Tuesday’s Memes – Neil Peart

Since Neil has recently passed, he deserves to be honored with his own Meme collection. This is not a Rush a collection…it is ALL NEIL!!!  Rest in Peace sir!  You greatness will be remembered ALWAYS!!  Drum roll please….

And here is Neil Peart!

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Neil Peart – Dies at only 67

I had stopped doing memorials for musicians that had died, but this was Neil “fucking” Peart!  The best drummer…EVER!!!

My gateway in to Rush was the album ‘Moving Pictures’ and the song was “Tom Sawyer”.  That sound, that drumming, that everything grabbed my attention and I have been a fan ever since.

Rush…they were one of the best bands I have ever seen live.  I was able to see them back in 1996 and it was a show I won’t ever forget.  There was no opening act and it was all Rush!!  They played “2112” in its entirety which was mind blowing!!  I never saw them again, sadly, which in part is probably due to me thinking that they couldn’t top that show…and you know…they definitely would have been able.

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Neil Peart died from brain cancer after a long battle and when Rush called it quits a few years back, we knew then that it was the last time we would ever see the amazing trio ever play together again.  There would be no reunion and then another farewell tour, we actually believed Rush when they said they were done.

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Tuesday Memes – Rush

Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Memes.  This next one is a classic band that you can’t find anything negative on them.  The memes I found do nothing but celebrate the greatness that is RUSH!!  So sit back and enjoy the Rush Memes!

Geddy!

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Alex!

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My Sunday Song – “Tom Sawyer” by Rush

For My Sunday Song #43, I had to choose one of the best Rush songs of all time…”Tom Sawyer”.  The song is the opening track of their top-selling album, ‘Moving Pictures’.  ‘Moving Pictures’ was my introduction to Rush.  When I first heard “Tom Sawyer” on MTV, I was blown away.

The sound of Geddy Lee’s synthesizer and that drum beat by Neil Peart throughout is spectacular.  And not to be out done, Alec Lifeson’s solo is perfect.  It is one of those songs that is unforgettable and for me is the defining song of Rush.  It was this song and the album ‘Moving Pictures’ that made me a Rush fan.  And one of the best concerts I have even been to was Rush!

All three members of the band were involved in writing the song along with Pye Dubois. Pye Dubois was the lyricist for another Canadian band called Max Webster.  For me that is interesting because one album I got in a box of vinyl from my brother-in-law was Max Webster.  I was completely unfamiliar with them and was going to start listening to it when I discovered the connection with Rush.  Now it really makes me want to check them out.  I really love when bands have these little connections between one another.

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