You guys got it backwards. Historically, it wasn’t the bass mirroring the drums, it was the drums mirroring the band. Picture, if you will, a little country duo—bass and guitar. So the bass is booming away on cut time downbeats, and the guitar is chucking the upbeats. Along comes a drummer. He just wants to match, so he lines up bass drum with the bass, and the snare with the guitar. And the two-beat was born. Then the bass player dies. So a new bassist comes along. What does everyone tell him? Just match the bass drum. I swear it happened just like this.