Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Jimmy Chamberlin in Top 100 Most Influential Drummers - EVER

Those over at Rhythm Magazine don't actually quantify how they have measured the influence, save "The list was put together by Rhythm magazine, its expert contributors, and over 50 world-class drummers - many of whom appear in this rundown". None-the-less, SKYSAW sticksman Jimmy Chamberlin "[whose] style was integral to The Smashing Pumpkins" comes in at 89, in their rankings of the "100 most influential drummers of all time". 

Interestingly Joey Jordison, who was voted the "greatest drummer of the last 25 years" ranks 4 places behind Chamberlin on the scale of influence... 


Digging around online for Rhythm's last run down of the top 100 (in 2009 I believe),  I didst stumble across this little curiosity;  the write-up about Chamberlin is EXACTLY the same as a write up 'of the top 100 most influential drummers' compiled some little time ago, by an apparently defunct* website  
"Trained as a jazz drummer, Chamberlin's style is integral to The Smashing Pumpkins. Propelling songs with intensity, quick snare rolls and flourishes. He is a master of unleashing dynamics with the lightest of touch. He has also been very active doing drum clinics, and playing with his own band - The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex.
Top 5 tracks:
1. Cherub Rock (The Smashing Pumpkins)
2. Geek USA (The Smashing Pumpkins)
3. Tales Of A Scorched Earth (The Smashing Pumpkins)
4. Tonight, Tonight (The Smashing Pumpkins)
5. Cranes Of Prey (The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex )
 *i can't find an update on the site later than 2009 and the last tweet was sent May 2010 anyway.

1 comment:

  1. This list is a farce. No mention of either Lenny White OR Mike Clark, two pioneers of jazz fusion music.