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    Thought you guys would find this interesting. Rush's first Tom Sawyer performance. Different lyrics and drumming.

    Listen to Neil's drumming at 3:36. Probably the only Neil Peart mistake I've ever heard, very cool! The tempo is wonky too. Alex's solo half way through the song is interesting.

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    nice blast from the past. The recording still sounds exceptional.
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    Wow is all I can say. Loved hearing this. It's amazing how songs evolve over time.

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    I just noticed Geddy says mean mean pride instead of mean mean stride first. In the recording, it's the other way around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texdrumr View Post
    Wow is all I can say. Loved hearing this. It's amazing how songs evolve over time.
    +1. The song has come a long way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyByNight View Post
    Listen to Neil's drumming at 3:36. Probably the only Neil Peart mistake I've ever heard, very cool! The tempo is wonky too.
    Oh, my !
    He got distracted for a few seconds.
    Likely confirmation on just how new that song was that night.
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    I think there's a different drummer-the original, not NP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slinglander View Post
    I think there's a different drummer-the original, not NP?
    John Rutsey was the original drummer. He left RUSH due to health problems.
    Stolen from EddieV:
    Boom, ching, boom boom ching, fuggadugga fuggadugga fuggadugga crash. Rinse, Repeat ad-nauseum.

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    Neil was all over the place with tempo. We all have bad performances from time to time...even Neil

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    WOW....It always amazes me at how a good studio can make you sound so much better than you really are. Don't get me wrong I know this is not the norm for these guys and they are all really great players but in the same vain what you hear on the album is not the norm either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slinglander View Post
    I think there's a different drummer-the original, not NP?
    Rutsey left the band in '74. Tom Sawyer was released in 1981
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyByNight View Post
    Rutsey left the band in '74. Tom Sawyer was released in 1981
    It was definitely Neil. We all have bad days.
    Stolen from EddieV:
    Boom, ching, boom boom ching, fuggadugga fuggadugga fuggadugga crash. Rinse, Repeat ad-nauseum.

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    Come on Mark. You steal copy. Just look at your signature.
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    Nothing says 'tough' like a drummer with ducklings on his drums. Ha!

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    Yeah I've heard some recordings and some nights I look back and say what was going on... why is my tempo so off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markadiddle View Post
    It was definitely Neil. We all have bad days.
    I can tell it's Neil just by the way he plays. The hi hat beat at the beginning is very distinct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyByNight View Post
    I can tell it's Neil just by the way he plays. The hi hat beat at the beginning is very distinct.
    Oh most definitely. Rutsey sounded completely different. Neil seems a bit more technical in his drumming style.
    Stolen from EddieV:
    Boom, ching, boom boom ching, fuggadugga fuggadugga fuggadugga crash. Rinse, Repeat ad-nauseum.

    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    Come on Mark. You steal copy. Just look at your signature.
    Quote Originally Posted by Texdrumr View Post
    Nothing says 'tough' like a drummer with ducklings on his drums. Ha!

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    But like all good drummers he pulled it together and got back in the groove. Thanks for posting this.
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    That was really fun to listen to. I wonder how long it took them to get the song to totally gel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -bongos- View Post
    That was really fun to listen to. I wonder how long it took them to get the song to totally gel.
    And why did they play out before it "gelled?"
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