Top 7 Female Drummers of All Time
Female drummers are almost an oxymoron. Good female drummers definitely are – at least according to top drummers charts scattered around the net.
As a young girl interested in music, I never considered drums as one of the means to express myself. I had no real life examples in drumming world to which I could compare myself to, or strive to become one day. Drumming wasn’t considered feminine, and comparing myself to Neil, John, Carl or Keith just wasn’t an option. Copying Joan Jett, Janis or Lita Ford was the only thing on the agenda for an aspiring rock chick.
Later, when I realized that no guitar, bass or keyboards is a right fit for me, and that drumming is what I was “born” to do, I tried to look for new role models. It took some time, but I managed.
Some might argue that below list of my personal best still doesn’t compare to the ultimate drum beasts that dominate the charts. They might be right, but in order to break the era of male domination, we have to inspire girls to pick up the sticks and pound their frustrations away. In that way, we will raise a new generation of fearless and fantastic chicks who can win any testosterone filled bang-off out there.
So who are those (as we will refer to them in the future) pioneers of female drumming?
Here is my personal top 7, in no particular order:http://afunda.hubpages.com/hub/Top-10-female-drummers