Scott Garrett (musician)

For other people named Scott Garrett, see Scott Garrett (disambiguation).
Scott Garrett
Birth name Scott Garrett
Born (1966-03-16) March 16, 1966
Washington, D.C., Washington D.C.
Genres Hard rock, rock, alternative rock, go-go, funk, punk
Instruments Drummer, Songwriter, Producer
Years active 1979–present
Labels Interscope, Atlantic
Associated acts The Cult, Coloursound, J, Dag Nasty, Wired All Wrong, God Lives Underwater, The Mission, Weapon of Choice,
Notable instruments
Zildjian Cymbals

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 has been support drummer for J since 1997.[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
The most important part of the go-go beat is the bass/snare pattern.

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Live albums
Compilation albums
Home videos


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