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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:13 pm
by Mississippi John
Yeah, most drummers want to be active - obviously, it is more entertaining to them. I don't know how many times I've passed comment on drums on ghuitar-based CD when speaking with a drummer friend of mine, only to have him say something like "You like him because you're a guitarist - as a drummer I find him to be boreing." NAture of the beast, I guess.

The BEST blues drummers, in my experience of listing to many live shows - are the most talented guys. I find jazz to be similar. I expect this is because they have nothing to prove, and are confident.

Now - one of you mentioned Bonham , implying he was nothing more than a loud beater - I dispute this and point to the work he did on Led Zepplin I as proof - extremely tasteful, behind the beat, etc. Just listen to "Since I been Lovin' You".