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Old 08-03-2005, 02:25 AM
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Neil Peart is my ALL TIME FAVORITE drummer. Incredible, imaginative solos, creative fills, and (I don't think this has been mentioned yet) some really cool patterns on Rush songs like Mystic Rhythms, The Body Electric, Scars (played with foot triggers and hands on kit, sounds like two drummers!) Leave That Thing Alone, and I could drone on and on...

How about that little gem off Caress of Steel, Didacts and Narpets? YEAH! Ellwood rocks!
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Old 08-03-2005, 07:19 AM
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Neil has been a very big influence on not only my drumming but also his approach to writing lyrics as well.Just listening to some of their 10-minute plus songs such as the "Cynus" series off of "Farewell to kings" and "Hemispheres" or "La Villa Strangiato" or "Xanadu" or even the groove at the intro of "Sundivisions" and you realize that this is no ordinary drummer.He even played all of his parts on Rush in Rio exactly.Now come on,that takes some skill to go back and play 20 year old songs perfectly.That is why he looks like he is concentrating ...it is because he is!! It must take some concentration to play a song exactly!! I also think of Peart as the definite drummer above John Bonham.The only track I ever really appreciated from Bonham was "Fool in the rain" and perhaps "Moby Dick"but Peart...well....he has a vast catalogue of great tracks.Even the great Buddy Rich said in the eighties that he though Neil Peart was the best drummer in the world.
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Old 08-04-2005, 06:45 PM
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being 39 ...i've been listening to Rush and been a big admirer of Peart myself....I've seen him many times live and witnessed the progression of his beautiful custom stained Tama kit from Moving Pictures all the way thru to his transformation to the DW's after his time w/ Freddie Gruber......

The fact that he DOES do each tune AS RECORDED live is great! Seeing what you hear on your CD live is what you're going for....right ?

And....his solos.....well....his solos are "orchestrated" ....his solos are very different from most other drummers ...(big surprise right ? :-) ) anyhow.....

His solo has changed ....SLIGHTLY thru the years.......still a great piece of work!!

Great drummer.....great man........been thru a lot..........much much respect!!!!!

Great thread all!!
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:32 PM
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Neil has been my major influence since i first began drumming, though he wasnt number one on my list at the time. This guy is amazing, he certainly has done alot for music, as far as percussion goes.
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:35 PM
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Yes he is a machine, but like someone else said, that detracts from his playing. He's a great drummer, perhaps too great? hehe

Also, Live in Rio, man it was hard to watch him play...He looks like a 90 year old man fighting through arthritis.

I also don't share the same 'verve' Neil does for drum electronics. I heard him say something like electronics are the best thing ever, because you have every sound available....that's a slippery slope, because the next step is Pro Tools and a drum machine. How much would that suck to see Peart diminished to a Pro Tools engineer and drum machine sequencer?
well, I feel sorry for this...

to say all this, mr "stu", you should at least have taken some time to know the right name of the album...

and no, you didnt hear him saying "something" like you said you did. but it seems youīd be pleased if he some day moved to pro tools (wich, by the way, if he did, he would have done with the authority that only him could ostent - he owns nothing else to our legacy!) .

Iīm sorry if I didnt catch what you mean, but in case Iīm right, terrible sorry for you and your poor irony...
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:32 PM
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hey, has anyone watched the yyz video on Neilīs page? its awsome, if you didnt, take a look!

go to it through

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Old 08-11-2005, 06:08 PM
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hey, has anyone watched the yyz video on Neilīs page? its awsome, if you didnt, take a look!

go to it through

www.rush.com
Cool!! must have taken a long time to finish...
I saw rush in september last year in Stockholm, Sweden.. First conert in sweden since the mid -eighties! And of course i`ve heard the albums and yes he plays alot like the albums when he plays live.. but still, it`s impossible to compare! i admire his technique. A human metronome!!
and i`ve also seen Dennis Chambers and i can`t really see how one can compare Chambers and Peart like a few did.. To me they are two completely different drummers. I have difficulties comparing two drummers in generall for that matter.. But maybe thats just me:)
By the way: excuse me if my english is not that good.. I`m from Sweden and i`m not use to write in english:)

Cool forum by the way!!
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Old 08-12-2005, 02:17 AM
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[quote=Hammerhead]By the way: excuse me if my english is not that good.. I`m from Sweden and i`m not use to write in english:)

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dont worry hammerhead, my "brazilian" english isnt so good anyways, and still they havenīt kicked me out from here, hehe!!
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Old 08-12-2005, 01:29 PM
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By the way: excuse me if my english is not that good.. I`m from Sweden and i`m not use to write in english:)

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dont worry hammerhead, my "brazilian" english isnt so good anyways, and still they havenīt kicked me out from here, hehe!!
hehe, thanks, no i feel a lot safer around here:D
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:39 PM
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hey, has anyone watched the yyz video on Neilīs page? its awsome, if you didnt, take a look!

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Yeah, I saw it, it was really cool. I like those graphics :P
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:05 AM
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neil is a great drummer. he's not extremely technical and his chops arent mindblowing, but his performances on odd time signatures with rush is so smooth and flowing that you cant even tell that it isnt standard 4/4.

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Old 09-06-2005, 05:14 AM
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neil is a great drummer. he's not extremely technical and his chops arent mindblowing, but his performances on odd time signatures with rush is so smooth and flowing that you cant even tell that it isnt standard 4/4.

anything to add?
I have seen Neil perform on their 21112 Tour years ago. That guy does have some chops. He plays a unique style to fit the bands music. I also heard him play some jazz for the Buddy Rich Tribute. Im not really into RUSH anymore but Neil can play.
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:59 AM
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oooh deff. Agreed. He's amazing. Like you said not technical but just good. Best performances in 2112, Spirit of Radio, Tom Sawyer, probably already know that. He's of my influeneces along w/ IMO the greatest rock drummer Johnzo Bonzo[john bonham]lol, but Neil is excellent...so is Rush.
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Old 09-10-2005, 05:45 AM
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I wouldnt say Neil Peart is not technical. He's very advanced, especially for the fact its in the context of a popular band.
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Old 09-10-2005, 07:24 AM
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Neil is semi technical, but he approaches the patterns and fills as to what would sound good within the context of the Rush tune. He explained that well on his DVD, as did Jamie Borden on "Rush licks"

I have all of Rush's albums, and they sound like a whole different band between 2112 and now. Neil has matured along the way. I really like his drumming on signals, hold your fire and the darker, "Test for echo"

He goes for a feel, and achieves it well.
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Old 09-11-2005, 12:09 AM
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Neils chops might not be "Technical" but there damn good and his composition and use of time signatures is extraordinary. A great example of this can be realized by counting the song Driven from Test for Echo.
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Old 09-11-2005, 08:11 AM
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Neils chops might not be "Technical" but there damn good and his composition and use of time signatures is extraordinary. A great example of this can be realized by counting the song Driven from Test for Echo.
Test for echo has a cool dark quality about it, and I really like the guitar intro to "driven."

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Old 09-11-2005, 04:48 PM
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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?
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:46 PM
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The new Peart video Anatomy of a Drum Solo is coming out nov 1 the same date R30 should be released really looking forward to these videos.
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Old 10-25-2005, 01:37 AM
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I have been a Rush fan since 1978 and Neil has been a huge influence. After watching the Work In Progress DVD, I came away with the feeling that Neil truly does "study" drumming and music and that is what makes him as great as he is. At times I find his fills a bit repetitive, but I wouldn't trade his chops!! Neil brings out so much variation in his playing style that it kind of sucks to pigeon hole him in the genre of "rock." He is obviously so influenced by big band and jazz and swing that you have to believe he would make a similar impact in those circles as well. Listening to the Burning for Buddy CDs is testament to the fact he is not just a timekeeper. On the horizon, I see John Blackwell gaining the same kind of accolades as Neil. If you haven't seen John Blackwell play live, you have missed out on a one of a kind treat. Glad to be on this forum!
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:38 PM
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The other important thing to remember is Neil Peart plays in what I like to call "Happy-Medium" mode. He shifts along with the complexity of the entire band; when the guitar/bass has a complex rhythm, he backs off with a simple beat; when the guitar/bass are simply pumping out the same three-chord monotone, he starts going into his own world of complexity, primarily with the ride cymbal and bass drum.

This is an important skill for drummers to have. Over the years, I've noticed that too much complexity can lull an audience to sleep just as bad as too much simplicity. Music is an expression of emotion in its purest form, and thus, the entire band needs to share the weight as opposed to just one player. Therefore, while some drummers might curse Peart for playing the same "monotonous" rhythm in each of his songs and say that about 95% of his playing is as common as any other drummer, the important thing to remember is that Peart is allowing the rest of the band to express their music as well. He's a wise drummer in the sense that he saves his best talents for when they are needed most.

For those who say that Peart is overrated because he plays the same thing over and over again, be aware that a lot of his stuff is very methodical as opposed to improvisational. Peart has such a scientific mind (just read his lyrics and, if you get a chance, Ghost Rider) that he sees everything in a plug-n-chug mode. He may play the exact same thing for the same song, but in my opinion, a drummer who practices one thing a thousand times is better-versed in percussion than a drummer who practices a thousand things once.

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Old 11-07-2005, 04:20 PM
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Although I think it's impossible to rate any drummer as the "BEST EVER", this guy has to come close.

Unfortunately, RUSH have never toured in Australia. Damn shame that. They are not well known over here to crappy mainstream radio stations who would rather plug talentless manufactured "Idol" tools then run great bands who can actually play. But every muso knows them, wants to be able to play like them, and have been waiting 30 years for them to come down under. They would fill stadiums no problem, but I'm not sure they know that.

Peart's solo's are the best I've ever seen, his speed and clinical execution is nothing short of brilliant, that's a personal view, ....would be nice to see live though....
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:09 PM
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Although I think it's impossible to rate any drummer as the "BEST EVER", this guy has to come close.

Unfortunately, RUSH have never toured in Australia. Damn shame that. They are not well known over here to crappy mainstream radio stations who would rather plug talentless manufactured "Idol" tools then run great bands who can actually play. But every muso knows them, wants to be able to play like them, and have been waiting 30 years for them to come down under. They would fill stadiums no problem, but I'm not sure they know that.

Peart's solo's are the best I've ever seen, his speed and clinical execution is nothing short of brilliant, that's a personal view, ....would be nice to see live though....
You know, Rush tours where the album sales are. It seems to me if they can Pack the house in RIO, they really should tour Australia. I wish there was a way for the Ghostrider to see this and put it on his ajenda. Autralia is a big country, and I bet Rush would do well there.
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Old 11-08-2005, 01:19 AM
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NEIL PEART IS THE REASON I STARTED TO PLAY THE DRUMS. HE ROCKS!!!!!! AND SO DOES RUSH!!!!!!
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Old 11-08-2005, 05:21 AM
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You know, Rush tours where the album sales are. It seems to me if they can Pack the house in RIO, they really should tour Australia. I wish there was a way for the Ghostrider to see this and put it on his ajenda. Autralia is a big country, and I bet Rush would do well there.


They would do very well here. And they wouldn't have to tour the whole country, just the East coast - Melbourne and Sydney. I'm in Perth on the West coast, which is probably too small for them, but I would take the 4 hour flight east to see them, as I'm sure many would.

More and more of the bigger international bands are beginning to tour Australia. Foo Fighters come here a bit, they have played at some great festivals. Motley Crue are touring with Motorhead next month, to name a few.

I'm sure the Professor would enjoy some time out riding the Australian coastline too.
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Old 11-08-2005, 05:29 AM
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Or they could just play IT conferences in the UK...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07..._poll_results/
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Old 11-08-2005, 08:30 AM
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I am designing my next maple kit (one possibility) to copy either the mahogany superstar kit or the bright red "weapon" Artstar prototype kit Neil used. I have always wanted that kit.
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:03 PM
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I have somehow reached the age of 24 without ever hearing so much as a snippet of a Rush tune. Jealous, Finn? But one thing I've never forgotten was the '25 Greatest Drummers Poll' in the 25th Anniversary edition Modern Drummer. In it, the magazine readily praises 24 of the drummers, offering its own opinion as to why they are correctly esteemed.The Neil Peart summary, however, reads like this (emphasis added):

"The most influential rock drummer of all time, Neil Peart's work with the progressive-rock trio Rush is considered to be classic. Many drummers relate to and are excited by Peart's powerful big-kit approach..."

I wasn't left in much doubt as to what the writer on that feature thought of Neil Peart!

It really is about time I listened to it myself, though. ThinShells, perhaps you could recommend me your favourite album?
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:42 PM
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I have somehow reached the age of 24 without ever hearing so much as a snippet of a Rush tune. Jealous, Finn? But one thing I've never forgotten was the '25 Greatest Drummers Poll' in the 25th Anniversary edition Modern Drummer. In it, the magazine readily praises 24 of the drummers, offering its own opinion as to why they are correctly esteemed.The Neil Peart summary, however, reads like this (emphasis added):

"The most influential rock drummer of all time, Neil Peart's work with the progressive-rock trio Rush is considered to be classic. Many drummers relate to and are excited by Peart's powerful big-kit approach..."

I wasn't left in much doubt as to what the writer on that feature thought of Neil Peart!

It really is about time I listened to it myself, though. ThinShells, perhaps you could recommend me your favourite album?
Well, Chronicles has a great cross section of tunes. The Rush in Rio DVD is amazing.
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:13 AM
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Neil has evolved over the years so, I would recommend starting at the beginning. Fly By Night is the second Rush album and the first album with Neil. You will hear many of his signature rhythms on this album.

Many people are turned off by the style of music or Geddy Lee's vocals. Even if that's not your cup of tea, it's worth spending some time listening to the various Rush albums to hear the magic that is in that guys hands.

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Old 11-10-2005, 02:32 PM
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Yeah, some people have asked me if the singer was female!

I think after you get used to it, you realise that Geddy's distinct voice matches their style perfectly.
But the main drawcard to RUSH is that they are all masters of their respective instruments and they play live with incredible force and accuracy. No, I haven't seen them live personally, but have several live video's and CD's.
Have a look at "A Show of Hands" on video, not just at the drumming, which is wild, but check out Geddy's ability with the Bass and keyboards and of course singing while he's at it......just remember to take a breath every now and then!!

A couple of great live CD's to get are:
"All The World's a Stage" from a 1976 concert, the song "Anthem" is just nuts.
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"Exit...Stage Left" this of course has the best drum solo I have ever heard, "YYZ". (please no Moby Dick fans get upset..I love that too!! ) Check out Neil's website for a great animated version, very cool.

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Old 11-12-2005, 01:11 AM
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so neil plays every note. every time. you cant. you get mad. totally understandable. i was in a drum corps for a couple years and i asked the director why it was necasary to play the piece right every time and if the guys at the top ever made mistakes. he said they did not make mistakes because there were 200 other guys out there who would be willing to fill the spot and they would play the part if i could not. so i practiced. neil is lucky to be able to play his own licks on the big stage. practice, practice, practice.
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Old 11-18-2005, 01:21 PM
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THIS SITE IS UNREAL!!!!!

Ive got to say its the first time i have heard neil and un technical in the same sentence.

I met neil 1988 when i was in Toronto doing a tattoo in the Skydome with my own band.

He came over to us and complemented us on our technical ability.

He then asked me to show him some of our own more technical movement.

Things like flam para triplets, paradiddle diddles which were not heard of in kit drumming at the time and open single work including doubles with 5s and 7s.
Neil uses all of these movements to this day and picked them up reasonably quickly( much much much quicker than any other kit drummer i had came across) and to a high standard.

How many missed notes or rim shots do you hear between drums?
How many missed notes when he plays single runs?
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:46 PM
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I can understand the people that criticize Neil for his lack of improvisation but... COME ON! Does he even need to improvise? Neil is the "brain" of the band, Alex Lifeson is the one who has this rock 'n roll soul and who improvises. As for his solo, it's still very interesting to watch, specially for non-drummers. Better than those drummers who make rudiments solo just for the crowd to go 'yawn'.

I'm influenced by Neil not only on drumming, but as a person too.. he's very intelligent, not like the rock stars who just sit at home drugging themselves and banging groupies. He gets his bike and goes to Mali; Travels to China, etc., his philosophy of life really influences me. His lyrics might seem unconventional at times, but there's much more in them than in a "I wanna Rock!! Rock!! I waaaant to Rock" kind of tune.

I remember I got to have drum lessons at the same time I got to hear Moving Pictures for the first time, and my teacher was a huge Rush fan as well, and he gave me "Drum Techniques Of Rush". I still run to the book whenever I want to get inspiration for some drumline.

I have transcribed a few songs for the Rush Tablature Project, you might want to check it out!!

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Old 11-29-2005, 05:46 PM
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Peart got me interested in playing music again, after a long time. His lyrics also were what lead me to better understanding my own philosophy in life. That said, I'll comment on some of the previous posts and then summarize my opinion.

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thats why i dislike him, its like why would you want to go to a concert and listen to the SAME thing you would hear on the CD, i dunno, its kinda boring.
You definitely do not hear the exact same thing as on the CD. Rush improvises, they just don't mess with their songs (with the exception of Alex, who changes his solos). They jazz up song beginnings and endings, bridge songs etc. Also, the energy they play with when live makes for an incredibly different experience when compared with the crystal clear, laboratory grade precision of most of their recordings.

If you had seen "Natural Science" as it was performed in São Paulo, you would understand what I mean.

The crux of the matter is this: Peart is a perfectionist. His drum parts are crafted for perfection, in content, expression and execution. I am quite sure that he would consider any "changed" version he could play live as worse than the original. Unlike most of the bands out there, Rush sogns are a cohesive engineered whole - you can't change something and make it better (or as good) just like that.

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"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice"

Are they serious? What horrible lyrics under the pretense of genius. Cutesy word play should be left to popular country music.
It is genius, you just didn't understand. I'll have to refer you to the philosophy of Ayn Rand.

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If I sound like a disgrunted Rush fan, that's because I am. Everything up to about 1985 was so good, and its all been horrifying since.
Show don't tell, Dreamline, Bravado (one of the top 5 Rush songs in my opinion, which is saying a lot), Animate, Leave that thing alone are all excellent. I do agree that most of the best material is in the period up to Grace Under Pressure. Horrifying is taking it way too far. The only CD I don't play frequently is Test for Echo.

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I'm probably going to be castrated for what I'm about to say, but I've been finding Neil's drum solo's repetetive and boring as of late too.
Me too! To be honest, the "A Show of Hands" version was so good, I'm sad he changed it.

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Neil never struck me as any more of an ego maniac more than any other extremely excellent world-reknown drummer.
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Neil Peart is a humble person.
If being humble means acting as or beleiving you are less good than you are, I can assure you Peart is nothing of the sort. Peart is an Objectivist, which is clear from his lyrics. This philosophy is based on strict adherence to reality, with no softening or accomodating. He is most likely very aware of how good he is, and acts accordingly.

Being the best at something and proud of it does not make you a bad person.

I agree entirely with your post Sabian_Dragon. Peart does not write a drum part to be played along with a song, he writes part of the song itself. The drumming in Rush's songs is as essential as the guitar riffs or bass line.

While this means that Peart's drum parts are not constant exercises in virtuosism, it actually makes him a better drummer. In my opinion, the best.

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Old 11-30-2005, 10:04 AM
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Am i the only one who's noticed that neil peart isn't that tight when performing live?
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Am i the only one who's noticed that neil peart isn't that tight when performing live?
I have heard upon occasion, he does goof. in fact, during one concert he dropped his sticks 4 times.

I have seen him live twice. He was flawless.
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:37 PM
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I was there in the recording of Rush In Rio, and I remember clearly that he missed a fill in "Limelight", but they probably "fixed" it in the studio.

As for Rush's lyrics, sometimes they almost get to the level of pretentiousness, but songs like "Subdivisions", "The Trees"... it's music for the mind, it's not stuff like "I'm gonna rock and roll all nite". Not that the latter isn't good music, it's just that we must have a balance (see the lyrics in Hemispheres, damn, you just can't stop quoting Rush :P)
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Old 12-06-2005, 03:07 PM
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yup...neil peart has been a favourite of mine for many a year...have seen them 4 times now..the last one was earlier this year in glasgow...the sound was awsome and the sound from neils kit was quite stunning....i have his dvd which was very informative...at the glasgow gig though,they made a total blunder at the start of spirit of radio...alex and geddy looked at neil....neil just glimpsed up and gave a wry smile at them both...a brilliant moment,showing they(he) are human afterall....drum solo out of this world..i have seen more technical solos,but,great rythym and showmanship thrown in for good measure...he just looked so relaxed and totally into it....what a man....long live pearty
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:41 AM
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In my opinion Neil Peart is the greastest drummer of all time. I have not seen a better or more influencial drummer ever. I have been drumming since i was 6. My faveriote stuff to play is his music from my rush drum books. I have mastered led Zepplin, Nirvana, (just started steve gadd music), and of course rush. The drumming in rush is by far the hardest and most fun to play. To all you haters out there of Neil saying hes "one of the best but i dont think he is as good as..." I say get a clue. If you can find a better drummer then let me know.
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