Our argument every time is developed in the three different phases, whose names took inspiration from groove and whose content changes according to the mood of the discussion. The “forerunner” is like an introduction, the “tour de force” is the place hosting the hottest words, and the “slow dance” is the conclusion.
Do the “Top 100 drummers of all time” charts have an emotional influence on the drummers mentioned and not?
We can remember the days in our teenage when we had magazines featuring the run downs in question “The top 100 drummers/bass players/guitarists/…” and some of us sat down arguing the names of the artists in and wondered if one day fans like us could pick up their entries and could send them off to the address of those magazines. Passion and love for the style of our music heroes made us blind: no matter what it cost, but we had to change the journalists’ charts!
TOUR DE FORCE
Now that we are supposed to have grown up older plus wiser, we have to share with you the question featured in our topics: do drummers really care of these rundowns? Do these rundowns really influence their drumming style?
We can answer to the first part of the query like this: we think they probably are told about the existence of the charts and might care of them: they feel they are judged by their fans and by other people in their business. The most emotional and sensitive drummers can take like “warning signals” the judges coming from the outside ears and eyes. Every drummer would do his best to be always loved by their fans and to be always respected by the music industry: in this way we mean they all “care” of these charts.
The influence and the impact of all rundowns on their drumming activity is hard to define: much depends on how drummers rate the credibility of the charts, so the more they care of these charts, the more these charts can have an influence on their drumming approach, live and in the studio. Sources are relevant, the regular presence of the same drummers’ name on top or at the bottom make the chart a dubious one. The charts now on line, especially on Facebook, we think are made for fun, because the authors leave the fans change it by leaving in the comments your own entries: they are just more than rundowns – we see them as a list of drummers to argue on, without putting any kind of importance or weight on the name, which might sound “democratic and balanced”, but the freedom given to change it doesn’t make it a credible chart.
To end, drummers can keep doing awesomely their job, beating like hell: the records sales charts only can change the game.
Drummers are supposed to never forget their main task to respect their fans, when they play drums live and otherwise.
We would like the “social media charts” to keep being “open” as much as they are right now, because this way they can keep the argument on the more or less famous drummers from us fans alive, thought-provoking, interesting, if our arguing is made politely.
DD TV xx