(from left) Britt Walford, Brian McMahan, and David Pajo
By all rights, rock drums should be antithetical to all things mysterious and atmospheric. Not so with legendary Louisville band Slint, whose groundbreaking 1991 epic Spiderland was host to some of the most thoughtful, deliberate drumming of the 1990s.
That same careful approach added dynamic range to the Breeders’ 1990 debut album Pod, where Walford drummed under the pseudonym Shannon Doughton. And to further augment his legacy, Walford was also said to be the inspiration for one of the very best Jesus Lizard songs, 1991’s “Mouth Breather.”
Most Booming Moment: The slow-burn build-up of Spiderland's “For Dinner…” made the space around the drums feel heavier than the drums themselves. MATT LeMAY.
Slint foi uma banda de Rock/Math-Rock formada em Louisville, Kentucky, EUA em 1986 dos remanescentes da banda Squirrel Bait. Embora tenham acabado por volta de 1991, influenciou muito o Post-Rock, sendo considerada a banda precursora do estilo.
Intergrantes: Brian McMahan, guitarra e vocais. David Pajo, guitarra. Britt Walford, bateria. Todd Brashear, baixo em Spiderland. Ethan Buckler, baixo em Tweez.