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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Those Crazy Drummers

Ringo StarrDrummers are cool because they represent organized chaos. Operating within the beat, they go crazy. Totally crazy.

Ringo, John Bonham, Keith Moon and a mess of others keep their bands rocking and rolling with wild eyes and lightening hands. Who's your fav drummer?


P.S. I case you haven't noticed, I painted all 4 Beatles again. I wasn't going to sell the Lennon, but if you buy all 4, you'll convince me to part with it. And you'll get $25 off each, also only paying shipping for one, making a total of $610. But if someone buys one of them individually, the deal's off.

So here're the PayPal buttons for Ringo by himself and for The Beatles all together now:

Ringo Starr 04/23/09

The Beatles 04/09


Kim said...

Hello Daniel, thanks for visiting my blog and introducing me to yours and your facinating work! I think I need to explore more here to learn about your process...which I will do.

You asked about my favorite drummer...well, there are so many. I would have to be remiss, though, not to say it is Jay Rosenthal who is really more of a percussionists. I would also have to add Ringo into that mix along with Mic Fleetwood.

Keep on creating...there are some cool things going on here.

Peace to you!


d.edlen said...

Kim, thanks thanks THANKS for the comment!

Mick Fleetwood, great! Another wild-eyed one for sure.

Jeff said...

Hmmm... My favorite drummer? Keith Moon could certainly be my favorite. Right along side with Keith would be Carl Palmer.

d.edlen said...

Jeff, yes! Good one. Definitely.

Heather Cee said...

Pete DeFrietas of Echo & the Bunnymen.
Neil Sims of Catherine Wheel.
Nigel Preston of The Cult.
"Big" Paul Ferguson of Killing Joke.

Randy said...

Jeff Pocaro. So talented and gone way too soon.

d.edlen said...

Heather, nice ones! '80s and '90s alt/post-punk rock drummers certainly don't get the widespread rep they deserve. Often they're the most important part of their band's sound! Thanks for the excuse to listen to some music I paid less attention to growing up.

Randy, excellent. Session drummers are frikkin' amazing to me.

d.edlen said...

From Rodney via email:

Some of my favorite drummers are :

Brann Dailor - absolutely fantastic
Nick Menza
Mitch Mitchell
Carl Palmer
Neil Peart
Mike Bordin

Great list!

Dailor, wow! He'd like my Randy Rhoads apparently, too. And Megadeth, Jimi Hendrix Experience, ELP, Rush, and Faith No More/Ozzy! Holy crap, good bands, awesome drummers.

classicrockforthesoul said...

Of course the usuals - John Bonham & Keith Moon are excellent.

My other favorites: Ginger Baker (Cream), Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) with odd facial expressions & all, and also Don Henley (who isn't usually recognized as being any good, but he really is a pretty okay drummer!).

d.edlen said...

Ginger Baker! Good one. I love the way he holds the sticks.

O+S said...

AMAZING drummers that serve the songs they play:

Mike Joyce - The Smiths
Rob Ellis - PJ Harvey
Budgie - Siouxsie & The Banshees
Laurence Colbert - Ride
Alan "Reni" Wren - The Stone Roses
Uriel Jones - Motown
Stewart Copeland - The Police
Dave Grohl - Nirvana
Gregory Slay - Remy Zero
Stephen Perkins - Jane's Addiction
David Lovering - The Pixies

Dennis said...

i like drummers with power, are interesting or are kinda busy.

Dale Crover - the melvins
Steven Drozd - the flaming lips
steven morris - joy division/new order
Brendan Canty - fugazi
Earl Hudson - bad brains

Heather's spot on with Big Paul