Can We Stop Calling Clash Drummer Topper Headon 'Underrated'?
My PJ Media colleague Allston has just launched his call for your "greatest rock drummers."
(Be sure to add your nominations in his comments.)
Allston will annoy a lot of people by saying that Keith Moon wasn't a good drummer.
I'll leave it to actual drummers and other musicians to fight that out.
Even Moon himself acknowledged his technical limitations by joking that he was "the best Keith Moon type drummer in the world."
But I wanted to get in on Allston's round up early, by nominating someone who other drummers say was highly skilled technically.
Surely being called "underrated" for 20+ adds up to The Clash's Nicky Headon -- "the human drum machine" -- qualifying as one of the best?