Most UNDERATED drummer and OVERATED drummer of all time

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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:41 am

i love tommy lee, he's a good entertainer, and a great drummer
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:11 pm

These threads are funny.

The most underated guy I know of is this drummer I saw playing with some unknown R&B band back in 1998. I have no idea who he was. I did talk to him after the show. But I forgot his name.

That's how underated he is.

But he was an excellent player.

Overated? Mostly it's some poor sod the kids at the time have picked up on after hearing very few drummers and then constantly discuss him or her as being the best or some kind of God amongst drummers. I feel sorry for these guys. No matter how much money they're making at the time.
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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:41 pm

Most underated would have to be Ringo Starr you wouldn't want a Neil Peart playing Beatle songs though hes amazing the bottom line has to be the music and Ringo's style is simple and tasteful and a perfect fit for that music
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Post Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:03 pm

Overrated: Joey Jordison, Travis Barker, Mike Portnoy, Buddy Rich

Underrated: Andre Ceccarelli, Cozy Cole, Evelyn Glennie, Tony Royster Jr., Ed Shaughnessy, Keith Moon

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Post Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:21 pm

ok... loudmouths.
underrated: gene hoglan, tomas haake, sean reinert, dan foord, matt chamberlain, deen castronovo
overrated:dunno, can't think of a drummer i can't learn something from.
before dismissing guys like travis barker, go listen to a whole record before you question his diversity. oh, and he played on quite a few albums besides blink-182's 3 albums...
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:01 am

Drum-Elk wrote:hmmm.... agree with joey jordison, but I have a good word for him. he didn't start the hype... Another drummer who I think is overrated is Ginger Baker (Cream). Sorry, i don't want to upset anyone but he's probably the worst drummer who was playing in a famous band ever! It's always sounding a little bit bumpy. :lol:


I honestly dont think Ginger Baker is the worst drummer in a famous band, i'm gonna go with Meg White from the white stripes, she was terrible, extreamly! :!:
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Post Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:27 pm

Homki890 wrote:Overrated: Joey Jordison, Travis Barker, Mike Portnoy, Buddy Rich


Buddy Rich overrated? wow.

In my opinion an underrated drummer is Nat Townsley. That guy can play.
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:07 am

Bernard buddy rich overrated?!!! you should all be kissing his dead ass for being the inventor of modern drumming and inventing all your rudiments and hybrids before they were obnoxiously named IE Cheeses and flam fives!!!

overrated is Chad smith without a doubt. play somthing differernt than the same ghost note groove...

underated is ryan pope. his bro is the bassist. It credits to the musicality of bass and drum rythms that coincide with perfect meter changes and time signatures. every break is unique and parts fit perfectly and never overplayed. and how about bossa novas and sambas for flavor and diversity? mad cred.

PS Lars Ulrich and meg white are talentless facades
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:26 am

slingerland66 wrote:
overrated is Chad smith without a doubt. play somthing differernt than the same ghost note groove...

PS Lars Ulrich and meg white are talentless facades


i do agree with your chad smith comment to an extent, he is one of my fav drummers, and i prefered his older stuff, but as he said in recent interview; "i'm playing for the music now, not to show of my talents", so as i can see where your coming from with the constant ghost notes, he also has a large range of different techniques which he uses, not just ghost notes.

But i COMPLETELY agree with your meg white and lars ulrich comment!!! i hate meg's 'drumming', and lars just doesnt try anymore, only song i've ever heard him do good on, was "One" and even tht was a struggle... :lol:

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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:31 am

i also find Jon Theodore quite an Underrated drummer, he does some amazing stuff with the mars volta, but he's sadly left The Mars Volta now :( so tht was a real shock for me, but he really is a brillient drummer.
Neil Part is too overrated, i'm not a fan of his drumming personally, but all i hear is "wow neil part this, neil part that!" it gets quite annoying....

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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:49 pm

big_bad_drummer_ boi wrote:Hey fellow drum freaks.Im still a N00b at this forum stuff so yeh ill use this topic as my official greeting.
*And incase of this topic been done b4 im sorry i didnt know.

So yeh im wondering who you guys think is some of the worlds most over and underated drummers in your mind.

I personally think Van Williams from the band Nevermore is quite an underated drummer.His drum style for me is quite unique and brings somthin a lil new to the "Metal" scene.
Awsome band too might I add..Van along with Tomas Haake from intellectual metal band Meshuggah.

Most overated i must say as much as i like the band is Slipknot's Joey Jordison.He is a good drummer but meh too much hype.

ANyway i type 2 much so ill stop. Lets see what u guys have to say :shock:


Crazy! That's exactly who I think as well. Nuts. Both Joey as most over rated and Van as most under rated, at least in the metal world. Jason Bittner and Chris Adler are hyped right to hell as well. I'm not saying they're bad, but they're really nothing special like so many of their fans make them out to be that don't even play drums!
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Post Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:02 pm

for an underated drummer id say Brann Dailor of Mastodon. That guy always has a real interesting approach to his beats and a real out of the box feel. For those curious i recomend the song megalodon of their album leviathon.
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Post Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:00 pm

CHAD SMITH is the most overrated!
most underrated i dno.......Sum41 drummer is underrated

but the most underrated drummer is definately...

Christoph Schneider

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Post Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:01 pm

well, This is quite an interesting topic

Overated drummers- Lars Urlich, and Joey Jordinson

i used to be a huge fan of Joey Jordinson. but now i am sick of him. Sure hes fast on his feet and ive heard from almost everybody hes the fasstest and i know this complete bull. i saw some guy playing 290bpm on the internet that ive never heard of before in my life. As for Lars............ I just dont like him. Metallica is a great band but i just dont like Lars.
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Post Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:36 am

drumr4life509 wrote:for an underated drummer id say Brann Dailor of Mastodon. That guy always has a real interesting approach to his beats and a real out of the box feel. For those curious i recomend the song megalodon of their album leviathon.


I saw him this past summer on The Unholy Alliance Tour, and I have to agree. I totally got into Mastodon because his drumming caught me right away. It propelled the songs so much. I was told that he's a hardcore jazz fan and drummer, and also loves the aggression of metal so he tried to blend both styles together in his playing. It really shows. He's all over his kit. Totally fill crazy.
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