Every Rush song that I play is more fun than the last, and this is no exception. I think it's because I'm learning more of the idiosyncrasies of Peart's style, and that of Rush in general.
This song is so dynamic! I absolutely love how it was written, building up with intensity and then cooling off again, a theme repeating itself throughout.
Our family just moved, so this is my new drum studio. It's a barn way off in the backyard, which means I can play at night now without driving my family and neighbors nuts. The barn also has a lofted roof - so I had to do the stick toss! This was on a hot August night, and it was a total blast to play.
Recorded on Gretsch Catalina and Renown maple drums, Pearl 14" x 6.5" Free Floating Maple Snare, Evans EMAD bass drum head Evans EC2 batter drum heads Evans G2 resonant drum heads, Sabian Paragon cymbals (16, 18, 20-inch crashes; 19 China; 22 ride), Paiste hats and 8-inch dark energy splash, Zildjian 16 Medium Crash and 22 swish, DW5000 double pedal, DW3000 two leg hi hat stand Orange County drum throne, Pro Mark 5A sticks, Apex 435 overhead mics, AKG D112 bass drum mic, Shure SM57 mic on snare, Digital Reference mics on toms, M-Audio Profire 2626 interfarce, Logic Express 9, Canon T2i camera.