When I said Palmer is far, far more skilled than Peart I meant it. Palmer's speed with both hands and feet (ESPECIALLY hands) are far faster, and far more controlled than Peart's. Palmer might have the fastest and cleanest rolls in all of rock, and definitely up there for all genres. I"d also say Palmer has the most stamina of any rock genre he could keep crazy stuff up that's draining as crap for a very long time and still keep the same volume and not slow down. You can also hear Palmer's jazz ability and groove style come out in this song, I'd say Palmer is far more versatile than Peart as well. The funny thing is this was before ELP, when his style was still immature. As you can hear in Tank, his style is far more developed and so god damn accurate and precise, his dynamic control at those speeds is arguably among the best.
Neg, if you haven't listened to Tank, listen to it and try and tell me Peart's done anything remotely like that skill wise, or other drummers for that matter. I consider Palmer a god of skill, definitely. Tanks is probably my favorite performance of his, along with KE9 of coursehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=en ... ZrvES90m2c