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RIP Neil Peart

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Junkie, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I never realized or appreciated that even with all the theatrics, killer fills and expansive drum kits, - his drumming was always squarely based on the snare. Though his work with the bass drum was phenomenal as well.
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  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    His work on the Rich tribute albums is great:

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  3. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    That's the one thing that always stood out with me. His concert kits were massive. Nothing was ever rushed. Incredibly talented.
  4. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Celebrity deaths never bother me much, as I...well...can’t pretend a stranger is a long awaited friend, but this one has me in my feels a little bit.

    I introduced Peart and Rush to my daughter as we drove home from her basketball game last night. She was impressed with his solos and downloaded several albums, which will tick off her mother.

    One loss, two wins.
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  5. OscarMadison

    OscarMadison Well-Known Member

    Well, damn.
  6. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    “It’s about being your own hero,” he told Rolling Stone in 2015. “I set out to never betray the values that 16-year-old had, to never sell out, to never bow to the man. A compromise is what I can never accept.”
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  7. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Best drum solo I ever saw. Christmas 1989, Maple Leaf Gardens. Tragically Hip opened for them.
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  8. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    ...and it wasn't for show. He used every piece of it, and flawlessly.
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  9. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Those 7 and 8 count rolls......just goosebumps.
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  10. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    It was ALL good.

    What, IMO, set him apart from the others was understanding the role of a percussionist, not merely a drummer. Listen to "The Spirit of Radio" .... the glockenspiel. The "plywood" in "YYZ" ... the tubular bells on "Xanadu" and "Closer to the Heart."

    He was nicknamed "The Professor" for good reason.
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  12. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Really sad. There will be some flamadiddles on my steering wheel this afternoon. RIP.
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