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On 2011-06-05 12:22, critter wrote:
This is going to sound strange, but I kind of thought Ringo was okay. Not in the top 20 drummers, but underrated.


I heard one drummer claim that Ringo was beyond incompetent. As a non-drummer, I find him creative and interesting (but I do agree that his technique was-ah-inconsistent.

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Pert and Carl Palmer are tops in my book. But jazz drummer Budy Rich was insane.


Here's a nice clip of a Carl Palmer solo from 1970. He was just a lad of 20 at the time.

John


That was cool. Thanks John. One of the best concerts I ever witnessed was ELP in 1977 on their Works tour. Watching and listening to Carl Palmer and Keith Emerson performing Hoedown was simply amazing.
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Thanks to you, Dreadnought, I'm listening to ELP again. I had a few of their records on vinyl, but haven't paid much attention for a long time.

Here is Tank from their first album, featuring another youthful Palmer solo.

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On 2011-06-05 12:22, critter wrote:
This is going to sound strange, but I kind of thought Ringo was okay. Not in the top 20 drummers, but underrated.


I heard one drummer claim that Ringo was beyond incompetent. As a non-drummer, I find him creative and interesting (but I do agree that his technique was-ah-inconsistent.

John


Well back when Ringo was being a valuable drummer, look at the little bop kit he was using.
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Not a showy soloist at all, but Charlie Watts is far better than good.
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I'll go with the late great Jeff Porcaro of Toto.
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Jeff's dad Skinny Porcaro literally wrote the book on drumming.
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I guess I'm the only one old enough to remember the legendary GENE KRUPA
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Krupa was awesome, Al. I remember seeing him on TV (probably old movies) when I was a kid. Looks like most of the current discussion is about classic rock drummers.

And BTW, I met a university professor (public health) named Gene Krupa a couple of weeks ago. I seemed to have found his name cooler than he did Smile

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Don't know much about drumming, but I sure know Gene Krupa.
Sing Sing Sing! with Krupa:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDsWyXIR1to

BTW according to Wikipedia, Krupa was the inventor of the rim shot! So he probably contributed more to magic than most magicians.

And a thumbs up to Roy Haynes. Didn't know he was still alive. Great stuff on Coltrane's My Favorite Things.
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I think all of today's drummers owe something to Krupa whether they know it or not. I'v enever saw him perform live but I have heard his work. Amazing.
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Oh yeah, now I know Krupa he is. I've always been a Benny Goodman fan and his whole rythm section was awesome. Had to be.
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Thank you guys I'm glad that I'm not the only one who remembers this legendary drummer.

The Benny Goodman 1938 jazz concert at Carnegie Hall is on my ipod.
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Al, just how old are you?
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I'm 65 years old, but I look 75.
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This is going to sound strange, but I kind of thought Ringo was okay. Not in the top 20 drummers, but underrated.


I heard one drummer claim that Ringo was beyond incompetent. As a non-drummer, I find him creative and interesting (but I do agree that his technique was-ah-inconsistent.

John


I think what's missing in the Ringo assessment is that his technical expertise (or lack or it) is secondary to whatever contribution he made to the band he was in. By all accounts, he provided the foundation for his band. And his band was a pretty good one, I think.

Personally, I'm rarely interested in drum solos, and fancy drumming doesn't do much for me. What does impress me is when I get the feeling that the drummer is driving the sound nearly all by himself. Take a band like Motörhead--I don't even know the drummers name, but if you took him away, the whole sound would fall flat as a pancake.

Also, back in my electric guitar days, whenever I played with a good drummer, I simply played better. If I were a rich and famous rock star, that's the kind of drummer I'd look for--not another Buddy Rich.
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My buddy Mike is an awesome drummer. I've jammed with him a lot and it's always tight.
I was ok when I was 13-15, but I haven't played since then due to a bad experience.
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On 2011-06-06 11:16, Al Angello wrote:
I'm 65 years old, but I look 75.


And not a day over.
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I think what's missing in the Ringo assessment is that his technical expertise (or lack or it) is secondary to whatever contribution he made to the band he was in. By all accounts, he provided the foundation for his band. And his band was a pretty good one, I think.

Personally, I'm rarely interested in drum solos, and fancy drumming doesn't do much for me. What does impress me is when I get the feeling that the drummer is driving the sound nearly all by himself. Take a band like Motörhead--I don't even know the drummers name, but if you took him away, the whole sound would fall flat as a pancake.



I agree. This is why I like Neil Peart: his drumming is an integral part of every Rush song. Stewart Copeland had a similar role in the Police.

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Duh. Karen Carpenter.

Ok, maybe not the best but I'm not joking entirely. She was a decent drummer.
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