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Author: Tyler Kane
8/20/11 | Paste | www.pastemagazine.com | Feature
The 10 Best (New) Rhythm Sections It's the basic foundation of any rock band, but at a concert with flailing vocalists and squealing guitars, it could be the easiest thing to overlook?the rhythm section. Rather than attempt another all-time best list (Entwistle and Moon; Deacon and Taylor; and Jones and Bonham have all gotten their due), today we'll take a look at some of drum/bass batteries that have popped up in the last 15 years or so that haven't yet received that level of acclaim. 10. Paul Banwatt, drums (Rural Alberta Advantage) A busy drummer isn't necessarily a good drummer. As anyone that's ever started a band at a young age with inexperienced musicians will tell you, there's nothing that will derail a good song like overextended tom fills or an unnecessary bludgeoning of the ears by a double-bass drum attack. But the Rural Alberta Advantage's Paul Banwatt finds room to make the art of over-playing work for him. With a band that is comprised of one guitar, keyboard and drum player, Banwatt has the room to step out and show off his chops without taking away from a song. The intensity of like "Stamp" and "Don't Haunt This Place" lean on Banwatt's marathon-runner stamina and fills, and it's safe to say the band's great melodies wouldn't sound the same without him. Defining moments: "Stamp," "Don't Haunt This Place"
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