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.
I was thinking maybe who was irreplaceable , had an identifiable sound ?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?
I felt that MC was wasted talent in PJ but agree with you on DA. I’ve never been able to spell his name, well done.Here is one I will throw out and not in a good way.
I hated Pearl Jam with him in the band. Matt Cameron brought them back to relevance with me but I still like Dave Abbruzzese the best.
Matt is another guy with just a unique sound. He was a huge part of the Soundgarden sound. He still sounds good with PJ but his feel was made for the heavier Soundgarden sound IMO.I felt that MC was wasted talent in PJ but agree with on DA. I’ve never been able to spell his name, well done.
I love UK , both versions !!!Off the top:
Mitch Mitchell - J.H.E.
Philly Joe Jones - M.D. Quintet
David Garibaldi - T.O.P.
Billy Cobham - Mahavishnu Orch.
Bobby Colomby - B, S & T
Danny Seraphine - C.T.A.
Stewart Copeland The Police
Bill Bruford - U.K.
Carl Palmer - E.L.P.