Bill Burr, who you might know as Huell's assistant Patrick Kuby in Breaking Bad, the voice of Frank Murphy on F Is For Family, or from his phenomenal standup routines, is apparently pretty into progressive metal. If you've ever seen Burr's standup on Netflix, you'd know that the dude really does love drumming and playing drums, and says recently he's been digging on the styles of Jon Theodore from The Mars Volta and Tomas Haake from Meshuggah.
Burr talked about drumming on the latest edition of theMonday Morning Podcast, and really goes into why he's a fan of both Theodore and Haake. Aside from the obvious reasons of both the guys are complete and utter mutants behind the kit.
“Dude I know I’m like fucking over ten years late on this thing—but I am an old guy. I’ve just been listening to the first two The Mars Volta albums and I gotta tell you, Jon Theodore is a fucking genius drummer. …’Viscera Eyes‘… Any drummers out there, you gotta listen to that fucking song and you gotta learn how to play it.
You can’t be a drummer, listen to that, and not wanna… At least that opening drum groove. I don’t know what the fuck he’s doing on the breakdown in the end but it’s one of the sickest fucking drum grooves I’ve ever heard in my life.
And you listen to what the guitar is doing—Most people would have just played with the guitar, and the way he fucking plays around it; And one of my favorite things, it does not have the snare on 2/4 and it still just fucking—not only fucking rocks—it propels this fucking song.
I think I’ve listened to that song 200 times in the last fucking week and it’s still giving me chills. It’s fucking unreal.
And my drum teacher a long time ago told me to get into this band Meshuggah and I listened to it and it was too advanced, I couldn’t hear what was… It was just too much shit to be listened to.
But because I’ve been listening to Mars Volta and their crazy shit I actually went back because I was scrolling through looking for Mars Volta and I had this Meshuggah album for the longest time and I went back and listened to it and I think I’m finally starting to like… I always knew it was amazing but now I am actually fucking into it. I keep listening to that first song—I’m babystepping my way into it, this music is way advanced for my limited musical abilities. But that first song “Stengah“…—the drumming on that, the whole fucking thing is unbelievable.”
Hey, if there's ever going to be a Mars Volta reunion, maybe Burr can sit in for a few songs?
[via The PRP]