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Old 01-10-2020, 01:17 PM   #1
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A true percussionist virtuoso passed away

Neal Peart from Rush passed from brain cancer. RIP man, you made a LOT of people want to take up the drum kit.
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Old 01-10-2020, 01:25 PM   #2
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OMG no! One of the greats and a major innovator and influencer. Will be sorely missed
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Old 01-10-2020, 01:45 PM   #3
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Yeah, hits home in a number of ways.

RIP Neal...I'm still listening.

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I am not a fan of RUSH - let me start there. Geddy lee - his voice sounds like his balls are in a mouse trap.
But the instrumentals - and the drums most of all - were amazing.
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Three virtuosos formed the greatest power trio we’ve ever had. Neil was the heartbeat. RIP Professor.
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my daughter is beside herself. I remember people crying when elvis died, the beatles broke up, john lennon died, so on.

My kid did when george harrison died, and she's really unhappy about this. Rush has been a huge part of her life since she was a child. She has the damned poster hanging in her bedroom now, and she's almost 35
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Three virtuosos formed the greatest power trio we’ve ever had. Neil was the heartbeat. RIP Professor.
I could not agree more.
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I am not a fan of RUSH - let me start there. Geddy lee - his voice sounds like his balls are in a mouse trap.
But the instrumentals - and the drums most of all - were amazing.
Ahhh the parroting of the mid-70's Rolling Stones review rears its head. If thats how you remember his voice, then you listened to maybe their first 3 albums, and really should expand your listening of them a bit.

Their final studio album - Clockwork Angels was listed in the top 5 rock albums this decade. Give it a listen and you will find that they became much more refined since Working Man and Fly by Night which were the impuetus for the "his voice is weird" reviews.
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I think that either grace under pressure or hold your fire might be good places to start, maybe. I can't really remember them well.

So many of their songs had an absolutely visceral effect on me. Time stand still, I have to turn it off because it breaks my heart.
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