;-) So that dude doesn't qualify as the fattest drummer any longer, haha.

RollingStone000 09-25-2012 07:36 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by groovearteest (Post 1050116)
I think eric moore has aaron spears beat. Why does it seem though all the big drummers are the best lol

Agreed, Thomas McCree's another big guy as well.

I think it has to do with a center of gravity thing. When you're a bigger guy you get to worry less about leaning into or over to a certain area of the kit. You're center of gravity is already pretty established, so you get to (if you can) send your hands, arms, and shoulders every which way.

NerfLad 09-25-2012 09:20 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Keith Carlock was a big guy and lost a lot of weight. Go him!

Fuo 09-25-2012 09:42 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RollingStone000 (Post 1050301)
Agreed, Thomas McCree's another big guy as well.

I think it has to do with a center of gravity thing. When you're a bigger guy you get to worry less about leaning into or over to a certain area of the kit. You're center of gravity is already pretty established, so you get to (if you can) send your hands, arms, and shoulders every which way.

And maybe all the extra weight forces them to learn to play for efficiently? I just bought all new pants (2 sizes larger than before) so I should be finding out for sure soon :|

KnottyOlly 09-25-2012 09:52 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Nick Barker? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCqxnbfcW1Q

Wackamole 09-26-2012 10:07 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
The front line must get sick of the ham smell from their arms and pits rubbing incessantly. Aaron Spears is the biggest I've seen. Whichever throne he uses I'm going to buy, because that guy SLAMS some of his accents and his seat with his cheeks at the same time, and nada. Not even a creak coming through the snare side mic.

Seriously though, I was 108kg's when I was 15, I should know. Cakes and pies? I was your man.

bobwright 11-14-2012 02:48 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Maybe Mitch Mitchell? Watch the clip of him playing at Monterey Pop in the middle sixties. Hendrix plays Wild Thing and proceeds to smash his guitar whilst Mitch goes ballistic over his kit. Almost looks as though the camera had been sped up!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iTXdZscdm4 Wild Thing

bermuda 11-14-2012 03:22 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Spesman (Post 1050171)
The drummer Prince had during the Diamonds and Pearls era was pretty big.

Michael Bland was/is really big. Saw him 2 years ago in Mpls at a jam... 350lbs easy.

topgun2021 11-14-2012 04:13 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bermuda (Post 1068714)
Michael Bland was/is really big. Saw him 2 years ago in Mpls at a jam... 350lbs easy.

I wonder how long a throne lasts him.

ineedaclutch 11-14-2012 04:15 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bermuda (Post 1068714)
Michael Bland was/is really big. Saw him 2 years ago in Mpls at a jam... 350lbs easy.

I couldn't recall his name. I saw him on the LotusFlow3r? 3-night Prince gig on tv some time back, and he was the first drummer to cross my mind. I remembered overalls and a phat pocket; that is all.

bermuda 11-14-2012 04:20 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Topgun - Michael was the regular drummer for the jam at Bunker's when I saw him last. Laid down some serious grooves. He was so big... he just stayed on the riser between sets, and those who wanted to say hi went up to him!

Bermuda

drummaman1 11-14-2012 05:14 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
I will put in my hat in the ring:

I am of the big white guy drummers someone asked about. And I like to think I have a pretty good pocket. So...yeah...

...but srsly, I need to lose weight. Even moving the drums from home to car, no stairs (!!!) and I'm huffin and puffin...

yeah...

topgun2021 11-14-2012 05:33 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bermuda (Post 1068727)
Topgun - Michael was the regular drummer for the jam at Bunker's when I saw him last. Laid down some serious grooves. He was so big... he just stayed on the riser between sets, and those who wanted to say hi went up to him!

Bermuda

Looks like I have a new hang out to go to.

bobwright 11-15-2012 03:30 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bobwright (Post 1068698)
Maybe Mitch Mitchell? Watch the clip of him playing at Monterey Pop in the middle sixties. Hendrix plays Wild Thing and proceeds to smash his guitar whilst Mitch goes ballistic over his kit. Almost looks as though the camera had been sped up!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iTXdZscdm4 Wild Thing


I need glasses! I thought it read FASTEST DRUMMER.......aaaarrrgggghhhhh!

Manningluck 11-15-2012 03:57 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
This kid seems well on his way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c3ffvJLV_A


Chris Coleman isn't the fattest but he is definitely a little overweight. Mind boggling chops.

topgun2021 06-29-2013 01:38 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
New Entry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCopcNpzc60

TColumbia37 07-17-2013 05:28 AM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
I knew this HUGE dude. Easily bigger than the fellow in that video. He played in a punk band, and he was an awesome drummer. The craziest thing, is he barely moved his arms or legs. Most of his movement was in his wrists and ankles.

He recently lost all of his weight, though. Now, he looks like a turtle. Still an awesome dude, though.

Jonny Sumo 07-19-2013 01:36 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
I am usually introduced as 'Ladies and gentlemen, NOT the fattest rock and roll drummer in the world...but DAMN close...Mr Jonny Sumo...'

...............306lbs of pent up sexual energy playing an electric drum kit.....oh yes..

cosmicdobber 08-16-2013 10:16 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
murder one drummer was pretty big dunno who is is/was?http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?clien...&tx=113&ty=111
yeah the fat one...

GrowthMusic 08-16-2013 11:49 PM

Re: Fattest drummer?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MrPockets (Post 1050001)
This guy may be pushing the 350 pounds mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdtJD6CgGqo

Haha, this video rocks. I was gonna post this video in response to this thread but I'm glad to see you posted it first! Lol, that is one big dude. The sunglasses own.


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