Rhythm Magazine Name Geddy Lee and Neil Peart the Greatest Rhythm Section of All Time

Rhythm Magazine Name Geddy Lee and Neil Peart the Greatest Rhythm Section of All TimeRhythm Magazine Name Geddy Lee and Neil Peart the Greatest Rhythm Section of All Time
The July 2013 issue of the UK's Rhythm Magazine includes a feature on the 25 greatest rhythm sections of all time. The reader's poll placed Rush's rhythm combination of Geddy Lee and Neil Peart at the top of the list. From the issue:
Rock's foremost power trio have been locking in perfectly for 40 years, so it's no surprise you voted Messrs Peart and Lee the Number One rhythm section in huge numbers - almost 50% of the overall vote. With every new Rush album, Lee and Peart again push the envelope of what a power trio - in which the rhythm section often shines brightest - can accomplish in rock. Neil Peart admits that this kind of tightness has taken a bit of time to achieve, though, as he told Rhythm recently. "If there is a little train wreck among the three of us, I can suddenly run on two tracks now. I can be playing what I need to be right, but if one of the guys is half a bar out I can say, 'Okay, if I drop that half-bar we'll all be together again.' Even sometimes if I make an error of execution that throws me off, I can still hear the time and that's 45 years of getting to that stage to be able to do that."
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Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for the news.

Comments

  1. Funny little misprint. They refer to "YYZ" as "XYZ". Ouch.

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  2. Doesn't really matter. They definitely got the winners right.

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  3. I think most of these 'train wrecks' are caused by Alex, going off on some wild tangent or hitting the occasional wrong note. They always recover nicely from these, usually with a few chuckles. Still, a Rush train wreck is better than any other group's best improvisational moments all day long!

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