I get what Morgenthaler is saying...also agree that Miller, Bissonette,
even Bisquera are not the "sexy" personality drummers we gravitate
towards and make threads about.
Unless you play in your own band, you gotta deliver the goods...
and that means playing what a producer wants for his project
under a time restriction. Who you gonna hire? Cats that can
deliver the goods--quickly, efficiently, and generally are drummers
that are enjoyable to be around. Russ, Curt & Greg are three of
the nicest dudes you will ever meet, a skill usually not covered
much in musical schools or instructional DVD's.
My buddy hires these guys at a major studio...he never talks about
them as drummers, but does about how cool they are to be around,
especially Greg...and hires him because 100 other guys can play the
parts, but Greg makes everyone around him happy.
The personality drummers are much more sexy...
The character drummers blend in, and work longer...
Few can do both...those who do rise to the top we usually call legend!