Stratus is one of those monster
jack-hammer grooves that really
defines. What I love about the
original version and you have
already touched upon it, is that
the sections of it are clear and
allowing for the drummer to choose
to follow it in clarity OR NOT. It
is the drummer choosing. I like
definition (personal taste) and so
when I hear Boomer on it, I get
what I need from both worlds. He
does the wild during that section
and holds it down when he needs
to. I think that is it, right there.
That is the role of the drummer.
That does not mean that Billy does
not sign his name during those
"verses". There are little one-note
phrases and accents that tell you
there is a monster lurking but he
give you only a drop.
You gotta' love it.