Drum maniacs Buddy Rich and Ed Shaughnessy, 1978


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There’s always good entertainment to be had in the YouTube comments if you suggest the name of any drummer you like more than Buddy Rich.

I personally don’t like to use the word “best” to describe artists and musicians, but the Buddy Rich people seem quite attracted to it.


#3

Animal is better, and he proved it by violently smashing a drum on Buddy’s head.


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I’m afraid I’ll need to see some proof…ahh:


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B.R. gets points for frenzy, showmanship and grimace.

E.S. gets points for technique, good nature and impressive sideburns.

All in all: a Battle for The Ages.


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i agree… when you get to “that” level what really defines best. i prefer the sounds of Joe Morello and Joey Baron… but I wouldn’t dare say either one of them is “The Best”. They are, however, Among the Best.


#7

This kind of act is like the bodybuilding of jazz.


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so many different styles, i can’t call it. my favorites (non jazz or metal) drummers are the ones that know how to hold back and lock in with the bass. way harder than it seems.


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Yes, Joe Morello has always been my favourite.To my ears he’s more musical than Buddy Rich. I know they played in very different ensembles and different styles, but I’d much rather listen to a Morello solo than a Rich solo.


#10

When Jimmy Page and JPJ are also playing, John Bonham is an amazing drummer. When they stop and he begins to solo…I lose interest.


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Pretty spectacular, although visually it would have worked MUCH better if the drummers would have been among Doc and his Orchestra, instead of alone on a stage in front of a curtain.

So my thoughts turn to, still the master, Mister Gene Krupa to you, buddies:


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