Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga
In my opinion, lots of people would have been able to drum for the Beatles with more verve and finesse. Ringo wasn't really bad but I don't think he was all that great as a musician either. Ringo's influence as the drummer for the most popular band in history is undeniable but I find his playing - when I can hear it - to be bland and too simple.
I see where you're coming from, DMC. Personally, I like simplicity when it's original, smart and has good energy. It comes down to a listener's musical priorities.