Originally Posted by Stevis
What's not to like about the guy. He is an excellent and influencial drummer. He is one of my top idols. People who bash him, which there has been, not neccesarliy here on DW, but people that bash him either have no clue who he is(how can you not) or are insecure about theirselves as drummers and take out their frustration of drums on greats like Steve Gadd.
The really sad thing about the bashings that I have seen is this:
They want Steve Gadd to sound like Joey, or Travis. The bashings usually come from younger folks that aren't impressed by anything except faster, louder. Subtlety and musicianship along with groove are ideas that are undiscovered.
I am glad Steve doesn't do hard rock, punk, or death metal. There are plenty of people to do that stuff, and it's an entirely different realm. Steve does pocket, and epitomizes consummate musicianship. Not just a two-dimensional show of aggression.