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Title: Who do you love?
Post by: abby (tank girl) on May 05, 2016, 12:11:37 AM
I've recently been listening to a lot of music again after thinking for a while my love of the art form had left me.
I say listening to but it would be more accurate to say watching, footage and concerts and interviews.

So it occurred to me.  It will be no big surprise to hear that Page, Plant, Jones and Bonzo are my favourite combination of musicians to date . So setting them aside I started to think, who is my favourite drummer?  Bass playrr? Vocalist? Guitarist?

Who are yours?

I have a penchant for drummers and bass players who also sing.......I think Levon Helm and Geddy Lee are right up there and also Roger Taylor although he doesnt strictly fit the category. Strangely as much as I love the eagles, Don Henley doesnt feature here as he is only my fourth favourite eagle.  
Gilmore is only my fifth favourite floyd.
And so it goes on, with john being my least favourite beatle.......
 Edited to add Lars Ulrich in the same respect as Roger Taylor. ..... and all those underrated keyboard players, and, well, just Ian Anderson. .....

So who are your favourites?


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Andy on May 05, 2016, 01:03:58 AM
My favourite guitarist of those I have seen is probably Rory Gallagher. My favourite bassist is Jack Bruce. Drummer is very difficult and really there are many that I truly appreciate. Today: Bonzo. Tomorrow: his son. Next week? Ringo. Lots of them are just great.

As to vocalists, well, that would depend upon the genre. Huey Lewis, perhaps. Or Joni. I know my old pal Big Dave would have said Sandy. The Billy Joel of the 1970s also ranks right up there, as does Percy, of course. Don't forget Aretha or Otis Redding.

It's all fun, isn't it.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Andy on May 05, 2016, 02:29:57 AM
Whoops. Make that "our" old pal Big Dave, slip of the keyboard, there.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: abby (tank girl) on May 05, 2016, 06:47:23 AM
It is fun :-)
It's also interchangeable on a daily basis.
Music had stopped being fun for me for a while but I seem to have found the enjoyment in it again and I am immersing myself in all sorts, mainly going back to what excited me when I was a teenager.
There are so many talented musicians out there, so many of them without much recognition.  Andy mentioned Rory Gallagher which reminded me one of my favourites is Rory Macleod, a unique and very thoughtful individual. ....the list could go on and on......




And andy, you need not apologise.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jules Gray on May 05, 2016, 08:48:32 AM
Guitar:
Clarence White + Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) - country stringbender and 12-string maestro...in the same band!
Neil Young - nobody has more feel and abandoned joy than Neil for me.  Sometimes with added bonus Stephen Stills!
Tom Verlaine + Richard Lloyd (Television) - another case of being utterly spoiled for guitar genius in the same band.
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) - expressive and creamy!
Mike Oldfield - he can pretty much do anything, but his lead electric can make your hair stand up on end.
Pete Townshend (The Who) - it's not all about solos, and Pete is the master of the rhythm guitar for my money.
Richard Thompson - fiery, jagged, unpredictable.  From the same stable that also brought us Jerry Donahue.
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) - his guitar playing seems to get overlooked because of his amazing songs and stellar singing.
Peter Buck (R.E.M.) - Peter always serves the song, and with style too.

Bass:
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) - he'll always be King Bass for me. The sheer invention of the man!
Mike Watt (Minutemen/fIREHOSE) - punk/funk thunderbroom machinery operator!
Jean-Jacques Burnel (The Stranglers) - JJ managed to compete against guitar and keys and make the bass the lead instrument.
Norman Watt-Roy (The Blockheads) - Jaw-dropping monster of staggering genius.
Chris Hillman (The Byrds) - Chris had clearly been listening to McCartney, but also stirred in country and jazz into the mix.
Ashley Hutchings (Fairport Convention/Steeleye Span/Albion Band) - Peggy had the power, but Ashley is the more imaginative bassman.
Stephen Stills (CSNY) - because sometimes my favourite bassists are guitar players. Listen to his work on the first CSN album!

Drums:
Keith Moon (The Who) - his whole life was a dynamic, thunderous and hugely entertaining drum solo.
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) - still the most underrated drummer in the world, his playing was always just right.
Gene Parsons (The Byrds) - nobody plays a fill or a rhythm quite like Gene did. The greatest country/rock drummer ever.
Billy Ficca (Television) - a taut, responsive, highwire-walking drummer.
John Densmore (The Doors) - Never been a jazz fan, but I love the way it influences a rock drummer. John is amazing.
Bev Bevan (The Move) - Bev rarely gets his due, but listen to the amazing way he plays on the Shazam album.
George Hurley (Minutemen/fIREHOSE) - Plays just about everything on his kit at once. Unstoppable!
Sly Dunbar - reggae sessionman extraordinaire. I play airdrums with him all the time, and rarely get the cymbal smash timing right!

I'll have left off several players, not to mention instruments there, but those are my main people.  (I'll no doubt do a part 2 later.)

Jules


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Andy Tuck on May 05, 2016, 09:16:43 AM
As I'm at work at the moment, just throw one instrument in and think about the rest.

My favourite Hurdy Gurdy player, Anna Murphy.

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Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on May 05, 2016, 09:33:27 AM
I find these things quite hard as I'm not a musician, so am unable to assess the technique, especially of drummers. Sometimes, there are individuals who stand out, even to me. I suppose John Bonham and Keith Moon come into that category. Neil Smith, the drummer with Alice Cooper on 'Killer' used to impress me too.

It's easier with 'lead' instruments such as guitar. I did once try to learn guitar, with little success, although it doesn't really give me great insight.

I'd have to go for Richard Thompson, obviously. Jimmy Page too - Led Zeppelin were the first band I ever saw live - in 1971 and have loved them ever since. Paul Kossoff of Free doesn't get mentioned often enough when great guitarists are listed. After them, probably David Gilmour, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Hackett and Joanne Shaw Taylor stand out.

There are so many singers - female - Sandy Denny, Kate Bush, Emmylou Harris and Emily Portman and male - Robert Plant, Paul Rodgers, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Jon Anderson and Ian Hunter. I've also got a soft spot for some less traditional singers, such as Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth.

Bass players are a bit like drummers in that I can't really appreciate the technique - I tend to notice those who play more like a lead instrument. Peggy strikes me as being like that, as does Andy Fraser of Free.

Keyboards - Rick Wakeman, Ray Manzarek and Verden Allen.

Fiddle - Swarb, Phil Beer.

Helicon - Ed Neuhauser


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Alan2 on May 05, 2016, 09:34:28 AM
Springing to mind:

Vocals : Roger Chapman, Kevin Coyne, Sandy Denny.

Keyboards : Rick Wakeman.

Guitar: John Martyn, John Renbourn, Gary Green (Gentle Giant), Gerry Garcia, Mick Ronson, and of course Rory Gallagher.

Drums : Rob Townsend.  (Family).


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jules Gray on May 05, 2016, 09:50:09 AM
Singers:
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) - If I ever want to feel both ecstatic and humbled by a vocalist then Fogerty's my man.
Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) - for that yearning, melancholy thing he did so well for so long.
Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield/CSNY/Manassas) - When Stephen was a young man his voice was a beautiful blend of honey and smoke.
Joseph Hill (Culture) - Bags of personality and character. Perfect timing. And so much warmth and good humour.
Neil Diamond - No, really. I just always loved his vocal tone/sound on those early records.
The Beach Boys - What a dysfunctional bunch. But they sure could sing.
Sinéad O'Connor - Not when she's shouty, but when she really sings. She just gets to me.
Michael Nesmith (The Monkees) - I think it's the twang. Can also yodel nicely!
The Beatles - I think we take them for granted. But they were great - especially when singing together.
Sandy Denny - A beautiful and totally honest voice. There was no artifice there. No vocal disguises. That's very rare.

Fiddle:
Steve Wickham (The Waterboys) - I didn't really think in terms of instruments that weren't guitars until I heard Steve play. I love him dearly.
Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention etc) - A complete master.

Uilleann pipes:
Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains) - An instrument I find utterly haunting and enchanting. Paddy's playing moves me to tears.
Vinnie Kilduff (In Tua Nua/The Waterboys) - His playing helped The Waterboys get delightfully lost in the sounds of Irish folk music in the 1980s.

Jules


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 05, 2016, 10:03:02 AM
I'll have to think about this when I have a bit more time but I am amazed that nobody has yet mentioned John Entwhistle on bass. In a band where the roles were reveresed and the rhythm section became the lead instruments, he completely embraced that role. His playing could be frenetic but never capsized the song. A wonder to whatch and a thunder to hear.

I'm going to chuck in Nils Lofgren on guitar too. I first encountered him as a solo artist where his playing is melodic and lyrical but can explode into extraordinary fretwork fireworks when the situation demands. Those solo live shows in the early 80s were what captured the lead guitar role in my fantasy band at the time (with me as lead singer, obviously). He continues to do sterling work with the E Street Band but is somewhat dancing to someone else's tune (literally) in that role.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jules Gray on May 05, 2016, 10:31:06 AM

I'll have to think about this when I have a bit more time but I am amazed that nobody has yet mentioned John Entwhistle on bass.


He's alright.  ;)

Actually, speaking as a massive Who fan (which I am), I have to admit to having some slight reservations about Entwistle's playing.  Not many, but a couple of niggles.  And that's why my list didn't include him.

Jules


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Nick Reg on May 05, 2016, 10:52:15 AM
Guitar RT of course, Hendrix, Neil and Stephen, Nils Lofgren, Jerry Garcia, Ryan and Neal, Albert Lee
Vocals Sandy, CSN, Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, Chris While, Arthur Lee, Grace Slick Marty and Paul, Unta, Marriott
Bass Peggy , Jack Casady
Drums DM , Gerry, Moon

All round top blokes Martyn Joseph, Martin Stephenson,


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jules Gray on May 05, 2016, 10:58:27 AM

Guitar Hendrix [...] Albert Lee


I should have included Albert Lee.  What a player!  Jimi Hendrix too, an inexcusable omission from my list.  I don't listen to him much, but he remains the yardstick against whom everyone else is still measured.

And Steve Marriott!  No excuse for leaving him off my singers list.  Also Roy Harper, both as a singer and a guitar player.  I knew this would happen!

Jules


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jules Gray on May 05, 2016, 11:25:10 AM
Songwriters:
John Lennon + Paul McCartney (The Beatles) - Still the team to beat, still the greatest songbook in popular music.
Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices/Boston Spaceships etc etc) - The King of Hooks. His furious workrate is unmatched. Not everything is great, but when you put out as much music as this man does, that's going to be the unavoidable downside.
Pete Townshend (The Who) - Where anger, defiance, spirituality and intelligence meets catchy rock melodies.
Ray Davies (The Kinks) - A class act. His songs have become standards.
Bob Dylan - Redefined what a song could be. The master lyricist.
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) - Because of that run of hits. Even the b-sides were wonderful.
R.E.M. - The finest songwriting team of the 1980s.
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) - He's given us so many fantastic songs.
Joseph Hill (Culture) - For me, the greatest reggae songwriter.  And, yes, I'm including Bob Marley.
Roy Harper - One of a kind. Takes you on some amazing journeys.
Leonard Cohen - A true poet in singer's clothing.
Carole King + Gerry Goffin - They proved that pop music could also have quality.

Jules


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: blagden on May 05, 2016, 11:28:09 AM


Guitar Hendrix [...] Albert Lee


I should have included Albert Lee.  What a player!  Jimi Hendrix too, an inexcusable omission from my list.  I don't listen to him much, but he remains the yardstick against whom everyone else is still measured.

And Steve Marriott!  No excuse for leaving him off my singers list.  Also Roy Harper, both as a singer and a guitar player.  I knew this would happen!

Jules


Some leftfield selections from me

Gilson the drummer from Squeeze
the fiddle player from Baka Beyond
... and Martin Simpson on guitar obviously.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on May 05, 2016, 12:22:09 PM

 Gerry Garcia.



Sorry Alan2, it hit me between the eyes it's JERRY Garcia!
Sorry to be pedantic!  ;D


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Nick Reg on May 05, 2016, 12:50:32 PM

Songwriters:
John Lennon + Paul McCartney (The Beatles) - Still the team to beat, still the greatest songbook in popular music.
Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices/Boston Spaceships etc etc) - The King of Hooks. His furious workrate is unmatched. Not everything is great, but when you put out as much music as this man does, that's going to be the unavoidable downside.
Pete Townshend (The Who) - Where anger, defiance, spirituality and intelligence meets catchy rock melodies.
Ray Davies (The Kinks) - A class act. His songs have become standards.
Bob Dylan - Redefined what a song could be. The master lyricist.
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) - Because of that run of hits. Even the b-sides were wonderful.
R.E.M. - The finest songwriting team of the 1980s.
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) - He's given us so many fantastic songs.
Joseph Hill (Culture) - For me, the greatest reggae songwriter.  And, yes, I'm including Bob Marley.
Roy Harper - One of a kind. Takes you on some amazing journeys.
Leonard Cohen - A true poet in singer's clothing.
Carole King + Gerry Goffin - They proved that pop music could also have quality.

Jules


Bob
Lennon
Difford and Tilbrook
Bob Kettle
RT
Ray Davies
Paul Simon
Unta
Arthur Lee
Danny and Richard of Embrace (the best "hook" lines ever)
Neil
Conor
Tim Hardin


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: abby (tank girl) on May 06, 2016, 12:01:59 AM
Very big yes to the Squeeze boys.
The reference to Embrace reminded me of Guy Garvey.
I think I may have been a bit harsh on Henley but stick my my Eagles rating of him   :P

Im also a long time David Gray fan and I know a lot of people can't stand him.

Oh and I need to throw Counting Crows in here too.....such a fun subject.....and Josh Homme........


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 06, 2016, 10:13:13 AM
So many great guitar players - Roy Gallagher, Jimmy Hendricks, Richard Thomson, Ray Cooder - I could go on! One of my top three though, is someone you've never heard of - Geoff Lawrence out of Slugworth.
https://www.reverbnation.com/biggerbabaa/song/14250575-ex-animals-wife


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 06, 2016, 11:04:58 AM

Songwriters:
John Lennon + Paul McCartney (The Beatles) - Still the team to beat, still the greatest songbook in popular music.
Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices/Boston Spaceships etc etc) - The King of Hooks. His furious workrate is unmatched. Not everything is great, but when you put out as much music as this man does, that's going to be the unavoidable downside.
Pete Townshend (The Who) - Where anger, defiance, spirituality and intelligence meets catchy rock melodies.
Ray Davies (The Kinks) - A class act. His songs have become standards.
Bob Dylan - Redefined what a song could be. The master lyricist.
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) - Because of that run of hits. Even the b-sides were wonderful.
R.E.M. - The finest songwriting team of the 1980s.
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) - He's given us so many fantastic songs.
Joseph Hill (Culture) - For me, the greatest reggae songwriter.  And, yes, I'm including Bob Marley.
Roy Harper - One of a kind. Takes you on some amazing journeys.
Leonard Cohen - A true poet in singer's clothing.
Carole King + Gerry Goffin - They proved that pop music could also have quality.

Jules


After last night's showing, gotta add Ian McNabb to that list?

Can we add a subsection for lyrcists? In which cas I want to lob in Becker & Fagen.

Still haven't had time to consider all this properly. Maybe later.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on May 06, 2016, 02:48:10 PM

So many great guitar players - Roy Gallagher, Jimmy Hendricks, Richard Thomson, Ray Cooder - I could go on! One of my top three though, is someone you've never heard of - Geoff Lawrence out of Slugworth.
https://www.reverbnation.com/biggerbabaa/song/14250575-ex-animals-wife


I'm not biting!  ::)


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Alan2 on May 06, 2016, 03:04:48 PM


 Gerry Garcia.



Sorry Alan2, it hit me between the eyes it's JERRY Garcia!
Sorry to be pedantic!  ;D


Sorry to Jerry, I stand corrected.  8)


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Alan2 on May 06, 2016, 03:06:06 PM

Springing to mind:

Vocals : Roger Chapman, Kevin Coyne, Sandy Denny.

Keyboards : Rick Wakeman.

Guitar: John Martyn, John Renbourn, Gary Green (Gentle Giant), Gerry Garcia, Mick Ronson, and of course Rory Gallagher.

Drums : Rob Townsend.  (Family).


Among others, I forgot Joan Baez- - a sublime singer.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jules Gray on May 06, 2016, 03:07:07 PM

Among others, I forgot Joan Baez- - a sublime singer.  


Sometimes.  Other times she can strip paint.

Jules


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Alan2 on May 06, 2016, 03:13:24 PM


Among others, I forgot Joan Baez- - a sublime singer.  


Sometimes.  Other times she can strip paint.

Jules

Her voice has mellowed with age. And she can really nail a cover version. This is amazing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQBNDlPcleY



Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jules Gray on May 06, 2016, 03:17:19 PM

Her voice has mellowed with age. And she can really nail a cover version.


Must avoid "nails on blackboard" joke.

Nah, she's alright is Joanie.  Just wouldn't make my top singers list.

Jules


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: abby (tank girl) on May 07, 2016, 12:17:39 AM
i have to put Gail Anne Dorsey in here who if you dont know was Bowie's bass playerand backing vocalist and guitarist since 1985.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on May 07, 2016, 01:34:44 PM
Tried to avoid this topic, but you just can’t can you?

Humanity is very lucky in the number and variation of virtuoso musicians it has. Is Buddy Rich better than Zac Starkey? Is Wilko Johnson any worse than Django Reinhardt? It’s all subjective and down to taste of course, but a couple of my favourites excluding current members of Fairport (who I would list in every category out of sheer bias) are;

Male Vocals :    Dick Gaughan,                Bruce Guthro   .      (Runrig)
Female Vocals :    Sandy Deny,                      Sigrid Hausen      (Qntal)
Keyboards :    Michael Popp          (Qntal)         Michael Nyman                
Guitar:    Richard Thompson               Michael Campbell       (Tom Petty)
Bass Guitar   Roger Glover      (Deep Purple)         Mark King       (Level 42)
Drums :    Steve Ferrone      (Tom Petty)         Glen Sobel       (Alice Cooper)  (mesmerised me watching him at Cropredy)
Fiddle   Seth Lakeman               Frau Schmidt       (Subway to Sally)
Other;   Oliver Pade      (Faun)   ( Nyckelharpa)      Peter Morrison       (Pipes and whistles in Peatbog Fairies)

Many many others could have been on this list. Aren’t we lucky that there are so many to listen to? I stand/sit there on fields Pubs and in halls wishing I had been blessed with the patience and skill that they share with us.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: vince42 on May 08, 2016, 11:00:33 PM
I can't disagree much with any of the choices so far as they are all fine musicians.  But the question is who do I love? For that I have to go with people I've seen performing and I'll chuck a few more names in the mix.

Drums -  Ian Paice of Deep Purple. A man who can do a genuinely interesting drum solo.....

Guitar - John Martyn.  And if you like a bit of leftfield classical ( you should have a look on you tube for lambada fur elise ) -Pavel Steidl.

Bass -  Jon Poole

Vocals - Rhiannon Giddens

I've also been mighty impressed by Kris Drever and will be seeing him this week.

And the last band who got me jumping about like an idiot were The Toi - may they go far.



Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 13, 2016, 07:29:56 PM
I have spent the last 6 days in Ireland where I have finally had time to consider this properly. I am still not sure I have entirely nailed it but on gut reaction (which is probably what was intended), I have come up with this:

Male Vocal: - Hard to look past Beatles era Macca. His range both musically and stylistically was extraordinary. When he rips into I'm Down or Oh Darling to name but two, I just become transfixed and I have done for nearly 50 years. Honourable mention for Michael Nesmith whose singing never fails to bring a smile to my face. It is one of the most naturally relaxing sounds on the planet.

Female Vocal - Ella Fitzgerald. I don't listen to a huge amount of jazz but Ella is just effortless and perfect in her dilivery every time. Look no further (with apologies to Joni, Carly, Carole and perhaps especially Chrissie amongst others)

Guitar - It is a tad obvious but it is consistently RT who makes me go weak at the knees when he rips into one of those solos. Honourable mentions for Peter Buck and Bruce Cockburn and I have already mentioned Nils Lofgren.

Bass - Gotta be Macca again. To be honest, I prefer it when he picks up a hard bodied 6 string but his bass work is incomparable.

Keyboards - Benmont Tench. Just one of the finest sidemen around. I always get a little excited when the into to You Got Lucky kicks in. And the same goes for Roy Bittan. To hear him play the opening bars of Racing In The Street or Backstreets is a thing of wonder.

Drums - Three. Dave Mattacks, Steve Gadd, Jim Keltner who have all added immeasurably to my enjoyment of any number of records by any number of artists.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jules Gray on May 13, 2016, 08:00:02 PM

Honourable mention for Michael Nesmith whose singing never fails to bring a smile to my face. It is one of the most naturally relaxing sounds on the planet.


Amen.  And beautifully put.

Quote
Bass - Gotta be Macca again. To be honest, I prefer it when he picks up a hard bodied 6 string but his bass work is incomparable.


He plays a great guitar, and is indeed responsible for most of my favourite Beatle guitar solos, but, conversely, I'm happiest when I see him strap on the bass.

Jules


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: bassline (Mike) on May 17, 2016, 02:20:19 AM
Vocals: Janis, Aretha, Otis. No surname required.

Guitar: Zappa and R.T. Both have differing and unique styles, but when they solo you have no idea where they are going to go. Perhaps they don't either.
           David Gilmour and Steve Hackett. Very melodic, very understated, very classy.
           Michael Schenker. Just my favourite hard rock guitarist. Plays a Flying V.

Bass: John Paul Jones,  Norman Watt-Roy, Jaco, Dave Pegg. Not Roger Waters.

Keys: Rick Wright. Unsung hero. Rick Wakeman. Jon Lord. Don Airey. Nice blokes too.

Drums : Bonzo. Cozy. Paice. Collins. Not Meg White.

Marimba and other hitty things : Ruth Underwood.

Ensembles : Mott, SAHB, Blockheads, Lindisfarne.
           


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Alan2 on May 17, 2016, 12:22:27 PM
Listening to Who's Next last night I decided Keith Moon was a genius drummer-  it's like a lead instrument. Entwistle was no slouch on bass either.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jules Gray on May 17, 2016, 02:41:29 PM

Listening to Who's Next last night I decided Keith Moon was a genius drummer  


Blimey, Alan, what a radical conclusion!  Would never have occurred to the rest of us.   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jim on May 17, 2016, 03:18:18 PM

Listening to Who's Next last night I decided Keith Moon was a genius drummer-  it's like a lead instrument. Entwistle was no slouch on bass either.


you're having us on here, arent you or are you just a teenager who found his dads/grandads old records?


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Alan2 on May 18, 2016, 11:25:01 AM


Listening to Who's Next last night I decided Keith Moon was a genius drummer  


Blimey, Alan, what a radical conclusion!  Would never have occurred to the rest of us.   ;D

Jules


Don't quite understand your irony, Jules. It's radical for me,maybe.  I don't usually comment on drummers, as I don't pay a lot of conscious attention to drumming, unless it's unusually good (or bad). I have a good system, so the drumming is usually as clear as it needs to be. Moon's drumming just demands to be heard, especially on this edition of Who's Next.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Alan2 on May 18, 2016, 11:28:50 AM


Listening to Who's Next last night I decided Keith Moon was a genius drummer-  it's like a lead instrument. Entwistle was no slouch on bass either.


you're having us on here, aren't you or are you just a teenager who found his dads/grandads old records?


No, I'll be 60 next year.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jim on May 18, 2016, 11:30:55 AM



Listening to Who's Next last night I decided Keith Moon was a genius drummer-  it's like a lead instrument. Entwistle was no slouch on bass either.


you're having us on here, aren't you or are you just a teenager who found his dads/grandads old records?


No, I'll be 60 next year.


There's hope for all of us


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jules Gray on May 18, 2016, 11:42:35 AM

Don't quite understand your irony, Jules. It's radical for me, maybe.  I don't usually comment on drummers, as I don't pay a lot of conscious attention to drumming, unless it's unusually good (or bad). I have a good system, so the drumming is usually as clear as it needs to be. Moon's drumming just demands to be heard, especially on this edition of Who's Next.  


It's Moon, innit?  Knowing that Moon was an amazing drummer is one of the First Rules Of Rock.   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Alan2 on May 18, 2016, 11:47:21 AM


Don't quite understand your irony, Jules. It's radical for me, maybe.  I don't usually comment on drummers, as I don't pay a lot of conscious attention to drumming, unless it's unusually good (or bad). I have a good system, so the drumming is usually as clear as it needs to be. Moon's drumming just demands to be heard, especially on this edition of Who's Next.  


It's Moon, innit?  Knowing that Moon was an amazing drummer is one of the First Rules Of Rock.   ;)

Jules


I get it now, it's like I've just said Hendrix was an ace guitarist. My credentials as a rocker are in pieces, then. Must be all those years of listening to folk- rock and the like.  ;D

Btw, have you heard that Mattacks guy who used to be ion the Fairport Convention? He's pretty good.


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on May 18, 2016, 05:09:58 PM


Don't quite understand your irony, Jules. It's radical for me, maybe.  I don't usually comment on drummers, as I don't pay a lot of conscious attention to drumming, unless it's unusually good (or bad). I have a good system, so the drumming is usually as clear as it needs to be. Moon's drumming just demands to be heard, especially on this edition of Who's Next.  


It's Moon, innit?  Knowing that Moon was an amazing drummer is one of the First Rules Of Rock.   ;)

Jules


He is incredibly energetic but I sometimes feel I want something just a little more basic to drive the songs rather than the huge barrage of sound he produces. Bonham is more my sort of drummer


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jules Gray on May 18, 2016, 09:15:05 PM

He is incredibly energetic but I sometimes feel I want something just a little more basic to drive the songs rather than the huge barrage of sound he produces.


That's what all those other bands are for!

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Bonham is more my sort of drummer


Including that lot.   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Jules Gray on May 18, 2016, 09:15:59 PM

I get it now, it's like I've just said Hendrix was an ace guitarist.


You got it!   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Steve with the black dog on June 05, 2016, 06:57:23 PM
My favourites change almost daily.

Here's some 80s musicians who got juices running

Bass:

Mick Khan
Nick Beggs
John Taylor (no really - that bit at the beginning of Rio)
Mark King

Guitar:

Andy Taylor (no really - Girls on Film)
John McGeoch
Andy Summers
Bruce Watson
Charlie Burchill
Jonny Marr (obvs)
Oh nearly forgot Wilko Johnson





Title: Re: Who do you love?
Post by: Bob Barrows on June 05, 2016, 08:53:14 PM
None of you have got it right! The answer is Bo Diddley of course!  8)