Re: Jack White Defends Meg
There's something to be said for simplicity, or not overplaying. If it fits the song, then it's good.
Megan White's drumming skills are very complementary to her music. Saying she's a bad drummer for doing so is arrogant to say the least.
Personally, I like to use John Dolmayan as an example of this. He's not insane like some drummers are, he's not necessarily fast like a lot of metal drummers are, but his drumming just fits System Of A Down's music so well you can't disagree with it.
When writing charts, I try not to let the drums be fill-crazy or too muddy.
"At the end of the day you just draw pretty pictures on a field and play some rimp ska dimps."