Top 5 Fav Drummers (inspirational to your style)

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
KIS got ya thinkin' huh?
One can only hope :) Are we the only Prairie Prince tragics on the forum? I idolised him in my youth. His drum track on Pimp is such a killer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQqJDFJouYA ... especially his wonderful ideas in the transition at the end of the strings break from about 2:09.


Unfunkyffoted said:
in the MSFB song, the Ba-Dooomp is playing in the ride out starting at 4:50. it is also played on the previous sections at/ or after about 1:50 2:50 and 3:50. i´m not sure if that is the C section of the song, but alot of the song´s solos are played over that section. 1-2-3-4 Ba-Dooomp-2-3-4. MFSB were the house band of Philadelphia International Records.
Unfunky - I think I see what you mean by the ba-doom thing now. I use that one at times to make up for my rusty, slow unfunky footwork. Hot drummers usually play those 16ths as doo-doom on the kick rather than the snare/kick ba-doom, although the ba-doom has a special flavour and sounded great when played with conviction a la the MFSB track. Love the sax and the vibe of the backing in that track too.

If this forum and my keyboard could allow for typed drum notation, some of these conversations would be easier :)
 

unfunkyfooted

Silver Member
One can only hope :) Are we the only Prairie Prince tragics on the forum? I idolised him in my youth. His drum track on Pimp is such a killer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQqJDFJouYA ... especially his wonderful ideas in the transition at the end of the strings break from about 2:09.




Unfunky - I think I see what you mean by the ba-doom thing now. I use that one at times to make up for my rusty, slow unfunky footwork. Hot drummers usually play those 16ths as doo-doom on the kick rather than the snare/kick ba-doom, although the ba-doom has a special flavour and sounded great when played with conviction a la the MFSB track. Love the sax and the vibe of the backing in that track too.

If this forum and my keyboard could allow for typed drum notation, some of these conversations would be easier :)
hee hee...yes. one day everyone will know the term The Funk Hump.

a:¨You know that lick at 4:50 ?¨
b: ¨Oh you mean The Funk Hump¨ ?
a: Ummmm....the one that goes ¨Ba-Dooomp"?
b. Yes, that´s called ¨The Funk Hump¨.
a. I see....tell me more...
b: Well, there´s all sorts of licks....The Money Beat, The Monkey Beat, The Purdie Shuffle, The Funk Hump....Ringo Fills....all sorts of licks...The Disco Beat....The Wipe Out....The Monie Monie....The Bo Diddley....

: )

i know what you mean about substituting the snare hit for one of the bass hits. i used to do that on the intro to ¨Walk This Way¨ and now that i can (barely) play all three licks on the bass drum, i must admit that it still sounds better with the snare as the first hit. provided i don´t hit the snare so hard that it´s painfully obvious that it´s the snare.

a: You know .....tssss bop / ba - boomp booomp bop.
b. Oh yes...the Walk This Way....

: )
 
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Skitch

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I always liked Bobby Colomby too and found his feel jazzy feel pretty similar to Danny S's, tho' early Chicago seemed to give Danny more chance to open up. I think of Chicago in a similar way to how I see The Tubes - their early albums were brilliant (with a class drummer in Prairie Prince) but later on they played sooky and bland commercial music - and made some real money. Ai ai ai!
The days of an experimental format - FM radio!


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unfunkyfooted

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One can only hope :) Are we the only Prairie Prince tragics on the forum? I idolised him in my youth. His drum track on Pimp is such a killer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQqJDFJouYA ... especially his wonderful ideas in the transition at the end of the strings break from about 2:09.
i can totally hear Prairie Prince in your playing. but it´s hard to say exactly what it is i hear -- i think mostly the tuning and yes feel. but not a carbon copy at all. you´re one of the tightest drummers i´ve heard and i would love to play with you one day. you´ve got an unbelievable pocket and i loved the video you posted of your Club Gig.
 

beastdrummagirl

Senior Member
Ok. I have many inspirations but here it goes:
1. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin.. you all should know that)<-- Main inspiration for drumming
2. Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)
3. Don Henly (The Eagles)
4. Zac Farro (Paramore)
5. Sam Applebaum (Veil Of Maya)
 

tvplaysdrums

Junior Member
My top 5 (in no particular order):

Marco Minnemann
Gavin Harrison
Benny Greb
Simon Phillips
Jojo Mayer

Honorable Mentions:

Mike Portnoy (his playing is what first inspired me to get into drumming)
Chris Coleman ( only very recently did I discover him. He may move into the top 5 soon!)
Adam Deitch (solid SOLID groove guy)
 
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wy yung

Guest
Impossible to answer really. I love Bruford but because I love him so much I avoided using his style for fear I'd become a clone. Although many things he does have crept in, but I play them differently.

My list would change daily depending on what I was listening to. People who have been major influences include Porcarro, Mike Clark, Keltner, Jo Jones, Buddy, Morello etc. Impossible to answer. I love too many drummers.
 

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
i can totally hear Prairie Prince in your playing. but it´s hard to say exactly what it is i hear -- i think mostly the tuning and yes feel. but not a carbon copy at all. you´re one of the tightest drummers i´ve heard and i would love to play with you one day. you´ve got an unbelievable pocket and i loved the video you posted of your Club Gig.
That does it, Unfunky - you're now my official press agent ... your first mission is to get more than two drunks attending my band's gigs :)

In drumming I'm worthy of tying Prairie's shoelaces ... I think what you're hearing is a mid-70s approach that probably stemmed from players like Bonzo and Ian Paice that found its way into the playing of many rock drummers of my vintage.

IMO the time of our mid-to-late teens and the players we dug then have a huge influence on us. My time was the mid-to-late 70s and since I was always a bit behind the times (eg. I got into King Crimson in 1975, a year after they first broke up) I was most thrilled by the drummers of the late 60s to the mid 70s. I didn't approve of disco and punk.

If you're ever in Sydney, give me a yell and we'll grab a studio. Always keen to jam :)
 

unfunkyfooted

Silver Member
That does it, Unfunky - you're now my official press agent ... your first mission is to get more than two drunks attending my band's gigs :)

if you promise to tune my kit for me, i´ll see what i can do. : )

but you should know, i´m better on the stage than in the press office. : ) : )
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shrink

Senior Member
Steve Gadd (for his sheer groove, and for being one of the nicest guys around)
Joe Morello (as with steve, his playing just gets my feet tapping)
Bernard Purdie (always brings a smile to my face)
John Bonham (although different from the others here, he brought many jazz/fusion elements to modern rock drumming, such as popularising tuned bottom heads)
jojo meyer (just funky)
 

Jay Christ

Junior Member
Chris Adler - Lamb of God
Brann Dailor - Mastodon
Jason Bittner - Shadows fall
Mike Portnoy - Dream theater
Matt Greiner - August burns red
 

Bootz

Junior Member
What I want to sound like.
1. Dave Grohl - Every track on that Them Crooked Vultures cd is perfect, nothing too complex but it just fits.
2. John Bonham
3. Benny Greb
4. Jojo Mayer
5. Phil Rudd

What I actually sound like.
A kid in his basement.
 
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