The Funn(k)y Drummer

By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 13, 2009

 
The Lemmings, "Lemmings Lament"

CHEVY CHASE
Will his new show, Community, be the comeback he's been after for, oh, say, 30 years now? Maybe; probably not. But there are certain feathers Cornelius Crane Chase will always have in his cap: that deadpan Gerald Ford impersonation, Caddyshack, and the fact that he was the drummer in the original incarnation of Steely Dan. Yes, Chase played with Donald Fagen and Walter Becker in their "bad jazz band" (Chase's description), Leather Canary. The trio didn't record any music together, but you can download the 1968 debut of Chase's other band, Chamaeleon Church, at emusic.com. Or else you can watch him at YouTube playing drums with National Lampoon's music/comedy review Lemmings, mercilessly parodying Bob DylanCSNYJoe Cocker, and others with pals John Belushi and Christopher Guest.

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