Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Diogenes1, Feb 4, 2014.
Well, not the best rock and roll drummer ever but certainly not the second option. This is a pretty extreme poll.
who was the best?
Here's a hint: he shares a surname with one of the stars of Scream
Danny Carey izz...
there's no way to judge that. Neil Peart is up there. MIke Portnoy. Keith Moon is definitely up there. Bonham.
You fuck off, you pretzel-dicked snail licker
I doubt he could read music.
Pretty black and white question you asked.
Keith Moon is one of the greatest rock stars that ever lived.
I highly recommend the biography on Keith Moon 'Moon'.
Great fucking book.
btw . . this poll is utter nonsense.
i just figured out who you meant
neg that jolly faced son of a bitch, please?
Could Moon play a Slayer track? I doubt it. But I'm sure the current drummer for Slayer could play anything in the who's discography.
Sure he could but it wouldn't have the same feel as Moon. He had a unique approach. Likely because he was self taught. Stretching fills over the bar, playing fills where other drummers wouldn't normally put them. If Keith Moon had been born later, he likely would've make one hell of a metal drummer.
Neither of those apply.
He was one of the all time greats, no other drummer was quite like Moon.
how do good jazz drummers compare?
good jazz drummers are a whole other animal. IMHO, a good jazz drummer could step into almost any music situation and make it work (maybe not death metal). They're usually highly technical and great at laying into a groove. It might sound strange to get a jazz drummer into a band like AC/DC but I think a jazz player could do wonders to a band like Zeppelin or the Who.
Again, only my hair-brained opinion. Flame away, Ralph.
Steve Smith is a good example of someone who can play both jazz and rock very well. Steve Gadd's another one. Neil Peart once tried to fill Buddy Rich's shoes and it didn't work out so well.
I think Ginger Baker had a jazz background too.