I posted this picture as a Throwback Thursday but Will Calhoun was much more than a post on my Twitter feed. I was heavily into Will's playing at that time and Living Colour and absorbed everything about them.
I don't believe any rock band could touch them at that point. Yeah, I said it!
I had a lot of pre-internet bootlegs of the band and read everything about Will from Modern Drummer to the drum issue of Musician Magazine. A friend and I would drive 2 hours to Houston (sometimes getting REALLY lost) to visit a number of record conventions. That's where I would find the wild and weird recordings that are now just a click away.
Originally, the Influences posts would talk about one drummer and the particular albums that made an impact on me. In Will's case, I was only going to talk about the first three CD's and some supplemental tracks but there's so much to say just about their debut release. So now... Influences will differ from drummer to drummer and jump around in order of how I discovered them.
To get the most out of the rest of the blog, you should have the Vivid tracks pulled up.