Just listening to some Gong and it struck me that Pierre Moerlen is rarely discussed, yet he was an incredibly brilliant drummer (now deceased) that some of you may enjoy a lot.
I was listening to this track - check out the monster fill he does to lead into the groove http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTEukASPBhE
Check out how he handles the wicked Zappa-esque changes in this one (Chandra
... he also plays tuned percussion. Check out his combination with the tambourine a bit after 2 mins.
In Downwind www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9XatlzCK8s
the best section of the song starts around 1:40, leading to a great Mike Oldfield guitar solo. At around 4:10 the drum solo starts ... around 5:40 the solo hots up leading to a fantastic
Flat out hotshot fusion drumming in Expresso with Alan Holdsworth on guitar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuMEhD4P8PY
And for some silly fun - here's an early super-tight clip of Gong live with the maniacal hippy frontman, Daevid Allen and fabulous hippie guitarist, Steve Hillage carving it up :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiy5K81qvbg