Mystic Rhythms: Rush's Neil Peart On The First Rock Drummer
Throughout this week, NPR Music "Morning Edition" is talking about drums and drummers. Today, their focus is Neil Peart and his "...early fascination with Gene Krupa and the demanding requirements of his playing..."
From the interview:When Rush's Neil Peart listens to "My Generation" by The Who, he doesn't hear the lyric or the harmony. His mind is focused on a single thing: the drums.You can check out the entire interview at this LINK.
"I was driving down the length of California the other day with classic rock on and they played 'My Generation,'" Peart says. "I just kind of tuned into the Keith Moon snare sound and his figures and all that. Of course, I know every beat of it."
At 62, Peart has lived through and listened to a substantial slice of the history of modern drumming. He says he first wanted to become a drummer when he saw The Gene Krupa Story.
Thanks to reader Donovan Duguay for the link.