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RIP Neil Peart
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RUSH drummer Neil Peart lost a 3 year battle with brain cancer today. He was 67. He was also my pick for all time greatest rock drummer. Although my view might be jaded, RUSH is my favorite band by a large margin.
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May he rest in peace.

One of the best to ever play the drums. Rock On
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Neil was one of the all time greats and Rush one of my favs as well.

Rest easy Neil.
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Awesome drummer in a unique band. Rest in Peace
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Neil Peart was amazing. I saw them in concert about 20 years ago and I had seats that were on the side of the stage. Dude had a box of drum sticks and he was constantly flipping the ones he was using and throwing them in the audience, dude would grab another and never miss a beat.

Also his drum set was amazing.

RIP
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A friend pointed this out to me recently about the ending of 2112.

Attention all planets of the Solar Federation
Attention all planets of the Solar Federation
Attention all planets of the Solar Federation
We have assumed control
We have assumed control
We have assumed control
7 words said 3 times = 21
4 words said 3 times = 12

A band is only as good as their drummer.

Thank you for all of the great music and lyrics

Rest In Peace
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Spirit Of The Radio is one of the best lyrically written songs of all-time. Neil wrote some really great lyrics along with being the epitome of a progressive rock drummer. Such a talented man.

"The Spirit Of Radio"

Begin the day with a friendly voice
A companion unobtrusive
Plays that song that's so elusive
And the magic music makes your morning mood

Off on your way, hit the open road
There is magic at your fingers
For the Spirit ever lingers
Undemanding contact in your happy solitude

[Chorus:]
Invisible airwaves crackle with life
Bright antennae bristle with the energy
Emotional feedback on timeless wavelength
Bearing a gift beyond price, almost free

All this machinery making modern music
Can still be open-hearted
Not so coldly charted
It's really just a question of your honesty, yeah
Your honesty
One likes to believe in the freedom of music
But glittering prizes and endless compromises
Shatter the illusion of integrity

[Chorus]

For the words of the profits were written on the studio wall
Concert hall
And echoes with the sound of salesmen...of salesmen...of salesmen.
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Now THIS is how you do a tribute to one of the greatest percussionists to ever grace the planet. No drums, quick piece of Limelight on keyboards and vocals


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Yes, I was really sad to hear about it too. I like Rush so much that if I ever get married I want to play their songs at my wedding. Entre Nous is a great wedding song for one.
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Sad loss.

Quite probably the best drummer of all time (ANY GENRE) as far as technical skill.
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(01-12-2020, 10:29 AM)WiregrassBenGal Wrote: Yes, I was really sad to hear about it too. I like Rush so much that if I ever get married I want to play their songs at my wedding. Entre Nous is a great wedding song for one.

Huh? It is? lol

Maybe the intro for when people are introduced, but I'd hardly call Entre Nous a song to either dance to or to first dance to...

Anyways, I'll do my best to keep this short.

Due to the CRTC regulation that 35% of content played on radios must be Canadian (in addition to my iPods and CD Players), I have hear Rush probably the 3rd-5th most of any musical act in my life. For a very long time, they were my second favourite band, but I really couldn't get into the post-Hold Your Fire albums, as Rush was (for me), a wonderful blend of electronics, vrituoso musicianship and easily the most complex-writing, post Who, than any other act I've heard in popular, non-specialised music of the main Rock genre. After that album, they simplified their sound and Neil went off in a different direction, writing-wise (which is still brilliant, but absolutely not my cup of tea).

That and a shit-ton of people around my age, my age or younger, became Rush fans overnight and couldn't name any song other than Limelight, Tom Sawyer or YYZ (thank Guitar Hero for this, I'd think). That pissed me off to death and even though the Who is my favourite musical act ever, no amount of Johnny Come Latelys will EVER cause me to not love them.

But I still love and appreciate the shit out of Hold Your Fire and before and those are all classic, Rock albums, let alone classic Canadian albums.

Neil Peart is the greatest rock/modern music drummer ever. Period. I'll fight you on that.

Nobody wrote lyrics like he did and nobody played the 50 billion pieces of percussion like he did either. I saw him live and he is without a doubt, the best drummer I've ever seen, between the energy, rhythm, stamina and just how he could perform such intricate beats on a whim, the man was one of civilizations most-unique and talented, talents.

This isn't even touching upon how he was as a human being; a wonderful, vibrant soul that in spite of his talents and success, had so many hardships and (negative) life-altering events, hell, he didn't even live a modern-day long life (67 isn't too old anymore).

The world (and the music world) is a sadder place without him here; I only hope wherever he is, he's enjoying being reunited with his first daughter and first (common-law) wife and he's no longer in any pain.

All the best.
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(01-12-2020, 10:54 PM)Truck_1_0_1_ Wrote: Huh? It is? lol

Maybe the intro for when people are introduced, but I'd hardly call Entre Nous a song to either dance to or to first dance to...

Anyways, I'll do my best to keep this short.

Due to the CRTC regulation that 35% of content played on radios must be Canadian (in addition to my iPods and CD Players), I have hear Rush probably the 3rd-5th most of any musical act in my life. For a very long time, they were my second favourite band, but I really couldn't get into the post-Hold Your Fire albums, as Rush was (for me), a wonderful blend of electronics, vrituoso musicianship and easily the most complex-writing, post Who, than any other act I've heard in popular, non-specialised music of the main Rock genre. After that album, they simplified their sound and Neil went off in a different direction, writing-wise (which is still brilliant, but absolutely not my cup of tea).

That and a shit-ton of people around my age, my age or younger, became Rush fans overnight and couldn't name any song other than Limelight, Tom Sawyer or YYZ (thank Guitar Hero for this, I'd think). That pissed me off to death and even though the Who is my favourite musical act ever, no amount of Johnny Come Latelys will EVER cause me to not love them.

But I still love and appreciate the shit out of Hold Your Fire and before and those are all classic, Rock albums, let alone classic Canadian albums.

Neil Peart is the greatest rock/modern music drummer ever. Period. I'll fight you on that.

Nobody wrote lyrics like he did and nobody played the 50 billion pieces of percussion like he did either. I saw him live and he is without a doubt, the best drummer I've ever seen, between the energy, rhythm, stamina and just how he could perform such intricate beats on a whim, the man was one of civilizations most-unique and talented, talents.

This isn't even touching upon how he was as a human being; a wonderful, vibrant soul that in spite of his talents and success, had so many hardships and (negative) life-altering events, hell, he didn't even live a modern-day long life (67 isn't too old anymore).

The world (and the music world) is a sadder place without him here; I only hope wherever he is, he's enjoying being reunited with his first daughter and first (common-law) wife and he's no longer in any pain.

All the best.
Hi. Well, thanks for putting up such a good post. I guess I should have specified that I would have Entre Nous played in the reception, possibly with a screen showing lyrics or something. For the aisle and the first dance I would remain traditional. The satellite channel I listen to, Deep Tracks, has been wall-to-walling Rush music for at least a couple of days now. They seem to be focused on their earlier stuff, so far. My favorite albums are Permanent Waves and Presto.
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(01-13-2020, 03:18 PM)WiregrassBenGal Wrote: Hi. Well, thanks for putting up such a good post. I guess I should have specified that I would have Entre Nous played in the reception, possibly with a screen showing lyrics or something. For the aisle and the first dance I would remain traditional. The satellite channel I listen to, Deep Tracks, has been wall-to-walling Rush music for at least a couple of days now. They seem to be focused on their earlier stuff, so far. My favorite albums are Permanent Waves and Presto.

Gotcha!

And I LOVE the middle albums (MP-Hold Your Fire), though I don't have a single favourite album.

Also really like their first album.
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OK when did they start pronouncing his name like "steer". Maybe that's how it's pronounced, but not one of these DJs ever pronounced it that way before.
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It is pronounced, "Pee-eart." or so.

Us Canadians always get it right Wink
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(01-14-2020, 11:14 AM)Truck_1_0_1_ Wrote: It is pronounced, "Pee-eart." or so.

Us Canadians always get it right Wink

I don't dispute how it's actually pronounced just all of these people that pronounced it like a shampoo all of a sudden changing their pronunciation and pretending that's how they always pronounced it.  
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If you are a big Rush fan, Deep Tracks on XM seem to be doing all Rush.
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