Originally Posted by paistemage
Portnoy, was , in a band that espoused technical mastery.
That's a strange way to put it. "He is excused, he doesn't have to groove because he
makes music that is about technique."
Technique should serve music, no matter the style. And I wouldn't call Mike Portnoy a
"technical" drummer. He's quite straight. I think all he uses is 99% single strokes plus
a tiny little bit of doubles and flams. Maybe.