Re: Neil Peart
[quote=the skin man]What I meant was, a huge amount of it is basic, and that is not necessarily true of many other drummers. Less of their playing is basic. But in general, I think you do make a good point given that all sorts of great players often play things that are basic, because that is what the music requires. Obviously it would be silly to say that Buddy Rich was over-rated because at one moment during one tune he was playing something that was common or easy.[/quo
I guess it depends on what you listen to. It sounds like you think that the more you play in a song, the better you are. Again, just because a drummer plays more than another does not mean he is better. In fact if you put a Neil type player in a Puddle of Mud (for example) type of band it just would not sound right. And vice versa.
So to me that would make him a drummer just not right for the job.