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Neil's wife was taken by cancer, then a few month's later his daughter senselessly killed by impaired DUI driver.
Got it reversed TM. Daughter went first at 19.
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To have enjoyed the success that they did, being counter cultural to the rock world, each man had to be exceptional with his skills. You simply cannot hide in the open field of a three man band.
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To have enjoyed the success that they did, being counter cultural to the rock world, each man had to be exceptional with his skills. You simply cannot hide in the open field of a three man band.
I've seen them live 4 times and they seriously never made a mistake, it was unbelievable.

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Neil's wife was taken by cancer, then a few month's later his daughter senselessly killed by impaired DUI driver.
Got it reversed TM. Daughter went first at 19.
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Yes. And rumor is the wifi headphones-mic he wore for years contributed to his brain g-blastoma.
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Well, you guys got my curiosity up, as I had never heard of'em.

So! I looked up their greatest hits songs on YouTube.

No offense, but no thanks.

Now, where did I put that merle haggard cd?

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Thanks for the thoughtful and thorough reply. Yes. Superb. My listening of the examples is that he and the bassist did a great job of laying down great grooves and pushing the momentum of each song. It's like the guitarists and other musicians could have played anything and it still would have been good. That's what makes a great drummer, and also bassist.

They must have been in their hey day back when I was traveling a lot and not paying attention to music.

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Well, you guys got my curiosity up, as I had never heard of'em.

So! I looked up their greatest hits songs on YouTube.

No offense, but no thanks.

Now, where did I put that merle haggard cd?
No surprise. For a long time drummers were not allowed in "proper" country bands.

Here's a bit of history I copied and pasted..
If you think today's country music is controversial, take another look at 1944. Nowadays we ask whether the squeaky clean pop production, loud guitars and drum tracks constitute country music. Back then, they didn't even think regular drums constituted country music. Not until Bob Wills' drummer Monte Mountjoy rolled out his drum set onto the Grand Ole Opry stage at the last minute. The Opry had tons of rules, including no drums. Drums ain't country, you see. Well, they certainly were to Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Ignoring the "no drums" policy, Wills allowed Mountjoy to wheel out his drum set at the last minute for what many argue is the first-ever use of drums at the Opry. And there was no looking back from there. (The video is from a performance of "San Antonio Rose" only two months before the Opry appearance).

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My dad learned to play the fiddle by mimicking Bob Wills records.

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Neil's wife was taken by cancer then a few months later, his daughter senselessly killed by an impaired DUI driver.
My God! It's a testament to his inner strength that he just didn't end it all after the passing of his daughter. How can a man lose so much of his life and keep on living? Truly a better man than me...
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Doublebass,

Thanks for the thoughtful and thorough reply. Yes. Superb. My listening of the examples is that he and the bassist did a great job of laying down great grooves and pushing the momentum of each song. It's like the guitarists and other musicians could have played anything and it still would have been good. That's what makes a great drummer, and also bassist.

They must have been in their hey day back when I was traveling a lot and not paying attention to music.

Yes, he and the bassist were so tight that I think even I could've played guitar with them and it would've sounded good (I'm horrible at guitar). The bassist was big into Chris Squire from Yes so they have similar tone (Rickenbacker 4001 bass with Rotosound strings back in those days).



Interesting nerdy side note about the Rush song YYZ. The title and drum intro rhythm are based on the Morse Code letters YYZ which was the call sign for Toronto International Airport (Rush is from Canada). Neil Peart would hear that call sign in Morse Code whenever they flew into that airport and the rhythm of it stuck with him so he wrote an instrumental based on it. The Morse Code for it is -.-- -.-- --..

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