Neil Peart

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11/13/2021 9:59 AM

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11/13/2021 10:49 PM

It's hard to know how good this guy is unless you really know your stuff. I don't, but I listen to guys that do.

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11/15/2021 11:35 AM

I'm enough of a Peart geek to know this would have been around 1991, when he was touring for Roll The Bones.
He was an amazing innovator. What's scary is how good he was right out of the box when just beginning. He was like Bonham, Keith Moon and Bill Bruford all rolled into one. Far and away the best rock drummer of all time IMO.

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“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” ― Ernest Hemingway

11/15/2021 1:05 PM

Sometime right around this same era, he decided he wasn't progressing enough. He hired a senior drum teacher (sorry, don't recall who,) rearranged his drumset layout, and explored an entire new way of playing. Imagine being Neil Peart and thinking, "I'm not good enough..."

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11/16/2021 11:53 AM

That was great

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11/16/2021 11:54 AM

Falcon wrote:

Sometime right around this same era, he decided he wasn't progressing enough. He hired a senior drum teacher (sorry, don't ...more

This seems familiar. At first I thought he was kidding. But hey, there is always someone with a different perspective.

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11/16/2021 2:08 PM

Falcon wrote:

Sometime right around this same era, he decided he wasn't progressing enough. He hired a senior drum teacher (sorry, don't ...more

I've been studying him for a long time, and in the earlier days he didn't have the "touch" that many top drummers have. He was a powerhouse drummer that lost a lot of energy in the way he smacked the shit out of the drums. He also hunched pretty badly. Freddy Gruber got him to start bringing the sticks off the drums a lot more and changed his set-up to something a lot more ergonomic.
But still, this is Neil Peart we're talking about. Basically polishing a diamond. His main strength was the enormous creativity and precision he has in his playing. Pretty amazing for a guy who was a parts manager at his Dad's farm equipment dealership when he joined Rush.

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“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” ― Ernest Hemingway

11/17/2021 5:29 AM

Can't believe lars said bonham was better.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JiYy4xYtdfE

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11/19/2021 2:18 PM

dsmith wrote:

Can't believe lars said bonham was better.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JiYy4xYtdfE

I believe it. This is Lars we're talking about.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

11/19/2021 8:09 PM

dsmith wrote:

Can't believe lars said bonham was better.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JiYy4xYtdfE

I Love Rush and Neil Peart,s drumming driving up in northern Wi. With all the trees and lakes it’s the most perfect music. I snuck into the arena to see Rush in 9th grade. But my favorite drummer is Topper Headen from The Clash super quick and high energy. He did big band music after the Clash. He used a thinner drum stick. I used to play the bass so I follow drummers a little.

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11/20/2021 10:31 AM

dsmith wrote:

Can't believe lars said bonham was better.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JiYy4xYtdfE

Falcon wrote:

I believe it. This is Lars we're talking about.

Meh, everyone has opinions and Neil may have been “Too Jazzy” for Lars.

No matter. Neil Peart is Rock-n-Roll Royalty…especially amongst those that play drums or percussion.

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11/23/2021 1:19 PM

dsmith wrote:

Can't believe lars said bonham was better.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JiYy4xYtdfE

Falcon wrote:

I believe it. This is Lars we're talking about.

TeamGreen wrote:

Meh, everyone has opinions and Neil may have been “Too Jazzy” for Lars.

No matter. Neil Peart is Rock-n-Roll Royalty… ...more

To be fair, I love Bonzo as well. He's possibly the greatest or mightiest rock drummer. Peart is the best, however.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

11/23/2021 1:23 PM

Did any of you guys watch Cinema Strangiato last summer? They edited it a little bit and made it a tribute to their beloved bandmate. There was a really beautiful, ethereal version of his drum solo; maybe the best one I've ever seen him do, from the R40 tour. The whole movie theater actually stood and cheered. I had tears.

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