You get none of the credit and do a lot of the work: who’d be a drummer?
Deirdre O’Callaghan asks some of the best in the world.
(ed: apropos of nothing – didyaknow that ringo starr is a vegan..?..that explains why he is in such good nick for his age..eh..?..)
In Manchester in the early 1970s there was very little to do – it was all grey.
If you wanted to hear music you had to go to concerts at the Free Trade Hall and the Stoneground to see bands like Genesis.
Phil Collins was an interesting drummer and probably still is.
When punk came along you pushed all those records under your bed and pretended you never liked them at all.
Joy Division were called Warsaw then.
I saw two ads in a magazine.
One was ‘Drummer wanted: Warsaw’ and the other was ‘Drummer wanted: the Fall’.
I thought hmm – I could probably do both.
But I phoned up [Joy Division frontman] Ian Curtis and got the job.