Like seriously the drums are so important to every kind of music! They transmit the beat, speed and most of the times (this is now only my personal opinion) even the feeling of the song. Yet drummers in bands & just drummers in general get practically no attention. Like seriously in fob fandom it’s so rare that people talk about Andy and let’s not start about the P!atd fandom, we practically never really talk about Spencer for some reason (and don’t tell me it’s just because he left the band) and then there is the Black Veil Brides Army who are so obsessed with the leadsinger Andy Biersack that they practically never talk about the rest of the band (so you can imagine how many people talk about their drummer CC, which is kinda sad cuz CC is my favourite drummer in the whole world). The only drummer i can think of that isn‘t 100% underapreciated is Josh Dun from Twenty one pilots (but i think that‘s mostly cuz tøp is literally a 2 man band and if they had more members like fob or mcr then people would definitly forget about him too), yet even it tøp‘s case people seem to focus more on Tyler than on Josh.
And even outside of the big music industry i feel like drummers get underapreciated. Cuz i go to art school and at my school you can also study music, and our school has several spare instruments like several pianos, guitars, even cellos and freaking cemballos from the 19th century, yet we‘ve only got one very small drumkit but we‘ve got several drummer students.
So why is it that drummers get no recognition what so over? They put so much dedication into the music too, into their passion and without them and their work alot of the songs we love to listen to just wouldn‘t be the same. And let me tell you something, playing drums is hella hard, i tried to learn it once and failed miserably that‘s why i have so much respect for drummers and i think we should really give them all the apreciation and love in the world.