Classic Rock Junkie wrote:
Tarkus should be higher I never knew why it was so low. My main issue with this list (and why I don't work on it) is it has no criteria and no one has told me what it's attempting to accomplish. What do we mean by greatest? Most important? Most creative? Most skillful? Most original? How are we ranking these?
Yeah I never knew the criteria for this list either, that's why I never edited it. I just really don't like ranking specific performances anyway. Seems so painstaking and tedious.
exactly. This list kinda seems pointless, it's even harder to rate performances on impact and influence of a SINGLE drum performance (not even drum line). I think we should just make a list of essential listenings in the rock genre for drums, just like if learning about keyboards/piano in rock you could list essential listening. But ordering them? Impossible. It might be better to actually just go by drummers and list their essential works or most famous/creative performances. I think we already have a thread for that actually, but I wouldn't go to 10. Just maybe their 5 most essential performances, you know, things you should hear if you are trying to see the placement and development of drums in rock music.
In which case if this ends up too similar to greatest performances by greatest rock drummers then this list is pretty much pointless. We may as well just take out the numbers, name it essential listenings and leave it as is.