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Old 04-17-2006, 06:55 AM
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Default Re: Brian "brain" Mantia

KLittle- Wow man, that's pretty hardcore, man. Primus isn't everyone's cup of tea- certainly not mine all the time, but Les Claypool is a solid, solid bass player with good chops. Great groove too- his time is slightly behind the beat and I really like it. It gives the music a really nice pocket. I liked the band with Tim a little better- he's ahead/in the middle of the beat most of the time from what I can remember. This combined with Les made a cool feel- the guitar and bass would lay back while Tim would do his thing and it was great. Brian's a little more of a deeper pocket type player, I feel that some of the edge was taken away by his behind the beat phrasing. He's a really good drummer nonetheless though, solid as hell. I'd love to solo over one of his grooves- really tight and funky and behind the beat.
As for you, KLittle, I feel that statement should be qualified a little more, Primus isn't a "bad" band at all. In fact, every player that's ever been in that band has been quite good, so post some specific examples of what you think is so bad?
M. Andrew Dyrda
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