When I think Phil Collins, I think annoying. The dude just annoys me. He’s always squinting, like someone’s flashing a light in his face, and his voice irritates the mother-lovin’ shit out of me.
Truth be told, he is a fine drummer, and his work with Genesis was stunning. This is something Mastodon’s drummer Brann Dailor knows all too well.
On the new Mastodon disc, Once More Round The Sun, Brann again turned to Phil for inspiration.
“As far as drum lines go,” he tells Decibel, “I’m carrying on from where I was on the last record and trying to recreate the Phil Collins drum sound. As funny as that might seem to a lot of people, he’s one of my favorite drummers, and has always possessed one of the most incredible drum sounds.
“So, I try to get that really Brody tom sound, take the bottom heads off ’70′s-style. I just think it makes the tom sounds real cool and no one, especially with heavy metal…. I don’t know, the drums don’t sound interesting to me in modern heavy music, so I look to the past to find something that’s cooler and gives it a little more character.”
Once More Round The Sun will drop in June.
In related news, Brann tells Revolver he’s been working on a new project.
“I’ve been working on this weird project that doesn’t really have a name — it’s electronic stuff I play drums to.”
That’s all he said about the project.
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