Is Phil Rudd possibly the Greatest Australian Drummer?

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Not alot of big name Drummer's from down unde honestly Phil Rudd definitely brought that attitude on drums!
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You probably don't know much about Australian drummers!
Have you ever heard of Tony Buck, Simon Barker, Alan Turnbull and Virgil Donati (to name a few)?
Not to mention those who moved there from elsewhere.

Rudd may be the most famous, I admit, but certainly not the greatest.
Have fun with your research: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Australian_drummers
 
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Virgil Donati the most technically proficient.

Kevin Parker probably has had the most influence in recent times.

Rob Hirst is great, bit of a different vibe going on with him, see Power & the Passion.

I like Jim White.

Mike Noga was great, loved his feel.

Lucius Borich is a player.

Rudd’s probably sold the most albums and had the biggest overall impact.

Although Anthony Field has sold a hell of a lot too…
 

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And one of my strong early influences is missing from the list all together, Derek Pellicci from the Little River Band. One of the strongest kit orchestrators from the 70's and 80's and an impecial groove. I learned volumes from this guy!
 

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Pretty sure Phil Rudd is the only Aussie on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time.
That's right, an American journalist's opinion of Aussie drummers is far superior to actual drummers, especially those who have been to Australia or were born there. :blink:
That's why I keep telling you that drummer polls are a complete and utter waste of time.
 

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That's right, an American journalist's opinion of Aussie drummers is far superior to actual drummers, especially those who have been to Australia or were born there. :blink:
That's why I keep telling you that drummer polls are a complete and utter waste of time.
Interesting take, Whitten. It's a ranking, not a poll, though.

On being named to Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time in 2016, Phil Rudd himself said: "It's sweet words."

Furthermore, Rudd agreed with Bonham being named No. 1: "That's a fair call ... He was innovative and dangerous."

He was less inclined to agree with the ranking of Keith Moon in No 2 position "but I know and respect people who do think a lot of him, and that's fine".

"I'm more of a Ringo fan."

Ringo Starr was ranked No 14 on the list, which Mr Rudd said was fair.

 

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That's right, an American journalist's opinion of Aussie drummers is far superior to actual drummers, especially those who have been to Australia or were born there. :blink:
That's why I keep telling you that drummer polls are a complete and utter waste of time.
Especially those published by RS.
 

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He's the most popular Aussie born drummer, that's the only indisputable thing here so far.

But others pointing out all of the Aussie drummers is kind of refreshing. I never think of people as "British" or "American" or "Australian", they're just people for the most part unless their national origin is a big part of their brand.

But seeing the list reminded me of how many Australian musicians there are which was kinda cool.
 

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Well, he's not from Austrailia but New Zealand: Dylan Elise I figure New Zealand is close enough to being Austrailian (kind of like Canada and the USA) ;).
 


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