Another "Top influential drummers Ranked #25 to #1" article!

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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!:

John Bonham
Neil Peart
Keith Moon
Ginger Baker
Buddy Rich
Gene Krupa
Benny Benjamin (Motown house drummer - worth checking out)
Mitch Mitchell
Stewart Copeland
Mike Portnoy (balloon losing air.....)
Meg White (balloon violently flying around the room nearly deflated.....)
Chris Dave
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)
Travis Barker
Butch Trucks/Jaimoe (Allman Bros)
Dennis Chambers........

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???

Buddy Rich.jpeg
 

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Wow.
Now, Mick was a huge influence on me. Saw the Kinks live several times.
But ... yeah.
There might be an issue or two with this one.
 

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Thanks for slogging through the whole “Next Page >” list. Couldn’t have been easy, but well worth it for keen insights like “Peart was the drummer from the fantastic band Rush. He was selected because his style matched that of Keith Moon from The Who.”
 

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Thanks for slogging through the whole “Next Page >” list. Couldn’t have been easy, but well worth it for keen insights like “Peart was the drummer from the fantastic band Rush. He was selected because his style matched that of Keith Moon from The Who.”
VB, the list goes on and on. I just stopped at 30! I wonder how many more drummers are listed.........
 

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Ok......as the neverending list of "25" continues:

Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey (P. Funk)
Greg Errico (Sly & the Family Stone)
Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, et al.)
Chad Smith (RCHP)
Jim Gordon (says he recorded with Steely Dan???)
Moe Tucker (Velvet Underground)
Tommy Ramone (Ramones)
Tony Thompson (Chic)
Vinnie C.
Mick Fleetwood
Billy Cobham (Miles Davis)
Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
Max Weinberg (Bruuuuuuuce)
Questlove (Roots)
Roger Hawkins (Muscle Shoals house drummer)
Jimmy Chamberlain
Carter Beauford
Clem Burke (Blondie)
Dale Crover (Melvins)
John French (Capt. Beefheart)
Phil Collins
Akira Kawasaki (Mouse on the Keys??? - a 2 piece band)
Sheila E (Prince)
Bill Ward (Sabbath)
Jim Keltner
Tony Allen (Fela Kuti - afrobeat)
James Gadson (Jackson 5)
Matt Grenier (August Burns Red???)
Zach Hill (Death Grips?) - Ok, 3 in a row I'v never heard of....I gotta stop.....
Jamie Morgan (Code Orange?) - must.....stop......
James Beverage (Portrayal of Guilt?) - just......stop......clicking......
David Garibaldi (ToP) - okay, just a few more.....
Kashikura Takashi (toe?) - sounds interesting
Yuusuke Yoshida (tricot?)
David Bland (Full of Hell?)
Kevin Kaine (Knocked Loose?)
Ryan Reger (Every Time I Die?).....speaking of that, I'm over it!
 

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Ok, so I figured just ONE more.....and it was the last one - Michael McLennan ('68?)..........phew!
 

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That’s Mike Clarke. He’s a bit funkier than Buddy. And also alive.
I loved the anecdote in his MD interview about his early gig with Albert King. "Don't make me come back there, not a good person!" And regarding pay, "I think twelve."
 


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