[I'm not a musician so am unable to discuss this in technical terms.]
There is no instrument that, in isolation, bores me more than drums/percussion. Total nightmare. Pigpen boring stoned hippies for 10 minutes while the gang got...stoned..backstage.
But I think it's impossible for a band to succeed without a competent, at a minimum, drummer. Rubbish vocals? Jimi, say hi to Bob Zimmerman. Keys? FFS, if you're in a Garage band just keep hitting Ds and no one will notice. Git? Sure, can add a lot but Johnny Ramone was hardly a virtuoso but timing and accuracy is Occam's Razor. Bass? Underrated, see drum comment above.
I think I understand why many people love Moon and Bonham....I don't, for the reason stated above. Muscular drummers make my eyes roll.
My favourite drummers? Nbr 1 with a bullet is Mick Avory....the ultimate complimentary drummer, IMO. There's a well-known drummer in the Garage scene I love named Bruce Brand. Widely admired and in great demand.
Boston Drummers? I emigrated on 18 December 1989 so I'm not totally up-to-date on the Boston scene.....but I think Paul Murphy and Linda Shore are the top of the tree.