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The Top Ten
My number one. Ticks And Leeches is great, but La Villa Strangiato is a true masterpiece. The use of the hi-hat is genius and the mini-drum solos are spectacular. It is Neil Peart, the greatest drummer ever, at his best so it has to be number one and where the heck is 21st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson! - Crazydudewithabeard
Rush is awesome. And Peart's skills showed in this masterpiece are amazing.
Peart has refined drumming to an art, and if people paid for a drum solo like they did a painting, Van Gohs would be obsolete because of this piece.
Was the benchmark of rock drumming for a very long time, can't imagine anything else being #1... Ticks and Leeches is awesome, so is Moby Dick, but I have to rank La Villa Strangiato at the very top!
Technique, depth, story, and the endurance of a marathon runner on Mars still having the accuracy of a SEAL sniper at the end. For me the argument starts at "why isn't this number one? "
Danny Carey is pretty insane to take this on, but he does it perfectly! - moose4life19
danny hits the toms over 1000 times in this song and thats a fact. - evilchimpmunk
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This is a great example of Keith Moon's extraordinary stle of play and exemplifies the energy and style that emulates rock. It is simply unreproducable!
Manic and unreproducable
The best drum intro ever probably - the way Travis plays it throughout the 6-minute song with such intensity, also the double-kicking is impressive! - petrucci75hammet
The best drum performance ever very few people can play this song especially the intro
2112 is a masterpiece! All instrument are awesome in this song, I mean Rush is awesome!
This is such a great drum solo. It's just unbelievable - UFasten8Me
John Bonham is best drum ever. I can't imagine he is 8th in the list.
The best drum performance I've heard in a metal song
You have to see it live to believe it. Neil can't even be seen behind all his percussion gear.
How he manages to hit everything with such precision is amazing. Nothing tops it.
This should probably be the standard "10" to which other drumming performances could be compared.
Most insane drum solo ever. An all around amazing song period
very fast and complex beat of drums, the true metal sound - ronluna
... And many more, including all dead and white feathers (15 L'anniversary)
If you play drums everyone knows this 15 minute experience was God sent.
The double bass in each verse is incredible and unbroken. I could play it for about 5 seconds, then I have to go to the hospital.
one of my personnal favorite song
Pretty unique drum arrangement
Just awesome, Palmer's jazz-rooted drumming soars through the sky and anchors the music to the ground.
Simply epic. Pounding beat, crisp fills, and perfect time and intensity. Classic rock drumming never got better than this. Rest in peace John Bonham.
Passion, power to burn and oddly for Keith, disciplined.
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2. La Villa Strangiato - Neil Peart (Rush)
3. Painkiller - Scott Travis (Judas Priest)
2. Won't Get Fooled Again - Keith Moon (The Who)
3. 2112 - Neil Peart (Rush)