Overrated Drummers -who's on your list? Steve Gadd?

Anon La Ply

Renegade
After Vegemite was sold off to the US, Australian entrepreneur Dick Smith created AussieMite. It tastes almost the same but is all Aust made. Personally, I'm into organic crap so I prefer Freedom's VegeSpread, which also tastes more or less the same. My older sister dated an American in the 70s and I was shocked at the blasphemy when he said it looked and tasted like axle grease - overrated :)

Sure Steve Gadd re-uses licks. Does he re-use them more than other greats? Or do people just pay more attention?
 

Merlin5

Gold Member
A poor substitute to 'the king of mites'. Vegemite.
Marmite was invented first. Vegemite is the substitute. They got on the bandwagon a few years later :D. I love my jar of marmite and must admit I've not tasted Vegemite. I'm sure it's very nice but it looks much thicker to spread.

I will say, your Tim Tam biscuits are awesome and much better than our Penguins.
 

mitkoni

Senior Member
I like how the original list got converted into a peanut butter sandwich list. We should check if the bassplayer - author's descriptions still stand :)
 

Derek

Silver Member
Sure Steve Gadd re-uses licks. Does he re-use them more than other greats? Or do people just pay more attention?
And he plays the hell out of them. They always sound - feel perfect. The author actually said "there's no air between his notes"...?! Has he ever really listened to Gadd?

And Hal Blaine was "equally godawful in everything he played"..?!

Yeah, the whole article was trolling and Bo is right...pure comedy, although unintended,
 

belairien

Silver Member
I honestly believe I should be on the list. After shows, some people (non drummers) say I played amazingly. But really it was only ok. Then there is one local drummer, that I feel is way better than me, going crazy over the simple things I do.


If I was famous, I would be the Meg White of thrash!
Because I play like a peanut butter sandwich.
 

Stroman

Platinum Member
The only contribution I can think of to this thread is that I have eaten a peanut butter sandwich while playing drums.

It's true.
 

Dr_Watso

Platinum Member
The only contribution I can think of to this thread is that I have eaten a peanut butter sandwich while playing drums.

It's true.
Ate a burrito one time while playing a song with only my feet. People who were outside thought I was doing some really cool stylistic bass drum and hat work not realizing that I was actually just being lazy and eating a burrito. I got a kick out of that.

"Did you just eat a burrito through that whole song?"
 

belairien

Silver Member
The only contribution I can think of to this thread is that I have eaten a peanut butter sandwich while playing drums.

It's true.
Ate a burrito one time while playing a song with only my feet. People who were outside thought I was doing some really cool stylistic bass drum and hat work not realizing that I was actually just being lazy and eating a burrito. I got a kick out of that.

"Did you just eat a burrito through that whole song?"
I played one handed while drinking beer, playing the song who's lyrics are in my sig.
 

w3r1_drums

Senior Member
It would be fun to play while eating breadsticks but actually pretending the breadsticks were your drumsticks and then eating them

Travis Barker is overrated IMO, but not by much. A lot of the new blink stuff was pretty good
 

donnyf

Junior Member
Steve Gadd 4 sure . And " Merlin5 " Anyone who thinks Buddy Rich should be on such a list cant be worth a sh-t .
 

beatdat

Senior Member
Not Gadd but it's Max Weinberg he likened to a peanut butter sandwich.

Also why aren't Buddy Rich and Dave Weckl on that list. Clearly the worst players to have ever picked up sticks. Can't keep time, no chops. Honestly, that white haired Korean drummer Kwon Soon Keun playing 'My Way' at a wedding runs circles around them. Just the stick twirls alone are a masterclass.
Steve Gadd 4 sure . And " Merlin5 " Anyone who thinks Buddy Rich should be on such a list cant be worth a sh-t .
It's honourable that you resurrected a 2 year old thread to defend Buddy, but I'm pretty sure Merlin5's post was dripping with more sarcasm than a PB&J sandwich on hot toast drips butter.

Where I come from, people go nuts over Nutella & banana crepes.
 
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