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Rheostatics album Whale Music, 1992 - Neil was there.

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 07:51 PM

There are probably not many Rheostatics fans here (Etobicoke, Ontario band), but I "discovered" that Neil was part of their 3rd album.
I have owned and played the CD only occasionally over the years.
It's a fun and very diverse mix of pop, rock, folk and other creative collaborations between musicians.

Well, on a recent road trip with a non-Rush fan friend, I added to our listening selection and at one point we agreed to go nostalgic - how about some Rheostatics?
He did say at one point, thanks for not playing Rush.
Upon return from my trip I looked over the liner notes and never knew that Neil had played on three songs: Rain, Rain, Rain; Palomar; and Guns.

Cool, huh?

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 08:12 PM

Check this out in relation beginning at the 16:50 mark.

Rheostatics member Dave Bidini inducted Rush into the 2010 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Edited by RushFanForever, 05 August 2021 - 08:20 PM.

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 08:16 AM

I saw Alex play with the Rheostatics in May 2019.

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 01:20 PM

Thank you for sharing this. Neil was a busy guy.

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 04:39 PM

Neil was my gateway into the Rheostatics in '92. I found out he played on it so I bought it. Turned out I liked the whole album so I got a few more and liked those too. Good band. Wish I had the chance to see them live.

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