All time favorite drummer and why- you can only pick one!!

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I loved Mitch Mitchell, Carmine Appice, Ginger back in the day BUT if I could only listen to one guy for the rest of my life, it would probably be this major dude.


ALAN DAWSON (you gotta check out the trading fours at about 5:30)

 

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Like everyone I have a lot of favorites, but I guess my all-time favorite would be Pat Mastelotto. His playing with David Sylvian, King Crimson and especially Stick Men is a constant inspiration for me. Electronics, acoustics, little percussion toys, multiple odd time signatures or simple grooves - to me he covers all the bases. He's also very diverse with his recording projects and I stay on top of all of them. A player who can adapt is a player who has a long career.
 

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Neil.
There are better technicians, better groove players, better pocket players, etc.
But his structures so fit the songs without ever being too repetitive, or too complex, or too basic.
He made the complicated look and sound simple, and the simple sound rich and dynamic. I still can’t play the majority of his work, yet I know where every single note is.
Plus he was the lyricist and I admire that as much as his drumming.
Add to that the way he lived his life keeping things in perspective, walking that line between revered and humble, between famous and obscure. Just so sound in so many ways.
 

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Todd sucherman. I grew up looking up to him and Travis barker. I love Thomas lang Stewart Copeland bonham etc but something about Todd I was always drawn to him. He’s also a great person to meet and chat with.
 

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Neil.
There are better technicians, better groove players, better pocket players, etc.
But his structures so fit the songs without ever being too repetitive, or too complex, or too basic.
He made the complicated look and sound simple, and the simple sound rich and dynamic. I still can’t play the majority of his work, yet I know where every single note is.
Plus he was the lyricist and I admire that as much as his drumming.
Add to that the way he lived his life keeping things in perspective, walking that line between revered and humble, between famous and obscure. Just so sound in so many ways.
Very well said.
 


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