barry123 Posted February 27, 2016 Share Posted February 27, 2016 (edited) Around 1984, my sister, seeing that I wished I could play drums (seeing that I was beginning to master "three's company"), had me listen to "tom sawyer" on the radio. I couldn't believe somebody could remember all the moves and hits necessary to play that song all the way through. When I went to the record store to find out what album it was on, they were all out of 'Moving Pictures', but had 'Exit Stage Left'. That was my introduction to Rush and for the next 3 years I wore that tape out learning every song. For my 15th birthday she bought me 'Power Windows' and 'Grace Under Pressure', which I initially disliked due to the major change from the ESL sound. But you know what repeated listenings do for dedicated fans :) I've noticed a change in the sound of the snare drum during Peart's YYZ solo from ESL. Between time-codes 4:27 and 4:56, the snare has nearly no echo and has the characteristic slightly higher-pitched or 'tight' sound that it does in the very beginning of the solo. But starting at 4:56, the snare has a deeper tone and more echo. Is this solo really just a montage of different solos recorded on different nights? One of the biggest disappointments in my life was around 1987, when I rented the ESL videotape, expecting to see this drum solo, and found out it wasn't there, and the video was quite different from the album. Peart's solo is a staple of live Rush, difficult to believe they'd rather scrap the footage than release it, especially since the bootleg 1983 videos which show him playing virtually the same solo are great. Edited February 27, 2016 by barry123 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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