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Portion of Neil Peart's Strombo interview now online

Fri, Jun 3, 2011@10:47PM | comments

Back on March 21st Neil Peart taped an interview for the CBC's Strombo (formerly The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos). A couple of weeks ago reader zebec contacted the show's producer and was informed that Neil's interview would air later this month on Friday, June 17th. According to reports from fans who attended the taping Neil talked about touring, his new book Far and Away and also did a track-by-track breakdown of Moving Pictures. As a sneak peak of sorts, earlier today the show posted online the portion of the interview where Neil breaks down the Moving Pictures album to their website. You can check out the 15-minute video at this link.

The Rush drummer breaks down the band's classic album 'Moving Pictures', track-by- track...

'That was an important time musically and a great time for the three of us in terms of having a good time and sharing our goals and making music,' he says about the recording of the album, originally released in 1981. 'There was nothing self-indulgent or so-called pretentious about it. It was true boyish enthusiasm that was involved in creating all those things. We were progressing and learning and developing taste at the same time.'

Rush is playing 'Moving Pictures' in its entirety on its current Time Machine Tour. 'We still like to play these songs,' says Peart, 'and we're still proud of them.

Thanks to Power Windows for the heads up.