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Ultimate Classic Rock Drummer: Finals

Discussion in 'Song and Band Battles' started by FireandWater, Jul 30, 2011.

Which drummer is better?

Poll closed Aug 2, 2011.
  1. Neil Peart

    51.9%
  2. John Bonham

    48.1%
  1. R. Evans

    R. Evans Left Of Center

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    Neil Peart is probably the better technical drummer but I like Bonham's sound better. Sometimes Peart gets a little too busy for my tastes. Bonham gets the vote.
     
  2. Magic

    Magic Woman of the World

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    Bonham gets my vote.
     
  3. Garrett

    Garrett ✯ Blues Man ✯

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    Neil Peart!
     
  4. Hardnecker

    Hardnecker Senior Member

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    I love them both. Bonham was so powerful and such a great improvisor live. Too bad his excesses did him in. Peart is as complete a drummer as I've ever heard. He blends power, technique, finesse and supreme compositional skills all in one package. In addition, he has 31 years more experience touring and growing as a musician than Bonham. He redefined his playing in the mid nineties studying with Freddie Gruber and got even better. Peart was as good as Bonham when John passed. Now, with that much more practice and experience it's obvious that Peart is the choice here.
     
  5. WetWilly

    WetWilly Whiskey Rock-A-Roller

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    Tough one, but I'm gonna go with Neil Peart.
     
  6. fielding

    fielding Senior Member

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    Peart...he's just a lot more creative and skilled than Bonham is to me.
     
  7. Phil B.

    Phil B. Far Out Man!

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    This is the way I feel as well. Gonzo just grooves harder in my opinion.
     
  8. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    Neil Peart for me...easily.

    I love Bonham as well, but Peart I feel is likely the most talented drummer to ever ascend the drum kit.:bow:
     
  9. gcczep

    gcczep Ever Onward...

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    Peart has that jazzy, technical and sophisticated style no doubt seriously talented. Bonham was never formally trained, learned by feel preferring to play with swing, groove and rhythm much like the soul records he loved. Two diferrent players. Bonzo got my vote.
     
  10. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    Neil and John may be the two greatest drummers in this poll...

    ... but these two are the two greatest drummers of ALL TIME!

     

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