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#41 Andrush

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:08 PM

Some commentary from our replacement drummer :lol:

 

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#42 chemistry1973

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:22 PM

I wonder- what song eptimomizes Mike Portnoy’s skills the best? What is his most mind blowing performance?

What is his Ticket to Ride, In the Air Tonight, Tom Sawyer, or Hot For Teacher?

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:54 PM

I wonder- what song eptimomizes Mike Portnoy’s skills the best? What is his most mind blowing performance?

 

Good question.  I feel drumming wise he is the equivalent of Niko McBrain in terms of the kind of music he is known for playing.  I find him equal parts Lars Ulrich and Neil Peart in terms of influence but he sort of loses the swinging aspects of Lars.  He's basically a second-rate Niko with more drums.  The fact that he lives supergroup to supergroup these days puts him in the crosshairs of any sort of supergroup Geddy or Alex would be in.



#44 Rick N Backer

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:57 PM

I wonder- what song eptimomizes Mike Portnoy’s skills the best? What is his most mind blowing performance?

 

Any of his work on the Transatlantic albums.  Love that stuff...



#45 chemistry1973

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 04:02 PM

But is he just good hype man?

He certainly is a skilled player. And I dig the new Sons of Apollo record. But there isn’t anything I can think of where his playing really grabs my attention. I can think of a handful of Porcupine Tree songs immediately - where Gavin Harrison does something I hadn’t really heard before.

And of course Peart has a dozen songs that are seriously emblematic and incredible.

Lars and Nico might not have the same skills (and Nico really is a fine drummer In his own right), but they were both part of some incredible songs.

I’d like to hear something by Dream Theater that’s as cool as Where Eagles Dare or Wasted Years.


I guess I’m saying that Portnoy gets a little too much credit.

#46 Slim

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

selfish bastards all....

 

Almost a Smiths lyric.



#47 baldiepete

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:49 PM

Rush appreciation in The Guardian.

https://www.theguard...MP=share_btn_fb

Now they are gone, and how perfect it is that they have gone so quietly and gracefully: no rows, no deaths, no crisis. Just three friends doing what they want to do, the best way they know how



#48 AnalogKid

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:19 PM

Rush appreciation in The Guardian.

https://www.theguard...MP=share_btn_fb
 

Ya, Alex's quote is spreading like wildfire through the media - just Google Rush news. Is this now the Rush Nostalgia Board?



#49 nickslikk2112

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:50 PM

 Is this now the Rush Nostalgia Board?

It always has been hasn't it?

 

Remember Kiddies: Old Rush Good, New Rush Bad, Now Rush Dead  :)


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#50 Three Eyes

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:13 PM

Obviously, these were Alex's camel-toe years.

 

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Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


#51 AnalogKid

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:27 AM

Obviously, these were Alex's camel-toe years.

 

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And all their eyes are either lack of sleep or a pre-photo session joint.



#52 EZrhythm

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:10 AM

 Geddy I'm sure we will hear something from eventually.

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#53 EZrhythm

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:13 AM

And all their eyes are either lack of sleep or a pre-photo session joint.

I want to know what Neil's shirt says. I rarely see him wearing shirts with words.



#54 EZrhythm

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:34 AM

I wonder- what song eptimomizes Mike Portnoy’s skills the best? What is his most mind blowing performance?

What is his Ticket to Ride, In the Air Tonight, Tom Sawyer, or Hot For Teacher?

For me- No song. But I do really like what he did on Jacob's Ladder on the Working Man tribute compilation. Some might say he over drums the one section but when your rockin it LOUD down the boulevard it feels good.


 

 

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Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' cover is EPIC!



#55 jeffro

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 04:02 PM


I guess I’m saying that Portnoy gets a little too much credit.

 

He probably does but hypothetically if he were to team up with Alex and Geddy, I think it would be fine. He doesn't have to be Peart. I'd be more concerned with letting Alex write lyrics.  :blink:


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

I want to know what Neil's shirt says. I rarely see him wearing shirts with words.

 

"I hate fans" probably


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:03 PM

Ya, Alex's quote is spreading like wildfire through the media - just Google Rush news. Is this now the Rush Nostalgia Board?

 

The question for me is, does Alex speak for all three of them? Is this the "official" retirement pronouncement we've all been dreading? If it is not, and it's just Alex being Alex, does Geddy come forward and say anything, either confirming or denying, or being noncommital? I wonder if silence implies that Alex is correct? I don't think any of us expect Peart to publicly say anything, one way or the other.


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#58 Lemony Cake

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 06:01 PM

I want to know what Neil's shirt says. I rarely see him wearing shirts with words.

 

It's hard to say for sure, but it looks like "Gates Barbeque"



#59 chemistry1973

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 06:13 PM

That fly by night shirt looks killer.

#60 AnalogKid

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:27 PM

The question for me is, does Alex speak for all three of them? Is this the "official" retirement pronouncement we've all been dreading? If it is not, and it's just Alex being Alex, does Geddy come forward and say anything, either confirming or denying, or being noncommital? I wonder if silence implies that Alex is correct? I don't think any of us expect Peart to publicly say anything, one way or the other.

 

No official announcement and, as Rush Is A Band mentioned today, Alex and Geddy's comments about Rush's future have always been opened-ended. For example, "We're basically done," not "We are done" - there's still wiggle room there. Although, Neil did blatantly say he's retired and even reiterated this when he said his daughter called him a "retired drummer." If Neil is truly retired from drumming and Geddy and Alex said there's no Rush without Neil, it's seems definitive to me, but I would gladly like to be proven wrong!

 

http://www.rushisaba...ndom-Rush-stuff

 

The common theme here is that both Geddy and Alex are always very tentative when speaking about the band's future. It's readily apparent that neither of them want to say anything definitive, instead opting to leave some room for ambiguity judging by the language they use; Geddy says "highly unlikely" instead of "never happening", and Alex says "basically done" instead of "definitely done/over". Neither of them are ready to say the band has officially broken up, and may never end up being ready to say that - that's just not how they operate. But at the same time, you can also tell that they've begun to move on and accept the reality of the situation.






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