“It’s probably my favorite Kraftwerk album. I even use the song Numbers in my clinics and solo over it. It’s so powerful and unique. This is something that really matters to me.
“It’s not always the flashy playing and incredible technique that matters; it’s the ideas and the originality – that’s what matters. Nobody sounded like Kraftwerk, so right there, they’re original. They built their own instruments to get this machine-like groove. It wasn’t really quantized; it was more like they tried to be robots, playing really tight.
“Even on their latest record, Tour De France, they kept it going. It’s very inspiring for me to hear stuff like this, and I think it definitely belongs on a list of drum albums. Kraftwerk were playing their beats – it just wasn’t on drum sets. Hey, that counts.”