That man wasn't on the same planet as us when he played in the late 60's in Cream. Saw him many times at gigs around South London. The first time was at The Star PH in Broad Green, Croydon (where I had become a Clapton addict following gigs there with John Mayall). My recollection was of this guy at the drum kit, fixing his gaze on a picture on the wall, starting a beat with a bass drum pedal, then a different beat with the other foot, then adding different beats with each hand and all somehow coming together ...... All without averting his gaze. Only person I've ever seen/heard doing a two footed base drum paraddidle drum roll. I cannot imagine how he got his feet moving so fast. I'd willingly have had a pint of what he was on
Give me Bonham over Ginger every time, never been a fan of Ginger, felt he overplayed far too much for the sake of showing off.
Bruford, now we're talking, a proper musical drummer much like Porcaro who always played for the song.