What drummer had the most affect on their bands sound / identity??

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Travis barker in blink. Say what ya want about him but Scott ray or wasn’t good and Travis brought them to a whole
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YES! Huge Densmore fan, and even though I like and respect Jim Keltner, he actually trashed him in a drum channel clip with Neil and a couple of other folks. I found that pretty uncool of him.
To heck with Keltner then …
Densmore is great …..
 

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I saw Keltner on a Jerry Lee Lewis concert .
I thought he was an awful choice for that .
He was just too laid back for it ..
Yukk …..

Shoulda gotten me , my Dad played Jerry Lee constantly…..
 

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Mike Portnoy Dream Theatre
I had never heard drums played like that before ….
 

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Ronnie Tutt with post-68 Elvis.....and then with Neil Diamond.

Others could have filled those seats....but it wouldn't have had that Ronnie vibe.
 
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Ronnie Tutt with Elvis.....and then with Neil Diamond.

Others could have filled those seats....but it wouldn't have had that Ronnie vibe.
Not a fan of DJ Fontana?
Didn’t he play on Hound Dog?
 

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A huge change for sure, but Dude Ranch is still the one Blink album I revisit occasionally
O def. Dude ranch is iconic. Travis just brought a lot more creativity to blink. It went from straight fast punk beats to more musical. But yes dude ranch was killer
 

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Not a fan of DJ Fontana?
Didn’t he play on Hound Dog?

DJ was fine on the the early and simpler stuff that was mostly all groove....the 50's and early 60's stuff. When Elvis went to "arena" type live shows following his 1968 "comeback" special.....that was
custom made for a Ronnie Tutt style of playing. In a way, this was like Big Band. With those tours and the 1970's Elvis went from a superstar to a true icon and the "King." Ronny was there.

 
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DJ was fine on the the early and simpler stuff that was mostly all groove. When Elvis went to "arena" type shows with his 1968 "comeback" special.....that was
custom made for a Ronnie Tutt style of playing.
Cool I’ll go check him out, thanks!
 

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I think you could say just about any popular band but when I said The Professor I was thinking more about how he affected Rush after he joined. Someone like AVH for example was always in VH so his sound was already there…maybe I misunderstood the question?
 

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I think you could say just about any popular band but when I said The Professor I was thinking more about how he affected Rush after he joined. Someone like AVH for example was always in VH so his sound was already there…maybe I misunderstood the question?
Wasn’t there an older thread asking which replacements made their bands better? Or am I hallucinating that?
 

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Though I’m not a big fan of his, I agree that Stewart Copeland had a huge impact on the sound of The Police.

My heart says The Professor.
 


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