Originally Posted by JI
I heard that Collins interviewed a ton of drummers. He loved Chester as he was disciplined. He didn't have an ego trying to show off.
Zappa instilled that in the musicans who played for him..
You HAVE to see this DVD, Matt. No if, ands or buts. CThompson tells a bunch of war stories (they all do) about what it was like to be "discovered" by Frank; how their audition got set up, and what went down asz they played. If you made it past 15 minutes, that was an unusual thing.
After 15 minutes of getting the kitchen sink thrown at him, Chester jammed with FZ for 45 minutes or something. For all of the hard passages, Chester got the job because FZ could build on his powerful groove.