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Quiz: Name six pop bands fronted by the drummer(27 posts)

Quiz: Name six pop bands fronted by the drummermohair_chair
Aug 29, 2003 6:45 AM
I'm not sure I can think of six bands, but I can think of at least four where the drummer does lead vocals.
late great band Rare Earth was one...nmClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 6:46 AM
Genesis post Peter Gabriel (fronted by Phil Collins) nmClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 6:47 AM
Ringo's All Star Band nmClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 6:47 AM
two by same guy.....moreClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 6:50 AM
Bruford and Earthworks
both fronted by Bill Bruford formerly of Yes, King Crimson, etc....
Bruford was early 80s to late 80s, Earthworks late 80s to present
spinal tap...oh, sorry--thought you said 'affronted' nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 29, 2003 6:50 AM
Foo Fighters?ClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 6:51 AM
Ricky Ricardo Band :)ClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 6:52 AM
Karen Carpenter sand lead and drummed... nmClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 6:52 AM
Rhythm Devils and Planet Drum..both of with ...ClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 6:57 AM
Mickey Hart of Greatful Dead
jason bonham band? nmClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 6:59 AM
you're trying too hardmohair_chair
Aug 29, 2003 7:06 AM
Jason Bonham Band? Come on.

You got one of the four I thought of (Genesis/Phil Collins) and kind of got another. But three of the biggest bands in history had drummers who sang lead. Not usually on every song, but often enough. Think big, not small.
Rare Earth sold millions of records..and...ClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 7:07 AM
their drummer did all their singing..
Buddy Miles, Queen, the Dead, Allman Bros., Deep Purple?128
Aug 29, 2003 7:34 AM
Jack DeJonette, Max Roach, Missing Persons?, tough one...
on a dark desert highway....mohair_chair
Aug 29, 2003 7:43 AM
Queen was one of my four
Uh huh. Got ya. "warm smellohcoleetas...."128
Aug 29, 2003 8:09 AM
Roger Taylor wrote some great rockers for Queen...

Tenement Funster remains one of my favorite roots rock songs....
Kiss when they sing "Beth"Alpedhuez55
Aug 29, 2003 7:04 AM
Tommy Lee's solo band but I guess drummer solo albums do not really count.
Don Henley/Eagles. nmOldEdScott
Aug 29, 2003 9:05 AM
The James Gang, plus...The Walrus
Aug 29, 2003 10:22 AM
...Cream, if you want to consider Ginger Baker's "singing" on "Pressed Rat and Warthog" and/or
i the
seminal rock drum solo, "Toad"; and Ginger Baker's Air Force, although I don't know if he did any vocals.
...and let us not forget the Dave Clark Five!The Walrus
Aug 29, 2003 10:25 AM
...ummmmm, on second thought, perhaps we should.
I thought about that, but Dave ClarkOldEdScott
Aug 29, 2003 10:30 AM
didn't actually SING. It was Mike Smith the organ player who did, and ....

God, I can't believe I KNOW that.
the four I was thinking of...mohair_chair
Aug 29, 2003 2:05 PM
Genesis / Phil Collins
Eagles / Don Henley
Queen / Roger Taylor
Beatles / Ringo Starr

Next up, pop bans fronted by flute players! I can only think of one. Maybe I should expand that to woodwinds. Not that there are going to be any clarinet, oboe, or bassoon players, but I'll bet there's a few sax players. Think pop/rock, not jazz. Jazz is way too easy. And remember, no sax before a fight.
Tull. Obviously.OldEdScott
Aug 29, 2003 2:27 PM
I used 'Aqualung' as the theme song for an insurgent candidate one time, BTW. It was bizarro world, for sure, and people thought I'd lost my mind. But it was a college town and we won. 'Sitting on a park bench ...'
...and a close relative--Blodwyn PigThe Walrus
Aug 29, 2003 5:13 PM
...a dubious choice, mayhap, but well-deserved if for nothing more than the sweet alto solo on "Dear Jill". The sax player really tended to play dual leads with the guitarist (sort of a Duane & Dicky number), who just happened to be Mick Abrahams, Tull's first guitarist.
How about:4bykn
Aug 31, 2003 5:11 AM
The Band. It's difficult to say who actually was the front man, it varied from song to song, but there was a great deal of talent there.
How about:xxl
Sep 1, 2003 4:21 AM
The Romantics ("What I Like About You"), also.
Big Joe and The Dynaflowsboyd2
Sep 2, 2003 7:56 AM
Not pop but jump blues. Great fun if you can catch them live.