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June 9, 2011 11:18 AM   Subscribe

30 years later, Neil Peart breathlessly recounts, track by track, the making of Rush's seminal album Moving Pictures.
posted by Eideteker (29 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
He knows changes aren't permanent.
posted by clavdivs at 11:25 AM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


F that I want to here about 2112.
posted by spicynuts at 11:25 AM on June 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


whenever i hear neil peart's name all i can think about is chester blowing lines of cheeto dust and nick andopolis getting his mind blown by gene krupa
posted by nathancaswell at 11:25 AM on June 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


The more I listen to US interviewers - specifically Terry Gross and the abominable Piers Morgan - the more I love Strombo. I mean, really, who else could possibly give this interview?
posted by GuyZero at 11:26 AM on June 9, 2011


Is this video region-blocked? Fuck you CBC. I paid you enough goddamn taxes in my life to watch your fucking online videos from Mars. It's not like you syndicate Strombo in the US.
posted by GuyZero at 11:28 AM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


He knows changes aren't permanent.

But some waves are! Going to see a date for this tour for a second time a week from Saturday, can't wait!
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 11:36 AM on June 9, 2011


Guy, I had no problem watching this in the States (New York, to be exact). Maybe because we share a border with Canadia?

If it's region-blocked, I apologize, people.

I just love the enthusiasm from the guy who, well, hates or at least seldom gives interviews.
posted by Eideteker at 11:41 AM on June 9, 2011


Damn now I'm going to have "Limelight" running through my head all day long.
posted by blucevalo at 11:42 AM on June 9, 2011


Now I'm gonna be playing air drums on my keyboard all afternoon.

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posted by not_on_display at 11:44 AM on June 9, 2011


A few minutes in, I started imagining his words like notes he was playing, and the interview became another overstated, ultra-busy Neil Peart drum solo.
posted by klausman at 11:50 AM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


GuyZero -

Looks like you're outside the gilded cage
posted by humboldt32 at 11:53 AM on June 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


[Obligatory Ayn Rand snark.]
posted by ZenMasterThis at 11:53 AM on June 9, 2011


I don't care for Rush's music particularly, but I really the guys a lot.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 11:54 AM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Heh! Nice page title.

Speaking of prattle, the Professor never used to give interviews, but he seems to have changed his policy lately, and he turns out to be quite a chatterbox. Thanks for the link, will watch it later.
posted by dust of the stars at 11:56 AM on June 9, 2011


You think he's a chatterbox in interviews then you should check out his blog. He writes a freakin novel for every entry.
posted by spicynuts at 12:03 PM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


He's on Letterman tonight - the finale of Drum Solo Week.
posted by davebush at 12:04 PM on June 9, 2011


Love this. He's one smart fuckin' hoser.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 12:34 PM on June 9, 2011


F that I want to here about 2112

Knock yourself out
posted by davebush at 12:42 PM on June 9, 2011


It makes me so happy that he pronounced "barchetta" correctly.
posted by The World Famous at 12:56 PM on June 9, 2011


According to Wikipedia, Rush's "YYZ" was nominated for a Best Rock Instrumental Grammy, but lost out to the Police's unfortunately-titled "Behind My Camel."
posted by tapesonthefloor at 1:16 PM on June 9, 2011


@GuyZero - Probably Jian Ghomeshi.
posted by Old Man Wilson at 1:17 PM on June 9, 2011


I was holding back by not declaring my man-love for Ghomeshi and Strombo all at once. They're seriously the best interviewers on the air today.
posted by GuyZero at 1:19 PM on June 9, 2011


Sometimes I think I only visit Metafilter for the monthly Rush post.
posted by DanCall at 1:58 PM on June 9, 2011


Man, that guy can talk!
posted by bwg at 4:02 PM on June 9, 2011


If anyone in this thread is a Rush fan and hasn't yet seen Beyond The Lighted Stage, do whatever you have to do to see it.

Hell, if you're reading this thread and you're NOT a Rush fan, watch Beyond The Lighted Stage. It just might convert you.

One of the best rock band career-summarizing documentaries I've ever seen. EVER.

Oh, well, heck. It looks like the nearly whole thing is up on YouTube. Parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [sadly blocked in some countries].

Bonus documentary: Classic Albums: 2112 & Moving Pictures. Parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9.

Also possibly of interest: Neal's drums from Tom Sawyer isolated and brought to the fore. (Sidebar links to a lot of other isolated Rush instrument tracks)
posted by hippybear at 5:20 PM on June 9, 2011 [5 favorites]


How do you say "30 years? It's been 30 frickin' years?" in 7/8 time?
posted by notyou at 6:33 PM on June 9, 2011


"Behind My Camel" is probably the worst Police track ever. At least "The Other Way Of Stopping" would be a good backing for a surf shop commercial.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:41 PM on June 9, 2011


He talks the way he drums!
posted by Scoo at 8:37 AM on June 10, 2011


"Behind My Camel" is probably the worst Police track ever.

Demonstrably false... behold "Mother" from Synchronicity...

I bought the Police's 'Message in a Box' box set when it was new (18 years ago) and have heard every track dozens of times... except "Mother". Heard it once and that was once too many.

Seriously, if there was some super laser lobotomy that could excise that one song from my memory, I would do it.
posted by rodeoclown at 9:06 PM on June 12, 2011


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