Friday Song: Rush

Yes, yes, I know. You hate Geddy Lee’s voice. The drum and guitar solos are too long. That’s why it’s called “prog-rock.” But Rush is still one of the very best bands in history (fuck you Rolling Stone!) and nobody uninterested in music could deny them their due. Neil Peart is widely regarded as one of the great drummers on planet Earth and he’s always been one of my favorite lyricists, with his thoughtful attention to politics and esthetics. Whatever bad influence Ayn Rand had on the band has been subsumed by their own personalities. “Subdivisions” is one of my personal faves, the first hit single off their synth-heavy 1982 album “Signals.” On the last day of transition from analog to digital television, here’s Rush singing about the travails of suburbia. “Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone…”

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2 Responses to “Friday Song: Rush”

  1. jkeeling Says:

    thank you for providing me a goose-bump moment this morning. I was a bit fanatical with Rush for many years, starting from Sophomore year at RHS. Signals was there when music had just touched off a fire within me. One of my favorite/frequent escapes included an empty den, guitar rig setup, some form of intoxicant, and Signals on repeat. I must’ve done this a 100 times.

  2. christian Says:

    The perfect suburban cave to RAWK OUT!

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