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Old 12-09-2005, 05:16 AM
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i am glad that both types of band exsist. it is as impressive to me when a band can perfectly reproduce their cd as rewrite them for a show. one day i will be lucky enough to see rush live (i hope).

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i waited 20 years to see them. i got to see them in 2002 in pittsburgh. it was magic. neil...well, what can i say. i was so moved it brought tears to my eyes.
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:55 PM
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Neil Peart is a craftsman and his passion for drumming comes through in his performances. He puts great emphasis on composition and his approach is always one of continual growth. He is also indirectly responsible for countless commission checks to music store employees selling multiple-tom-double bass-dozen cymbal sets as first kits to innumerous kids in suburbs throughout America!

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Old 12-16-2005, 02:24 AM
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Neil Peart is my main influence and I think he is the best at what he does bar none. He has the respect of every drummer around because of his professionlism and his dedication to the art of drumming. He is also the most humble drummer in the world. I am a better person and drummer because of Neil and RUSH.

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Old 12-25-2005, 02:06 AM
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I sat(actually stood) on the 3rd row last year for their 30th tour.

I made the mistake of watching his footwork on a few songs.

My God!

I'm not smart enough to say why he is so good.

But he is the best that I have ever seen in 43 years.
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:32 AM
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ive been thinking a lot about danny carey vs neil peart sort of thing. i know they play differnt types of music but they would have to be pretty damn close to each other on the list of best rock drummers. what do you guys think?
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:55 PM
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I've been a fan of opera my whole life. One of my favorites is The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro). Iíve listened to it so many times over the years on tape that I know almost every note by heart. One year for my birthday, my girlfriend bought tickets for us to see The Marriage of Figaro at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is Los Angeles. We were young, and not rich, and we were probably the only couple there who didn't drive up in a luxury car. The place was beautiful, and the seats were great. The lights dimmed, the music started, and I was transported.



The opening scene takes place in the bedroom that will be shared by Figaro and Sussana after their wedding. Figaro is on his knees measuring the space that will be occupied by the nuptial bed. He calls out the numbers "Cinque... dieci.... venti... trenta!" exactly as I had heard them hundreds of times before, and I felt a thrill seeing the expression on his face while the familiar words were called out.



On and on the evening went, all the words exactly as I knew they would be, but now living things; all of the notes perfectly played by the orchestra. When the curtain fell for the last time the crowd was on its feet. This classic piece of musical theater had been executed faultlessly by a group of talented artists who realized that perfection is sometimes best expressed through perfect reproduction.



When I saw Rush in concert many years ago, the songs were performed with amazing precision. I was astounded at how closely the music matched the memories I had of all of times I had listened to the albums and heard the singles on the radio. Many bands riff and vamp. Many bands actually suck live and only achieve greatness through digital manipulation and post-production editing. Lightening, it is said, cannot strike the same place twice. Rush can strike home, with laser-like accuracy, over and over. Not all art is made better through riffing and improv. Some art is perfect just the way it is. I am thankful that Neil Peart has the ability to play my thoughts and memories just the way they are in my mind and heart.
Put so eloquently I might add. Neil is my ALL time favorite. His percision is not impossible to match but if you attempt it, you will have to pack a lunch or two (that includes all the Gatorade you will sweat out). I was introduced to Neil on the Live album "All the Worlds a Stage." That solo is still in my head to this day." I had never heard a kit used so completely as Neil's. Add to that his ability to write lyrics that remain with you. He is definitely one of the most influential drummer's of the last half century. I for one like that he can stick to the piece as written. There are things I listen for when I see a band do a gig. Especially if they do covers. One is precision. How close to the piece are they? Heard a cover of Stairway to Heaven once. The band did a wonderful job until the end. You all know the spot. "When all are one and one is all." He butchered it, completely and utterly. He didn't do the fill as Bonzo did it. They had done such a great job up until then. I left afterwards, I was so disgusted. Sounds a little trivial, I know but that is something thats important to me in the music. Especially classics like Stairway. Anyway, my 2 cents. Ciao. Rich The Builder.
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:43 AM
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Am i the only one who's noticed that neil peart isn't that tight when performing live?
YES!! I've seen Rush in concert 15 times, 8 TIMES from NO further away than 5th row! I've seen Neil drop a stick 1 time! ONCE!!!
And that was during a VERY quick flair pattern during A RAIN STORM!! At Nissan
Pavilion in Manassas, Virginia during the Test For Echo tour!! A BIG thunderstorm
came up 1/2 way through the show and SOAKED the stage!! BUT, Alex, Geddy, and
"THE BEST ROCK DRUMMER OF ALL TIME", Neil Peart, kept playing the whole time,
without stopping! Consument professionals! CONSUMENT PROFESSOR!! NOW, can
you say you've seen him any more than that? Any CLOSER than that? I DON'T THINK
SO!!! Neil Peart INVENTED THE WORD TIGHT!!

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Old 01-09-2006, 05:42 PM
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Helllo..I'm new to this GREAT site.I'm a 25 -year guitar player, goin back to my roots, to play drums again..I'm researching all the equipment now. When I saw Peart's name, I had to respond. He is absolute precision, measure by measure, unwavering, unflinching..To have the timing and feel that he has, he's a true inspiration..And having gone through what he has, personally, and still come back to the music, that's incredible..
I've been influenced by Rush since day one..PEART RULES!!!
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:15 PM
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Admiration for an artist? Absolutely! Influenced by? Sure. Disagreements over one's style or application to his/her craft? Maybe...But to argue over whether or not a drummer drops his stick EVER is very bizarre to me. Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying this thread, but I do find myself laughing quite a bit at some of the posts. It seems that some posters are the exact people Neil wrote about in songs like Limelight and Entre Nous.

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Old 01-09-2006, 10:15 PM
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"Neil Peart is the most popular drummer today. When it comes to voting in Modern Drummer or Drummerworld - Neil Peart is always the No. 1."

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Old 01-12-2006, 08:43 PM
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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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I have that book too. I was definitely a bit part of my learning growing up. Love it!!
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Old 01-14-2006, 02:15 AM
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The Exploration sections on his new Anatomy DVD are both very interesting. I feel if he played any of those for his solo it would certainly please many drummers in the audience. However, he makes a relevent point (on his anatomy dvd) in that his solo is focused on pleasing music lovers not just drummers. During the exploration he seems to play differently as these sections are not structured as is his solo. He seems looser and relaxed and his technique benefits from that (what a concept, huh?) Anyone else notice this?
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Old 01-14-2006, 04:48 AM
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quite comical, as a few have already noted, how some here are talking about how they saw NP drop a stick and even four times on one particular night! NOW HERE IS THE IMPORTANT QUESTION...did he grab a stick and keep playing all while keeping time? i'm sure he did because no one has mentioned that point in any of the the posts i've read. guys, get a life.
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Old 01-15-2006, 11:27 PM
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Hubby was switching to VH-1 yesterday inbetween plays in the Superbowl Playoffs and ran across a couple of specials on Rush ... the first was a recent-era live show in Germany, and some terrific shots of Neil, especially from a camera directly above his kit ... I'd love to see more drummers from that angle! ... what impressed me was how much of his drumming wasn't the mind-blowing fast-all-over-the-kit stuff everybody talks about, but just good solid grooves (still all over the kit though). I've always been very intimidated by the speed stuff, but I saw a lot of stuff I could understand, and some of it I think I could even learn.

The second show was an early 80's MTV-type video thing ... music was awesome, video was proclaimed by my Englishman to be "pants"! 8-) The drums were a lot more of the flashy BPM stuff, and I didn't find them nearly as catchy.

To sum up ... I like his recent work, and having seen it in detail, should I ever get a chance for a clinic or a lesson, I think I wouldn't be to initimidated to introduce myself as a fellow-drummer and have a conversation about how he does what he does.
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Old 01-23-2006, 12:46 AM
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After listening to the drum solo on his page I fell in love with his drum sound lol. I especially love his snare sound, anyone know what snare it is, heads he uses and how its tuned?I can tell its tuned high but how high and reso? Also what heads on toms and the other questions I have asked about the snare for the toms plz, cheers
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:55 AM
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Hello A thunder of Coxy,

I have the Work In Progress DVD and a section of the disc contains a discussion of Neils snare drums. He has an arsenal of snares with him in the studio. Each has a sound characteristic that he likes to have available when the situation warrents. So, it's kind of difficult to pin down specifics as far as the one-size-fits-all-situations recorded sound.

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Old 01-23-2006, 03:50 AM
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Regarding the questions about the drumhead selections of his toms, all I can tell you is in his new "Anatomy..." DVD he uses DW coated clear batters and clear resos which I believe come with the drums from the factory and interestingly enough, as is standard practice among many drummers, the heads tend to be replaced. Apparently he is keeping them. They are basically Remo Ambassador-weight clear heads with an outer ring of white coating on the batter to help control overtones. His snare has a basic coated Ambassador-like head (not sure if it is Remo (the DW heads may be indeed made by Remo - anyone know?)) and the bass drum has a clear Remo Powerstroke 3 batter.

As far as tuning I guess he tunes his toms fairly tight (more so on the higher toms), even on the larger toms. Again this is a guess and is based on listening to R30 and Anatomy DVDs. The larger toms have quite a bit of ring. Compare this sound with the Rio concert; the larger toms sound really loose. Of course all of this observation is taking into account that the audio was engineered the same for both time periods. Mic'd toms tend to sound different than live drums so achieving the Neil Peart sound may be difficult in that regard. Long winded response but the best I can do. Perhaps others have further or even better insight. Best of luck.
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Old 01-29-2006, 08:30 PM
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Did Neil come out with a new video this month?
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Old 01-29-2006, 09:40 PM
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neil doesn't just play drums, he goes to work.

his style is very unique... it's tight and controlled. the drum sticks seem to be extensions of his arms. he becomes one with the drum kit. it becomes part of him. it almost seems as though the two join together to make one single entity. neil is my favorite drummer. there's no one else like him. he makes the hardest things look so damn easy.
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Old 03-13-2006, 03:43 AM
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I'm a late fan of Neil Peart. I've heard him over the years since I was in the teens. I always liked Rush and his drumming but I always found other drummers to be my idols.

But Neil has been growing on me since his first DVD. I was amazed how his style of drumming evolved over the years and how intelligent he was and how well he spoke. Up to this point I never know he wrote most of Rush's songs.

I picked up Signals soon after and relived those great songs from my high-school years. I now admire him as a person and a drummer more than I ever had especially since watching his latest Anatomy DVD. He is a humble, respectful gentleman who is respectful of other drummers and he gives credit to many of them.

I bought Counterparts and wow did I miss this album altogether! What a masterpiece. What a disservice radio has done to music connoisseurs. What lyrics! (hence my signature).

He inspired me to improve on my drumming and persona. He is also the reason I'm poorer now trying to make my new setup like his too.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:46 AM
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I am very ignorant about Neil Peart. I have only heard the Rush song and his solo which are on this site and I quite liked what I heard, but I wasn't blown away. It said on his bio that he is "the most popular drummer today", but I'm not sure why after what I heard. I can understand why people love Steve Gadd, but to me Neil Peart isn't that great judging from what I've heard so far. Why is he so popular?

In his solo, he didn't do any beats which I found very interesting or which really grooved and had a good feel to them (IMO), at least not compared to Gadd, or Vinnie. He kept the bass on 1 and 3 for the most part (I think). Does he ever do linear beats?

If the samples on this site are good examples of his style, then I guess I don't like his style, but that's not to say it's "bad"... just my humble opinion.
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:40 PM
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I think we should change the name of the website to "EveryPostMustContainASteveGaddReference.com" ;-)

Just like another member mentioned on here, Peart and my father are my 2 main influences for picking up drumsticks. As far as rock drummers go, he is the greatest ever and arguably behind Rich and Krupa.....one the most influential drummers ever. Also, there are very few drummers that you can listen to for a few seconds and go "yeah that's so-and-so playing", Peart is one of them.

Edgecrusher (cool FF song btw), he's been in a little band called Rush for about 30 years now. If your only exposure to him is from this website, then I will first be more than happy explaining to you what a snare drum is ***i'm kidding!*** and then make you some Rush compilations. ;-) ;-) ;-)

Those few small clips of a legend like Peart on here are just like most clips on here.....not the best way to totally soak in the artist and his/her style. I think of them as "teaser trailers".

His solo differs from about 90% of other big-named drummers in that, he's not just hamming it up and showing off his chops. It's an actual composition, which is different then the token "wow that dude is da fastest!" drum solo types. The man can sit down and explain the reason for every note he plays, which makes it more interesting.

The complaint that I hear most about Peart's playing is that he "overplays everything", but many other big-name drummers (which I won't name because I'm not turning this into a war), play over-the-top for the music they're propelling or following, but with Rush his style fits perfectly. This guy rarely plays a bad beat. When people say "they don't groove" are missing the point of their music. Rush's music is pure energy and that's it.

And whatever ignorant person said the guy must have an ego. While I'm sure he does just like most musicians (why does that need to be expained???) there are many interviews where he shuns off any pioneering things people have pointed out him doing and also telling people to "if you want to really listen to guys who play, listen to Bruford, Bozzio," and lists a few others.....so, if you call that "ego", then you're probably just some disgruntled drummer who throws a temper tantrum because you still can't play 'Tom Sawyer' after all these years of practicing in your mum's basement. ;-)

In closing, I would highly suggest picking up his dvd's, even if you don't like the Rush-sound or whatever, because the man's philosophy about music will blow your mind. He has some of the best speaking parts in any "instructional" videos I've ever seen. The dude knows his sh*t moreso than most professional musicians.
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but to me Neil Peart isn't that great judging from what I've heard so far. Why is he so popular?
Just when you think you've heard it all........wow.
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I know. I just came to after passing out reading that post. Seriously in all fairness to edgecrusher, this website has opened me up to new drummers I might have heard about but never heard play or seen play. Some of them I was disappointed and others I was blown away. That's the beauty of drumming and music for that matter. Discovery is always going to occur. Believe it or not, there are people out there that don't find Steve Gadd to be all that great (very small minority but still).

Anyway, edgecrusher, check him out. I hear Rush is releasing the Exit...Stage Left DVD soon and that contains arguably some of Neil's best work.

And another note for everyone: Nutha Jason mentioned in a nutha thread that copying a drum part and composing a drum part are very different. So remember, people may be able to "copy" his stuff and then turn around and say he's not all that great, but I bet they couldn't come up with those beats.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:51 AM
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I'm beginning to think that some us drummers are a bit too critical.
When any of us has reached the level of success and the abilities of Neil Peart, then we shall be able to come here and criticize him. If you want to say you don't like his style thats one thing, but if you start to say that he sucks or anything like that, you'll have to deal with me after I hear what YOU have posted in the "your place, your playing" section on this board.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:51 AM
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Fact is, that the Neil Peart Page is the most visited gallery-page at Drummerworld every month for six years now.

Followed by the always changing Travis Barker and Joey Jordison.

Then come the heavy-weight champions Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers.

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Fact is, that the Neil Peart Page is the most visited gallery-page at Drummerworld every month for six years now.

Followed by the always changing Travis Barker and Joey Jordison.

Then come the heavy-weight champions Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers.

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Personally, I think Neil Peart is the most influencial Rock drummer next to Bonham and Bill Ward (Sabbath). He is really one of the best, and many people identify with him, and strive to drum like him (like me).

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It's kind of funny how things work out. Their music was better in the 70's, but some of his fantasy/sci-fi lyrical content wasn't the greatest. Then, they tone-down their music in the 80's, yet his lyrics were superior.

I get a kick out of whoever made that comment about Peart being an awful lyricist overall. Every lyricist from Dylan to Johnny Cash to Neil Young have had their run of poor lyrics. It's like once someone writes one poor song lyrically, their outcasts for it and can never recover from that. Give me a break.......
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Neil was a huge influence on me in the late 70's when I was a major Rush fan. As I matured I lost interest in the band as I found their music to be somewhat pretentious. To put it in perspective the last album of theirs I purchased and loved was Farewell to Kings. I saw them about 5 times in the late 70's and Neil was of course amazing.

That being said I recently purchased Anatomy of a Drum Solo and you know what?....the solo really didn't blow me away. I mean Neil still has those blinding chops but I found it to be too robotic and save for the electronic additions to his kit it could have been 1979 all over again...personally I don't see a lot of growth here.

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Neil was a huge influence on me in the late 70's when I was a major Rush fan. As I matured I lost interest in the band as I found their music to be somewhat pretentious. To put it in perspective the last album of theirs I purchased and loved was Farewell to Kings. I saw them about 5 times in the late 70's and Neil was of course amazing.
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and many people identify with him, and strive to drum like him (like me).
I strive not to drum like him. 'Tis a curse!
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:46 PM
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Rush is an extremely polarizing band. I'm probably the biggest Rush fan in the world and realize that a lot of people hate them. For me it's the whole package, Geddy, Alex and Peart. I don't think that any three guys could ever compliment one another in such a way as to make the beautiful music that they do so well. Peart's lyrics hit a personal note with me like it does many others. Every time I listen to their music it's like coming home. Like a great piece of art can effect you profoundly, so is Rush to me.
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:10 PM
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No Anduin....I saw all those shows in Winnipeg....one of the best was with Max Webster warming up...it was the All the Worlds a Stage Tour.............they just blew my head off because it was in a small theatre.....
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Old 03-25-2006, 03:26 AM
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I recently purchased Anatomy of a Drum Solo and you know what?....the solo really didn't blow me away. I mean Neil still has those blinding chops but I found it to be too robotic and save for the electronic additions to his kit it could have been 1979 all over again...personally I don't see a lot of growth here.
No, you're not going to get burned at the steak for your opinion. However, I got so sick to my stomach after reading your post that I threw-up my dinner (just kidding!).

Although he is one of my main influences, I was also getting bored listening to his last 2 solos, mainly because he uses elements I've heard since the All The World's A Stage live album. Then, my bud who's a guitarist made a very simple, yet obvious point "He can use some of those parts again & again over a 30 year period because they're that cool-sounding." That quickly made me rethink what I previously stated.

Peart's solos differ from many pro drummers in that, it's not all about chops, playing 1,000 m.p.h. or blatantly showing off. His are more of a composition than anything. I love that "big-band" ending he uses, you don't see too much of that anymore, especially in a rock setting.

On the other hand, I've heard quite a few .mp3's of him warming up on the kit before a show and.....wow.....totally different than his drum solo. A total sonic assault and blazingly fast, especially for a dude who's in his 50's.
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Hey Zardoz I agree...the big band thing was the best part.. you just gotta love that swing....threw in a little homage to Buddy there too...
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I've been a fan of opera my whole life. One of my favorites is The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro). Iíve listened to it so many times over the years on tape that I know almost every note by heart. One year for my birthday, my girlfriend bought tickets for us to see The Marriage of Figaro at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is Los Angeles. We were young, and not rich, and we were probably the only couple there who didn't drive up in a luxury car. The place was beautiful, and the seats were great. The lights dimmed, the music started, and I was transported.



The opening scene takes place in the bedroom that will be shared by Figaro and Sussana after their wedding. Figaro is on his knees measuring the space that will be occupied by the nuptial bed. He calls out the numbers "Cinque... dieci.... venti... trenta!" exactly as I had heard them hundreds of times before, and I felt a thrill seeing the expression on his face while the familiar words were called out.



On and on the evening went, all the words exactly as I knew they would be, but now living things; all of the notes perfectly played by the orchestra. When the curtain fell for the last time the crowd was on its feet. This classic piece of musical theater had been executed faultlessly by a group of talented artists who realized that perfection is sometimes best expressed through perfect reproduction.



When I saw Rush in concert many years ago, the songs were performed with amazing precision. I was astounded at how closely the music matched the memories I had of all of times I had listened to the albums and heard the singles on the radio. Many bands riff and vamp. Many bands actually suck live and only achieve greatness through digital manipulation and post-production editing. Lightening, it is said, cannot strike the same place twice. Rush can strike home, with laser-like accuracy, over and over. Not all art is made better through riffing and improv. Some art is perfect just the way it is. I am thankful that Neil Peart has the ability to play my thoughts and memories just the way they are in my mind and heart.
I could not of said it better myself, that was beautiful! As for Stu you can't say you are, or were a true RUSH fan @ any time. A true RUSH fan changed as the years and music, changed and matured.Neil Peart could do 2&4 for the rest of his life, and he will always get the upmost respect from me !!!!! Sure there are other great drummers, more complex, faster, more indepent. I.E, Marco minnemann, Akira Jimbo, ect. But from Neil you get the whole package, take a listen to Hemisheres or NaturalScience, I say to you STU, name another drummer who could write, compose & play as well!!!
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i hate rush. And i hate neil pearts drumming. I'm not saying it's crap, i just hate it.

he has a weak drum sound, his fills are boring and repetitive, he doesn't groove, he uses electronics - which i hate because they sound cheesy and weak... he's technically great, or at least to me he is, but he isn't very creative. At least, not compared to Ringo, or Vinnie, or Tim Alexander (3 of my faves)

his double bass stuff is pretty boring, too

but i guess i'm biased because i hate rush and their over the top cheese flavoured sound... i prefer the cheese you can eat, not the stuff you can listen to, like rush.

I really hate that song The Trees, i hate the metaphor... they take themselves way too seriously, especially in that song (a song like that shouldn't be serious)

And Bravado is another one that rates highly on the suckiness scale to my ears

hahaha

and they have such a crap, CRAP name!! "Rush" ..?!??!?!!
not that it matters, but still

oh and btw... that's all IMO, so don't call me "wrong"

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i hate rush. And i hate neil pearts drumming. I'm not saying it's crap, i just hate it.

he has a weak drum sound, his fills are boring and repetitive, he doesn't groove, he uses electronics - which i hate because they sound cheesy and weak... he's technically great, or at least to me he is, but he isn't very creative. At least, not compared to Ringo, or Vinnie, or Tim Alexander (3 of my faves)

his double bass stuff is pretty boring, too

but i guess i'm biased because i hate rush and their over the top cheese flavoured sound... i prefer the cheese you can eat, not the stuff you can listen to, like rush.

I really hate that song The Trees, i hate the metaphor... they take themselves way too seriously, especially in that song (a song like that shouldn't be serious)

And Bravado is another one that rates highly on the suckiness scale to my ears

hahaha

and they have such a crap, CRAP name!! "Rush" ..?!??!?!!
not that it matters, but still

oh and btw... that's all IMO, so don't call me "wrong"

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I wouldn't say that you're wrong, just somewhat limited in your ability to express your thoughts. It's a rare post in this forum that needs to use the word "hate" seven times while discussing a single subject. Oh, plus three uses each of "crap" and "cheese," and one reference to your "suckiness scale." Wow. You're really exposed me to a new way of looking at Neil Peart.
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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.
actually, lately hes been improvising a little more live, there are now whole sections of his solos where he take an idea and improvises over it.
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i enjoy pearts playing, and hes one of my favorite rock drummers ever. but i also enjoy his big band video on here that from his dvd. i think he has great grooves and an even betetr set
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