I certainly don't think of him as minimalist. Maybe I'm incorrectly defining the term? To me, it would be something that can be easily duplicated but yet is original and makes a statement. There's a ton of Easton's work that I couldn't duplicate! Just a beautiful artist. I'm sitting here thinking of "Touch and Go" at the moment.Elliot Easton of The Cars. Just the right amount of the right notes, never too much. Economic musical perfection.