Originally Posted by RobertM
I'm not sure I see Pridgen as that innovative. Yes, he's fantastically talented, has mad chops, and plays incredibly well, but he reminds me of Tony Royster: a ton of talent that's not really doing anything that terribly fantastic. Guiliana and Dave at least demonstrate, in somewhat clear, basic ways, how their playing makes you question the function of the drum kit. Pridgen's playing doesn't do that for me in the same way that Dave's does.
Actually, I agree.
Dave & Guiliana are in a different class from Thomas. A lot more innovative. Im not a huge Mars Volta fan, but I like Thomas' sheer joy of playing and the fact that he takes huge risks all the time