Thread: Mike Portnoy
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Old 06-21-2006, 06:25 AM
mikeybbdrummin mikeybbdrummin is offline
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Default Re: Mike Portnoy

Originally Posted by toteman2
Isn't that what it's all about? Who cares if he's not playing complicated multi pedal ostinatos, or blazzing chops. He fits his band about as perfect as one could.
EXACTLY! I feel the same way. Mike is perfect for the job he does. On Pearts thread there are people saying there are so many drummers that are better than him. Who cares. Alot of drummers that have passed him in ability most likley were influenced by him. It seems like if you dont have extreme four way independance, lightning quick hands and feet your not good enough to talk about. I have said it before and I will say it again. Gregg Bissonette is my favorite drummer for over 15 years. He does not have hands as fast as Coliauta, feet like death metal drummers or independance as extreme as Thomas Lang. Do I care? NO! He is one of the greatest all-around drummers there is. He is who he is because he is extremely versitile. And plays whats right for every situation he is in.

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