I've been a fan of Buddy Rich for a LOT of years and there was simply nobody greater. This thread is for those of you who may not know who he was or maybe forgot the greatness of Buddy Rich.
As the best "Rock Drummer" ever Neil Peart once said ... "There was Buddy, and there was everybody else". Most certainly true.
A couple of video's to show what I'm talking about:
Buddy on his own in one of the most insane solo's ever:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvSp5Tm4Ba0]YouTube - Buddy Rich 1970[/ame]
Buddy meets Louis Bellson (who was no slouch) but as evidenced by this video, can't touch Buddy.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR8dAmTbBMw]YouTube - Buddy Rich Meets Louis Bellson[/ame]