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#1 Ru5h F@n

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 12:31 AM

Do you recognize this or is it just me? But I noticed after listening to Digital Man, that there were parts of it that sounded like the song, "Walking On The Moon" by The Police. unsure.gif

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 07:46 PM

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 08:09 PM

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 03:22 PM

The  biginning of Between the wheels sounds just like the beginning of Spirits in the material world by the Police.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 04:54 PM

If anyone here plays the drums, can you tell me if the drums to this song are difficult to play?  I'm listening to the remaster of Signals and just noticed the drums in the song. Some fancy playing in parts it sound like to me.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:06 PM

View PostLorraine, on 30 September 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

If anyone here plays the drums, can you tell me if the drums to this song are difficult to play?  I'm listening to the remaster of Signals and just noticed the drums in the song. Some fancy playing in parts it sound like to me.
Drums and bass only here.  What makes this song jam is Geddy's bass playing.  The drums really aren't that complicated, once you get past the intro run.



2:51 is a fun little bit.

Edited by goose, 30 September 2017 - 07:08 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

And yes, Signals is the album where the influence of the Police really comes through, both in rhythms and tone.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:10 PM

Just notice that this thread was from 2005, with only four replies.  

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:15 PM

Now this is tough to play...



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 01:37 AM

I agree it’s the way the drums and the bass work together but Geddys playing is awesome.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:58 AM

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I agree it’s the way the drums and the bass work together but Geddys playing is awesome.
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 01:40 PM

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View PostLorraine, on 30 September 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

If anyone here plays the drums, can you tell me if the drums to this song are difficult to play?  I'm listening to the remaster of Signals and just noticed the drums in the song. Some fancy playing in parts it sound like to me.
Drums and bass only here.  What makes this song jam is Geddy's bass playing.  The drums really aren't that complicated, once you get past the intro run.



2:51 is a fun little bit.

This song could be Neil's best Stewart Copeland impersonation. :madra:

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:52 PM

View Postvaportrailer, on 01 October 2017 - 01:40 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 30 September 2017 - 07:06 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 30 September 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

If anyone here plays the drums, can you tell me if the drums to this song are difficult to play?  I'm listening to the remaster of Signals and just noticed the drums in the song. Some fancy playing in parts it sound like to me.
Drums and bass only here.  What makes this song jam is Geddy's bass playing.  The drums really aren't that complicated, once you get past the intro run.



2:51 is a fun little bit.

This song could be Neil's best Stewart Copeland impersonation. :madra:
Completely.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:44 PM

I don't hear it, but that doesn't mean it isn't there. But, I can't relate on this one.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:52 PM

View PostLorraine, on 30 September 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

If anyone here plays the drums, can you tell me if the drums to this song are difficult to play?  I'm listening to the remaster of Signals and just noticed the drums in the song. Some fancy playing in parts it sound like to me.

I've been playing to Rush music on the drums since 1982.  That opening fill on "Digital Man" is fukking amazing and incredible.  Hard to replicate.


I have said this on here for years.  "Digital Man" is a masterpiece.

Of course you can hear some of The Police in "Signals" and GUP."  The boys were heavily influenced by The Police for those records.

Not sure if I have told this story but why not type it again.  This comes from one of my best buddies who is a professional drummer in the business.

Perhaps it is public knowledge now.

So Stewart Copeland many decades ago went to see RUSH.  Not sure on the year.  I can't remember.
Stevie waited backstage to meet Neil to say hello and talk music.
Neil totally blew him off.

Typical Neil.

He blows off his fans and other drummers.

I believe since then though the two have become friends.

It's common knowledge that Stewart showed up for the last ever afterparty for RUSH at The Forum gig.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:52 PM

"New World Man" is very Police.

More like "New Medicare Man"

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:53 PM

"I Can't Survive 65"

The new hit single by Sammy Hagar featuring Neil Peart on drums.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:23 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 01 October 2017 - 10:52 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 30 September 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

If anyone here plays the drums, can you tell me if the drums to this song are difficult to play?  I'm listening to the remaster of Signals and just noticed the drums in the song. Some fancy playing in parts it sound like to me.

I've been playing to Rush music on the drums since 1982.  That opening fill on "Digital Man" is fukking amazing and incredible.  Hard to replicate.


I have said this on here for years.  "Digital Man" is a masterpiece.

Of course you can hear some of The Police in "Signals" and GUP."  The boys were heavily influenced by The Police for those records.

Not sure if I have told this story but why not type it again.  This comes from one of my best buddies who is a professional drummer in the business.

Perhaps it is public knowledge now.

So Stewart Copeland many decades ago went to see RUSH.  Not sure on the year.  I can't remember.
Stevie waited backstage to meet Neil to say hello and talk music.
Neil totally blew him off.

Typical Neil.

He blows off his fans and other drummers.

I believe since then though the two have become friends.

It's common knowledge that Stewart showed up for the last ever afterparty for RUSH at The Forum gig.

Wait a minute...

Who's Stevie? Your friend?

Or is that a typo for 'Stewie' (Copeland)?

Neil stood up your pal Stevie?

Or did Neil stand up Stewart Copeland then told your pro drummer pal?

All of the above? None of the above?

What the hell's goin' on Earl?!

Neil probably stood up both of them!!!


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:05 AM

View Postgoose, on 30 September 2017 - 07:06 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 30 September 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

If anyone here plays the drums, can you tell me if the drums to this song are difficult to play?  I'm listening to the remaster of Signals and just noticed the drums in the song. Some fancy playing in parts it sound like to me.
Drums and bass only here.  What makes this song jam is Geddy's bass playing.  The drums really aren't that complicated, once you get past the intro run.



2:51 is a fun little bit.
Who needs Alex?  :D

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:36 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 01 October 2017 - 10:52 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 30 September 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

If anyone here plays the drums, can you tell me if the drums to this song are difficult to play?  I'm listening to the remaster of Signals and just noticed the drums in the song. Some fancy playing in parts it sound like to me.

I've been playing to Rush music on the drums since 1982.  That opening fill on "Digital Man" is fukking amazing and incredible.  Hard to replicate.


I have said this on here for years.  "Digital Man" is a masterpiece.

Of course you can hear some of The Police in "Signals" and GUP."  The boys were heavily influenced by The Police for those records.

Not sure if I have told this story but why not type it again.  This comes from one of my best buddies who is a professional drummer in the business.

Perhaps it is public knowledge now.

So Stewart Copeland many decades ago went to see RUSH.  Not sure on the year.  I can't remember.
Stevie waited backstage to meet Neil to say hello and talk music.
Neil totally blew him off.

Typical Neil.

He blows off his fans and other drummers.

I believe since then though the two have become friends.

It's common knowledge that Stewart showed up for the last ever afterparty for RUSH at The Forum gig.

To tell you the truth, I was going to send you a pm to ask this question but thought to search for a Digital Man thread instead.

I heard a few things in the song that made me think that it would be difficult for an inexperienced drummer to replicate.  I was listening to the remastered Signals album when I heard those parts.  I'll see if I can find it on youtube and post it here and point out the parts of the song to you.

You are right that DM is a masterpiece.

Edited by Lorraine, 02 October 2017 - 11:37 AM.





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