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Musicians Fight 2: Bill Bruford or Neil Peart

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    Posted: September 02 2012 at 05:07
The question is simple: who do you think is better?

My vote goes to Bruford.


Edited by mister nobody - September 02 2012 at 09:24
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I vote Peart, but it's damn close. Bruford is extremely good.
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BB beats best.Headbanger



Edited by Gandalff - September 02 2012 at 06:29
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I'm just listening to LTiA. Bruford is stellar! I love his gentle, but sometimes also aggressive playing.

Edited by mister nobody - September 02 2012 at 07:03
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Both are great, but Bruford is the best.
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Peart.
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Bruford. I'll take his playing with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis and UK over anything Peart did with Rush.
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After some thought, went with Peart, which surprised me a little.  But in the end I had to admire his composer's approach to drumming -- writing the perfect part for the music and then challenging himself to replicate it on stage -- as opposed to Bruford's more spontaneous invention, using his skills and invention more on the spot.
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Bruford, a far more creative drummer IMO.
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Another aspect: While the musical career of Neil Peart is almost exclusively associated with the (somewhat monothematic) band Rush, Bill Bruford is much more productive and versatile, his work includes Jazz, Fusion, Symphonic Prog, Eclectic Prog, Crossover etc. Peart's drumming is technically perfect, but it seems to me without a soul. Unlike Bruford ...
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Peart for sure. 
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Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Another aspect: While the musical career of Neil Peart is almost exclusively associated with the (somewhat monothematic) band Rush, Bill Bruford is much more productive and versatile, his work includes Jazz, Fusion, Symphonic Prog, Eclectic Prog, Crossover etc. Peart's drumming is technically perfect, but it seems to me without a soul. Unlike Bruford ...

Indeed!  I once saw Bruford and Patrick Moraz onstage, with only grand piano and Broof's drum kit.  It produced a veritable wall of improvised, sweet progressive jazz.  

No contest.  Bruford. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2012 at 14:28
I think that indeed versatility and diversity are the key here, Peart is one of the best drummers in prog rock but the judgement of his playing abilities is hampered by his long stay with Rush, while Bruford has shown his amazing talent in much more diverse circusmtances.
 
My vote goes to Bill even if I surely love Neil's drumming. 
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For me, this is really too close to call, but i'm going to go with Neil.
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Peart is my favorite drummer, but Bruford is probably a superior player.  Since the question was "Who's better," I vote Bruford.
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Peart, but this is a titans' fight.
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Peart because I don't know what Bruford is up to these days
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Huge fan of both, but I think, Neil, without a doubt, is the best drummer to have ever lived.
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Bill Bruford, if only for his diversity. Peart is fantastic also, but we haven't seen many style changes or had a chance to hear him do anything different.
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