From Mission of Burma
"...When Prescott plays the drums - whether in Burma or in the Volcano Suns, the band he formed after - it sounds like his kit's going to get up and walk out of the room. He favors the cymbal, but the pulse of his kick-drum is what's really distinctive: it's always a fraction of a second ahead of time, the same way John Bonham's always seems a fraction of a second behind. That Prescott came to Mission of Burma after a long apprenticeship of mimicking Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin records isn't surprising, for he seems to want to orchestrate a mass head-snapping in time to Miller's and Conley's songs that isn't exactly in keeping with the fairly esoteric lyrics; Prescott understands our record collections, the way they provide an index of our lives, with Sun Ra next to Supertramp and Rush next to the Runaways. When he sings, he sings like a drill sergeant - the perfect vocal equivalent of his martial drumming - and in Burma the beat of his kit issued commands when the world of his bandmates often threatens to collapse under the weight of its own intoxications. For a strange-yet-somehow-perfect take on Prescott's drumming, check out the Steve Albini-engineered Volcano Suns album "Career in Rock" (Quarterstick 0004) - the drum sounds everywhere, tactile as thunder, like he's playing the air of the room itself. "

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