For me definitely the best I’ve ever seen in concert, for those who’ve never seen him go on YouTube and search his name. Started as a jazz drummer, his technique is simply peerless (Peartless?). Magical musician
Sad fact that a lot of the best bands/musicians for a lot of us are now quite old and are climbing the stairway to heaven. Peart was an incredible drummer....Rush were all highly skilled musicians. Might just pop By-Tor on later 🙁
Really saddened by this. Seen Rush on numerous occasions and always looked forward to his bit. One of the rare drummers who could keep you interested and entertained during a solo. He was also very intelligent and well read which showed in his writing. His clever use of language made him possibly the most literary lyricist in modern music. A great loss. As someone said above our heroes are slowly but surely starting to leave us. I noticed Jimmy Page was 76 the other day. Makes you wonder how much longer the likes of him have got left. RIP Neil. Thanks for the music.
"England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution" George Orwell
They put out a 40th anniversary edition of this and it's mind blowing . Been revisiting a lot of the 80s and early 90s stuff this weekend, much maligned but I love the Presto album
A Farewell to Kings and the follow up Hemispheres are my two favourite Rush albums. Some absolute classics on those, the Cygnus X-1 story, Xanadu, Closer to the Heart, La Villa Strangiato, The Trees (Peart's brilliant political analogy) to name but a few. Dug them out over the weekend. Still sound fresh and not dated at all.