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Old 06-06-2014, 12:11 AM   #1
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Neil Peart

So I recently watched a documentary on RUSH and learned that in the earlier part of their career Neil Peart began to write all the lyrics for most of the songs. Peart is widely regarded as the greatest drummer of all time but I feel like he needs way more credit for his writings. As a lyricist, his work was so sophisticated descriptive, and vivid! The stories he was able to tell and pictures he was able to paint in at least my imagination was unreal and I feel like this goes unrecognized. Going through there lyrics in albums like Hemispheres and permanent waves were so unreal and 2112 was just as amazing!!! Does anyone else think the same or is this just me?
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:24 AM   #2
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Some say he plagiarized works of Ayn Rand, epecially on 2112, but he just reworked her ideas IMO.

Live for yourself, there's no one else
More worth living for
Begging hands and bleeding hearts will
Only cry out for more
Rush - Anthem ​

That stating the core of what is important in Objectivism

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Edit ....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Objectivism_(Ayn_Rand)

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Old 06-06-2014, 12:46 AM   #3
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ive read a lot of things about him and as far literature and all around writing and logic he is very intelligent. I don't think he plagiarized I think he was inspired and interpreted a story. This understanding of music theory, writing, literature, imagination make him such an intelligent person
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:13 AM   #4
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:05 AM   #5
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:17 PM   #6
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Some say he plagiarized works of Ayn Rand, epecially on 2112, but he just reworked her ideas IMO.

Live for yourself, there's no one else
More worth living for
Begging hands and bleeding hearts will
Only cry out for more
Rush - Anthem ​

That stating the core of what is important in Objectivism

Pretty good drummer and smart guy


Edit ....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Objectivism_(Ayn_Rand)


I'm not sure if it counts as plagiarism when the source material is cited and credited in the album sleeve. At least on 2112, Ayn Rand is specifically credited for the inspiration
in a little note before the printed lyrics. Which makes sense, because the story of 2112 is literally Ayn Rand's Anthem, re-written with a more sci-fi/futuristic theme. Great book. Great song. Great lyricist.
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