Originally Posted by mikei
He does look miserable or at least slightly constipated while playing. I always wished that he would "get into it" a bit more.
One of the things I love about Portnoy and Bonham. You can just tell how much fun they are having.
I think Neil's stern look is a matter of him concentrating on his busy drum parts, not the fact he isn't enjoying himself.
I saw Rush in the early 80s and even then he had this "stern" look.
I play myself in a bar band and people have said to me I look fed-up when I'm playing, when in fact nothing could be further from the truth and I'm merely, concentrating on my part.