If you’re as fascinated as I am by isolated tracks, you’ll love these examples. First, it’s Rush’s Geddy Lee with what he plays in “YYZ” from Moving Pictures.
Thanks to Open Culture. Go here if you want to hear more four-string greatness from John Paul Jones, John Deacon, Sting and Paul McCartney.
Now here’s Neil Peart with what he plays in “Tom Sawyer” from the same album. If you play drums, you’ll recognize how difficult a song this is to play. Listen for the 32nd note triplets on the double bass drums. Wow.
For a great deconstruction of Peart’s performance, go to Bobby Owinski’s “Big Picture” blog.