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

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Philip Selway & Radiohead
Glen Kotche & Wilco
Jim Eno & Spoon
Nate Wood & Kneebody
Christopher Bear & Grizzly Bear
Sean Carey & Bon Iver
 

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Oh wow, bummer. I’ll need to check the lineup with Bozzio.
Wow, they had all of the a-list prog drummers!


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My list goes along with who I grew up listening to. I think this plays a big role in who each person picks! In no particular order, I believe these guys were/are instrumental in the sound of their respective bands. Sorry for the long list:

Neil Peart (Rush)
Stewart Copeland (The Police)
Phil Collins (Genesis)
Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
Alex Van Halen (Van Halen)
Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch)
 

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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.
Seems irons had a thing getting replaced didn’t he get replaced by chad smith in the peppers too?
 

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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.
Can you find the clip please?
I like Densmore too. I have noticed he doesn’t hang with the drummers of his time, while everyone talks about drumming techniques they used 50 years ago and stuff, he’s very much into poetry.
 
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I stopped paying attention after
Spring Session M
so I am only referring to that and the EP
-He wrote a lot of the lyrics (mostly ingenious).
-Key background singer.
-Force of nature
...Sounds to me like the second part to this was Bozzio playing a beat and they just played something appropriate
This one it's certainly the case that the band played music that fit...
 
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Winner of biggest effect on the band's sonic identity: Ginger Baker in CREAM.

First runner-up: Neil Peart in Rush

Honorable Mention: Stewart Copeland in The Police
 

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Ginger Baker
Lenny White
Carl Palmer
Bill Cobham
Stew Copeland
Ian Paice
Charlie Adams
Charlie Watts
Neil Peart
Alex Van Halen
 

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Sorry to depart from the established orthodoxy of drummers from the top-selling rock bands of 1968–1978, but Dave Lombardo didn’t only define Slayer’s sound — he established the path forward for Metal that others have applied and expanded upon for the succeeding three decades.

None of the supposed innovators mentioned thus far have changed their genres — classic rock or prog — to the same degree. Metal has two eras: Before Lombardo and After Lombardo.

That’s the definitive answer to What Drummer had the Biggest Affect on Their Band?
 

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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’m the opposite. I hated PJ with Abbruzzese. He seemed to overplay and rush his fills. Jack Irons was solid and made the music feel right.
 


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