Originally Posted by beatklops
You guys still don't get it, and thats fine with me. Because you obviously do not want to understand what i'm trying to convey. You still try to put it like i said Peart is bad or Vinnie is better - this is not what its about. I was simply responding to the guy who said that neil re-wrote the book on Polyrythms and Independence, which is absolute nonsense in my opinion. I also NEVER said, that these things are neccesary to do a good drum track/solo. But they CAN make it better. Btw Weckl is not the only Big Chops Guy who laid down simple pop tracks, and again: I never claimed that this would be a bad thing. I dont know what your problem is, really.
So finally: I THINK NEIL PEARTS TECHNICAL SKILLS GET MORE RESPECT THAN THEY SHOULD. Which says nothing about him being a good or bad drummer (or even his songwriting). But since i'm obviously in the wrong place to have an educated discussion about this subject, and am no longer willing to get words put into my mouth, i'll leave you guys to it...
"People always hear what they want to hear."
Hey beatklops...you opened up a can of worms with your initial Peart -bashing post, ie...Vinnie and Dennis can play a Peart solo in their sleep. Among other rather ridiculous rants about one of the greatest and influentual rock drummers of all times. So what do you expect to get back from your fire-breathing unrespectful post(s)?
Clearly, you're in the minority like I said before. So when you make comments like you have, that are just your opinion, you have to expect not-so-favorable reactions from others that don't share this opinion.
I will give you credit though, for having the "stones" to be quite dis-respectful to a VERY accomplished drummer like Neil Peart, right outta the gate. You only had 1 or 2 posts here on DW's forum when you posted on this NP thread. WOW!
Bravery or foolishness?
I, personally, will just have to agree to totally disagree with you here, Mitchi. And please don't try to disapprove of any other legendary, influentual, and accomplished drummers here on DW. It really doesn't help in any way to criticize and disrespect. What's the point?
It only breeds contempt.