Re: Carl Palmer
I have respect for his energy and ideas at that time of ELP but his meter sure got weird at times with really evident rushing as well as overplaying. I remember teaching this one guy way back and he asked me to listen to the tune "in the heat of the moment" by Asia a group that Carl played in after ELP. I could not believe how much he sped up in certain sections of that tune and slowed down in others. My student at the time was pretty perplexed by it too since he was learning the tune for a cover band he was working in. Still amazing chops and energy but groove and solid even time keeping were not his strong points IMO.