Originally Posted by Pollyanna
It's the easy way to add a "contemporary" vibe to the music, I guess. If they have a stage show anything like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cycXIYdFGsQ
then it's easy to see why they'd be popular. It would be good if they used organic-sounding drums with other modern elements ...
Maybe we ought to start a steam punk thread?
Just to retain some relevance (even if not about drumming), here's another toon:
Hilarious cartoons! I think a neat steampunk set would have flat back drums, brass tube hardware, brass stands and some turn-of-the-century-industrial-style numbers painted on each drum in brass, like "9" or "17" Cymbals are already very steampunk in appearance.
I would be so honored if you did a caricature of me. Here are some to consider: