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Old 10-05-2014, 12:05 AM
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Just thought I'd throw it out there to see what people thought of Phil Collins as a drummer??
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:28 AM
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Phil is gifted in a way that allows him to drum, write, sing and act at a high standard.

Versatile. Great feel. Great chops. Influential. His playing has loads of personality and attitude, epitomised by his famous In the Air fill and maniacal playing with Brand X, eg. Nuclear Burn. He can sing complex lyrics and melodies while playing difficult drum passages.
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:58 AM
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Love the Brand X stuff. More here .... http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...t=phil+collins
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Old 10-05-2014, 01:22 AM
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His drumming speaks for itself. The man is legendary.
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:41 AM
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Excellent drummer and great songwriter. While I kind of put him in the pigeon hole of prog rock drummers (say with Bruford, Mike giles) it's interesting how his original influences are in Motown.
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:50 AM
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This is one of my favorite Phil drum tracks...

http://youtu.be/dC19Y04HON8
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:54 AM
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Immensely talented, but that aside he's one bloke who I can easily turn off the radio when I hear a Phil Collins song start. In fact more often than not, I find myself reaching for the dial to get rid of him as quickly and painlessly as I can.

I do quite like some of the Genesis stuff I've been exposed to and have no issue at all with his drumming. No doubt he can make some very interesting musical and stylistic choices behind a drum kit. But as a solo songwriter/lyricist, he doesn't do a lot for me at all and for that reason I've never really felt the need to delve much deeper into his body of work, including his drumming. Dunno, maybe the Zeppelin spot at Live Aid has tarnished him for me forever.

All in all, I have much respect for him. Just very little appreciation.
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Old 10-05-2014, 03:35 AM
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I still can't figure out how in the 80's he was able to record with Genesis, put out solo albums, and do session work with Eric Clapton, Robert Plant and so many others.

There is like a 6-8 year period in there were he must have never slept!

Anyhow, there are some good Phil discussions here
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...d.php?t=104022

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here http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=3873
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:16 AM
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Brilliant musician. His stuff with 70s Genesis ranks among the best prog rock ever created.

Listen to Seconds Out and prepare to be blow away. The double drumming with Chester Thompson on Afterglow is a personal favorite.

It's easy to bag on Phil's solo stuff, as it was so prevalent in the 80s, but he created some great tracks as well with brilliant drumming moments. Other than the obvious in the air tonight, check out I don't care anymore, I wish it would rain down, inside out, take me home....
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:42 PM
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Saw him drumming with Genesis around 1972. Great drummer. It was a drum lesson to watch him play that progressive rock material!
Years later and on a Separate note I am sure Chester Thomson showed him a thing or two with respect to deep groove drumming. Agree the two together produce some great dual drumming tracks!
Always amazed me how Phil step out from behind the drums to replace Peter as the front man in Genesis.
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Old 10-05-2014, 03:04 PM
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Love his stuff with early Genesis (Gabriel era).
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:15 PM
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Love his drumming. Dislike his voice. I did buy his first solo album Face Value and enjoyed most of those tracks. In 1987 I saw him live but by then his vocals annoyed me. I prefer him behind the kit.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:19 AM
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Outrageously talented, in everything he does as a musician.

But only modestly influenced me, I suppose.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:14 AM
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My favorite Phil Collins album
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:20 PM
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I guess I posted the query as you hear more of his solo music on the Radio which has more commercial refrained drumming in it but was listening back to some of the genesis tracks and had almost forgotten how good some of it was and was interested to hear others opinions.

Found some quite good covers out there and have posted a few links below, the top one's one of my faves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZPwvYV5lmU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A2DrBYmakE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHmIA6INnLE
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:44 PM
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Check out the Genesis album "A Trick of the Tail" It's got some fine playing on it.
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:09 PM
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Love him! No amount of Disney can tarnish his standing with me. Okay, maybe a little bit, but his drumming has always been a hit with me. Brand X, Genesis, solo, Philip Bally, that ABBA chic,... Whatever, dude rules!
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: Thoughts On Phil Collins??

Always loved his work with Brand X! There's not much video out on that period of his career it would seem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmP8NC2EOLE
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:02 PM
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Default Re: Thoughts On Phil Collins??

Loving the punchy drum sound on the remastered Abacab album... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zLz...hFBKlFo7o1w8lh
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