Ha ha, surely nobody will be brave enough to poke the MW bear.Phil Rudd
I’ll let someone else have the pleasure of adding “ you know who “ ….
I thought his first record, "It Don't Mean a Thing" wasn't too bad.
But he played a driving Ska groove behind every big band jazz cut on that record … even the standards.
It was weird.
No Hats or Ride cymbal … just a constant never ending cacophony of woodblocks, cowbells, and splash cymbals on top of that over-tensioned piccolo snare.
It‘s a wonder they ever completed that recording.
Word was the producer walked out seven different times complaining of migraines.
It was over budget and underwhelming from a percussionist viewpoint.
He was never the same after that bitter fallout with Tennessee Ernie Ford.
He lost his groove.