actually, this is a good one. : )I don't even have to look - such lists and "polls" only serve to spark heated discussions about who should be on the list but is not, who shouldn't be, but is, and how incorrect the ranking is to begin with.
Initially I thought the same thing.....but the word "influential" as opposed to "best" allowed me to give them the benefit of the doubt.I don't even have to look
Funny, he was the first one I thought of that didn't get a guernsey and perhaps should have on sheer influence, tooThe omission of Larry Mullen Jr was a biggie, given the number of bands who were influenced by U2 and LMJ's one, two and four bar cycles.
Hey, you got Mo in there.....gotta leave some room for people that can actually play.And people may laugh but a few teachers here have said they've started beginners with White Stripes songs and Meg has inspired many women to play.
For sure.....there's a couple that would have been bumped otherwise. As a whole, I think the list pretty well reflects the amount of interest in their threads here though.......sans Meg of course. That's always a tell tale sign of influence.Influence and ability aren't necessarily connected.
I don't see why. After all, we agreed that influence and ability aren't necessarily connectedHey, you got Mo in there.....gotta leave some room for people that can actually play.
1,000 into 100 just won't go mate. Someone's gotta miss out and usually with these lists it's pretty much every drummer prior to 1962 (obviously with a few notable exceptions). At least this time I reckon they've tried to portray a somewhat acurate evoluation of the instrument from one generation to the next. It certainly paints a clearer picture of where we've all come from than yet another tired and contentious "best drummer" list.No Simon Phillips, no Steve Jordan, no Peter Erskine.... loads of biggie missing.
I know, I know......but as I knew it'd fire you up, I couldn't help myself.I don't see why. After all, we agreed that influence and ability aren't necessarily connected
Could say it about many non-famous drummers too for that matter. My old man is never gonna make a "most influential" list, but if it wasn't for watching him laying it down when I was a kid, I wonder if I'd have developed the same passion......doesn't get anymore influential than that.Yeah, you can pull any famous name out of a hat and say they were influential.