“Drum-wise, if you’re going to start with anything from David Garibaldi, this is the one. Oakland Stroke, the opening track, totally sums up the band. It’s super-charged, super-syncopated funk, but it doesn’t sound forced. I don’t like it when a band sounds like it’s trying too hard to do something. Tower Of Powered didn't try too hard. Their music just kind of exploded.
“Garibaldi’s playing on the song Don’t Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream) is hard-hitting and powerful, but it just seems to flow. It’s his own kind of sound and style, and it still holds up today.
“He made me see that there was a lot more to drumming than just the backbeat, the two-and-four. If you listen to the song Squib Cakes, you hear it and you just say, ‘I’ve got to learn that!’
“And the other guys are solid, too. You’ve got Rocco Prestia on bass. You listen to him, and you say to yourself, ‘I want to play with a guy like him, because he will make me up my game.’”