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Old 01-12-2020, 04:17 PM
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Default A Farewell to a King.

It isn't too often that a drummer is mentioned within the pages of this forum. However he was the drummer and the main lyricist for one of the world's premier guitar-based Rock Bands.

Apparently when he turned up for the audition the other band members weren't too impressed. He just didn't look or act the part. However they gave him a shot...and the rest is history.

I first heard this song when I was about 15 years old and I totally got it. I've been working on being a 'Tom Sawyer' since then.




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In-arguably the greatest rock lyricist of all time and in-arguably the greatest drummer of all time.
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In-arguably the greatest rock lyricist of all time and in-arguably the greatest drummer of all time.
And a genuinely nice guy who enjoyed laughing. Can you imagine members of the Police or Pink Floyd behaving like this?

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He was a genius for sure - I was in high school when Moving Pictures broke through on the radio - but their origins were much earlier than that - I group him with Shakespeare - an enquiring mind not fooled by taking the easy, self serving way out of difficult problems. In terms of lyrical quality, their final album Clockwork Angels (2012) shows just a slight hint of complacency, but in the arc of discography of the band, Snakes & Arrows (2007) is at their peak, a culmination of a lifetime of work, and includes a couple of instrumental pieces too. Imo
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