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King Of The Beats: Slayer's Dave Lombardo Picks His Favourite Albums
Toby Cook , May 21st, 2012 09:05

Ahead of Slayer's Reign In Blood ATP IBYM show and the release of PHILM's debut album Harmonic, Dave Lombardo tells Toby Cook about his 13 favourite albums


Tito Puente – Top Percussion

Again with this one it’s all about his drumming. I remember hearing a lot of his songs as I was growing up and when I rediscovered that album – I think it may have been in my 30’s – I was blown away by his playing because I was at a different level in my performance and my playing than I was when I first heard it as a child. Having that time away from that record and then listening to it again at a different time and place I was blown away; I just thought ‘This guy's amazing!’ So it became one of my favourites, one of the albums that I listen to most to inspire me in my drumming. It’s weird actually, after I bought this record, or the CD, later in life, I realised that ‘Oh, I remember this song from when I was a kid. Damn! So he wrote this one', or ‘Oye Como Va’, the Santana song. I thought that this guy was a genius; and he was a drummer and a leader, which is bad ass!