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DRUM COVER: "Roll The Bones" by RUSH

When I was about a year into learning the drums, my neighbor and high school mentor, Frank Luis, aka Frooky, aka Princess Frank, introduced me to Primus and Rush. To say my mind was blown would be an understatement. I learned as many of both bands' songs as I could and soaked up as much of them as my mind and hands and feet could.


But as I ventured through all the different playing styles drumming offers, I realized that even though I love both bands, that technical style of drumming wasn't my forte. I liked songs that had more feel to them. Which is why I have only covered Primus once, and now finally, for the first time in my channel's 4-year history, Rush.


And you might be asking yourself if this is the first time I'm covering Rush, why this song?


It's because Roll The Bones the album was the first album I listened to way back in the day, c. 1994 or so. And everyone and their mother has covered all the Rush greats, so I thought I would change it up. In fact, I don't think I would ever do a Rush cover if it weren't for this album. This one has more of that feel that I mentioned earlier.


In any case, I hope you enjoy my performance of "Roll The Bones" by Rush:

Also, check out my old New York City cover band, The Butt Connectors cover "Limelight" where I sing lead vocals!!!

Song: Roll The Bones

Artist: Rush

Album: Roll The Bones (1991 Anthem Records)

Original Drummer: Neil Peart

Music: Drumless Track via XTRAX Stems

Take Count: 8


Equipment:

- DW Design Piano Black Drumset

9x10, 10x12, 14x16, 18x22

- Ludwig Black Beauty 5x14 Snare Drum

- DW Blue Pearl Oyster 5x12 Side Snare

- Zildjian Cymbals

6" A Custom Splash

10" A Flash Splash

14" K/Z Hi-Hats

16" A Custom Fast Crash

16" A Sound Effects Oriental Trash China

18" A Custom Fast Crash

20" A Ping Ride

- RhythmTech Mounted Tambourine

- Pearl HH3 ChaBELLa Horatio Hernandez Cowbell

- ProMark 5B Balance Rebound Wood Sticks

- DW Hardware & drumheads

- Audix drum microphones (i5, D2, D4, D6)

- MXL microphones (Mogami 603S)

- Røde NT1-A vocal microphone

- Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera

- GoPro Hero 5 Black

- GoPro Hero 8 Black (x3)

- Behringer U-Phoria UMC-1820 Interface

- Obeamiu 5600k USB Studio Lighting Kit 3-Pack

- Apple iMac 27" Retina 2019

- Logic Pro X

- Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2021

- Adobe After Effects CC 2021

- Adobe Photoshop CC 2021

 

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