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Old 07-05-2005, 08:31 AM
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Default Best drumming album of all time?

What single album had the most technically and musically excellent drumming that tied the music together while advancing style and still rocking your socks off?

I suggest Rush - Moving Pictures. Neil Peart took drumming to new heights with this album. If you can listen to "YYZ" without tapping your feet, beating your hands on your legs, and nodding your head, you have no pulse.

Bonus Trivia Question: Do you know what the significance of the letters "YYZ" is in reference to the song?
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:58 AM
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Chick Corea: Album name "Friends" Drummer Steve Gadd. This project through Gadd out there for drummers just to go what the hell is that!! Outstanding performance by Steve on this record.
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:59 AM
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Michel Camilo. Album name "One more Once" Drummer Cliff Almond. Latin instrumental music at its best. Check it out.
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:25 AM
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Tool- Lateralus

Danny Carey's technical, emotional, and beautiful drumming really makes this album what it is. You must give it a listen.
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Old 07-05-2005, 06:36 PM
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king crimson- discipline
the mars volta- de-loused in the comatorium
bill bruford's earthworks- the sound of suprise

and just to emphasize it: Lateralus
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:05 PM
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John Coltrane's A Love Supreme with Elvin Jones on drums. That album will be played repeatedly at my funeral. Elvin rips it up so hard on this album and manages to comp the other players so well it makes me sick.
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:14 PM
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hey dogbreath...does yyz mean for the transmitter code for torontos lester b????
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:17 PM
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Michel Camilo. Album name "One more Once" Drummer Cliff Almond. Latin instrumental music at its best. Check it out.
Cool, but not the best. Although I love Cliff/Smitty's playing on that album, a lot of it is really quite busy, when it shouldn't. Saying that, Caribe is a masterpiece.

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It's so hard to choose cos no album is perfect IMO. I'll think about this....
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:52 PM
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Aja - Steely Dan. Great playing from Rick Marotta, Bernard Purdie, Jeff Porcaro (I think) and of course Steve Gadd. Just great playing and great grooves. Truly inspirational.
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:43 PM
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Aja is defintely a great album for Steely Dan. The solo that Gadd executes on the song Aja is probably the most well known drums solos. If you get a chance take a listen to Pretzel Logic. The drumming is off the hook. Jeff Porcaro, Jim Keltner, and Jim Gordon. The quality of the recording in my opnion is sonicly better than Aja.
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Im a big fan of liquid tension experiment: volume 1. Portnoy mashing it up. its great!
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I'd have to say Moanin' by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. The album just swings so well and it contains The Drum Thunder Suite. I'd also have to say A Love Supreme by The John Coltrane Quartet. Elvin Jones is just so good on that album.
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:17 PM
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hey all, I'd reccomend any GHS (frank gambale, stu hamm and the man himself steve smith), "show me what you can do" is really good instrumentally but is damn good musically, all three flourish, listen to it, very inspireing.
Colin, Lateralus is beyond drumming pheonominally spiritual !!
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:44 AM
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Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced? Fire is one of the hardest songs i've heard
Led Zeppelin: Every album
Santana: 1st LP Soul Sacrifice is CRAZY, Michael Shrieve is sick, Rythym Section is one of a kind
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Old 07-06-2005, 02:47 AM
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I like Dave Weckl's "Master Plan". He overplays, of course, but it's some really good stuff. "Pretzel Logic" is maybe my favorite Steely Dan album: the drumming is fantastic, and for one off the beaten path: "Lagoon" by a band called Clouseaux has some really nice vibes work and drumset. I don't remember the drummer's name but the percussionist is John McClanian Best.
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Old 07-06-2005, 04:03 AM
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Reign In Blood by Slayer. Superb no nonsense mayhem. But very precise!
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king crimson- discipline
the mars volta- de-loused in the comatorium
bill bruford's earthworks- the sound of suprise

and just to emphasize it: Lateralus

Hey, I second, that I love Mars Volta, that album is so good. Its just so different and innovative. The drumming propels the entire band into a whole different realm.
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:12 AM
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This is cool you guys are saying some of my favorite albums I've ever heard. Santana's Soul Sacrifice is absolutely amazing. I have the live version of that cd and you can hear every ghost note and all the layers of cingas, bongos, and latin percussion.

The Art Blakey album with the jazz messangers is really good too. I Iisten to that album at twice a weak, sooo good!
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RUSH IS THE BEST!

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Old 07-06-2005, 06:48 AM
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Reign In Blood by Slayer. Superb no nonsense mayhem. But very precise!
Yes! Straight up, no-nonsense, in your face drumming.
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whelp...

Giant Steps - Coltrane (just to throw out another)

Presence - Zeppelin (his playing just got so solid by then)

Stanley Clarke - Stanley Clarke (convinced me that Tony Williams was God)

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Old 07-06-2005, 10:32 AM
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I started playing drums after Billy Cobham "Spectrum" ..this album killed me..
I also agree with John ..."one more once " is fantastic..but there was smitty smith on some tracks..

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Old 07-06-2005, 03:59 PM
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King Crimson : In the Court of the Crimson King

Mahavishnu Orchestra : The lost Trident Sessions

Billy Cobham : Shabazz

Ernest Ranglin : Below the Bassline

Deep Purple : Made in Japan

Led Zeppelin : Presence

Jon Hiseman : About Time Too

Primus : Tales from the Punchbowl

Tool : Aenima

Nostromo : Ecce Lex
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En route ( John Scofield ) with Bill Stewart on the drums
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:35 PM
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in the heavy genre it is definitely "epitaph" or also "onset of putrefaction" by the german underground technical/progressive death metal band "necrophagist". really very insane, both albums. A really funky and direction-giving funk/rock album is blood sugar sex magik by the peppers i think. I have become more involved in jazz and latin music(for example santana or coltrane) but i cant tell which one the best album is
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Hella - Hold Your Horse Is

Everything Zach Hill has played on is a huge influence to me but I think Hella's first record really shines as one of the most important (though overlooked) and greatest drumming albums of all time. He introduces a completely unique style and approach, and plays with the greatest intensity I've ever seen or heard. The fact that he was only 21 when they recorded it is pretty amazing as well.
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Old 07-06-2005, 08:14 PM
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YYZ is the airport code for Toronto's airport.

If you can find a copy, look for James Newton Howard and Friends, from the 1984. It was recorded with the finest recording equipment and technology and still sounds REALLY good. It was considered a good reference disk for stereophiles and high end stereo sales all through the 80s.

It has Jeff Porcaro on drums (obviously one of my faves, if you've read my threads). It doesn't have any mind boggling drum parts, but the sound is superb.
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sweet im in!

I think yyz is awesome I believe it is mores code for something?
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tylernator, Stu Strib, and RTDRUMS split the prize. "YYZ" is the airport code for Toronto, and when you play those three letters in Morse code it's the beginning rhythm of the song. And your prize is that you get to post in a thread that I started.


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I really love the drumming on the Lateralus album, it's truly one of my favorites.
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tylernator and RTDRUMS split the prize. "YYZ" is the airport code for Toronto, and when you play those three letters in Morse code it's the beginning rhythm of the song. And your prize is that you get to post in a thread that I started.


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Hey cool! So that's a double trivia. I never knew the morse code bit. Have you checked that for urban legend, though?

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Old 07-06-2005, 09:35 PM
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Yes, its true. That is the morse code for YYZ.

I also learned that YYZ lost in the Grammy's for best rock instrumental tune to "Behind My Camel" by the Police. As a teen I was a huge police fan and Stewart Copeland fan, but 23 years later, I can unequivacally state that "Camel" is crap compared to YYZ ;-)
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I never knew the morse code bit. Have you checked that for urban legend, though?

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No need, I was a Cub Scout thirty years ago when you actually had to work for the merit badges. The code for the letters is this:

Y = - . - -
Y = - . - -
Z = - - . .

Just say them out loud as "dash" and "dot" and you will hear the rhythm that is repeated over and over at the beginning of the song.

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I love that there are so many RUSH fans on here! RUSH has been my favorite band since junior highschool. I have seen them in concert 23 times and counting...There new album should be out also it is called: FEEDBACK.

Moving on:

RUSH - Exit Stage Left is an awesome drumming album

TOOL - Lateralus

QUEENSRYCHE - Operation Mind Crime - Scott Rockenfield is sick!

Any Dave Weckl album!

311 - 311

Animosity - Sevendust

There are just too many to name!
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Michel Camilo. Album name "One more Once" Drummer Cliff Almond. Latin instrumental music at its best. Check it out.
I can only agree with that statement! Cliff Almond plays superbly on that record! Especially on the tune 'Caribe' - WOW! that drumsolo!
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Old 07-09-2005, 12:18 AM
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I could put a hundred but here we go, some of my faves :

Any Dennis Chambers

Dave Matthews Band The Mighty Carter Beauford
Live At Red Rocks
Crash
Before These Crowded Streets
The Central Park Concert
Busted Stuff
any Beauford is magical for me anyway !!!


CHick Corea Akoustic Band Live From Blue Note Tokyo : This cd is almost impossible to find but it features a 1992 Vinnie Colaiuta on fire !!!!

Sting Ten Summoner's Tale Vinnie C again !

Slayer Seasons in the Abyss Dave Lombardo (and Reign in Blood and South of Heaven)

Sepultura Arise & Chaos A.D Igor Cavalera

Dimmu Borgir Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia with Nicholas Barker

Death Symbolic Gene Hoglan

Death Human Sein Reinheart

Rush Rush in Rio, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures Neil "The Professor" Peart

Tool Aenima and Lateralus Danny Carey

Spocks Beard Snow Nick D Virgillio : he should be on Drummerworld !!! Highly Underrated

Billy Cobham Spectrum

Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of FIre Billy Cobham

Tony Williams Lifetime : The Collection

Dream Theater Scenes from a Memory,Awake Mike Pornoy

Joe Satriani Joe Satriani with Manu Katché

Peter Gabriel Secret Wordl Live Manu Katché


ACDC Back in Black,Highway To Hell Phill Rudd

Metallica Master Of puppets, And Justice for All, Black Album (the production of the drums on that album !!!) Larzzzzz

Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magic Chad Smith

Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti Bonzo !!

Deep Purple Made in Japan Ian "The Mule " Paice

Rage Against Tha Machine Self Titled Brad Wilk

Nile In their Darkened Shrines Tony Laureano

Machine Head Burn My Eyes Chris Kontos

Pantera Far Beyond Driven, Vulgar Display of Power Vinnie Paul R I P Dime !!!

Bon Jovi Keep The Faith Tico Torres is badass on this one !

Judas Priest Painkiller Scott Travis

Cryptopsy None So Vile Flo Mounier

Chick Corea Friends Steve Gadd

Steely Dan Aja (Ouch !!!) so many great drummers on this one Gadd, Purdie etc

Any Buddy Rich Cd is good

Chick Corea Akoustick Live with Dave Weckl

The Live DVD From Amsterdam from Toto with the Mighty Simon Phillips on drums !

Living colour Vivid & Time's up Will Calhoun

Korn Korn David Silveria

Dave Brubeck Time Out Joe Morello

Toto Greatest Hits with the late Jeff Porcaro

Mudvayne The end of all things to come Matt McDonough

Slipknot Iowa Joey Jordison

Limp Bizkit Significant Other John Otto

Megadeth Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction Nick Menza

Porcupine Tree In Absentia Gavin Harrison

Fear Factory Demanufacture Raymond Herrera

Liquid tension experiment 1&2 Mike Portnoy

Motley Crue Dr Feelgood Tommy Lee

System of A Down Toxicity John Dolmayan

Black Sabbath Paranoid Bill Ward

I ll stop here but I could add a gazillion others !!!!

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Old 07-09-2005, 12:43 AM
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Nice post! Gave me an hours worth of music to sample on iTunes!

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Old 07-09-2005, 01:10 AM
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Nice list Carter. I would have mentioned:

Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve - Tomas Haake
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:33 AM
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Yeah I could have mentionned Meshuggah, I like 'em but in small dose !

Thomas Haake is clearly not your average metal drummer !
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Old 07-10-2005, 05:54 AM
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I think that Lateralus of Tool is a great-so-f*cking-amazing-hard-to-believe-etc drum album!!! Danny do other planet things on that record.

And Jojo Mayer's Screaming Headless Torsos (album indentically named) is so great too. Funky beats por everyone.

Billy Cobham's Spectrum... well.... nothing to say about it...... It's just...... I mean.... You know....

Incubus' Jose Pasillas' S.C.I.E.N.C.E. I believe this is the best band-album recorded on the 90's. Everysong is great... EVERY! And Jose do amazing things...

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