he started it!!!
reckon drummers have a better sense of arrangement than most over instruments, no coincidence most of the best songwriters started as drummers
i’d literally never thought about it but then was like oh yeah
phil collins, and erm… hmm
kurt cobain, j mascis, conor oberst off the top of my head
Big fan of their dart game. As if a game of what sounded like Falling Dart Chicken is indicative of health and safety gone mad
I’ll give you Mascis but I’d never consider the other two as drummers.
Cobs learnt drums first and was a good drummer according to Grohl, Oberst probably a weaker example but drummed in Park Ave. which was one of his first bands. My own anecdotal evidence, learning drums definitely improved my playing of other instruments, the feel and subtitles are essential in drums and it seeped into my other instrument playing. Maybe shouldn’t have linked it with songwriting, but definitely think drummers get the structure, dynamics and feel, and therefore matt should have listened to luke
best beatle, said it before
Other notable drummers who became frontpeople; Madonna, Bobby Gillespie… can’t be many more.
played bass with The Wake before he drummed for JAMC, possibly ruins the theory a bit
Chris cornell started on the drums for soundgarden
the silverchair drummer
Singer of Girl Band was the drummer first apparantly, then their old singer left and he was like “I wanna try and do vocals” and they got their current drummer in and the rest, as they say is music facts I bore my tinder dates with
think roddy womble was a drummer too
taylor swift - drummer
sufjan stevens - drummer
that guy from razorlight - drummer