Absolutely. Dude is an underrated drummer and certainly had quite a good voice I thought. Growing up close to Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa in the 1980s I listened to a lot of great Canadian rock bands, Triumph was one. Their first album I think is simply magnificent in many ways.
Let the debate begin: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/12/the-10-best-singing-drummers-in-rock-history.html I think had Bill Ward provided more lead vocals, he would've made the list or at least an honorable mention.
Dick Richards, actually, though his real last name was Bocelli. I was very good friends with all those guys, especially the bassist Marshall Lytle, and I even did a few shows playing bass with them after Marshall died. And now the only one left is the sax player Joey, and he's not in great shape. Those were the days. Dick was so awesome with the Comets! Well into his 90's, he'd do his drum solo, the crowd would go nuts, and he'd stand up with his hands above his head like Peter Criss! What an awesome dude! RIP.An obscurity, unless you are a hardcore fan of rockabilly & 1950's rock-&-roll: Dick Williams, drummer & lead singer of The Jodimars (an under-rated band comprising disgruntled former members of Bill Haley's Comets). Williams didn't drum on Rock Around The Clock, but did play on several of Haley's later hits; and as lead singer for The Jodimars, he proved himself to be a quite decent blues-shouter.
I’ve always liked this song and on that note.
My thoughts exactly. Dude is an amazing singer and a ridiculous drummer.Brann Dailor from Mastadon is a better drummer than most of the people on the list and has a good enough voice that he could be the front man for the band if he so desired. Not everybody's cup of tea, but to be able to sing and play the complex rhythms he is playing puts him at the top of the list as far as I am concerned.