Who was the best in the group at... (polling and discussion)

In a band/group with several people who’ve done the role over the band’s history, which one did it best?

This is not about who was the best member of the band, but rather if a band has had two or three different drummers/bassists/producers and so on.

Discussion welcome! I would suggest adding the releases on which the person played/performed for clarity. (Although if you plan to do a poll featuring Wu-Tang Clan or The Fall members, good luck!)

Let’s kick it off…

Who was Pavement’s best drummer?

  • Gary Young (early EPs/Slanted and Enchanted)
  • Jason Turner (never heard of him, but he’s on Wikipedia)
  • Steve West (everything from Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain onwards)

0 voters

Dillinger Escape Plan Vocalists

  • Dimitri Minakakis (early EPs/Calculating Infinity)
  • Mike Patton (Irony is a Dead Scene EP)
  • Greg Puciato (every release from Miss Machine onwards)

0 voters

Your turn!

Best vocalist in Grizzly Bear

  • Ed Droste
  • Daniel Rossen

0 voters

1 Like

Best singer in Radiohead

  • Thom
  • EEEEEEEDDDDDDDD

0 voters

2 Likes

Bad Seeds bassist

  • Barry Adamson
  • Mick Harvey
  • Martyn P. Casey

0 voters

1 Like

Strokes guitarists

  • Nick Valensi
  • Albert Hammond Jr

0 voters

1 Like

Megadeth Lead Guitarists

  • Dave Mustaine
  • Greg Handevidt
  • Kerry King
  • Chris Poland
  • Jay Reynolds
  • Jeff Young
  • Marty Friedman
  • Al Pitrelli
  • Glen Drover
  • Chris Broderick
  • Kiko Loureiro

0 voters

1 Like

Guns n Roses lead guitar

  • Slash
  • Buckethead

0 voters

1 Like

Metallica Drummer

  • Lars Ulrich
  • One of the other guys

0 voters

1 Like

7 Likes

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Primus drummer

  • Tim Alexander (Herb)
  • Brian Mantia (Brain)
  • Jay Lane

0 voters

Mars Volta drummer

  • Blake Fleming
  • Jon Theodore
  • Thomas Pridgen
  • David Elitch
  • Deantoni Parks

0 voters

1 Like

3 Likes

Barry Adamson’s Oedipus Schmoedipus is an all-time fave album but I don’t know his Bad Seeds period.

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Yea, you’ll do Marty

3 Likes

And whos the fella on the right?

3 Likes

Lorde

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This is another great Marty vid, with bonus Nick Menza being awesome

4 Likes

Drummer for the Smashing Pumpkins

  • Jimmy Chamberlin
  • Him with the goggles

0 voters

Best Black Flag vocalist

  • Keith Morris
  • Ron Reyes
  • Dez Cadena
  • Henry Rollins
  • Mike Vallely

0 voters

1 Like

The drum machine.

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