Thread: Phil Collins
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: Phil Collins

Its a real shame considering his reputation now.

He was undisputedly one the greats when he was in his prime. Young punks would benefit in studying his amazing talent.

Top technique, great bouncy sound, very musical. He could lay it simple, and he could play very complex stuff too and it would still have a good groove.

I used to say that he mixed the funky style of music at the time with the power of rock. A Cobham/Bonham hybrid. I bet many drummers today have never heard of Billy Cobham!

Maybe his style of playing now is considered a little old-fashioned post-Weckl - he was quite "top-heavy" in his style in that he didn't use his feet as much as drummers today - even though his feet were as good as anyone, as he liked to point out!
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