Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Rhythm Method

Last week Allahpundit posted the video below at Hot Air, helping it to go viral across the vast internets. Keep your eyes on the Mad Drummer, Steve Moore.

A lively discussion about rock drummers ensued. I was the first to nominate Stewart Copeland of the late, lamented Police as the greatest of all. Neil Peart of Rush seemed to be the top choice among the thread's commenters. It is no coincidence that two power trios, Rush and the Police, succeeded on the strength of their distinguished drummers.

Here Copeland explained to Jools Holland the unique reggae downbeat he popularized with the Police.

In Driven to Tears, one of my favorite Police performances, Copeland demonstrates the rhythm method that spawned a generation of devoted fans.

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