Talk:Brian Doherty

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Does anyone know if this is the same Brian Doherty that was a member of the band Big Wreck?

According to this, he is. I found that link through the website listed on this page. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 22:10, 31 Mar 2006 (CST)

I heard some story that he got pushed out of the band because he was really really messy and IT DROVE LINNELL CRAZY. I cannot confirm this of course but I'm mentioning it because I think it's funny as hell. --Self Called Nowhere 16:48, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Haha I doubt it, Brian kept really consistent tempo in his songs. He explained why he left the band, which is quoted on the main page (His official website even links to here), and on his YouTube channel with a video of Dirt Bike, in the comments he claimed they got along just fine. You're hearing rumors. ;) -- Jason DeLima - ! - 20:22, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
Consistent tempo proves nothing! I mean he wouldn't be a very good drummer if he didn't, after all. Yeh I saw the quote, but y'know people can say different things about things like this. Anyway yeh. I don't think it's necessarily true but OH GOD SUCH AN AMUSING IDEA. --Self Called Nowhere 20:25, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

I don't like the introduction to this: "Brian Doherty was TMBG's pre-Dan Hickey, post-drum machine drummer" makes it sound like Jonathan Feinberg doesn't exist. I dunno what exactly to do about it, "post-J.D. Feinberg" seems almost controversial, but maybe I'm over-thinking it? -Apollo (colloquia!) 12:33, 16 October 2011 (EDT)

How about just keep it simple and say "Brian Doherty was TMBG's second live drummer." P.S. Maybe it's time to finally do something with that band member chronology we made.--BlueCanary 18:32, 16 October 2011 (EDT)
oh, well, that's a good idea. I think saying "first studio drummer" would be appropriate too. But probably we should finish the chronology thing before doing anything with it. -Apollo (colloquia!) 18:41, 16 October 2011 (EDT)

Dan Hickey and Marty Beller are great drummers & I wouldn't take anything from them... but I gotta say Brian Doherty is in his own class. The drum work on John Henry is extraordinary, even inspired.

Doherty has a gift for rock fills that reminds me of Pete Thomas, one of the Attractions who backed up Elvis Costello. Practically every song on John Henry has niches which he nicely decorates in unexpected ways.

Snail Shell is justly celebrated (and unjustly derided) for Tony Maimone's slap bass, but I'm afraid Doherty's masterful fills and solo have been enjoyed subliminally (so to speak) when not simply neglected.

Flansburgh's rhythmic sense is underappreciated. I sense that he & Doherty co-conceived the brilliant percussion on No One Knows My Plan. Doherty deserves special credit for his execution of it, which puts lie to the idea that a sequencer would have been adequate.

On The Self Called Nowhere he turns in a performance of great complexity which at the same time is perfectly emotionally engaged with the song. I can't imagine falling through the maelstrom of the second chorus without his exquisitely spaced machine-gun shots under "it's a thing named it".

Rather than chatter on song by song, I sum up: he is the real deal. All hail Mr. Doherty! --Nehushtan (talk) 00:25, 8 December 2019 (EST)