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Postby Hibs1875 on Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:42 pm

No doubt this has been discussed,

Just watched some old Flaming Lips footage on Youtube. Reminded me of a time I saw them touring 'Clouds Taste Metallic' in Glasgow- I've seen the Lizard and Nirvana live, but Steven Drozd kicked the fucking shit out of the drums that night - people were wincing when he was soundchecking. Not being a drummer I couldn't say whether he is actually any good, but hey, I still talk about it.

Would anyone care to shoot me down in flames, or even better offer an alternative opinion?
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Postby kerble on Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:45 pm

Drozd is tremendous.

same with Bonzo, Tyler Trent of Brainiac and DJ Bonebrake of X.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:46 pm

I'm not a huge Lips fan, but yes, that drummer is sick...and a heroin addict??

I don't know who the best drummer I've ever seen is.

The drummer in Quatre Tete really impressed the shit out of me the other night.

Rey Washam (spelling?) from Rapeman and Scratch Acid was a fucking madman.

I really like the parts that Jordan Read in Colony of Watts writes.

I'm not a big Who fan, but Keith Moon was nutters on the kit.


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Postby kerble on Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:48 pm

Possibly. My friend, Jim Lindsay, is a pretty good candidate for best.


as is Simone from Blonde Redhead and Kotche.


A plus.
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Postby RSMurphy on Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:50 pm

Minotaur029 wrote:I'm not a huge Lips fan, but yes, that drummer is sick...and a heroin addict??


Steven is a joy to watch and he is heroin free.

I remember not being able to take my eyes off of Loraxx's drummer one night.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:51 pm

Kotche is good.

My opinion on Wilco continues to waiver...I think I'm starting to hate them...(that commercial was gross).

The discovery of Insignificance plays a role in this...
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Postby STF on Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:55 pm

Damon Che
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Postby Ernest on Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:56 pm

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Postby caix on Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:57 pm

I remember seeing Trans Am at the Fireside Bowl in 97. The drummer was amazing. At one point, he was hitting the high-hat so fast, you couldn't see his hands. He played like a psychotic robot on speed.

Also, Damon Che from Don Cab is pretty amazing.

There's plenty more I can think of, but might as well let other people say it...

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Postby Sowley on Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:01 pm

Noah Leger.
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Postby otisroom on Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:05 pm

Drozd is tremendous

I second that.
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Postby madlee on Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:07 pm

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Postby Mark Hansen on Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:12 pm

madlee wrote:Neil Peart


Wrong thread. This belongs in the "things for should never say on EA" thread.
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Postby BadComrade on Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:16 pm

Ernie Adams.

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Postby space junk on Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:24 pm

Jim White blew me away.

When we saw Big Star, Jody Stephens came out and soundchecked before the gig. He got a rapturous applause. For the soundcheck.

I always love seeing Robin Jones of The Beta Band/Aliens drum.

There was a terribly under-appreciated band called The Static Waves, now defunct, who had a phenomenal drummer. It makes me so sad that these guys didn't get heard by more people. For anyone interested, there's a good youtube vid of them playing one of their last shows here. Seriously, check out the motherfucker on the drums. Stick with it to the end. It would make me so happy if you did.
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Postby Bradley on Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:25 pm

Zach Hill from Hella. Also, Gregg Bendian with Nels Cline covering Interstellar Space Revisited.
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Postby ozzy lee harvwald on Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:28 pm

Myself. Myself is the greatest drummer I have ever seen.
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Postby Hibs1875 on Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:29 pm

Robin Jones is a great shout. Definitely the best thing about the Beta Band live, though the House Song at the end was always a great team effort.
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Postby fredweaver on Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:33 pm

Off the top of my head...
That I saw personally:

Orestes Delatorre (Bitch Magnet)
John McEntire (Bastro, etc)
Jerry Fuchs (Turing Machine, etc)
Damon Che (Don Caballero)
John Theodore (Golden)
Darren Zentek (Kerosene 454, Channels)
Stewart Copeland (Police)
Ronald Shannon Jackson (Last Exit)
Pat ? (The original drummer in Moving Targets)
Dave Grohl (Scream, Nirvana)
Dale Crover (Melvins)
Mac McNeily (Jesus Lizard)
Arthur Johnson (BBQ Killers, Come)

Only in videos:
John Bonham (duh)
Ginger Baker
many many more
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Postby 154 on Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:34 pm

this 16 year old kid from some no-name tech metal band in Nevada. he's probably 21 or so now, but he'd already been featured in some drummer magazine. his playing was in the vein of Dillinger Escape Plan, but more natural sounding. unreal.

wish i could remember the band name. it was a really generic hardcore name..
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