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(Music Radar)   Music Radar was in a RUSH to choose the best rhythm section of all time   (musicradar.com) divider line
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2021-06-08 9:11:22 PM  
James Brown, Funkadelic, and Sly & Robbie would like to have a word.
 
2021-06-08 9:19:22 PM  

joshiz: James Brown, Funkadelic, and Sly & Robbie would like to have a word.


Bernard Purdie likewise.
 
2021-06-09 1:53:27 AM  

Gulper Eel: joshiz: James Brown, Funkadelic, and Sly & Robbie would like to have a word.

Bernard Purdie likewise.


And Dave Brubeck.
 
2021-06-09 1:55:00 AM  
And Buddy Rich.
 
2021-06-09 1:56:04 AM  
And John Phillip Sousa.
 
2021-06-09 2:43:22 AM  
Weird way to spell Bruford and Squire.
 
2021-06-09 3:20:25 AM  
They're very talented, and by all accounts a credit to Canadians everywhere, but I think whitest rhythm section of all time would be a more appropriate descriptor. NTTAWWT.
 
2021-06-09 3:24:44 AM  
Claude Coleman and Dave Dreiwitz FTW.

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2021-06-09 3:34:25 AM  
As a reasonably accomplished musician and engineer, and as a fan of Rush, they just don't come to mind when I'm thinking of great rhythm sections. This thread was done in one.
 
2021-06-09 3:46:13 AM  
Tom Petersson & Bun E Carlos say hi.
 
2021-06-09 3:56:26 AM  
I love Rush but they're more like 3 lead players sharing time in the song (as is the case with any power trio)


IF we're talking about rock music (jazz and R&B are a completely different conversation), apart from some of the ones mentioned, I'd say Watts and Wyman are a strong contender for that title.

Also Ward and Butler were extremely underrated.
 
2021-06-09 6:52:39 AM  
Wouldn't you need a good drummer to start with?
 
2021-06-09 6:59:21 AM  
Neil Peart was a great drummer, but I always thought of him as a lead drummer, in the same sense that most bands have lead/rhythm guitarists.  The only problem is that Rush didn't have a rhythm drummer.
 
2021-06-09 7:08:22 AM  
Oingo Boingo.
 
2021-06-09 8:39:36 AM  
The Funk Brothers were Canadian?
 
2021-06-09 8:52:39 AM  
As a UNIT it can only be classic AC/DC. If you hear one of their old songs, you will bob your head or groove in some way.
 
2021-06-09 9:25:14 AM  
Conspicuously absent .... Atlanta  ?
 
2021-06-09 9:33:35 AM  
I mean, it's probably Kaye and Blaine for pop/rock.
 
2021-06-09 9:46:36 AM  
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AL Cisneros and Chris Hakius of Sleep and OM

untouchable drum and bass duo IMO
 
2021-06-09 9:51:41 AM  
1)  John Paul Jones and John Bonham
2)  John McVie and Mick Fleetwood
3)  John Entwistle and Keith Moon
4)  Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr
5)  Randy Meisner and Don Henley

My top five off the top of my head, and without looking at the article.
 
2021-06-09 11:07:34 AM  

bluorangefyre: 1)  John Paul Jones and John Bonham
2)  John McVie and Mick Fleetwood
3)  John Entwistle and Keith Moon
4)  Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr
5)  Randy Meisner and Don Henley

My top five off the top of my head, and without looking at the article.


Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker
 
2021-06-09 11:40:55 AM  
To spell it out, there's more to a rhythm section than having a good drummer and a good bass player.  I saw the Funk Brothers above.  I submit:Al Jackson and Donald "Duck" Dunn
 
2021-06-09 11:43:30 AM  
Duck Dunn and Al Jackson Jr.
Jaco and Peter Erskine
Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin
Ronnie Lane and Kenney Jones
 
7 days ago  
And Muscle Shoals, Stax, the JBs, The Funk Brothers
 
7 days ago  

R2112: Conspicuously absent .... Atlanta  ?


Double Trouble
Average White Band
Tower of Power
 
7 days ago  

thefatbasturd: bluorangefyre: 1)  John Paul Jones and John Bonham
2)  John McVie and Mick Fleetwood
3)  John Entwistle and Keith Moon
4)  Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr
5)  Randy Meisner and Don Henley

My top five off the top of my head, and without looking at the article.

Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker


Bill Ward and Geezer Butler
 
7 days ago  
Oh, how can I forget Prince and Prince?

/Sort of kidding, sort of serious
 
6 days ago  
 
6 days ago  
I was going to make up names for a bass player and drummer that were just strings of incomprehensible symbols and so would be meaningless to anyone reading.

However, it appears several commenters beat me to it.
 
6 days ago  

Rock Krenn: I was going to make up names for a bass player and drummer that were just strings of incomprehensible symbols and so would be meaningless to anyone reading.

However, it appears several commenters beat me to it.


I like where you're at here. It cracks me up when someone puts out names that 99.9% of the people have never heard of and they act like their answer is self explanatory. My answer is, I've been around a loooong time and I have heard a metric shiat load of music in my day. If I haven't at least tangentially heard fo them, then they aren't great. it has nothing to do with popularity. The truly greatest greats are talked about often.
 
6 days ago  

cew-smoke: Rock Krenn: I was going to make up names for a bass player and drummer that were just strings of incomprehensible symbols and so would be meaningless to anyone reading.

However, it appears several commenters beat me to it.

I like where you're at here. It cracks me up when someone puts out names that 99.9% of the people have never heard of and they act like their answer is self explanatory. My answer is, I've been around a loooong time and I have heard a metric shiat load of music in my day. If I haven't at least tangentially heard fo them, then they aren't great. it has nothing to do with popularity. The truly greatest greats are talked about often.


Wow, these guys know music!
 
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