Carl Palmer vs Buddy Rich

I was over at Bill Murney’s Blog reading about Buddy Rich. The video of Buddy Rich got me thinking how similar it was to some solo performances by Carl Palmer from Emerson, Lake and Palmer. One of my favourite ELP tracks was Tank. The record (yes, vinyl) had especially wide grooves to accommodate the volume level of the drum solo. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a live video, but then I came across an even better video that actually compares the two.

Here is the first video from ELP:

Then here is the comparison:

Unfortunately, I haven’t yet worked out how to add HTML code to other people’s blogs, so I stuffed up my comment to Bill’s blog. Therefore, here it is on my blog, and hopefully, my next comment on Bill’s blog will be able to link to this post.


One Response to “Carl Palmer vs Buddy Rich”

  1. I hadn’t heard that one before Don, Carl Palmer seems like a great drummer, I certainly liked his cymbal work.

    I have just had a look at Wikipedia and his influences were Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck Quartet), ‘Philly’ Joe Jones (Miles Davis Quintet) not to be confused with the great Papa Joe Jones (Count Basie Orchestra), Gene Krupa (Benny Goodman Orchestra), Art Blakey and naturally the great Buddy Rich.

    A-U-L, UK
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