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One Question Interviews: Eye Flys

Patrick (Eye Flys-drums)

SPB: Who is the first musician whose technique or technicality really stood out to you?  

Patrick: Easily, Dave Grohl. When I was 10 or 11 I was into Metallica and Guns N’ Roses and things like that. I was right in the pocket for "Grunge," so when I saw Nirvana on TV as a kid and him beating the crap out of a four-piece drum kit, that was an epiphany for me. I of course thought Lars was great, but that seemed so unattainable at the time for me. It was like having that punk rock epiphany -- like, "whoa, i can totally do this too!" -- before I got into punk, really. 

Maybe not even the "technicality" but pure caveman style, sticks above the head, hair flying. All kick-snare flams, big toms, and big open beats. Basically learned from watching him and still rip that style today. 


Words by Loren on June 30, 2020, 6:54 p.m.

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