lololol People coming on here bashing a musician before READING HER BIO. Theres a quote above as to why she plays the way she does. And honestly, is not like shes the first drummer to play simplistic music. Its actually not that uncommon in jazz and the blues.
and you're saying that because you're a 13-year-old expert in the field of drumming, boobies, sexism and The White Stripes fucking BIOGRAPHY which you haven't read yet because you fucking CAN'T READ YET ?
@allisonthedino The downright BEST musicians are not only talented, but also artistic...
Take John Lennon for example... from a technical perspective, John Lennon was a very amateurish musician, however the music he wrote was just flowing with art...
On the other end of the spectrum, look at The Rev... He could play a mean drum solo, but his drumming wasn't very inspired or artistic...
When was music about being *talented* I always thought it was about the art and soul of the music. Maybe Meg White isn't the best drummer but I think she is amazing. The White Stripes wouldn't be The White Stripes without Meg White, Jack White Said that himself. I think a lot of people dislike Meg White because she is a female in rock music.
hedphylem totally got it right saying: "meg has chemistry with jack, and that's about it. her drumming is very basic and primitive but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. is meg good at drumming? no. does it cripple the sound of the white stripes? nope. "
meg has chemistry with jack, and that's about it. her drumming is very basic and primitive but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. is meg good at drumming? no. does it cripple the sound of the white stripes? nope.
Eisners doesn't get the point. Is meg a bad drummer? Yes. She has said herself that she never took any lessons. But her style fits the white stripes perfectly, and Jack White has said himself that she is the key to their sound. She plays exactly what the song needs, nothing more. It's called minimalism, and since the white stripes are a garage rock band it doesn't matter if it isn't always on time or if there is an absence of complicated parts. hell, listen to the live version of blue orchid and it isn't even sung complety in tune, but it is AWESOME anyways. The White Stripes would not be the same without Meg White's style of drumming. And anyone can see that they have a special chemistry live that Jack White doesn't share with any other musician.
Well she is probably the only drummer who can keep up with Jack White, put any other "good" drummer in with Jack and he/she won't be able to keep up with him. Meg knows Jack well and it is easy for her to see where Jack is going with a song, especially live.
So basically, the only reason shes popular is because of jack whites fame and because shes marginally cute. Don't get her wrong folks, shes a fucking terrible drummer. Any semi-proficient drummer will tell you the same thing.