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Poll Question: who is the best progrock drummer
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    Posted: August 19 2012 at 16:54
two iconic drummers, who is your favourite of the two

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Post Options Post Options   Quote NotAProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2012 at 17:04
Mason, because cats and dogs know he is Pink Floyd drummer, while I had to google to find out that B.J. Wilson played in Procol Harum. Smile
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Nick Mason, but I don't listen to either bands for the drumming.Tongue
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Neither.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Earthmover Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2012 at 17:33
Originally posted by Horizons

Neither.
This. I voted for Mason, though, for I like Floyd more.
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Mason was a brilliant member of Floyd for his ideas and ability to mediate between the warring factions and keep the band (more or less) together and recording for so long. Read his book on Floyd - it's brilliant, very funny and outlines the tensions that ran through Floyd almost from the start.
 
But he wasn't a great drummer by his own admission. Indeed, they had to engage session drummers to play complex rhythms he couldn't play.
 
BJ Wilson was a very interesting drummer - all action and very capable. So as a drummer, he gets my vote.
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BJ wilson for me also.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2012 at 18:51
Another one for B.J Wilson although I like Nick Mason's work with Pink Floyd
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Originally posted by bytor2112

Nick Mason, but I don't listen to either bands for the drumming.Tongue
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2012 at 23:10
this is hoe good B.J Wilson is on drums, among the best ther was


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Originally posted by Man With Hat

Originally posted by bytor2112

Nick Mason, but I don't listen to either bands for the drumming.Tongue
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2012 at 06:52
Nick sounded great with the Floyd (esp paired with Roger), but BJ Wilson is such a superlative drummer, that this was an easy choice for me.  Wilson!
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Originally posted by HolyMoly

Nick sounded great with the Floyd (esp paired with Roger), but BJ Wilson is such a superlative drummer, that this was an easy choice for me.  Wilson!
exactly BJ Wilson was often asked to join up bands while still in Harum
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Nick sounded great with the Floyd (esp paired with Roger), but BJ Wilson is such a superlative drummer, that this was an easy choice for me.  Wilson!
exactly BJ Wilson was often asked to join up bands while still in Harum
I think he was at the top of Jimmy Page's wish list for Led Zeppelin.
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Nick Mason for sure.
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Originally posted by HolyMoly

Originally posted by Sean Trane

Originally posted by HolyMoly

Nick sounded great with the Floyd (esp paired with Roger), but BJ Wilson is such a superlative drummer, that this was an easy choice for me.  Wilson!
exactly BJ Wilson was often asked to join up bands while still in Harum
I think he was at the top of Jimmy Page's wish list for Led Zeppelin.
I seem to remember reading that Brooker was under constant anxiety that Wilson might accept an offer, and that after a while, BJ chose to pass silence over the offers he got, not to increase the tension on the subject
He wasn't really tempted in most cases... all these guys (the ex-Paramounts) were from the same neck of the woods (Southend On Sea) as he was....   
 
 
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Mason's a fine drummer and timekeeper, but he's not a patch on the magnificent Wilson who was not only the perfect drummer for Procol but he made every great tune that much greater. That's a big part of what every drummer is obligated to do.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2012 at 15:48
Originally posted by HolyMoly

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Nick sounded great with the Floyd (esp paired with Roger), but BJ Wilson is such a superlative drummer, that this was an easy choice for me.  Wilson!
exactly BJ Wilson was often asked to join up bands while still in Harum
I think he was at the top of Jimmy Page's wish list for Led Zeppelin.
 
Correct. I remember hearing Robert Plant mention this in an interview. They couldn't get him, so they approached John Bonham and the rest, as they say, is history.
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I've seen them both, more than once. My vote goes to Barrie Wilson.
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My votes goes without a doubt to BJ, some of his performances were just stunning. 
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