Originally Posted by dimensiontr
i really can't the fuss going on about neil peart being the greatest or one of the greatest drummers ever all around the net. this is just my opinion so please people don't start getting angry.
i've watched him a lot but he never ever got me interested with his playing. I thought it was empty and shallow playing. I can't feel anything with his playing. Maybe he has good technique but he never coordinates his solos. He just does one thing, stops and does another thing. It's like a series of moves you study at home. No improvisation at all.
I just can't really understand people can even compare him with the legends like Buddy Rich, Dave Weckl, John Bonham, Dennis Chambers, Elvin Jones and so on. I think it's an insult to these legends to call Neil Peart the greatest drummer.
He's "one" of the greatest drummers of all time.
In fact...Modern Drummer considers him a Drum God.
That's NOT "hero worship", as some like to call it.
It's just fact.
And please stop comparing NP with others. It's really not how to appreciate him.
He's his "own" drummer, just like the others are.
You know what the word "unique" means?