top ten influencial albums
NOT IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE
1. SEX PISTOLS; NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS
Made me decide to go into music big time. Once I put this on in the
morning I could not take it off and therefore was regularly late for
work by the length of the album.
2. SPIRITS; KEITH JARRETT
Done on his own in his studio in the garden shed. He plays everything,
including Indian Tabla and flute. One of the few gifted people who can
make great music on an instrument which he knows virtually nothing about
technically. The ultimate in uninhibited. I learnt a LOT.
3. DRUMS OF INDIA; JUAN PRAKASH GHOSH
My first introduction to stunning unison Tabla playing and also on the B
side to all the drums of India, including Carnatic Kanjira which is one
of my deep loves. Anindo Chatterge at his beat.
4. ZAKIR HUSSAIN; THE ULTIMATE IN PERCUSSION MUSIC
Does what it says on the tin. Truly the most musical Tabla solo album
ever. A true star.
5. LEPRICHAUNS DREAM; CHICK COREA
My first introduction to the spiritual drum set playing of Steve Gadd
and also to the effectiveness of intricate string quartet arrangements
in an electric environment.
6. GLEN VELEZ; HAND DANCE (OR RAMANA)
One of the great innovators of the hand drumming community. Opened the
door into a whole new world for me and made me direct a lot of time into
the development of Indian hand drumming techniques and rhythmic systems
onto frame drums and Arabic drums etc.
7. THE WHO; WHO’S NEXT
Liked it so much I got the tattoo. My first true drum hero. I didn’t
start drumming till I was 19 and got pretty good at smashing my kit up
just like him. Sadly the small band I was in in Portsmouth didn’t
receive the same accolades as the Who. And yes, I do have a Keith Moon
tattoo!! It is inscribed with the words ‘Behind blue eyes’ This song was
dedicated to the memory of the influential but tragic existence of the
truly unique drum legend.
8. AKATAY BROTHERS; DEST DE DEST
We can blame these guys for me coming to Turkey to set up some stuff.
The virtuosity of these guys on so many instruments is truly inspiring.
Just wait till the Akatay/Lockett project!
9. PHRABE ATRE; RAG MARU BIHAG
Classical Indian female vocal and my first introduction to Villumbit Ek
Tal, a very, very, very slow tempo forty eight beat time cycle. Truly in
the chill out zone!
10. TABLA BEAT SCIENCE; TALA MATRIX
Probably the only Indian Tabla player to really and honestly understand
the concept of fusion and free form playing aside from his intense
classical roots. With bass legend Bill Laswell, this Zakir Hussain
collaboration is a must hear.
|Pete's top twenty British
1 Keith Moon
2 Bill Bruford
3 Gary Husband
4 Simon Phillips
5 Cozy Powell
6 Steve White
7 Phil Collins
8 Mark Mondiseir
9 Jim Kilpatrick
10 Steve Jansen
11 Paul Cook
12 Rat Scabies
13 Andy Gangadeen
14 Nico Mcbrain
15 Ginger Baker
16 Brian Spring
17 Ian Paice
18 Ringo Star
19 Charlie Watts
20 Kenny Jones