Hi Steve, is there another drummer who has influenced your playing or that you enjoy listening to? Back in the day, for me, it was yourself, as I listened to Japan more than any other band of the time, and my dad a Trad. Jazz drummer.

I was absorbing various styles, not any one in particular. Those I was most intrigued by in my formative years were Billy Ficca (Television), Paul Thompson (Roxy Music), Aynsley Dunbar (Lou Reed/David Bowie/Nils Lofgren/Mick Ronson), Dennis Davis (Bowie/Iggy), Steve Gadd, Phil Collins in Brand-X with bassist Percy Jones and their brief work with Eno. There were more, pretty much any band I was buying albums of would contain inspiring drumming to my young ears.

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