Re: Chad Smith
Well, he's a rock drummer. He's done lots of good things with RHCP, laid down tons of nice grooves, and his foot technique seems pretty cool. Overall, I think of him in the same light as Peart, Barker, Keith Moon (go ahead and hate me for that one) and others, who fit well in the context of the mega-popular bands they're in. Like them, he doesn't really blow me away as much as guys like Weckl, Vinnie, Gadd, and of course tons of jazz drummers and the like. But he's good at what he does. Plus, he seems like a funny guy.
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