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Post Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:51 am

yeah, I'm really hoping the 'ting ta-ta-ting' ride pattern doesn't crop up too much on the new album~
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Post Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:58 pm

the linear pattern i'm talking about that he uses a lot is kind of like that.
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Post Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:30 pm

You'd be hard pressed to find someone who says Neal is just a so-so drummer!
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Post Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:11 pm

he is really good. i was listening to 2112 today. fuckin amazing.
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Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:07 am

break the prism wrote:i was always confused by that as well. because i've heard Rush in interviews saying that Neil did a lot of the artwork, but i've also heard of Hugh Syme and his work with their albums. i don't know. as far as drumming goes, i'm a fan of what Peart has done with Rush, and his "Professor" solos are stunning, but the issue of re-using and overusing certain beats is still apparent to me.


Have you counted how many Rush songs there are in total that he plays on? 132.

How many songs does he play that ride pattern on? 6. That's less than 5%. After The Body Electric and Between The Wheels on Grace Under Pressure in 1984, he didn't even use it again until about 10 years later.

That hardly seems like he's using it too much. Seems the problem doesn't lie with him, it's with you limiting yourself to the number of Rush songs you listen to, then criticizing his playing.

All three of them would give Hugh ideas as to what they wanted. None of them can paint, so obviously they would have to commission someone else to do it. Most of those album covers are real paintings. I saw the Power Windows painting hanging in the Anthem offices in Toronto. That's where Hugh Syme came in, and of course, Hugh has come up with a lot of the ideas himself because he worked really well with the band and they're always open to anything that works and they feel good about.


Neil is a pioneer, and I absolutely love his playing, but I know he's not the greatest ever. He HATES to repeat himself, so anything he ever played repetitively was because it worked for the song, or it was something he really had fun with. Besides, one way a signature sound develops is to use things that work, and learn how to apply them more than once.

Many people don't feel any heart in his older playing, or his recent playing, but that's not his fault. I feel lots of heart and soul in his playing. His playing is just not for everybody.
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Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:24 am

I just got the new CD last night, and it sounds pretty good-
not too many recycled beats that I could tell.
"ting tata ting" is there, but the more I think about it, maybe I'm making too much of that. Quarter note hi-hats are there too. And straight 16ths.
They're on every album. I guess there are basics that you just can't avoid.

To me, the album feels kinda 'vapor trails' meets 'presto'- ish.
Nothing too revelatory, but generally solid tunes.
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Post Sat May 19, 2007 6:29 pm

Though Neil is my favorite, there are alot of awesome drummers out there these days. I am also a Carter Beauford fan.
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Post Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:12 am

in my opinion not many drummers come close to neils ability,
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Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:39 am

I don't care how good he is. I'm tired of seeing his picture in every drum magazine ever published, and I'm tired of hearing about how good he is. Be yourself, not a copy of Neil Peart.
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Post Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:37 am

one of the the best drummers im going to see him in 2 months
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Post Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:11 pm

neil peart is a very good drummer but he is more a african drummer.
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Post Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:28 pm

que?
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Post Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:45 pm

I believe that Peart opened the door for musical drummers. He's one of my top influences and the main reason why I can carry a beat in 7/8. Neil Peart, You rock, Sir!
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Post Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:42 pm

I've been a Rush fan since the late 70's. I think he's great. I've seen the four times. By his own admission, he's not comfortable being in the "Limelight", hence the song. But even after all these years, his playing is always evolving. As far as the artwork, I think he works with Hugh Syme on the concepts, but doesn't do the actual artwork.