I sort of agree with you, silent stream. I love love love Elroy's drumming on Liam's songs, and on some of Neil's. Sometimes I've found it a bit "meh" on the latter, but I don't know if that's because I'm used to someone else's way of doing it. Or maybe he just hasn't had the time yet to feel his way into it, and find his own take on these songs?
I'm really happy with Liam's contributions, I think he's doing a superb job.
Like you I've sometimes been surprised how much preparation they seem to need to sound coherent, but maybe I've just overestimated how much opportunity they've had to play songs together that I listen to every day 😁
The jam at the end of Take A Walk yesterday, however, was brilliant, and showed the very intuition that we seem to expect to come naturally.
I'm just delighted, though, that they're doing what they're doing. At first I was looking to forward to the Neil solo days more, but now I have a huge grin on my face when I hear after the intro that's its the three of them. Excited to be part of their process of working out how to get the best out of these songs.