Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Gavin Harrison - Porcupine Tree's Secret Weapon

Porcupine Tree is one of the most mind-blowing 3rd generation prog-rock bands out there. They have been marrying Tool style rhythmic onslaughts with 70s style Genesis-esque pastiches for well more than a decade and are one of the best bands I have ever seen live.

This is in no small part due to their drummer, Gavin Harrision, who has been behind the kit the last six years. Thanks to my buddy Kevin for pointing me to this YouTube of Gavin playing to some of PT's more complex passages. This guy makes it look so easy but he is like some kind of machine back there. Watch and drool:



Dr. John said...

I could only dream of playing 10% as good as him. He's right up there with Mike Portnoy and Danny Carey in my book.

Anonymous said...

He shits all over Danny Carey and Portnoy. Jeez, those guys couldn't touch Gavin in their dreams...