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      01-11-2020 10:59 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Russells View Post


      Perhaps the best drummer we have ever seen
      Not perhaps. Was. Without question.

      I regret never having the opportunity to see Rush. In Neil's honor, Ms Joker and I listened to a couple albums last night. Her favorite band, and one of the first concerts she ever saw. Moving Pictures, 2112, and A Farewell to Kings with a decent amount of bourbon was in order.

      When I was a young, MkIV driving, car stereo selling punk, my alarm code for the store I managed was 2112.

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      01-11-2020 11:44 AM #27
      GOAT! No question.

      Dude made a drum set a legitimate lead instrument. Watched this again yesterday and had a good cry. Not just for neil but thinking about loved ones lost. His work on the ride cymbal in this song is just killer.

      https://youtu.be/5Ht1fvQrKVc

      It was always a total mind melt when I was a kid and Modern Drummer magazine would have their photo essays of the new kits Neil would get for every new tour. There was literally no one cooler in my mind. And I'm not even a Rush super fan. I love them but they're not one of my obsessions.
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      01-11-2020 11:52 AM #28
      All good things must come to an end unfortunately. My dad is a musician, even though I was born in 1990 I've always been aware of the greats like Peart because my dad would tell me all about these great musicians. Yesterday was my Dad's birthday and today we're taking the boat to lunch, looks like some Rush is in order for the playlist.
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      01-12-2020 09:53 PM #29
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      01-12-2020 10:04 PM #30
      Sadly Peart retired from drumming entirely a few years ago. He was a perfectionist and his shoulders and elbows didn’t allow him to play at his previous standard, so he quit entirely.

      The only rock drummers I can think of that were even close to him are possibly Terry Bozzio or Bun E. Carlos. Jazz? I suppose Buddy Rich and Lenny White. Maybe Max Roach too, though I’m not overly familiar with him. Anyone else?

      Peart was the creme de la creme. Rest in peace, Mr. Peart.
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      01-12-2020 10:22 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Grecco View Post
      Oh well, crap.
      He was very talented.

      Rush was (and it is) one of my favorite bands.
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      Sorry to hear he passed.

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      01-13-2020 12:44 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      I still have a YYZ luggage tag with my Moving Pictures CD.
      My Passat’s plate is 893 YYZ, total coincidence but I’m never getting rid of it! I knew the band was done but knowing that he’s truly gone is a hard thing to wrap my head around. We should all hope to be as passionate and kind.
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      01-13-2020 01:05 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Car Problems View Post
      I have the same CD! I've never known anyone else to have another copy. I assume it's a bootleg of some kind I picked it up at a CD shop many years ago when I was in high school.

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      01-13-2020 09:20 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Car Problems View Post
      My high schools drumline worshiped RUSH and I never got it until like 10 years ago when I watched the documentary and I was like wow every person in the band was excellent at what they do.
      I never liked Rush, but Neil, Alex and Geddy are three of the most talented musicians ever to walk the earth.

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      01-13-2020 11:43 AM #36
      Never got into Rush.

      I learned to play some of their stuff when I was a kid because it was popular/some of the songs were decent/riffs were easy, but I never got into them. I recognize that Neil was amazing, but the band was always blah to me.

      Shame they couldn't find a singer.

      RIP Mr Peart.

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      01-13-2020 12:02 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      Never got into Rush.
      If you have a chance, listen to the guitar on the very first Rush album. There is some serious Iommi influence there.

      After Moving Pictures, I think they were meh...
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      01-13-2020 12:31 PM #38
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      01-13-2020 12:34 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post

      The only rock drummers I can think of that were even close to him are possibly Terry Bozzio or Bun E. Carlos. Jazz? I suppose Buddy Rich and Lenny White. Maybe Max Roach too, though I’m not overly familiar with him. Anyone else?
      Lifelong drummer here and yeah, there are a ton of them. Neil was the biggest musical influence in my life, and he invented a style of rock / prog drumming that millions have imitated. But there is a huge list of drummers that are on or beyond his level. There is no GOAT, there are simply a group of guys operating at a very high level that Neil was obviously a part of. I love Rush (up to Moving Pictures), and have probably played more of their music than anyone else's. Friday was the first time I have ever cried over a "celebrity" death. If you want to hear other great drummers, start with:

      Gavin Harrison
      Marco Minneman
      Matt Garstka
      Larnell Lewis
      Thomas Pridgen
      Steve Smith
      Terry Bozzio
      Mike Portnoy
      Lang Zhao
      Todd Sucherman

      And the Legendary:
      Jeff Porcaro
      Bernard Purdie
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      01-13-2020 12:35 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post

      After Moving Pictures, I think they were meh...
      The peaked at Moving Pictures. All the other albums have a good song here and there, but after Geddy got into synths and Neil started playing straight 4's, they were over.
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      01-13-2020 12:43 PM #41
      Truth be told, one of my favorite Rush songs is one of their last:


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      01-13-2020 12:45 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      Never got into Rush.
      Rush is one of those bands you either "get" or think is totally forgettable. As a zit faced teenager I ended up with a bunch of their albums to take on a long family road trip through Quebec. Thought o well I'll just have something to pass the time. But when actually listening in that context, I was just floored. Can't really explain it, but I've been a fan ever since.

      Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyD View Post
      The peaked at Moving Pictures. All the other albums have a good song here and there, but after Geddy got into synths and Neil started playing straight 4's, they were over.
      I think Power Windows is one of their best albums. Always been a fan of electronic music, so I'm sure that has an influence. I like PW and Grace Under Pressure better than 2112 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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      01-13-2020 12:51 PM #43
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      Quote Originally Posted by DeeJoker View Post

      When I was a young, MkIV driving, car stereo selling punk, my alarm code for the store I managed was 2112.

      My extension at work is 2112
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      01-13-2020 12:52 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Sadly Peart retired from drumming entirely a few years ago. He was a perfectionist and his shoulders and elbows didn’t allow him to play at his previous standard, so he quit entirely.

      The only rock drummers I can think of that were even close to him are possibly Terry Bozzio or Bun E. Carlos. Jazz? I suppose Buddy Rich and Lenny White. Maybe Max Roach too, though I’m not overly familiar with him. Anyone else?

      Peart was the creme de la creme. Rest in peace, Mr. Peart.
      Not sure if you would qualify it as rock in the traditional sense, but Stuart Copeland is a genius drummer, in the same vein as Peart, but on a different side of the rock spectrum.

      Nevertheless, Neil Peart remains my favorite rock musician. Aside from his unparalleled playing, he was also a fantastic lyricist, with tremendous depth in the subject manners he wrote about. The guy was someone who obviously thought about things on a deep level and was able to convey his thoughts in ways that resonated just as equally with me in my teens and now in my 40s.

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      01-13-2020 12:58 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by vwpiloto View Post
      Not sure if you would qualify it as rock in the traditional sense, but Stuart Copeland is a genius drummer, in the same vein as Peart, but on a different side of the rock spectrum.

      Nevertheless, Neil Peart remains my favorite rock musician. Aside from his unparalleled playing, he was also a fantastic lyricist, with tremendous depth in the subject manners he wrote about. The guy was someone who obviously thought about things on a deep level and was able to convey his thoughts in ways that resonated just as equally with me in my teens and now in my 40s.
      I always thought these were great:

      There is unrest in the forest
      There is trouble with the trees
      For the maples want more sunlight
      And the oaks ignore their pleas

      The trouble with the maples
      And they're quite convinced they're right
      They say the oaks are just too lofty
      And they grab up all the light

      But the oaks can't help their feelings
      If they like the way they're made
      And they wonder why the maples
      Can't be happy in their shade?

      There is trouble in the forest
      And the creatures all have fled
      As the maples scream 'oppression!'
      And the oaks, just shake their heads

      So the maples formed a union
      And demanded equal rights
      'The oaks are just too greedy
      We will make them give us light'

      Now there's no more oak oppression
      For they passed a noble law
      And the trees are all kept equal
      By hatchet, axe, and saw

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      01-13-2020 02:10 PM #46
      Might be my favorite lyrics of theirs... any kid growing up in the suburbs can relate:

      "Subdivisions"

      Sprawling on the fringes of the city
      In geometric order
      An insulated border
      In between the bright lights
      And the far unlit unknown

      Growing up it all seems so one-sided
      Opinions all provided
      The future pre-decided
      Detached and subdivided
      In the mass production zone

      Nowhere is the dreamer
      Or the misfit so alone

      Subdivisions —
      In the high school halls
      In the shopping malls
      Conform or be cast out
      Subdivisions —
      In the basement bars
      In the backs of cars
      Be cool or be cast out
      Any escape might help to smooth
      The unattractive truth
      But the suburbs have no charms to soothe
      The restless dreams of youth

      Drawn like moths we drift into the city
      The timeless old attraction
      Cruising for the action
      Lit up like a firefly
      Just to feel the living night

      Some will sell their dreams for small desires
      Or lose the race to rats
      Get caught in ticking traps
      And start to dream of somewhere
      To relax their restless flight

      Somewhere out of a memory
      Of lighted streets on quiet nights…

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      01-13-2020 02:20 PM #47
      He loved his Z8, blogged about it often and it featured prominently in his book 'Travelling Music'

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      01-13-2020 02:42 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by MotownSVT View Post
      Might be my favorite lyrics of theirs... any kid growing up in the suburbs can relate:
      I grew up in a subdivision in the MD burbs of DC. I was 16 when that album came out. I've seen Rush 15+ times. I can relate.

      And as a 54 yr old guy who watched his FIL die of the exact same brutal cancer 3 yrs ago... I feel even more bummed knowing Peart retired from Rush/drumming due to the arthritis, etc in his joints, and have now learned he got the cancer just a year after that. Such a shame - never being able to enjoy a full retirement after accomplishing so much, and considering the tragedy that was his daughter and first wife. While his drumming was masterclass, his lyricism is also to be admired for a guy who just wanted to read constantly due to his hatred and the monotony of touring. Him having grown up on Moon and Bonham also got him into a mindset that partying on the road 24/7 doesn't lead to a long life, so pick other ways to pass the time. Then came the cycling and motorcycling after the 1997 family tragedies.

      RIP!

      And then, on another personal note my best friend, drummer since age 12 and a massive Rush fan died at age 55 just 6 weeks prior to Peart in NoVa of a massive heart attack. It has not been a good couple of months.

      As for the albums, if a newbie wants a taste you go 2112, then Perm Waves, then Moving Pictures. That's the trifecta to get started.
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      01-13-2020 03:06 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyD View Post
      The peaked at Moving Pictures. All the other albums have a good song here and there, but after Geddy got into synths and Neil started playing straight 4's, they were over.
      I really wasn't into they synth phase of the next few albums after Signals. Although, I do like Presto. Roll The Bones was actually the first Rush album I bought, though in retrospect it isn't great (Dreamline is really well done, but the title track is a bit cringey, to me) Counterparts was ok. I think after being around so long, their style had to change, and one can't expect to like everything they put out.

      That said, Clockwork Angels was really good, IMO, and a return to the concept album.

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      01-13-2020 03:11 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Sadly Peart retired from drumming entirely a few years ago. He was a perfectionist and his shoulders and elbows didn’t allow him to play at his previous standard, so he quit entirely.

      The only rock drummers I can think of that were even close to him are possibly Terry Bozzio or Bun E. Carlos. Jazz? I suppose Buddy Rich and Lenny White. Maybe Max Roach too, though I’m not overly familiar with him. Anyone else?

      Peart was the creme de la creme. Rest in peace, Mr. Peart.
      I don't think one can compare jazz giants like Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Max Roach etc to the rock giants like Peart, Bonham, Moon etc. They're just way too different. I do think Neil Peart's influence on rock drummers was similar to that as Buddy Rich's influence on jazz and especially big band drummers.

      And, as a drummer myself, I have to say (with all respect and admiration to Peart), Neil Peart never was a great jazz drummer. I think it was after the "Burning for Buddy" sessions he realized he still had areas where he could improve and started studying with Freddy Gruber. That is admirable in itself.

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