Most Technical Drummers of All Timenooreldeen
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Technically speaking, the best drummer on the planet. Should be #1.
Apparently, most people think technical drumming is just really fast playing, playing strange time signatures, and a lot of fills that utilize a double bass pedal to make everything sound as crowded, complicated, and quick as possible. Sure, a lot of the drummers listed are very talented, but you don't need to play heavy music (like metal and such) to be technically great.
Personally, I find the vast majority of higher ranking drummers to play music that is... well... awful. Like, really bad.
When I listen to the previously listed drummers' songs, it's almost as if they approach the songs with a mentality of "how can I make MY instrument stand out more than the other instruments and what is the most complicated, counter-intuitive, crazy drum track I can lay down to prove how awesome I am? " Buddy Rich, on the other hand, had the chops, but also knew how to play with the music! When it was his time to shine (i.e. a drum solo) he did so brilliantly, but when he ...more
Not only the greatest technical drummer, but also one of the the ultimate technical musicians, in any genre. It seems unlikely that any other will be taking his crown anytime soon.
Somehow not on here? And that's truly a shame.
I catch myself focusing on the drums when listening to the Crowes. Also, Gorman has played with Stereophonics and on Warren Zevon's "The Wind. "
Only had 2 albums with priest, but doing a fast double bass drum solo in the late 70's is as technical as it gets
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