Re: Jeff Porcaro
I had the distinct pleasure and also misfortune to have played drums with Jeff in high school in Los Angeles. I say misfortune because he got me booted from a couple of the bands I was playing in when it became apparent that he was far more talented than I.
We played often in his father's garage which had been set up as a studio. At one point I had made recordings of the band on my Teac R-R but have lost these over the years.
I know he is most well known for impeccable session work and groove but back in the the early days he showed amazing chops and was quite a bit wilder and less inhibited than session work demands.
I especially remember the band doing Take Me to the Pilot to which Jeff added bass drum triplets similar to Bonham on Good Times.