Captain Ned wrote:just brew it! wrote:That's what I love about his drumming on the earlier Yes albums -- there's just a little "something extra" there rhythmically, that your garden variety rock drummer (or even your totally awesome rock drummer, like say... Mike Portnoy) can't match.
And that also comes through in the 1976 Genesis ROIOs while he filled in most of the drumming while Phil learned how to be the frontman.
Listen to the version of Cinema Show on Seconds Out. When Bruford's drums finally come in at around the 2:00 mark, it's a truly transcendent moment. Nobody else sounds quite like that; and few drummers have a style that is so recognizable.
Captain Ned wrote:Hell, on that note alone even his eventual (and final) tour replacement, Chester Thompson (ex-Mothers of Invention), comes across as jazz-centered.
Speaking of Zappa... and drummers... Terry Bozzio and Chad Wackerman (also Zappa alums) are quite amazing as well.