Re: Neil Peart
Is it possible to be a huge Rush / Peart fan and yet still be able to see valid points in the criticism? I think so. It is true that Rush can be an acquired taste, Neil doesn't play with much soul and is definetely not a jazz drummer. Rush's creative peak is behind them and they are showing their age a bit. None of that really matters to me though. I listen to lots of different kinds of music and think that Rush is unique and sounds good to my ears. I haven't missed a Rush concert since 1989.
Neil is one of the main reasons I play drums today and one of the main reasons I pushed myself to discover so many other kinds of music. I don't think he's the best, but then again I don't think anyone is. I think a better word is favorite. That indicates it's my opinion and taste I'm talking about.