Discussion in 'Song and Band Battles' started by FireandWater, Jul 30, 2011.
Both drummers in this poll would admit that, at least I know Peart does.
Oh I know. I was just injecting a bit of humor as that Buddy vs Animal thing always makes me crack up.
Buddy, in my opinion, was the single greatest drummer of all time because of what he did, who in influenced and in my honest opinion, he really upped the bar on drummers and their potential to do more with a song that simply keep a beat. Buddy is also one of the VERY few drummers that I could listen to doing a drum solo that really is almost like a song unto itself, as opposed to many rock drummers that beat the shit out of the drums, sometimes fast, sometimes hard, sometimes just doing a cool beat.
Add to it one more thing, he did it with a teeny/tiny drum kit. Can you imagine what Buddy could have done in his heyday, with a drum kit like Peart's or Portnoy's?
(sidenote: Krupa was also fantastic, but I'm not anywhere near as familiar with his work as opposed to what I know of Buddy's)
For sure..Buddy must have been an alien
I read Bonham does too. Led-Zeppelin once played Carnegie Hall in 1969, he was quoted to say "Better be good tonight...Buddy Rich played here!" Rich was an icon to him as much as Scotty Moore was to Page.
I had to think this over, but in the end...I enjoy John Bonham's drumming more than any other. His beats are hypnotic. All due respect given to Neal Peart, but John Bonham is my favorite drummer--so he gets my vote.
John Bonham here. Although, for me - Ian Paice is the greatest of the drummers.
Breaking the tie in favor of Bonzo.
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