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Old 04-15-2015, 06:31 PM
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Default Poll: Buddy Rich

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As much as I respect all drummers, I was never a fan, not even as a kid. Just curious to see who likes him or not, and why.
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:39 PM
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As much as I respect all drummers, I was never a fan, not even as a kid. Just curious to see who likes him or not, and why.
I saw him in the late 70's. Pretty awesome drummer and I respect his playing ability. But, I am not a fan; he strikes me as an arrogant, self-centered SOB. I would not be interested in spending time with him. He could have learned a lesson in humility from other greats such as Gadd, Smith, Hamilton and Burmuda.

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Old 04-16-2015, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: Poll: Buddy Rich

Louis Bellson is far better and wasn't self centered and angry. That man does not get enough respect. Buddy gets far too much.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:52 PM
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Louis Bellson is far better and wasn't self centered and angry. That man does not get enough respect. Buddy gets far too much.
Buddy regardless ,was technically and musically superior to LB when it came to drumming.
Louis had his niche and was a competent foil to BR.but after seeing both up close and personal ,it's BR.
Just because he was an abrasive ass at times ,does not negate his overall record of being one of the greatest ever.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:00 PM
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Well, my Dad could have beat up your Dad.


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Old 04-16-2015, 08:14 PM
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Well, my Dad could have beat up your Dad.


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is this an 8th grade lunch table ?
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:15 PM
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This is all I have to contribute and I am very sorry for it...

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Old 04-16-2015, 08:33 PM
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exactly

is this an 8th grade lunch table ?
It's worse; more like my God can beat up your God.

Personally, I don't mind that He was a total a-hole. The Man had some pretty serious thoughts about the way things should be done, and it was His gig. It's gotta be frustrating being so untouchable cos who could He find (bandmate-wise) that could operate at His level so consistently?

Only "fault" I can come up with was His atrocious snare sound. Boxy choked POS in every recording I've ever heard. Haha
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:38 PM
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Well I think his Momma beat up all our Daddy's. I bet when we are all dead no one will be having this conversation concerning our drumming efforts.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:55 PM
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i think Buddy's the best. he's so crisp.

i can't think of a quicker cleaner drummer.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:58 PM
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Okay, I voted. But I'm not telling anyone what for.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:58 PM
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I voted.

I thought he was pretty cool myself. He gave his all, and I'd say he more than reached his potential. He was a badass. He was like the Fletcher of bandleaders lol.
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I thought he was pretty cool myself. He gave his all, and I'd say he more than reached his potential. He was a badass.
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Okay, I voted. But I'm not telling anyone what for.
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It's worse; more like my God can beat up your God.
Hey at least you've got one to beat. I'm still trying to figure out which one I can best exploit. Difficult choice. It would seem the boundaries of deity exploitation throughout history have been limitless.

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Old 04-17-2015, 01:26 AM
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Hey at least you've got one to beat. I'm still trying to figure out which one I can best exploit. Difficult choice. It would seem the boundaries of deity exploitation throughout history have been limitless.
Now that you mention it, I really don't. But if I did, better Buh-lieve I'd be working some angle to exploit ... man, I'd have me a big white Cadillac, powder-blue suits, an expensive Elvis hair piece, and some hookers.
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:49 AM
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There's Buddy's personality,

and then there's Buddy's drumming prowess.

It's possible to be a fan of one and not the other.
Not a well thought out question for a poll.
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:30 AM
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fanhood is silly...I voted no

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exactly

is this an 8th grade lunch table ?
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:14 PM
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Default Re: Poll: Buddy Rich

I really never understand why people let a musician's personality cloud their judgement of their skills. Lots of people you may look up to may also be a holes and you just don't know it.

Buddy is the first drummer I saw that made me want to play. I wonder how much of this is generational as well.

But as with all of these types of discussions I will refrain from saying best and refer to Buddy as one of a few I would list as all time best.
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:27 PM
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Great people can be wacky. I know a guy who works large venues staging big concerts. He told me once that at a Neil Diamond show, no one is allowed to look at Neil directly when you pass him in a hall backstage for instance. I don't know what happens if someone looks, but you're not supposed to look. Like he's Medussa lol.

I like what wildbill said, you can be a fan of his drumming and not his personality. I think he was a complex individual, sweet at times, vicious at other times. The vicious times are remembered more. If there were no bus tapes....I really think those tapes went a long way into "defining" him as a tyrant.
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:39 PM
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Shoot it is like all of us-the good, the bad, and the ugly. I'm fortunate to have friends who just aren't bothered with the bad and ugly-as I with them. He who hasn't been a real dick before can cast the first stone LOL.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:39 PM
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As a drummer yes, as a person not so much although I never met him in person and am just basing that off internet clips.

I would love to have seen him sit in with a rock band like Deep Purple, Grand Funk or the like just to see how that would sound. Although he would probably consider that being wayyy beneath him.
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i think Buddy's the best. he's so crisp.

i can't think of a quicker cleaner drummer.
Joe Morello.

Everyone talks about Buddy because he was such a big personality. But Morello was the guy everyone wanted to play like.
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I think Buddy was the best ever on drums, IMO. It is very common to bring up the bad personality stuff about him. But I wonder why I hardly ever hear about John Bonham and his "personality problems." Has anyone read the book "Hammer of the Gods" on Led Zep? Bonham's secret nickname was "the beast" and the other band members tried to stay as far from him as possible when he was drunk, which was quite often. Both men were phenomenal drummers. Both were not the best of role models.
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I think Buddy was the best ever on drums, IMO. It is very common to bring up the bad personality stuff about him. But I wonder why I hardly ever hear about John Bonham and his "personality problems." Has anyone read the book "Hammer of the Gods" on Led Zep? Bonham's secret nickname was "the beast" and the other band members tried to stay as far from him as possible when he was drunk, which was quite often. Both men were phenomenal drummers. Both were not the best of role models.
Yeah I read that book many years ago, decades ago probably. He and Peter Grant were not particularly nice.
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