I don’t pay much attention to polls, but one caught my eye recently: the top 200 rock drummers. Two hundred! I’m not sure I could name more than one hundred and ninety.
As this is a prog show, I’ve picked the prog acts from that list and here’s a count down of the top 7, in the unmistakable style of Alan Freeman. Progtastic!
If nothing else, this gives me chance to play several bands I’d not usually pull from the racks. Including Rush, a band I despise. There: I’ve said it.
- PORCUPINE TREE Anesthetize
from Fear of a Blank Planet (2007)
- DEEP PURPLE The Mule
from Fireball (1971)
- KING CRIMSON Indiscipline
from Discipline (1981)
- DREAM THEATER Stream of Consciousness
from Train of Thought (2003)
- KING CRIMSON The Court of the Crimson King
from 21st Century Guide to King Crimson (recorded San Francisco, 1969, released 2004)
- ELP Karn Evil 9 2nd Impression
from Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
- RUSH La Villa Strangiato (An Exercise in Self-Indulgence)
from Hemispheres (1978)