Rush's "Tom Sawyer" isolated drums.

Posted: June 21, 2010 in Music
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Today we’re going to analyze Rush’sTom Sawyer,” a hit off of their 1981 Moving Picture’s album that’s been a staple of album oriented radio ever since. Here’s the drum track by the amazing Neil Pert.

1) You’ve really got to hand it to Neil, not only is the time rock-solid, but it feels so good as well. Once I posed about how you can tell a hit just from the high-hat track of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” and the exact same thing applies here. It feels like a hit.

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