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Old 12-10-2010, 05:27 PM
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First post here on drummerworld:
I'm in a music rut and looking for new stuff to listen to.
I grew up on Peart and Bonham, but enjoy pretty much all types of music (that require talent...you know what I mean).
To give you an idea of my tastes some of my favorite albums/drummers are:
The best band you never heard in your life- Zappa. Chad Wackerman
Secret World live-Peter Gabriel. Manu Katche
Images & Words-Dream Theater. Portnoy
Perfect Symmetry-Fates Warning. Mark Zonder
The Idiot King- Attention Deficit. If you think Tim "Herb" Alexander was good with Primus, you must check this out.
Phish Live - Fishman
Niacin. Dennis Chambers
Heavy Metal Be Bop-The Brecker Bros. Terry Bozzio
Early DMB - Carter Beuford
One Size Fits All-Zappa. Chester Thompson
Everything by Rush, Zep, Police.
Weckl, Simon Phillips, Vinny, Bill Bruford, Liberty DeVito(Billy Joel), Phil Ehart (Kansas)

I appreciate any and all suggestions.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:30 PM
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You would probably enjoy Liquid Tension Experiment, and some of Donati's work with Planet X, I'm guessing.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:08 PM
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Your current tastes are somewhat similar to mine, but I like a lot more metal too... I would suggest (bands along with a good starting album):

The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath or Octahedron

Tool - Aenima or 10,000 Days

Porcupine Tree - In Absentia

Opeth - Any except Morningrise or Orchid (they're death metal, but don't let that discourage you. They're amazing and all over the place. Actually maybe try the Damnation album, its NOT death metal).

Cynic - Focus (again death metal, but not just speed)
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:23 PM
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Thanks Luke. I've heard a lot of good things about Virgil. I'll check that out. Very familiar with Portnoy's stuff. He's amazing. I can't believe he's no longer with DT.
Fuo, thanks, some good recommendations. I was able to find several Mars Volta and Porcupine Tree cd's on my library's website and reserved them.
I can't believe I forgot to mention Tool in my original thread. Love everything they have done so far.
BTW- Check your local library for cd's/dvd's. You'd be suprised at some of the obscure/ not so popular stuff I have found.
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Ooh, I'll second Gavin Harrison's playing, I'm not terribly familiar with his discography, but the stuff floating around Youtube is incredible!
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:48 PM
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Just thought of two more:

Mastodon - Crack the Skye
Katatonia - Viva Emptiness (very heavy, but moderate tempo and clean vocals)

Ohh.. my suggestions are based on just the music, not necessarily drumming.
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:27 AM
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Karnivool!!! specifically, their last album "sound awake". Dear LORD! Let me first say i'm a TOOL nut! love danny carey, but Steve Judd's playing on sound awake is the best i've herd in years for this kind of music. just blows me away!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hDllW8OSKM
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:57 AM
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Katatonia - Viva Emptiness (very heavy, but moderate tempo and clean vocals)
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I 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Katatonia!!

"The Great Cold Distance" and their latest album "Night is the New Day" are both excellent as well. Good musicianship, but not over the top showing off.

It's been a while since Fates Warning put out an album, but their last two, Disconnected (2000) and FWX (2004) are very under rated. They got less metal and more introspective prog. You mentioned Perfect Symmetry, so if you like that one, you'll love these two.


Other things I dig:
Leaves' Eyes: Njord: Really great melodies, song song writing, great musicianship without feeling like they're showing off. Seven Antonopoulos does a great job on drums. I could do with a few vikings references, but overall, it's not a distraction.

Paradise Lost: In Requiem is a great album, mixing Metallica with Dead Can Dance, and making it very interesting. I didn't care as much for their follow up Faith Divides Us Death Unites Us though.

And James Labrie's latest solo album, Static Impulse is amazing. Much better song writing than his first MullMuzzler album. I admit, I stopped following all the various DT side albums, but this one really grabbed my attention.

Ohh..and if really want something different, check out a band called Orphaned Land, an Israel based band who mix western metal with traditional middle eastern influences.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUi1yf97paw
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:03 AM
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How about Dave King from The Bad Plus?
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:23 AM
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Well, Eric McPherson's quartet is playing some very cool stuff right now, at Smalls. Eric's a great drummer.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:11 AM
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Little Feat Waitin for Columbus the great Richie Hayward (drums)
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:08 AM
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This is pretty cool and may be a bit different for some people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgiwf9GNz84
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:37 AM
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This is pretty cool and may be a bit different for some people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgiwf9GNz84
I love it. Makes you want to dance around with a great smile on your face.
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:52 PM
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This isnt new and you have more then likely already heard it, but the first time I listened to "Bat Country" by AvengeSevenfold I was completely blown away by the drumming and total musicianship of the whole band.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:01 PM
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I love it. Makes you want to dance around with a great smile on your face.
Hi mate.

I am so pleased you enjoyed it. It seems to have done everything music should do.

I highly recommend all of Brown's work. A great percussionist/singer songwriter.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:44 PM
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Here's a few suggestions:

Go see some live music.

Listen to music that has no percussion at all.

Check out some of the great symphonic composers. No end of inspiration there.

Listen to stuff you already know, but pay NO attention to the drum parts. Focus in on another member of the band the same way you'd listen to the drummer.

Do the same as the above with music you've never heard before. (Ah-ah...I saw you peeking...I said DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO THE DRUMMER.)

Go backwards in time. All the stuff you've named is from the 60s and onward. Go back, back, waaaaaaaaaaaaay back and check out the origins and progress of the instrument. Baby Dodds, Zutty Singleton, Papa Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson, Max Roach, Earl Palmer, etc. Those are the guys your favorites were inspired by.

Check out music that doesn't have drum set in it, but has lots of percussion. Japanese Taiko drumming, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, New Orleans Street, Arab, Indian, Persian, Indonesian Gamalan, Irish, Scottish, Swiss, etc. Dig their swing. Cop that and imitate it. See where that takes you.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:31 PM
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These suggestions are great. Thanks, friends.
I was able to pick up Mars Volta, Avengened Sevenfold, Opeth and Porcupine Tree this weekend. I liked all of it and will be sure to check out all the following suggestions after that.
Boomka- Thanks. I enjoy Philly Joe Jones' stuff with Miles, Tony Williams and of course, Buddy. Any specific suggested albums to look for regarding some of the older drummers you mentioned?

Thanks again, everyone. Good stuff here!!!!
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:51 PM
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symphony x, death, iced earth, haggard, blind guardian, enseferum, korpiklaani .. some have great drummers, others just have good solid drummers but great music
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:06 PM
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I 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Katatonia!!

"The Great Cold Distance" and their latest album "Night is the New Day" are both excellent as well. Good musicianship, but not over the top showing off.
Yea I like all 3 of those albums equally, I just suggested Viva Emptiness because that's the one that got me hooked (after hearing "Ghost in the Sun" a bunch on Pandora).

There's another option for the OP... Try Pandora if you haven't already. Set yourself up a channel made up of 2-4 of your favorite bands and see what it gives you. I found quite a few good bands like this a year or so ago that were new to me (Porcupine Tree, and Katatonia mainly... from a "Tool/Opeth/Rush" channel I made).

edit: DED, have you heard any of Katatonia's earlier CDs from when they were still a straight-up death metal band? I haven't yet, but I've been curious. If so, any good?
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:23 PM
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Like yourself I grew up playing Zep, Rush etc.

I've enjoyed over the last few years studying different drummers on DVD for new ideas.

I'd recommend you check out Gavin Harrison, Steve Smith, and Aaron Spears, among others.

They inspired me to try playing with totally different approaches.

Also Jojo Mayer and Benny Greb really got me thinking differently about playing drums.
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edit: DED, have you heard any of Katatonia's earlier CDs from when they were still a straight-up death metal band? I haven't yet, but I've been curious. If so, any good?
I've come across some of it. I can't say I care for it. Sounds very typical garage band to me.

Although other Katatonia fans swear by the older stuff.

But for me, their true brilliance has been their more recent work.

I recently found Last Fair Deal Gone Down in a used CD bin. The song writing is OK, but Jonas Renkse's voice is no where as developed as it is now, and it's hard to take.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:49 AM
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Little Feat Waitin for Columbus the great Richie Hayward (drums)
Listen to all the Feat stuff,especially the early Lowel George era stuff.Richie Hayward is just killing it,VERY tasty Drummer.Listen to Rory Gallagher ..not amazing drumming but a drummer needs to listen to different instruments to train his ear on how to play FOR the music. and Rory is just an amazing guitar player.You need to serve the music...not yourself.And listen to the masters..Buddy Rich,Gene Krupa,Louis Bellson.Papa JO Jones.Lets not forget Danny Serafine(Chicago)and Bobby Columby(Blood Sweat and Tears)and last but not least....Ringo;he taught a lot of us something.

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Old 01-31-2011, 05:08 PM
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How about some YellowMan or UB40... maybe even get some Sublime. You seam to have covered all the Rock & Prog music.
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Anyone who likes Dream Theater should most certainly check
out Symphony X. Their songs tend to be shorter and "straighter",
but IMO mostly stronger than DT's. And Jason Rullo can easily
be mentioned right in the same breath as Mike Portnoy.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:22 PM
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James Gang
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:17 PM
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Dungen, bro. Dungen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hey5JOvnEiY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJhnJudnBNE
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I made a grooveshark reggae playlist for my bass player, who wants to learn more about reggae.

You want GROOVE and FEEL?

http://www.rastarongivens.com/?p=1209
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You could try some stuff that is completely different from what you listen to. Stuff that isn't all about "wow, that drummer just blows me away!", but still has some cool drum stuff.

Try these:

Bauhaus
Joy Division
New Order
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Echo & The Bunnymen
The Clash
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:57 PM
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I also suggest Porcupine Tree- Deadwing, Fear of a Blank Planet, Lightbulb Sun and In Absentia are my favourites. And like Supermac suggested, Benny Greb is another great drummer, very creative and great sense of humour, check out some of the videos on yt, and maybe look for Benny's 'Brass Band' album. Really different stuff, but he grooves like you wouldn't believe.

Also, jumping genres here, but for 50's Swing, Royal Crown Revue's Daniel Glass is an amazing drummer. Check out their albums 'The Contender' and 'Mugzy's Move'.
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