Re: Barriemore Barlow
Just want to say how much BB's drumming was and continues to be inspirational. I saw Tull 3 times in the 70's, and Barrie's drumming was always spellbinding. His solos evolved substantially each time I saw him. The last time I saw Tull, UK was the warm up band in Nov 1979. I was in drummer's heaven as a young Terry Bozzio took center stage with UK and blew everyone's mind. Tull did their Stormwatch tour, complete with a stage set up that looked like a ship. Barrie's solo that night was somewhat like Conundrum, but with an added section that contained linear grooves with cowbell interspersed, it sounded like his version of Steve Gadd, but still original. Now 30 years later, Barriemore Barlow still holds my interest, even next to Virgil Donati, Vinnie Colaiuta, and the current greats.