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Old 12-13-2014, 09:49 AM
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I was going through my record / CD collection this week trying to find albums that inspired or influenced my life as a drummer. Here's some that stuck out...

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (John Bonham)
Black Sabbath - Vol. 4 & Sabotage (Bill Ward)
Roxy Music - Siren (Paul Thomspon) & Avalon (Andy Newmark)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Tinderbox (Budgie)
Tony Williams Lifetime - Turn It Over
Herbie Hancock - Thrust (Mike Clarke)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (Jimmy Cobb)
Jean Luc Ponty - Cosmic Messenger (Casey Scheuerell)
Weather Report - I Sing The Body Electric (Eric Gravatt)
Missing Persons - Spring Session M (Terry Bozzio)
Bill Bruford - One of a Kind

I'd like to see some of your selections.

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Old 12-13-2014, 10:28 AM
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I think the albums 'Thread', 'Title', 'Caps' and 'No' by Grumpius are my favourites.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:40 PM
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Deep Purple in Rock. Ian Paice
Close to the Edge. Bill Brufford.
Any Police album. Stewart Copeland.
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Rush - Moving Pictures
King Diamond - Conspiracy and Them
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:42 PM
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Queen - A Night at the Opera
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You experienced
Cream - Disraeli Gears
Led Zep I-V
Adam and the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier
Dave Brubeck - Jazz Collection
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:08 AM
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Porcupine Tree (any/all)
Rush - Moving Pictures
King Crimson - Red
Heart - Dreamboat Annie
Black Sabbath - Sold our souls
The Cars - the cars
Dave Brubeck - Time Out


so much to choose from....my list would be pages long, but these seem to be the ones I remember best.

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Cosmos Factory, CCR
Led Zep III
Beatles, Let it Be
Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed
Inner Mounting Flame, Mahavishnu Orchestra
Kind of Blue, Miles Davis
Live at the Flimore East, Alman Brother's
Art Blakey, A Jazz Messge
Jimi Hendrix, Are you Experienced
Billy Cobham, Spectrum
Led Zep II
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Moody Blues.....Days of Future Past
Beatles.....Rubber Soul & Revolver
Jimmy Smith....anything he recorded
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:32 AM
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Beatles-Everything (or if you have to choose---Abbey Road)
Van Morrison-Moondance
Boz Scaggs-Silk Degrees
Steely Dan-Aja


I am impressed by the range of music cited by others!
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Genesis: Abacab
Rush: Moving Pictures
Living Colour: Vivid

There are of course many more, but these stick out as I was into them at such a young & impressionable age. Especially the Genesis stuff, Phil Collins was my first drumset teacher in a big way.
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Kiss -Alive
Rush - All the World's a Stage/Permanent Waves
Steely Dan - Aja
Foo Fighters - Nothing Left to Lose
Led Zeppelin - IV/Houses of the Holy

To name but a few!

Oh, I forgot two that actually belonged to my Mom but had a lasting impression - Sammy Davis Jr with Buddy Rich, The Sounds of 66, and the Paul Revere and the Raiders album that had Just Like Me on it. That song is the first rock song I played along to on the drums.

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Genesis: Abacab
Rush: Moving Pictures
Living Colour: Vivid

There are of course many more, but these stick out as I was into them at such a young & impressionable age. Especially the Genesis stuff, Phil Collins was my first drumset teacher in a big way.
Me too, Phil was the reason I started to play at all. Vivid was the record that really made the biggest lasting impression on me though. Will Calhoun is the man.

And of course, anything by the Foo's, Neal Wilkinson on Silje's album from the early 80's and Gavin Harrison on Sam Brown's Stop!- taste and restraint personified in both cases.
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Chick Corea Elektric Band II: Paint The World (Gary Novak)
Miles Davis: Nefertiti (Tony)
Soundgarden: Superunknown (Matt Cameron)
UNT One O'Clock Lab Band: Lab '88 (Earl Harvin)
Meshuggah: Obzen (Thomas Haake)
Dave Weckl: Hard Wired (Dave Weckl)
Botch: An Anthology of Dead Ends (Tim Latona)
Coheed and Cambria: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3 (Josh Eppard)

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Old 12-15-2014, 09:27 PM
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City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold
Ashes of the Wake - Lamb of God
Boston -Boston
Phobia - Breaking Benjamin
Scream Aim Fire - Bullet for my Valentine
Moving Pictures - Rush
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:37 PM
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Genesis: Abacab
Rush: Moving Pictures
Living Colour: Vivid

There are of course many more, but these stick out as I was into them at such a young & impressionable age. Especially the Genesis stuff, Phil Collins was my first drumset teacher in a big way.
Yep! Replace Genesis by RHCP - Blood Sugar Sex Magik and there's my list.

I could add
Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
Deep Purple - Live In Japan
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:57 PM
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Moving Pictures - Rush (cool to see this one on so many others' lists, too)
Spring Session M - Missing Persons
Discipline - King Crimson
Joe's Garage - Frank Zappa
Free Fall - Dixie Dregs
Zenyatta Mondatta - The Police
Louder Than Love - Soundgarden
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The first ELP album
King Crimson Larks' Tongues and Aspic
John McLaughlin Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire
Chicago I & II
Yes Fragile
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:29 PM
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In release order...

Billy Cobham - Spectrum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aw2rM0w-pc



Billy Cobham

Jon Lord - Before I Forget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9OFZ9Mh7GA



Ian Paice - Simon Phillips - Cozy Powell

Russ Ballard - Russ Ballard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6qzfJ1EG88



Simon Phillips

Nik Kershaw - The Works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd8fTfDK-Vs



Vinnie Colaiuta - Jeff Porcaro
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Kiss Alive 1
Black Sabbath Sold our souls for R&R
Led Zeppelin 1
Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil

the black sheep but may have had most influence on my drumming style was
Lynyrd Skynrd - One more from the road
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:57 PM
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Jimi Hendrix Experience:
-Are you Experienced
-Axis: Bold as Love
-Electric Ladyland

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Kiss- Alive! (Peter Criss)
Iron Maiden- Live After Death (Nicko McBrain)
King Diamond- Abigail, Them (Mikkey Dee)
Dave Weckl- Master Plan
Yellowjackets- Greenhouse (Will Kennedy)

Also some jazz players like Buddy and Gene but no particular album.
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The albums that inspired me as a kid inspired me the most:

Love - The Cult (playing for the song)
Flowers of Romance - Public Image (for its experimentalism)
Exit Stage Left - Rush (a drumming showcase)
Anything by the Police (for technicality)
Made in Japan - Deep Purple (the album that made me want to play drums)
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:57 PM
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Animals As Leaders- The Joy of Motion
Tesseract- Altered State
Justin Timberlake- futuresex/lovesounds
Enter Shikari- A Flash Flood of Colour
Anything Primus

Not a whole lot of stuff I can think of. I don't really listen to the same kinds of music that I play, which probably isn't very good for me as a musician.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:55 PM
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A lot of albums had an effect on me, but not my drumming. Yes's "Close To The Edge" is a good example. Also it's more the drummer, not any particular album who affected my playing. Unbeknownst to me at the time was my main influence Hal Blaine, who is probably tied with Ringo and the Motown drummers as my #1 influence as a kid...then Danny Seraphine from Chicago influenced me heavily as a pre-teen and then Phil Ehart from Kansas, influenced me heavily as a teenager. Those guys had big effect on my playing.
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Early on:
Black Sabbath: Vol. 4
Iron Maiden: Live After Death
Metallica: Justice

Later:
John Coltrane: Blue Train
The Melvins: Lysol, Ozma, Houdini
Big Business: Here Comes The Waterworks
Led Zeppelin: stuff here and there
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Phish - Rift
King Crimson - Red
The Band - Rock of Ages
Tool - Lateralus
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As a latecomer to drumming, I can't claim albums, but there were always drummers whose playing stood out to a non drummer. Typically they were drummers who had a very clear stylistic voice.

John Bonham struck me as having a "fat" sound to His playing
Stewart Copeland had a delicate high hat technique
Phil Collins seemed to find ways to play grooves unlike anybody else's
Pick Withers (original drummer with Dire Straits) had very eloquent phrasing that came from surprising ways of playing things that we're original and fresh based on rhythmic cleverness rather than technical complexity.
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When I came back to drumming after my first marriage, a break of about 10 years, I wanted to play along on my E Drums to bands and songs which were played at similar paces to the music our band play...

So I owe a debt of gratitude to Weezer for their Blue Album and Sham69 for their album 'That's Life'.
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Miles Davis Quintet—Workin'
Billy Cobham—Spectrum
Van Halen—Van Halen II
Rush—Moving Pictures
John Coltrane—My Favorite Things
Chick Corea—The Mad Hatter
Miles Davis Quintet—E.S.P.
Thelonious Monk—Brilliant Corners
Sonny Rollins—Saxophone Colossus
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Miles Davis Quintet—Workin'
Billy Cobham—Spectrum
Van Halen—Van Halen II
Rush—Moving Pictures
John Coltrane—My Favorite Things
Chick Corea—The Mad Hatter
Miles Davis Quintet—E.S.P.
Thelonious Monk—Brilliant Corners
Sonny Rollins—Saxophone Colossus
Killer list, love the VH II reference - a criminally under-appreciated album, even among VH aficionados. The mini drum solo in Light Up the Sky and awesome drum fills in Outta Love Again are highlights for me.
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Here are some great albums (with great drumming) from the past 40 years or so:

Get the Knack, The Knack: Bruce Gary

Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin: John Bonham

Eat to the Beat, Blondie: Clem Burke

Crash and Burn, Pat Travers: Tommy Aldridge

Unleashed in the East, Judas Priest: Les Binks

Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden: Clive Burr

Spring Session M, Missing Persons: Terry Bozzio

Truth or Soul, Fishbone: Phillip "Fish" Fisher

Ghost of a Dog, Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians: Matt Chamberlain

Badmotorfinger, Soungarden: Matt Cameron

Blast Tyrant, Clutch: Jean Paul Gaster
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How could I forget Van Halen. Every Roth album. Alex rules.
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Miles Davis Workin’/Steamin’/Cookin’ Philly Joe
Chick Corea Friends Steve Gadd
Muddy Waters Hard Again Willie Smith
King Crimson Discipline Bill Bruford
Tower of Power Back to Oakland David Garibaldi
Al Green Lets Stay Together/I’m Still in Love with You Al Jackson, etc..
Meters Look Ka Py Py Zigaboo
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Nigel Olssen
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Oh man. Way too many to post here.

Recently though. I'd say Yob's "The Great Cessation"

I'd say I spent the first incarnation of my drumming life really idolizing guys like Gene Hoglan, Danny Carey, Bill Bruford, Sean Reinert.....guys who can make a mess of notes sound like a well constructed highway of insanity.

That was fine for the bands I was in back then. But what works now is a more slow handed, deliberate approach that's still every bit as aggressive and rationalized. I kinda got turned onto that through The Melvins albums like "Bullhead", "Stoner Witch", "Lysol", ect. and found elaboration through Boris' "Amplifier Worship" or bands like Ufomammut and Sleep.

The stuff Travis Foster plays with Yob just fits so well...huge, spacious....fills placed in just the right quantities at the end of phrases....they sound like a single brained machine marching along over the listener. You listen to what he's doing with the right mindset and you instantly realize that it's so deceptively simplified...but try leaving those gorges and canyons in your own playing with that amount of intensity coming from the other guys. He's never gonna win a favorites poll in a magazine, but he's a huge part of Yobs ability to take you on a ride. Much respect.


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Just off the top of my head, from high school ....
Chicago 1-3
Blood Sweat and Tears 2-4
Led Zeppelin 1-4
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced and Live at Monterey
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Miles Davis Quintet—Workin'
Billy Cobham—Spectrum
Van Halen—Van Halen II
Rush—Moving Pictures
John Coltrane—My Favorite Things
Chick Corea—The Mad Hatter
Miles Davis Quintet—E.S.P.
Thelonious Monk—Brilliant Corners
Sonny Rollins—Saxophone Colossus
Oh good lord, yes. Some of my favorite Gadd, especially on Humpty Dumpty. Great list.
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In release order...

Billy Cobham - Spectrum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aw2rM0w-pc



Billy Cobham

Jon Lord - Before I Forget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9OFZ9Mh7GA



Ian Paice - Simon Phillips - Cozy Powell

Russ Ballard - Russ Ballard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6qzfJ1EG88



Simon Phillips

Nik Kershaw - The Works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd8fTfDK-Vs



Vinnie Colaiuta - Jeff Porcaro
Thank for this list! Just checked out Nik Kershaw for the first time- I'd never heard of him. Classic, killing, studio Vinnie.
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Oh boy, let's see:

McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy / Elvin Jones
Pat Metheny - Question & Answer / Roy Haynes
George Duke - Reach For It / Ndugu Leon Chancler
Miles Davis - Nefertiti / Tony Williams
Bill Frisell - Where In The World / Joey Baron
Pat Metheny - Rejoicing / Billy Higgins
The Police - Ghost In The Machine / Stewart Copeland
Keith Jarrett - Belonging / Jon Christensen
Paul Motian - Dance
Michael Brecker - Michael Brecker / Jack Dejohnette
Thelonious Monk - It's Monk's Time / Ben Riley
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Power Station - Power Station - Tony Thompson
Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera - Vinnie Paul
In the Jungle Groove - James Brown - Clyde/Jabo
Keep on Movin' - Soul II Soul
Permanent Waves - Rush - Neil Peart
Power Windows - Rush - Neil Peart
Metal Fatigue - Alan Holdsworth - Chad Wackerman
Rhythm of The Soul - Dave Weckl
Fragile - Yes - Bill Bruford
Alien - Strapping Young Lad - Gene Hoglan
Spirit - Earth, Wind & Fire - Fred White, Ralph Johnson, Maurice White
Bump City - Tower of Power - David Garibaldi
Reinventing the Steel - Pantera - Vinnie Paul
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Alien - Strapping Young Lad - Gene Hoglan
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That one doesn't get nearly the love it deserves. I think it's a close second behind City.
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