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O/T Underrated Drummers

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Are there any drummers that you think are underrated?
Here is my list

Bill Ward
Vinny Appice
Clive Burr
Vinny Paul
James "The Rev" Sullivan
Chris Alder
Steven Adler
Rob Reiner
 
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Again it depends on yor definition of "underrated". On your list I probably wouldn't consider Cozy or Bill Ward as underrated, they're acknowledged superstars.
Vinny Appice is an interesting one. I'm no drummer but I've heard a wide range of opinions of him from great to being a joke. Not much swing to my ears and looks as stiff as an ironing board when he plays. I'd like to hear feedback from drummers on here about him.
Maybe I would add Clive Burr to the list.
 
Posted By: GaolbreakAgain it depends on yor definition of "underrated". On your list I probably wouldn't consider Cozy or Bill Ward as underrated, they're acknowledged superstars.
Vinny Appice is an interesting one. I'm no drummer but I've heard a wide range of opinions of him from great to being a joke. Not much swing to my ears and looks as stiff as an ironing board when he plays. I'd like to hear feedback from drummers on here about him.
Maybe I would add Clive Burr to the list.
I forgot about Clive Burr
 
Gil Moore - Triumph
Jerry Mercer - April Wine
Alan Gratzer - REO Speedwagon
Sib Hashian - Boston
Steve Smith - Journey
Chris Slade - AC/DC
Matt Frenette - Loverboy
Frank Beard - ZZ Top
 
Joey Kramer
Steven Adler

Both got important swing for their bands.
 
the late Scott Columbus. I think Manowar treated him badly, although one never knows what really happens behind the scenes with that band. Loved the early Manowar stuff.

Ian Paice also...but would hardly call him under-rated.

Agree also on Clive Burr. He became a somewhat forgotten part of the IM history, but played on 3 mega-albums. A very worthy mention (Nikko is bloody good too, but I think he is pretty well recognised)

What would be more interesting is an "over-rated drummer" thread. Could start with Ringo and Lars.
 
Doug "Cosmo" Clifford
Meg White
Phil Rudd
Patrick Keeler
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
 
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Clifford Hoad
Jerry Shirley
Andy Parker
Dallas "Digger" Royal
Tony Currenti
Cliff Davies
Frank Noon
 
Herman Rarebell was good in The Scorpions.

Interesting fact: his real name is Herman Cowbell but he changed it as they thought it would be too comical for a drummer.
 
Posted By: 900Herman Rarebell was good in The Scorpions.

Interesting fact: his real name is Herman Cowbell but he changed it as they thought it would be too comical for a drummer.And Rarebell isn't?...... hahahahahahaha. Maybe because in Dutch this is very funny.
 
Posted By: 900Herman Rarebell was good in The Scorpions.

Interesting fact: his real name is Herman Cowbell but he changed it as they thought it would be too comical for a drummer.

LOL. Did you know that Klaus Meine's real name is actually Minstrel? He changed it for the same reason.
 
Tico Torres
Kelly Keagy
Michael Cartellone
Rikki Rockett
Fred Coury
Roxy Petrucci
Randy Castillo
Eric Carr
Greg Bissonette
Anton Fig
Max Weinberg
 
Simon Kirke.

Very simple, but an excellent solid drummer, much like good 'ol Rudd.
 
Thankass said:
And Rarebell isn't?...... hahahahahahaha. Maybe because in Dutch this is very funny.

Let me guess, 'cut' bell-end? :-D

Rocco said:
LOL. Did you know that Klaus Meine's real name is actually Minstrel? He changed it for the same reason.

BoL

carolinareaper said:
Alex Van Halen

Awesome drummer. Such an interesting feel to everything he does, totally suits the inventive nature of Ed's guitar riffs.
 
I remember Herman Rarebell (in Dutch weirdbell) having a solo song as Herman Ze German haha. Playing somewhere on the beach or so. I then assumed he was a big star in those days, not really knowing him.
 
RIG
Gary Harry James
Troy Lucketta
Charlie Watts
Corky Laing
Nick Menza (RIP)
 
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Terry Bozzio must be just the oposite drummer of Phil Rudd. Less is best for Phil but more is better for this guy.


 
Eric Carr
AJ Pero - he was so so so great maybe THE most underrated
Richie Ramone
Twist Twist Erkinharju
Steven Popcorn Adler
 
Gaolbreak said:
Simon Wright

Somebody had to say it.

But back to AJ Pero, he was the man. Left way to early, love his playing - the only true instrumental talent on Twisted Sister (of well Mendoza is a good bassist)



And I do think that Richie Ramone was the best Ramones drummer, tech wise, but Marky Ramone is far better than most think as well:

 
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I agree on Meg White. Very nice thump and swing.
Steve Gorman - black crowes
Ringo star
Steve Johnson - alabama shakes
Steve Jordan
 
I would agree on AJ Pero and Frank Beard. Both have a distinctive sound that doesn't get much credit. Of course, this is in this genre of music. There are a bunch of other drummers out there in other genres who don't get the credit they deserve.
 
Ginger Baker, who had a massive impact on Frank Beard by the way.
 
Badlands66 said:
Ginger Baker

Good one.

Also Mitch Mitchell, who had a fantastic energy which seemed to punctuate and accentuate Hendrix' songs, without getting in the way of anything.
 
Badlands66 said:
Ginger Baker, who had a massive impact on Frank Beard by the way.

Good shout. Ginger is the man even though he's always been fucking rude about the Rolling Stones. Not sure he's underrated though - not by anyone with any taste any way. :)
 
Badlands66 said:
Ginger Baker, who had a massive impact on Frank Beard by the way.

Good shout. Ginger is the man even though he's always been fucking rude about the Rolling Stones. Not sure he's underrated though - not by anyone with any taste any way. :)
Cheers.
No, maybe not underrated if you know your music, but more along the lines of the twin bass drum set up, which is largely credited to him. It makes his influnce immense within say metal, where every drummer
has the same rig. Yeah, Ginger had little respect for Bonham as well, regarded by many as THE drummer.
 
Badlands66 said:
Ginger Baker, who had a massive impact on Frank Beard by the way.

Good shout. Ginger is the man even though he's always been fucking rude about the Rolling Stones. Not sure he's underrated though - not by anyone with any taste any way. :)
Cheers.
No, maybe not underrated if you know your music, but more along the lines of the twin bass drum set up, which is largely credited to him. It makes his influnce immense within say metal, where every drummer
has the same rig. Yeah, Ginger had little respect for Bonham as well, regarded by many as THE drummer.

Read a truly depressing interview with him a couple of years back. The interviewer wanted to talk about past musical glories, Ginger just wanted to vent about how he was broke, living in rented accommodation etc.. having sunk his last cash from the Cream reunion into some misguided polo club or something equally bizarre. Couldn’t help feeling sorry for him.
 
Alex Lebanon said:
Posted By: Badlands66Ginger Baker, who had a massive impact on Frank Beard by the way.

Good shout. Ginger is the man even though he's always been fucking rude about the Rolling Stones. Not sure he's underrated though - not by anyone with any taste any way. :)
Cheers.
No, maybe not underrated if you know your music, but more along the lines of the twin bass drum set up, which is largely credited to him. It makes his influnce immense within say metal, where every drummer
has the same rig. Yeah, Ginger had little respect for Bonham as well, regarded by many as THE drummer.

Read a truly depressing interview with him a couple of years back. The interviewer wanted to talk about past musical glories, Ginger just wanted to vent about how he was broke, living in rented accommodation etc.. having sunk his last cash from the Cream reunion into some misguided polo club or something equally bizarre. Couldn’t help feeling sorry for him.

Have you seen that documentary about him? Beware of Mr. Baker. Brilliant stuff.
 
Posted By: The OutsiderClem Burke
Brad Wilk
Jon Larsen
Roy Mayorga
Jeff Campitelli
Pete Alcorn
Taylor Hawkins

Hah Clem Burke - he was also Elvis Ramone. Played two shows and got fired. Couldnt keep up and said they were the two hardest shows he ever did. There are clips on YouTube, shows how hard it was to play the Ramones in the correct manner for a otherwise pro drummer.
 
Badlands66 said:
Posted By: Alex LebanonPosted By: Badlands66Ginger Baker, who had a massive impact on Frank Beard by the way.

Good shout. Ginger is the man even though he's always been fucking rude about the Rolling Stones. Not sure he's underrated though - not by anyone with any taste any way. :)
Cheers.
No, maybe not underrated if you know your music, but more along the lines of the twin bass drum set up, which is largely credited to him. It makes his influnce immense within say metal, where every drummer
has the same rig. Yeah, Ginger had little respect for Bonham as well, regarded by many as THE drummer.

Read a truly depressing interview with him a couple of years back. The interviewer wanted to talk about past musical glories, Ginger just wanted to vent about how he was broke, living in rented accommodation etc.. having sunk his last cash from the Cream reunion into some misguided polo club or something equally bizarre. Couldn’t help feeling sorry for him.

Have you seen that documentary about him? Beware of Mr. Baker. Brilliant stuff.

No, don't know it, will check it out - cheers.
 
Didn't know that Ginger Baker is underrated. I always was under the impression that he was widely recognized as a great drummer.
 
Meanstreak said:
Didn't know that Ginger Baker is underrated. I always was under the impression that he was widely recognized as a great drummer.

The same goes for gingerbread biscuits - definitely really good but perhaps not enough people in this era realise the fact.
 
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