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Poll Question: Which drummer do you like better?
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    Posted: May 19 2012 at 23:47
Perhaps considered the weakest link on both bands, which drummer do you like better, Nick Mason or Ringo Starr?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2012 at 00:58
Not that Mason is so great, but Ringo????
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2012 at 03:11
Nick if you take the early period. Ringo was never a bad drummer (Tomorrow Never Knows and Day In The Life show he was actually quite good at times)
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I'll give it to Mason for the early Floyd work, but this is easily the closest of the all these comparisons.
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I think the abilities of both of them are woefully misrepresented - the measure of a good drummer is time keeping, not flamboyancy. Ringo may not have been the best drummer in the Beatles, (and that was a typical Lennon joke that people take far too seriously), but he played on all but 3 (or 4) of their songs and I've yet to hear a Beatles song where I thought "Oh, that needs a better drummer...". Nick played on all Floyd songs until The Wall (Mother) and The Final Cut (Two Suns in the Sunset) ... he didn't drum much on AMLoR because he felt he was too out of practice (that's a confidence issue, not an ability issue), again I've yet to hear a Floyd song where I thought "Oh, that needs a better drummer...". However I have heard many Prog songs that I though could have been improved if the drummer had just reigned it in a little.


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I like both. Mason was brilliant in his own way and I challenge anyone to sound like he did on those early Floyd albums. It's about feel - not counting out time signatures. Ringo did some great drumming on Revolver methinks even going for the toms at some points.
Voted for Mason because I just watched the Pompeii vid.
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Both underrated, IMO, they weren't sooooo bad. See how Portnoy plays Ringo on Transatlantic's Live in Europe, and Nick has played at least 1 song in 7/4 isn't it?

I think Nick did some good jazzy drumming on his "Carla Bley's" solo Fictitious Sports. My vote goes to him.
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Mason.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2012 at 07:33
Originally posted by Dellinger

Perhaps considered the weakest link on both bands, which drummer do you like better, Nick Mason or Ringo Starr?
I personally believe both are very under-rated, and their dinstincitve sounds were instrumental to the success of their respective bands.
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Both are adequate players, I'd say Mason though because he was a little bit more dynamic.
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How does anyone figure that Nick Mason is a weak drummer?Confused
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Originally posted by Misomex777

How does anyone figure that Nick Mason is a weak drummer?Confused
He's never won The World's Strongest Man competition?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2012 at 11:44
I voted for Ringo. I appreciate his drumming more and more over time. Sadly maligned drummer. How come Charlie Watts never gets any stick? (pun not intended)

Edited by Snow Dog - May 20 2012 at 11:44
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Originally posted by Dean

... The World's Strongest Man ...

Best Scott Walker song ever ... probably.

I like Mason, but I find Ringo to be more versatile in his chops ... in a subtle way.

edit: Yes, they both can count time, I think.


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I still think they both are boring as hell.
 
Ringo though for me.
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Originally posted by Horizons

I still think they both are boring as hell.

Boring as hell? Lying in flames with demons whipping your back, how can you feel *bored* ?
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Originally posted by Horizons

I still think they both are boring as hell.

Boring as hell? Lying in flames with demons whipping your back, how can you feel *bored* ?
 
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Originally posted by Horizons

Originally posted by octopus-4

Originally posted by Horizons

I still think they both are boring as hell.

Boring as hell? Lying in flames with demons whipping your back, how can you feel *bored* ?
 
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^Where do I know that from.......
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