I never fully appreciated how good Steve Ferrone is until I sat behind Mike Campbell's amp stack in Charlotte and watched the drummer play "Breakdown."
Steve is a gentle giant off stage, funny and gregarious, but hand him a pair of drumsticks and put him behind a kit and the guy turns into a drum-pummeling maniac. On songs like "Runnin' Down a Dream" and "You Wreck Me," Steve pounds out galloping rhythms with precision and ferocity.
On "Breakdown," Steve's playing is all feel, driving the song from deep in the pocket with a funky groove that gives the song a slinkiness that perfectly compliments Tom's pleading vocals. It's part Zigaboo Modeliste, part Bernard Purdie and part Clyde Stubblefield, but it's all Steve Ferrone.
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