Originally Posted by beatklops
just been watching some Peart Videos online, and after i thought about speaking my mind on him for a few years now actually, i decided to finally do so..................
Overrated??? It's cool to have an opinion mate and yours is no less valued than anyone elses, but throwing terms round like "overrated" is just sheer foolishness.
I saw someone say the same thing about Bonham recently. You don't dig him? That's totally cool, but don't ever underestimate the power of the Peart's, Bonham's, Moon's and Starr's that have been the sole reason that many an aspiring drummer picked up the sticks in the first instance.
Not to your tastes, perhaps. But "overrated" is just a ridiculous thing to say.
Ask yourself, would we have the Portnoy's, the Carey's et al, if it wasn't for the fore runners like Peart? Would we have the Bonham's and the Peart's without the Rich's, Krupa's, Bellson's and Morello's? Each up and coming generation should quite rightly "raise the bar", but that should in no way diminish those that came before them.