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

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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.

Both of those guys were far more than drummers for their bands. Stewart ultimately ending up a composer, arranger, etc. And Neil writing much of the lyrics and "feel" of Rush.
Any old drummer with great chops doesn't often have those other skills.
 
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Micky Dolenz. Just imagine how the Monkees might have sounded with someone - anyone - else drumming on all of those hits!
 

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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?
I was thinking maybe who was irreplaceable , had an identifiable sound ?
 

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OK @Houndog imma hijack this thing for just one post:

Who was the best, most memorable, and most important Jethro Tull drummer. And why?

Hope this is ok.
 

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Here is one I will throw out and not in a good way.

Jack Irons.

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.
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.
 
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OK @Houndog imma hijack this thing for just one post:

Who was the best, most memorable, and most important Jethro Tull drummer. And why?

Hope this is ok.
What am I , the forum Police ??
You post what you want .
As in life , discussions should meander a bit methinks .
 

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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.
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.
 

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What am I , the forum Police ??
You post what you want .
As in life , discussions should meander a bit methinks .
Cool. Didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes.

Ok - so which one do/did you like the best? Barrymore Barlow for me, plus he slayed with Yingwie.
 

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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.
Agreed. He was central to the Soundgarden sound for me.
 

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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.
Jeff Porcaro - Steely Dan
 
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