Re: Peter Criss
I also grew up wanting to play like Peter Criss. There are way more "technically proficient" drummers out there, but his work on Alive! was full of feeling- just great rock drumming with a bit of swing underneath it.
I have read that a lot of Alive! was "fixed" in the studio, as all live albums are, but the drum tracks are pretty much live.
Too bad he had to be replaced on later albums due to his substance abuse and attitude.
I have some early videos of the band and his playing was very good- later on not so much.