“This is another one of those records that, when I heard it, I thought, I’ve just got to keep hearing this every day. Lots of programming, but I believe that Tony Thompson plays drums. He’s a drummer whose groove I’ve always enjoyed – what he did back in his Chic days, with Robert Palmer stuff and even on Madonna’s record.
“He had a way of hitting the bass drum and the snare drum in a certain way of timing that just felt great – like Steve Gadd, like Jeff Porcaro, like John Robinson. Such a simple thing, going ‘Boom-bahh! Boom-bahh!’ – there’s a million different ways you can do that in subtle, micro-millisecond timing. And Tony had an amazing feel.
“The album is marvelous, with themes that start in one song and drift into another. It’s an absolute masterpiece, one that really made me a fan of Nine Inch Nails."