Re: Neil Peart
I'll add my Neil thoughts. I saw Rush twice back in the 1980s or early 90s. I was on the floor for one of the tours - the one with the big red balls. I'm trying to remember back.
1) Chops out the kazoo.
2) His mechanics are terrible. It was almost like he had casts on his wrists they were so stiff. He looked akward and uncomfortable but you didn't notice it in his playing.
3) I would always leave the concerts thinking "I could have stayed at home and listened to Rush albums." The drumming was a carbon-copy of the studio recordings.
Don't get me wrong, I think he's a great musician and I really enjoy Rush songs but after seeing him in concert, I was a bit turned off by Neil as a drummer.
On a side note, didn't he evolve from a drum corps drummer to the set?