A huge thanks to Johnny Sharp, Jerry Ewing, and all of our friends and allies at teamrock.com. A perceptive review (very perceptive!) of my forthcoming intellectual biography of Neil Peart. Out September 15, 2015, NEIL PEART: CULTURAL REPERCUSSIONS will be available as an ebook and paperback.
While Birzer doesn’t include any first-hand original interviews with his subject or his bandmates, his research is extensive, seeking out insightful quotes and stories from the band’s four-decade existence as he successfully divides their work into distinct eras (Rush 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, etc). No doubt Peart himself would initially scoff at the idea of such an in-depth analysis of his work. But secretly, I think he’ll feel Birzer has done him proud here.
And, best of all, Sharp labels my thesis “over the top.” And, he’s absolutely right. To finish Sharp’s interview, please go here. Link requires free registration to read the full review.
To pre-order the e-book, please go here.