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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 06:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

another vote for you queen fans out there
roger taylor from queen (july 26 1949)
nick mason from pink floyd (january 27 1944)
little known facts
roger taylor always uses single drum kits
nick mason always uses double drum kits
why is that please help me out


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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 06:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nick's playing is too tight, there is not enough feeling in it. On the other hand, Roger's playing is more loose and he put a lot of himself in it. Roger CAN groove :)

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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rick is the "playboy-drummer" and not a real virtuouso. roger has (had) much more power).

if asked about dark side, the only thing gilmour would have likd to be better was the drums!

my vote goes for rog!


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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 07:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rog for me as he plays with much more feel .

nicks a great drummer make no mistake but a bit too 'mechanized' at times with no improvisation at all

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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*ahem* "Nick's Boogie"? "Interstellar Overdrive"?

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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the 80s stuff like the WWRY vid. Plent of cameras on Roger and his movement behind the drumkit is superb. Also on Staying Power at Milton Keynes. Roger is a far more technical drummer. With a lot more Grrrrrroooovvveeeeeee.


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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger Taylor!


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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 17:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ROGER!!!!!!!


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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 18:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think both are great, sometimes too underrated drummers, but I'd have to go with Roger. I know next to nothing about drumming, but he plays with an emotion that you don't always hear in Pink Floyd songs.


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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nick isn't "mechanical" or technical at all. If anything HE was the one that was too "loose" and improvisational. Nick has even stated that "There was more pressure on me to make the drumming more accurate and less flowery" for the Wish You Were Here Album. Nick had some trouble on the Wall as well, he went so far as to work out a way to read music for the drums and Pink Floyd needed to bring in a studio drummer to record on one of the tracks. I think if Nick was the technical drummer he would have been able to work through any complexities that he might have come across. Roger had great timing and was very proficient in the drumming department and he was pretty loose too. I think its safe to say that Roger was a superior drummer overall.

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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You also have to take into consideration that Pink Floyd and Queen are 2 totally different styles of music. Nick played "less" because that's what Roger Waters wanted alot of times. But if you listen to the "Animals" album, you'll hear Nick give a little more than usual. Queen's music is alot more rockin' and needed Roger to "go off" more. Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking Roger. He is an excellent drummer, but I don't think its fair to say Nick wasn't. Personally, I don't think Roger's style would have worked on Dark Side of the Moon at all!!


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger after all I'm not a Pink Floyd fan
I'll be a Queen fan always


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger, coz he's in Queen


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lets see... this is a Queen noticeboard, therefore the conclusion is kind of foregone.

Why not visit an Elvis Presley website and ask who was the better singer - Freddie Mercury or Elvis Presley?

Again, I think the conclusion would be quite predictable also!


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who is the best drummer? Buddy Rich, hands down. I think drummers like Bonham and Peart come in behind, but it's pretty far behind. No-one can touch Rich.

Now...who is the better drummer, Roger Taylor or Nick Mason? I love Roger, and Floyd's drumming never really impressed me. I think I'll have to side with Taylor on this one.


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 20:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bonham, moon & baker

-the holy trinity of drummers

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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone ever hear of Mike Portnoy???


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimmy Dean wrote:

bonham, moon & baker

-the holy trinity of drummers


I must say that Peart is equal to or greater than the three of them. Rich, though, is greater than any two of them combined.


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 03:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ROGER TAYLOR! ROGER TAYLOR! he has looks going for him (and still has....) ive never seen a picture od the other guy... but yeah...


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Portnoy overplays. ('nuff said.)

Easy to find the drummers in this topic, isn't it?