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Scott Garrett
Birth nameScott Garrett
Born (1966-03-16) March 16, 1966 (age 56)
Washington, D.C., Washington D.C.
GenresHard rock, rock, alternative rock, go-go, funk, punk
InstrumentsDrummer, Songwriter, Producer
Years active1979–present
LabelsInterscope, Atlantic

Scott Garrett (March 16, 1966, Washington, D.C.)[1][2] is an American drummer. He is known as the drummer for Wired All Wrong and Coloursound, and as support drummer for J between 1997 and 2016.[3] He was also temporary drummer at the last few shows of God Lives Underwater.[4] Bands Garrett played with include Neverland, Pop's Cool Love, The Cult, The Mission UK and Dag Nasty.[3][5]


Scott Garrett grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland. Before age 10 he began drumming under the tutelage of William Frank Reichenbach Sr. legendary jazz drummer for Charlie Byrd, the Stan Getz album Jazz Samba, and co-developer of the jazz-samba drumming style and American wave of Bossa Nova enthusiasm.

From Reichenbach's training and exposure to the drum style in the D.C. area Go-Go Scotts's approach to meter and rhythm developed.


In technical terms, "Go-go's essential beat is characterized by a syncopated, dotted rhythm that consists of a series of quarter and eighth notes (quarter, eighth, quarter, (space/held briefly), quarter, eighth, quarter)... which is underscored most dramatically by the bass drum and snare drum, and the hi-hat... [and] is ornamented by the other percussion instruments, especially by the conga drums, timbales, and hand-held cowbells.

basic go-go beat (0:11) The most important part of the go-go beat is the bass/snare pattern. Problems playing this file? See media help.


With J



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  2. ^ The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll
  3. ^ a b "Scott Garrett". Daghouse. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  4. ^ " — Life as a So-Called GLU Fan". Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Dag Nasty". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Jのアルバム売り上げランキング". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-01-22.