I must say I’m not a huge fan of Mike Portnoy per se. I love his drumming but I don’t really dig his style in Dream Theather, that’s all. Of course if we’re talking Mike Portnoy playing Bonzo classic “Dazed and Confused” things change radically!
So I found this little gem on the Tube taken directly from Mike’s drum cam at Bonzo Bash 2012.
I dunno, whenever drummers play Bonzo tunes they get in tune with such a great drummer and everything gets magic, at least that’s what I think!
Anyway, you don’t have to take my word for it, have a look and judge for yourself…