Gold Supporting Member
- Feb 16, 2016
- Reaction score
- Pebble Beach, CA
I came across this and had to click on it......a Pulitzer prize winning story it wasn't. Mind you, it was supposed to be #25 counting down to #1, so I was immediately suspicious when I jumped into the following list. If you get to "number one", Mick Avery of the Kinks is your winner!:
Benny Benjamin (Motown house drummer - worth checking out)
Mike Portnoy (balloon losing air.....)
Meg White (balloon violently flying around the room nearly deflated.....)
Tomas Hakke (Meshuggah?)
Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt?)
Ronald Shannon Jackson (Last Exit? - avante garde jazz - I must check him out).....
Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney?)
Bill Stevenson (Descendents/Black Flag - punk)
George Hurley (Minutemen?)
Glenn Kotche (Wilco - I've heard of them)
Earl Hudson (Bad Brains? D.C. hardcore band who started in jazz - looks like a reggae guy to me)
J.R. Robinson - no brainer!
Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello - seen EC a few times - never even thought about his drummer)
Steve Jordan (Mayer, etc.) - no brainer!
Earl Young (disco player? - sounds very famous playing 4 on the floor - pretty much every disco song, then!)
Mick Avery (Kinks)
Jon Theodore (Mars Volta/Queens of the Stone Age - only just heard of both)
Mickey Waller (Jeff Beck Group)
Butch Trucks/Jaimoe (Allman Bros)
The article went on and on but I gave up after D.C. since it was supposed to be 25 to 1 and at least 30 drummers were on the list, and more!
What struck me most is the photo of "Buddy Rich" - is it just me or is that totally not him???