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Originally posted by Jeremy Loder:
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Originally posted by adidasman:
Sorry. Peter Jones was a boring, unimaginative drummer. And he didn't have much personality, at least not that you could discern from the audience. Nick obviously has a great deal of fondness for him for some reason - perhaps just because he was dependable and solid as a player and I'm sure he's a nice bloke - but he just seemed out of his element in CH. He was an adequate interim solution, but nothing more.



Well I've seen the crowdies live three times thru the years. With Paul drumming at a free concert in Manakau Square Auckland in 94, with Peter at the REM/CH/Grant lee Buffalo triple bill at Western Springs Auckland in 95 and with Matt in Christchurch on the Time On Earth tour.

And ok I'll grant you that at the 95 gig it was Nick and Neil doing all the banter and jokes. But I was blown away by Peter Jones drumming. He's to my ears an exceptional rock drummer and I think it sucks how Matt always gets called Paul's replacement and generally people forget Peter.

Hey Mark Hart's a quiet guy on stage. Does that make him any less of an awesome talent? Course not. Same with Peter.
Being quiet and lacking personality are far from being the same thing. And, as a musician, I found nothing compelling about his playing. (That doesn't make me right; it's just my opinion.) I will, however, stand by my original statement. I've nothing against Peter Jones, but he was, as far as I'm aware, never a member of CH - any more than Mark Hart was before TA. He was a sideman, a hired gun. Matt Sherrod is a member of the band, hence him rightly being described as Paul Hester's replacement.
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