More Isolated Track Fun from Rush

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.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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