Dale Crover’s Favorite Drummers

In July 2017, veteran Washington State sludgemasters The Melvins unleashed their 26th album (and a double, to boot), A Walk with Love & Death. At the time of its release, we gave you a thorough introduction to their extended family; now, with his debut solo album, The Fickle Finger of Fate, out this month, drummer Dale Crover has created a special Dowsers playlist celebrating his kings of the kit. 

“Here’s a playlist I made of some of my favorite drummers. I left off the obvious. There’s no Bonham, Moon, Charlie, or Ringo on the list. All of these songs/drummers have had a big influence on my playing. Even though none of these songs date past the 1980s, I can still listen to them to this day and get excited. Enjoy!”Dale Crover

1. Judas Priest, “Exciter” (Unleashed in the East version)
Drummer: Les Binks

2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Little Miss Lover”
Drummer: Mitch Mitchell

3. Black Flag, “Slip it In”
Drummer: Bill Stevenson 

4. Blondie, “Dreaming”
Drummer: Clem Burke 

5. The Stooges, “Dirt”
Drummer: Scott Asheton

6. Gang Of Four, “He’d Send In The Army”
Drummer: Hugo Burnham

7. Alice Cooper. “Public Animal #9”
Drummer: Neal Smith

8. The Sweet, “Sweet FA”
Drummer: Mick Tucker

9. Deep Purple, “Fireball”
Drummer: Ian Paice 

10. Iron Maiden, “Murders In the Rue Morgue”
Drummer: Clive Burr

11. Kiss, “Parasite”
Drummer: Peter Criss

12. Mountain, “Never In My Life”
Drummer: Corky Laing

13. Cactus, “Evil”
Drummer: Carmine Appice

14. Black Sabbath, “Turn Up The Night”
Drummer: Vinnie Appice

15. Jeff Beck Group, “Shapes Of Things”
Drummer: Mickey Waller