Often people who listen to heavy metal or prog rock laugh when I say that for what I am concerned Charlie is one of the best drummers ever.
I don't think they should laugh.
Instead they should close their eyes, think of every single Rolling Stones song, imagine it without Charlie' s drumming and tell the trout on that question: would it sound the same?
The only honest answer possile is: no, it would sound sadly different, like a fire without the heat, like a night without the darkness, like life without soul and like Stones without Charlie.
They can take the technically gifted, if they prefer; for sure we choose the feeling gifted. Just like me Watts😉👍