Originally Posted by michael drums
that's interesting, 'cause the definition of soul is STILL not defined by any post that leans toward "negatives and "nay-saying". It's obvious that there's a disparity between what drummers we admire and which ones fall short of our impressiveness.
To compare NP with VC, is just a cop-out and unfair to BOTH. They are both "equal" in the genre that they accompany. And to even bring up what one "can do what the other can" is a bit lacking in depth of point.
Look, you like who you like. I'm not gonna dispute that. But anything that's a "bash-like" comment towards NP, really doesn't hold water for a guy that's accomplished what he has, and not warranted.
What I believe is "soul" may not be the same as what someone else feels. Which is simply a difference of opinion.
And I simply agree to disagree with your assertion.
You have reinforced my point. You reject any and all critiques of Neil, even in the slightest. If someone doesn't think Neil has much soul or groove, automatically you dismiss the opinion as if it could not possibly exist in any universe. Not to mention, since Neil is not omnipotent as a drummer (notably swing and groove) you treat anything that implies this as a bash. More to discuss.
I would be lying if I said he grooves like Stanton Moore. I would be exaggerating if I said he could swing like Art Blakey. There has to be a line of demarcation between what Neil excels at, and what he doesn't.
Meanwhile, an interview I have never seen.
Neil Peart is interviewed by John Oakley for "Burning for Buddy"
Is on youtube.