Listen To Neil Peart’s Isolated Drum Track For ‘La Villa Strangiato’
Neil Peart live with Rush - lifesticks / Youtube
When it comes to progressive rock, there’s no better reference than the resident Canadian band, Rush. Known for their ornate and intricate compositions, the band has gained the acclaim of being one of the prime rock acts in history.
One of their most prized masterpieces is “La Villa Strangiato”, which is part of their 1978 album, Hemispheres. The song is purely an instrumental track which is allegedly based on guitarist Alex Lifeson’s series of nightmares that he experienced. What is amazing is that the song is actually broken down into 12 parts, each with its own events and characters and following a complete story flow from start to finish.
As one might be surprised, this is one of the few songs where drummer Neil Peart is included in the credits for writing the music on Rush’s songs, as he is the primary lyricist of the band. To help you understand how Peart wrote the music on this weaving instrumental, check out his isolated drum track on the video below.