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#10319 - Fri, 16 Apr 2010 08:36:00 best drummer ever........
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having been to oxford this year n bristol .bristol n cardiff last year.wat can i say .i cudnt take my eyes off warrens drumming.he s as fresh as ever if not better .i know its a personel thing .keith moon.etc....................warren blows me away the best

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#10320 - Fri, 16 Apr 2010 08:42:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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He is without any doubt my fav drummer too!

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#10321 - Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:09:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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Same here, he's the reason why I took up drumming...

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#10322 - Sat, 17 Apr 2010 02:29:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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He's amazing. From his early recordings with Ultravox, through 80s Ultravox, Helden and now, he's been out of this world. Sounds that you have never heard before. He was pioneering on Hiroshima Mon Amour by combining real drums with electronic percussion.

I was tempted in buying a TR-77 but ended up buying a TR-707 :rolleyes: wink

Chris

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#10323 - Sat, 17 Apr 2010 03:20:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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he is the best drummer of the world. Unique, diferent and very good person.A strong embrace Warren

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#10324 - Sat, 17 Apr 2010 03:27:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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I agree. You can tell who's playing when it's him. I'm just sorry he lives in LA. Makes getting to see him live very tricky. Staci

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#10325 - Sat, 17 Apr 2010 17:30:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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Warren is my fave drummer too, and seeing him playing at Hammersmith on Sunday was amazing, tried to watch all the boys equally but my eyes kept wandering to the drums!!

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#10326 - Sun, 18 Apr 2010 02:08:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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So hard to keep mouth shut...

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wink

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#10327 - Mon, 19 Apr 2010 21:36:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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As he is now working with Yamaha, I was so scared he would loose that particular snare drum sound he used to have hitting his Ludwig Supraphonic in rim shot! But nothing's changed! So the sounds comes from the musician's hands far more than from the gear he uses! And how influential Warren has been to me as a drummer! He helped shape the modern pop/rock drumming! Long live Warren and so good to see you back!

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#10328 - Tue, 20 Apr 2010 20:35:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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OK...
I really love Ultravox and the music since 1982...

but honestly I must say: The best drummer that I have heard in my lifetime is Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater.

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#10329 - Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:51:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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Quote:
Originally posted by Torsten:
OK...
I really love Ultravox and the music since 1982...

but honestly I must say: The best drummer that I have heard in my lifetime is Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater.
Probably on a technical level. There´s lot´s of drummers out there with more technical skills than Warren (Steve Gadd, Mel from Simple minds and probably Phil Collins too. I would probably not hear the difference between Mike Portnoy or the drummer of Porcupine tree.

However, Warren is one of the few drummers that after a few hits on the skin, that you actually hears that it can´t be no other than Warren Cann. And that´s very important. Other drummers like him is Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts and Roger Taylor (Queen and even the Duran Duran Roger). Not brilliant technically, but you hear directly who´s playing.

Hats off to Warren Cann!

Kind regards

Björn

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#10330 - Thu, 22 Apr 2010 23:57:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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Bjork I can tell you that I am not technically according whit you .Warren
mencionanan than that, I believe with all my respect to you talk about
without concerted the drums too. Do not confuse technical skill with speed
execution. Mel Gaynor is a battery pretty fast but technically limited.
Now I read a commentary on the simple style that made me a lot chris
grace. In order deserves respect your opinion but you're wrong

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#10331 - Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:37:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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Someone's been at the Translator again.........

Warren is a great drummer, but to say he's the best ever is a little one sided.

Other great drummers - Buddy Rich, Keith Moon, Roger Taylor (Queen), Ginger Baker, Cozy Powell, Tico Torres (Bon Jovi), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Phil Collins, Larry Mullen Jr....

Like reggieperrin says, it's all down to personal preference and who floats your boat.

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#10332 - Fri, 23 Apr 2010 18:46:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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Aside from Warren I also like - Roger Taylor (Queen), Ali Score, Gene Krupa... cool

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#10333 - Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:25:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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Of all the drummers I have ever seen live,Warren Cann is still one of the top side men.Then again,it often gets emotional as other drummers may be technically more brilliant,like,say Simon Phillips or Andy Newmark.
I seem to remember Warren Cann played drums on some records in the late eighties with the french band Indochine,possibly even with Mark Brzezicki.Does anyone recall the specific albums and are they still in print?
And whatever happened to the Helden project?

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#10334 - Thu, 29 Apr 2010 05:37:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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The Indochine album where both Warren and Mark performed was 7000 Danses . It's one of their best albums along with 3

Chris wink

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#10335 - Thu, 29 Apr 2010 18:07:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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Thank you,Chris for answering so quickly.
Nice to have fellow members like you helping out.
The hunting for a copy has begun!
Best wishes,Henrik

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#10336 - Sun, 02 May 2010 17:15:00 Re: best drummer ever........
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been playing the dvd loads .watching warren and hes so perfect.so glad they reformed.would have lost out on all these great drumming performances by him.

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