Phil once said, “I’m a pretty good singer, & I’m not a bad songwriter. But you know, drumming’s the best thing I do. Sometimes I forget that.”
I’ve actually met non-drummer Phil fans that didn’t even KNOW that he’s a legend in drumming!
My personal fave : ‘Dance On A Volcano’ from ‘76’s “A Trick Of The Tail”! This was the 1st record w/ Phil as the frontman, as well. The spacious tom fills in the intro & the frantic groove for the verses make it my perfect example of Phil’s drumming & the fact that he can make a song groove w/out using a single cymbal (or hi hat) in “I Don’t Care Anymore” is priceless!
It is a real shame & loss to the drumming community, as well as the music industry as a whole that he cannot play the drums anymore. I was quite saddend to read this in “DRUM!”