Originally Posted by Deltadrummer
I guitar player tried to test me once. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice 'Keeyantee.'
Great Talking Heads. Man, I Ioved that band. They were great. Remain in Light was a revelation, and sound spiritual advice. :)
Guitarists' Tongues in Aspic, anyone?
Agree about TH ... so many great songs. When I first saw Stop Making Sense
it blew me out of the water. The only other band movie that's blown me away like that was Floyd's Pompeii
In the 80s I needed to adapt to that style - having to really thwack the backbeat (and everything) but I wanted something organic rather than the usual e-drum sound - so Chris Franz became my role model at the time. It's a very fat, simple and clean approach that forced me to play more accurately and consistently - because when you're not on the button in that style it sounds abysmal.
I am sooo glad the 80s are over :)