Earlier this year we lost a Divinyl, now we've lost one of the higher profile
members of New Wave godfathers DEVO. He worked on a lot of the band's
biggest albums like Q: Are We Not Men?, Duty Now For The Future, and Freedom
Of Choice. And even if you didn't or don't like DEVO but like drums you should
really go back, and relook at some of his work with them. He was very good at
changeups, and making rarely used off fraction measures work to his advantage.
I play the drums (At a rudimentary level mind you, but I keep pace), and I find
I can't keep up with a lot of those tunes because of how complex his work was.
Yet it always seemed so deceptively easy.
The world lost a very good drummer today.
"No matter how hot you think they are, Someone. Somewhere. Is tired of their crap."