Originally Posted by Ashbash
I love Chad Smith!!
This guy was my favourite drummer (and is now second, being usurped by the gaddmeister).
The man knows how to PLAY! his playing is so groovy and funky, and he's even better live. Ever heard live in hyde park? That is one sweet concert, although a bit more rocky than funky, because it's a concert, and that's how it should be.
I learnt how to GROOVE by listening to chad smith, he is my number one influence. Unfortunately i still haven't listened to the earlier albums.
One question, was Chad a pioneer? I mean did anyone else play funk rock before him?
You should definitely give BSSM a try, to me, it's their best album.
And i would find it strange if Chad was the first funk rock drummer :)