Check It Out - Barriemore Barlow!
10) Bill Bruford: Unbeatable feel for the tom-toms, speed and groove master.
9) Terry Bozzio: Frank Zappa always had the best available drummers, TB was the best of 'em.
8) Carl Palmer: Lightning fast, but not powerful enough to crack the top 5, sorry Carl!
7) Ringo Starr: The Beatles would not have been The Beatles without him, 'nuff said!
6) Keith Moon: The wildman drummer for The Who didn't have enough power to go along with all the speed and feel to crack the top 5, better than Carl Palmer by miles and miles and miles.
5) Simon Wright: What is AC/DC's drummer doing here? Well, this guy could knock down a house with his HEAVINESS!!! Angus doesn't settle for guys who ain't got the mettle!
4) Neil Peart: I think he is over-rated, but he still out guns all the 'new' guys off the stage!
3) Ian Paice: Deep Purple was one of the few bands that this guy could not run away from on-stage, Blackmore and Glover could keep up with him, UNTIL Blackmore left.
2) John Bonham: When The Levee Breaks, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time Of Dying, Misty Mountain Hop, and MOBY DICK, need I say more? Listen to any Zeppelin record and the deal is sealed. This man just could not be replaced in the HEAVIEST BAND OF ALL-TIME! He just couldn't be!
1) Barriemore Barlow: The MAN who gets the nod as #1 in my book. I have seen everyone on this list except Gene Krupa, and this MAN was the only guy I ever saw who played a better solo than John Bonham.
Unbelievably fast, HEAVY and soooo under-rated that most people do not even know who he is or what band he was famous for being in (Jethro Tull). One band he isn't so famous for is Jimmy Page and the Outrider Crew.
Yes folks when Jason Bonham couldn't play the part of a few songs on "OUTRIDER" ("Liquid Mercury", "The Only One"), Page brought in Barriemore Barlow and re-enforced my opinion that I had had for about 10 yrs.
Since I had seen both Bonham and Barlow in the course of 5 yrs (1975-1980) and saw them both do multiple performances: CONGRATULATIONS MR.BARLOWE!