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Driving one night, I turned up the volume of the car stereo.

"Why so loud?" asked my lady.

"Because the drumming in this song is very much beee-autiful!", I replied.

She prefers melody, rather than rhythm.

Fortunately, the song that was played (Buddy Joe), had both.

She agreed about the drumming.

I am fond of solid Diesel-engine-like drumming that carries a rock-song.

I prefer the English drumming style, like practised by Jon Hiseman, Mick Fleetwood, Cozy Powell, Keith Moon a.o.

I'm not so fond of American drummers like Max Weinberg, Jack Irons, Ralph Molina.

Here's my three favourite drum-driven rock 'n roll songs.

Inspire me, and gimme yours.

1. White Room, The Cream, drummed by Ginger Baker.

2. Substitute, The Who, drummed by Keith Moon.

3. Buddy Joe, The Golden Earring, drummed by Cesar Zuiderwijk.

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I go with the obvious:

  • John Bonham
  • Keith Moon (when he exercises a bit of self-control... I'll vote for "I Can See For Miles")
  • Stewart Copland
  • Charlie Watts

The bloke from Rush is astoundingly awesome in a very wanky way.

LBBB

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One of my FSOAT is "FOLLOW THE LEADERS" by Killing Joke, which is driven by the intense, fierce tribal drumming of Big Paul Ferguson.

As well as the tribal thumping, Big Paul was also a prime exponent of the more "driving" drum-beat described by the thread-originator: check out "THE WAIT" from KillingJoke's eponymous debut album.

Another example of Killing Joke in their prime: a live rendition of "WARDANCE" from 1982. (Starts after the last bars of "We Have Joy".) Again, Big Paul's drumming is key to the momentum and intensity of the experience.

And finally (for the time being at least) "TENSION", the flipside of the 1981 "Follow The Leaders single, which was so influential upon me at the time and ever since, I guess.

P.S. This clip "CHOP CHOP" from a 1982 TV appearance, is an interesting one for the music historian. Big Paul was called upon to cover for vocalist Jaz Ferguson (whose vocals you hear), as he (Jaz) had done a disappearing act to Iceland shortly beforehand. This track again amply demonstrates Ferguson's exceptional skin-battering style.

From the same TV programme, (which I was watching at the time), "EMPIRE SONG"

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...an interesting one for the music historian. Big Paul was called upon to cover for vocalist Jaz Ferguson (whose vocals you hear), as he (Jaz) had done a disappearing act to Iceland shortly beforehand. This track again amply demonstrates Ferguson's exceptional skin-battering style.

Duh! I meant "...cover for vocalist, Jaz Coleman..." :doh:

What happened there? Must have been typing too fast for my poor brain to keep up. :crazy:

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or A Song for the Dead by Queens of the Stone Age (with Dave Grohl on drums)

album version

Another drumming highlight from that album courtesy of the superb Dave Grohl.

"No One Knows"

Keith Moon (when he exercises a bit of self-control... I'll vote for "I Can See For Miles")

Great choice. I'd also say "Won't Get Fooled Again" but for a little Moon madness "Cobwebs and Strange".

Other favourite performances:

- "In Bloom" (Grohl)

- "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix (Mitch Mitchell)

- "Fool's Gold" - The Stone Roses (Reni)

- "Geek U.S.A." and "Cherub Rock" - The Smashing Pumpkin (Jimmy Chamberlin)

- "The Grudge" - Tool (Danny Carey)

- "Get Free" - The Vines (Joey Waronker)

- "Bullet In The Head" - Rage Against The Machine (Brad Wilk)

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  • 2 weeks later...

the best iv'e heard are

geek u.s.a , cherub rock, silverfu*k-smashing pumpkins(all drummed by jimmy chamberlain

ticks and leaches-tool(danny carey)

moby dick, good times bad times- led zeppelin(john bonham)

hot for teacher- van halen(alex van halen)

jesus christ pose-soundgarden(matt cameron)

la villa strangiato-rush(the immortal neil peart)

off the top of my head

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