I don't think Richie's posters are good. I think they are funny as hell. I think very few people know process as well as Richie so in technical printing and process execution they are excellent. Design wise they are average at best. But Richie knows the audience and he knows this will appeal to them and the band. I don't have to like it to appreciate it on that level.
This doesn't mean I fear him it means I think his posters suck on one level and are successful on another. He should acknowledge the same for the AA poster or any number of "designer" posters that speak to the band and their audience but not necessarily to him. Just because you don't know the music doesn't mean a poster is a failure.
Stowe it goodtimes. Your definition of what a "rock" poster should be doesn't apply to every single poster made. Everyone gets that you don't like designer style. You are boring the jesus out of everyone on this topic and not even making a good argument for your own views. Come up with a more compelling pot to stir dipshit.