Neil Peart....I know...but.

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Post by budda12ax7 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:13 pm

Ok...RUSH doesn't get a lot of love in these parts, but I loved Neil's lyrics and his drumming. I was really bummed about his passing, he had many years left to create music. My fav Neil lyric is Lakeside Park....I always come back to that song. You will be missed.

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Lakeside Park
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Post by burpgun » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:43 am

I'm with you, dude. I'm a bass player and not one day in my life did I ever want to play like Geddy. Outside of getting a little proggy when I started playing, more out of a let's see what we can do phase than anything else, I personally gravitate toward playing simpler music. But I've always loved the Rush that existed between the late 70s into, I guess, the early 80s. I'm near 50 and the Rush tunes from that era were a constant rock radio presence, and somehow they never got worn out the way a lot of classic stuff did.

With Rush, I always respected their work ethic, that they were trying to make something new and serious, they were always same three guys once Rutsey was gone, and they found a way to make giant gongs, double necks, kimonos, and a lgo with a naked dude standing over a star look cool, at least to teenage me. Over the years, Rush also were a lot of bands, from bluesy rockers to prog, to whatever describes what happened during Moving Pictures, to vaguely new wave. Peart was an especially literate guy and that was a key part of their whole vibe. And I cannot imagine the journey he went though after losing his daughter and wife in short order, that would have broken me. When I read of his passing, I was genuinely sad. I knew he'd retired from drumming for understandable reasons, it was just shocking the cancer happened to him so quickly.

Rush isn't for everyone, but they're up there in my personal pantheon of the greats.

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Post by Larry Mal » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:55 am

I always understood that he was a nice man and cared a lot about his fans and such.
Back in those days, everyone knew that if you were talking about Destiny's Child, you were talking about Beyonce, LaTavia, LeToya, and Larry.

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Post by eggwheat » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:57 am

Neil Peart

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Post by mbene085 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:55 pm

I remembered reading that he was retiring, but I didnt know it was because of a brain tumour.

Rush was never my jam, but as a Canadian there was certainly no escaping their influence. I have a lot of respect for anyone who can make a career out of playing music, let alone someone so talented and innovative.

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Post by jakeisjake » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:14 pm

eggwheat wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:57 am
Neil Peart
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Post by Singlebladepickup » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:17 pm

I loved Neil's Album After the Gold Rush

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Post by budda12ax7 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:20 pm

oh shit...I spelled that wrong....Sorry Neil!

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Post by greens » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:03 pm

This is the first time I've ever seen anything other than boobs described as "pert."

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Post by countertext » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:15 pm

budda12ax7 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:20 pm
oh shit...I spelled that wrong....Sorry Neil!
You can go back and edit the thread title in the original post.

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Post by dc » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:46 pm

mbene085 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:55 pm
I remembered reading that he was retiring, but I didnt know it was because of a brain tumour.

Rush was never my jam, but as a Canadian there was certainly no escaping their influence. I have a lot of respect for anyone who can make a career out of playing music, let alone someone so talented and innovative.

the tumor was discovered sometime after he retired, i believe. he finally left the road because their shows were too physically demanding for his age, and he had developed tendinitis and shoulder problems from the force of his play. he wasn't exactly Charlie Watts behind the kit.

my first response at his passing was flip re: his early flirtation with Rand, but he and his band were pretty singular in the field. what proved to be their final album is excellent, as were many that preceded it.
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Post by somanytoys » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:27 pm

Immense talent, with all 3 of them. Whether you like the band or their music or not, their talent should at least be appreciable.

I’ve been a Rush fan (older Rush, pre-2000s) for most of my life.

As a bass player, the first song that I ever sat down & figured out by ear for myself was Vital Signs, when I was 13 or 14. I had a friend that was a great drummer, and I’d get the parents to wag me & the bass stuff over to his house, and play Rush and other music for hours (this was like about 1982 or 83). Neil’s drumming is amazing to watch being played by someone that can do it well.

His lyrics were great - deep and well constructed. I’m no fan of Ayn Rand, but I didn’t find his lyrics to be the politically laden crap that her writings were.

One of my favorites of his writings is Losing It, from the early/mid-80’s, from the Signals album, or maybe Grace Under Pressure. It’s about different people being really great at different things when they were younger, but are old now and reflecting on it, no longer being able to do it.

Edit: Video with lyrics
https://youtu.be/jEagi9co0Ko
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