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Neil Peart

Afterimage (My Tribute to Neil Peart)

By Bobby Steel

“Suddenly you were gone, from all the lives you left your mark upon” It’s heartbreaking that the man who penned those words following the loss of a childhood friend is now the subject of that very lyric. Neil Peart gone. Even as I write those words, my brain denies. It can’t be. It must not…

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The Prog-Rock Connection and "Rhyme and Treason"

By Bobby Steel

Did you know that there is a subtle underlying connection to the influence of progressive rock in Elm Treason’s music? “What?!? You mean that lofty genre with the twenty minute epics and rhythm meters that change at will? The style that’s decried as an abomination by all the punk worshiping fanzines?” Easy there. I said SUBTLE.…

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What Do You Get When You Cross Elm Treason With Classical Music?

By Bobby Steel

Remember those good old “cross with” jokes we used to love as kids?  For example: What do you get when you cross a dessert with a reptile? A pie-thon.  Or how about: What do you get when you cross a karate tournament with swine? Pork chops.  No offense to the ninjas out there. If you…

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Janis, Mozart and Lightning Bolts (Or "When I Knew")

By Bobby Steel

Okay, we’ve got the funny band name. Sure we do. We do this acoustic rock thing, Andy and me.  And in more ways than one – at least in my case – that’s probably a real good thing for humanity at large. Honestly, you wouldn’t want me to be operating on your heart, fixing your…

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