A Few "Under the Radar" Drummers
by Brian Lier
(Hamden, CT, USA)
Through the history of rock music, there have been some awesome drummers and spectacular drum performances. I'm talking about drummers like Neil Peart, Ian Paice, Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, Animal from the Muppets, and of course the great John Bonham.
Three drummers who may be a little under the radar, but are awe-inspiring just the same, are Clive Bunker from Jethro Tull, Mitch Mitchell from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Stuart Copeland from The Police.
Check out Tull's "Dharma for One" from their first album. Bunker's hands might be as fast as Carl Palmer's. Listen to Hendrix's "Spanish Castle Magic" from Live at Winterland.
Mitchell follows Hendrix's phenomenal guitar solo beat for beat. I've never heard anything like it before. And finally check out the Police's "No Time This Time". No need to say more.