Neil Peart was undoubtedly a musician who changed the course of drumming in rock. With amazing albums made with Rush, the Canadian musician has shown all his talent that you can now hear in his amazing isolated drums on “YYZ”.
Hear Neil Peart isolated drums on Rush’s “YYZ”:
“YYZ” is from Rush’s 1981 album Moving Pictures. It is one of the band’s most popular pieces and a staple of the band’s live performances.
The live album Exit…Stage Left (1981) and the concert video recording A Show of Hands (1989) both include versions in which Peart incorporates a drum solo; as an interlude on the former, and as a segue out of the piece on the latter.
YYZ is the IATA airport identification code of Toronto Pearson International Airport, near Rush’s hometown.
Born in the Canadian city of Hamilton, Peart initially entered the music universe while studying piano. But he never showed much appreciation for the instrument. When he was fourteen, his parents presented him with a drum kit. Peart participated in some groups in his teens. But his life changed – and rock’s trajectory – in 1975, when he joined bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush.