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Author:  Scuttlescub_51 [ Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:41 pm ]
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I really love Rob Ellis' drumming on PJ Harvey's earlier albums as well as stuff from "Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea" and "Uh Huh Her." His drumming complimented PJ's guitar playing and singing. What does anyone think?

Author:  stimpy [ Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:46 pm ]
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This may be of interest

http://www.thetrapset.net/189-rob-ellis ... pecks-etc/

Author:  Scuttlescub_51 [ Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:24 pm ]
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stimpy wrote:


Thank you very much, stimpy.

Author:  diogenesagogo [ Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:53 pm ]
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Many thanks for that. Really interesting insight into someone who seems to have contradictory characteristics - very shy, diffident, rather nervous, yet selfish & impulsive at the same time. Got the feeling there was an awful lot he wasn't going to tell us about!

Author:  Scuttlescub_51 [ Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:31 pm ]
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I agree with you, diogenesagogo.

Author:  AineteEkaterini [ Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:25 pm ]
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stimpy wrote:
This may be of interest


Yes, thank you indeed, I would never have looked for that. Rob Ellis has always struck me as a seriously good musician, rather more than Polly herself really: but I'm not musical at all so that's just a layperson's impression.

Author:  Scuttlescub_51 [ Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:53 pm ]
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AineteEkaterini wrote:
stimpy wrote:
This may be of interest


Yes, thank you indeed, I would never have looked for that. Rob Ellis has always struck me as a seriously good musician, rather more than Polly herself really: but I'm not musical at all so that's just a layperson's impression.


Great point, AineteEkaterini.

Author:  stimpy [ Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:18 pm ]
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AineteEkaterini wrote:
stimpy wrote:
This may be of interest


Yes, thank you indeed, I would never have looked for that. Rob Ellis has always struck me as a seriously good musician, rather more than Polly herself really: but I'm not musical at all so that's just a layperson's impression.



I follow Rob on Twitter, which is where I saw the link.

Author:  Giusy [ Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:53 am ]
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Hy!
I've always thought that without Rob Ellis' drumming,PJ' songs would have been a little bit banal.
He is so clear but never foregone,powerful and destabilizing at the right point (just think to Man-size,for example:masterpiece of uneven tempo).He knew how to underline PJ songwriting better than others.
I still miss him,never admitted the others . :snob:

Author:  Scuttlescub_51 [ Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:50 pm ]
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Giusy wrote:
Hy!
I've always thought that without Rob Ellis' drumming,PJ' songs would have been a little bit banal.
He is so clear but never foregone,powerful and destabilizing at the right point (just think to Man-size,for example:masterpiece of uneven tempo).He knew how to underline PJ songwriting better than others.
I still miss him,never admitted the others . :snob:


I truly agree with you, Giusy!

Author:  BobSimms [ Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:57 am ]
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He is a genius drummer, really one of the best. The intricacies he worked into her already very odd songs (all those weird time signatures, which no music journalists ever discuss! WTF!) are magical. Agreed about “Man-Size”, which is my favorite PJH song, but really his drumming is nuts on most of her songs. Even a song in 4/4 like “Dress” still has accents on odd beats, it always keeps you off balance.

Author:  bruise [ Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:51 pm ]
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A nice interview with bits of insights about his time with the trio and his drumming style on the first two albums

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