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Starting out on the NME, Chris moved onto Loaded in its mid-’90s heyday and then spent 10 years writing Pornalikes, captions and rising to Associate Editor before relocating to the West Country and hooking up with Rhythm.
Chris is a bass player, though he’s just starting to learn drums. He’s got a practice pad. Does anyone want to give him a kit?
Top 3 Drummers:
The Jam - ‘David Watts’, All Mod Cons
Weller might be the Modfather, but the rhythm section of Buckler and Bruce Foxton were the best thing about The Jam.
Faith No More - ‘R N’ R’, Introduce Yourself
From FNM’s second album with Chuck Moseley on vocals. Mike Bordin’s one of my favourite ever drummers, a metal pioneer with a funky feel.
Rancid - ‘Ruby Soho’, And Out Come The Wolves
I love everything that Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederickson have been involved with. Rancid’s energetic drummer Brandon Steineckert is bang on the punk money.
Misfits - ‘Horror Business’, Horror Business
Misfits’ 1979 single featuring Joey Image on drums. Joey didn’t stay in the Misfits for long, but went on to drum for such punk giants as Whorelord and The Mary Tyler Whores. There’s a theme there.
Jonathan Richman - ‘Pablo Picasso’, Modern Lovers
Massachussetts’ punk poet manages to rhyme ‘Pablo Picasso’ and ‘a**hole’. I believe the drummer on this is David Robinson, who went on to join The Cars.