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Old 24th January 2018
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A great drummer can use a click and lay down a great feel.
A great drummer can use no click and lay down a great feel.

Crap drummers can't lay a great feel with or without a click.

Rest of the band is at the mercy of the drummer...
If a great drummer tracks to click or no click, the rest of the band's overdubs will sound fine if they can play. If they can't, it's going to suck.
It's still going to suck if they all play together, and the players suck.

As far as overdubbing or playing together, that depends on the music and the band. Any production or style that requires real-time interaction between the players in can't work overdub style. Totally pre-produced music, like say The Cars, no problem. Overdub those tracks all day long.