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Did Neil Peart ever march

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I always wondered about that, since Pert has a really distinctive, assertive, articulated style that sounds drum corps influenced ... But his style also sounded like late '70s/'80s corps style in the early '70s.

Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater also has a signature sound very much like Perts (the Dream Theater boys were all hugely influenced by Rush and they make no bones about it.) Portnoy never marched either.

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This is an old thread but I am just reading it so...

Neil never marched...and if you listen close with a good drum corps drummers ear...he does not posess that distinct attribute that comes from a drum corps drummer moving to mainstream. However a great drummer...

One who DID march, however, is Billy Cobham. And listening closely to him he totally posesses that distinct sound one would have coming from a drum corps background. I am not exactly sure which corps Billy played in but I want to say NY Skyliners....does anyone know for sure?...All I know for sure is he DEFINATELY marched!

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One who DID march, however, is Billy Cobham. And listening closely to him he totally posesses that distinct sound one would have coming from a drum corps background. I am not exactly sure which corps Billy played in but I want to say NY Skyliners....does anyone know for sure?...All I know for sure is he DEFINATELY marched!

St. Catherine's Queensmen.

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He, Geddy, Alex and untold numbers of fans should march on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and demand an explanation about why Rush is not yet in the Hall of Fame! I mean, it's great that Blondie, Parliament-Funkadelic, Run-D.M.C. and The Clash, among others, are recognized there for their contributions to rock and roll....but why this trio continues to be excluded is beyond me.

Rant off!

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Sunrises too I believe. Steve Gadd marched with the Rochester Cursaders as well

St. Catherine's Queensmen.

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Steve Gadd marched with the Rochester Crusaders as well.

The old original Drum Corps World of the 1950s/1960s even pretty much said that "little" Stevie Gadd (he was only 11 or 12 years-old at the time) would someday be a star in the world of drumming.

Another famed drummer who has a drum corps background is Hal Blaine (member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame), probably the most prolific drummer in pop music history. Hal told me he marched with a Catholic church corps in Connecticut growing up. He actually played on so many famous recordings it's amazing. He played on 6 consecutive Grammy Award record of the year winners in the 1960s.....A Taste Of Honey, Strangers In The Night, Up Up & Away, Mrs. Robinson, Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In and Bridge Over Troubled Water.

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.....I think he marched in the Sunnyvale Sparks:

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And why doesn't anyone seem to dress as Santa for Halloween?

I have... :thumbup:

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He, Geddy, Alex and untold numbers of fans should march on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and demand an explanation about why Rush is not yet in the Hall of Fame! I mean, it's great that Blondie, Parliament-Funkadelic, Run-D.M.C. and The Clash, among others, are recognized there for their contributions to rock and roll....but why this trio continues to be excluded is beyond me.

Rant off!

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Will be off to Vegas in August to see 'em live. :thumbup:

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The corps that would have been possible were...

Chessmen from St Catherines, Conqueror from Hamilton, Grantham Police Boys, or TORONTO Optimists, Guelph Opti-Knights, York Lions, Flying Dutchmen, Cardinals and of course....THE BLOUSEMEN.

Neil Peart marched Blousemen, thats it!

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