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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:51 am

dave abruzzese.jack irons our matt cameron?
personaly my favorit is matt cameron
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:32 am

I prefer Abruzzese. I thought he got a really raw deal the way he got fired from PJ. Check out his stuff with Green Romance Orchestra, it's really cool. He's an awesome drummer. Cameron is really amazing, though.
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:44 am

cameron all the way. Cameron was awesome, but pearl jam blew
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:44 am

check out zak starkey playing with pearl jam and the healers on the track 'fortunate son' live in australia. lovely groove!
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:56 am

I would have to go with Abruzze.

I'm a groove guy and Irons is groove guy but to the extreme, he's all meat and potatoes with no entrees or dessert.

Cameron is solid but doesn't have the panache that Abruzze has. Pearl Jam is a really good band that is a perfect slot for a drummer that can add some extra flavors and I think that Abruzze is the best at that.
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:56 am

No doubt that Matt is da King of Kings. Both technically and musically. No wonder why 'Temple of the Dog' asked him at that time ... If you don't remember that was a sort of one time thing done in honor of Andy Wood, done by Chris Cornell, Eddie Vedder, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Mike McCready...best symbiosis ever between Soundgarden and Pearl Jam
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:58 am

Dave Abruzzese, I agree with screaming kevin. I love his playing. Dave got the shaft with PJ. I stopped buying their stuff then as well, I really think they went downhill then. They lost a great deal of respect.
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:17 pm

grohl wrote:dave abruzzese.jack irons our matt cameron?
personaly my favorit is matt cameron

I am a fan of Matt Cameron with Soundgarden. I've never heard him with Pearl Jam so cannot comment.

I absolutely hated Dave Abruzzese's playing. I don't often hate what I hear a drummer do. But I sure hated his playing. And seeing him destroy their MTV Live Unplugged performance just got underneath my fingernails like bamboo. Totally inappropriate drumming in every which way I can think of. That they sacked him was good IMO.

On record, my favourite Pearl Jam drumming is the very first eponymous CD. I can't remember the drummer's name, but I sure remember the perfectly loose and slippery grooves he provided.

But my favourite Pearl Jam drummer only recorded some live clips. Matt Chamberlain. He's a very fine drummer indeed.
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:03 pm

I really like Camerons playing with Soundgarden, but I would have to say Abruzzese fit Pearl Jam the best. They're first cd was by far the best one they put out.
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:23 pm

Dave all the way. Matt is awesome but not for Pearl Jam. I'd like to see him playing a Tony Williams style jazz gig
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:56 pm

Dave Abruuzese with Pearl Jam
Matt Cameron with sound Garden

Matt's awesome but pearl jam's no-where near Sound Garden so,therefore matt is limited.
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:34 pm

Dave had a killer punch, Matt has better hand speed,

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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:59 pm

Cameron plays the Cameron parts great and some of them are really cool. But if anyone has listened to any of the recent PJ live discs, Cameron doesn't do the Abbruzzese parts justice.
I totally get the "putting his stamp" on the parts, but some of the setups should be kept the same.
i would have liked to hear more Matt Chamberlain stuff.
Dave Krusen the original drummer wrote some great parts for their best record and for that he gets big props from me.
I liked Jack Irons stuff with Eleven better than his PJ stuff anyway.

But I would take Cameron on my team anyday.....
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:35 pm

Whichever one played on "Ten"
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:30 pm

My god hands down Dave Abbruzzese.. He's king!! The songs haven't sounded the same since.. LONG LIVE DAVE ABBRUZZESE!!! hahahaha