best drummer ever........

Posted by: reggieperrin

best drummer ever........ - Fri, 16 Apr 2010 08:36:00

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
Posted by: JesperDK

Re: best drummer ever........ - Fri, 16 Apr 2010 08:42:00

He is without any doubt my fav drummer too!
Posted by: Black Shadow

Re: best drummer ever........ - Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:09:00

Same here, he's the reason why I took up drumming...
Posted by: Chris C

Re: best drummer ever........ - Sat, 17 Apr 2010 02:29:00

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
Posted by: ULTERIOR

Re: best drummer ever........ - Sat, 17 Apr 2010 03:20:00

he is the best drummer of the world. Unique, diferent and very good person.A strong embrace Warren
Posted by: Staci

Re: best drummer ever........ - Sat, 17 Apr 2010 03:27:00

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
Posted by: bubbles

Re: best drummer ever........ - Sat, 17 Apr 2010 17:30:00

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!!
Posted by: Ishikawa

Re: best drummer ever........ - Sun, 18 Apr 2010 02:08:00

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So hard to keep mouth shut...

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wink
Posted by: oly

Re: best drummer ever........ - Mon, 19 Apr 2010 21:36:00

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!
Posted by: Torsten

Re: best drummer ever........ - Tue, 20 Apr 2010 20:35:00

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.
Posted by: Björn

Re: best drummer ever........ - Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:51:00

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
Posted by: ULTERIOR

Re: best drummer ever........ - Thu, 22 Apr 2010 23:57:00

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
Posted by: Dazlin1

Re: best drummer ever........ - Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:37:00

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.
Posted by: Black Shadow

Re: best drummer ever........ - Fri, 23 Apr 2010 18:46:00

Aside from Warren I also like - Roger Taylor (Queen), Ali Score, Gene Krupa... cool
Posted by: HenrikDK

Re: best drummer ever........ - Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:25:00

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?
Posted by: Chris C

Re: best drummer ever........ - Thu, 29 Apr 2010 05:37:00

The Indochine album where both Warren and Mark performed was 7000 Danses . It's one of their best albums along with 3

Chris wink
Posted by: HenrikDK

Re: best drummer ever........ - Thu, 29 Apr 2010 18:07:00

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
Posted by: reggieperrin

Re: best drummer ever........ - Sun, 02 May 2010 17:15:00

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.