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Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart of Rush
30th Anniversary tour photo, 2004
Background information
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal
Years active 1968–present
Labels Moon, Mercury, Anthem, Atlantic
Website www.rush.com
Members
Geddy Lee
Alex Lifeson
Neil Peart
Former members
John Rutsey
Jeff Jones
.Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.^ Rush formed in the summer of 1968 , in Willowdale , Ontario (a northern suburb of Toronto ) by Lifeson, Lee, and John Rutsey .
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^ Rush is the only band that has Geddy Lee's wail, Alex Lifeson's blazing guitar licks, and Neil Peart's furious drumbeats.
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^ Rush formed in Toronto, Ontario in the autumn of 1968, and initially comprised guitarist Alex Lifeson (born Alexander Zivojinovich), vocalist/bassist Geddy Lee (born Gary Lee Weinrib) and drummer John Rutsey .
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.The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their current form when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first U.S. tour.^ The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their definitive form when Neil Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first U.S. tour.
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^ "The Trek of a Lifetime" Fictional Rush fan discounts his bicycle trek across Africa in a group which included Rush drummer Neil Peart.
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^ Available first on the Rush.com website under the ‘Mobile’ section, these are tones created by iconic drummer and Rush band member Neil Peart and can be downloaded onto fans’ phones via g8wave’s integrated mobile technology.
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.Since the release of the band's self-titled debut album in March 1974, Rush has become known for the instrumental skills of its members, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and libertarian philosophy, as well as addressing humanitarian, social, emotional, and environmental concerns.^ Since the release of the band's self-titled debut album in March 1974, Rush has become known for the instrumental skills of its members, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and libertarian philosophy, as well as addressing humanitarian, social, emotional, and environmental concerns.
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^ Rush released their first album in 1974 .
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^ The band had relocated to London by 1970, and they released their self-titled debut album in 1971.
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.Musically, Rush's style has changed over the years, beginning in the vein of blues-inspired heavy metal on their first album, then encompassing hard rock, progressive rock, and a period dominated by synthesizers.^ Musically, Rush's style has evolved over the years, beginning in the vein of blues-inspired heavy metal on their first albums, then encompassing hard rock, progressive rock, a period dominated by synthesizers and, more recently, modern rock.
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^ Rush released their first album in 1974 .
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^ Rush got ready to record their first album.
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.They have influenced various musical artists, including Metallica,[1][2], Primus,[3] and The Smashing Pumpkins[3] as well as progressive metal bands such as Dream Theater,[1] and Symphony X.^ And Dream Theater is one of my favorite bands.

^ While other music groups did influence them in their early years, they quickly developed a unique, instantly recognisable sound.
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^ Cooper's music influenced many later musicians and helped shape the sound of punk rock and early heavy metal.
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[4]
.Rush has won a number of Juno Awards, and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994. Over their careers, the members of Rush have been acknowledged as some of the most proficient players on their respective instruments, with each band member winning several awards in magazine readers' polls.^ Over the course of their careers, the individual members of Rush have been acknowledged as being some of the most proficient players on their respective instruments, with each band member winning several awards in magazine readers' polls.
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^ Rush has won a number of Juno Awards, and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994.
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^ Started in band: July 29, 1974 Other bands: Mumblin' Sumthin', The Majority, J.R.Flood, Seventh Wave, Eternal Triangle, Hush Neil's Award Achievements in the "Modern Drummer" magazine reader's poll: Voted to Modern Drummer Hall of Fame: 1983 Best Rock Drummer: 1980,1981,1982,1983,1984,1985 Best Multi-Percussionist: 1983,1984,1985,1986 Best Percussion Instrumentalist: 1982 Most Promising New Drummer: 1980 Best All Around: 1986 Best Recorded Performance: 1981: Moving Pictures 1982: Exit...
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.As a group, Rush possesses 24 gold records and 14 platinum (3 multi-platinum) records.^ As a group, Rush possesses 24 gold records and 14 platinum (3 multi-platinum) records.
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^ The final show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, became the multi-platinum DVD Rush in Rio.

^ Rush is the most successful band from Canada, having played together for over 30 years, and selling over 24.5 million records (U.S.).

[5] .According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics also place them fourth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band.^ According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics place them fourth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band.
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^ Rolling Stone also placed it at #8 on their list in 2003 of the 500 Greatest Rock Albums.
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^ It was arguably the band's most successful album.
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.Rush also ranks 79th in U.S. album sales with 25 million units.^ Rush also ranks 78th in U.S. album sales with 25 million units.
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^ Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, as of 2004 several industry sources estimated Rush's total worldwide album sales at over 40 million units.
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^ TheRubberCow@aol.com (3/25/02) My second favorite Rush album.

[6] .Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, as of 2004 several industry sources estimated Rush's total worldwide album sales at over 40 million units.^ Over his career he has sold an estimated 80 million albums worldwide.
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^ Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, as of 2004 several industry sources estimated Rush's total worldwide album sales at over 40 million units.
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^ Rush also ranks 78th in U.S. album sales with 25 million units.
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.The band's most recent tour, an intercontinental promotion for Snakes & Arrows ended on July 24, 2008 in Noblesville, Indiana.^ The band recently finished promoting their latest album, Snakes & Arrows with an intercontinental tour.
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^ The second leg began in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 11, and ended on July 24, 2008 in Noblesville, Indiana.
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^ Rush is the most successful band from Canada, having played together for over 30 years, and selling over 24.5 million records (U.S.).

[7]

Contents

History

The early years (1968–1976)

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.The original line-up formed in the neighbourhood of Willowdale in Toronto, Ontario, by Lifeson, front man Jeff Jones, and drummer John Rutsey.^ Rush formed in the summer of 1968 , in Willowdale , Ontario (a northern suburb of Toronto ) by Lifeson, Lee, and John Rutsey .
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^ Rush formed in the summer of 1968, in Willowdale, Ontario (now part of Toronto) by Lifeson, Lee, and John Rutsey .
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^ Rush formed in Toronto, Ontario in the autumn of 1968, and initially comprised guitarist Alex Lifeson (born Alexander Zivojinovich), vocalist/bassist Geddy Lee (born Gary Lee Weinrib) and drummer John Rutsey .
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.Within a couple weeks of forming, and before their second performance, bassist and lead vocalist Jones was replaced by Geddy Lee, a schoolmate of Lifeson.^ Rush: July 29, 1974 - Present Geddy Lee: lead vocals, synthesizers, and bass Alex Lifeson: guitars, bass pedals, and backing vocals John Rutsey: drums and percussion John left due to health reasons.
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^ Rush formed in the summer of 1968 , in Willowdale , Ontario (a northern suburb of Toronto ) by Lifeson, Lee, and John Rutsey .
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^ Geddy Lee, the band's bassist and vocalist, said he was not sure the group would ever record again.
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.After several lineup reformations, Rush's official incarnation was formed in May 1971 consisting of Lee, Lifeson, and Rutsey.^ RELATED STORIES: •  Transcript: Alex Lifeson of Rush May 28, 2002 •  Transcript: Geddy Lee of Rush May 28, 2002 RELATED SITES: •  Rush official site •  Atlantic Records' Rush site •  Geddy Lee official site •  Power Windows fan site •  Rush Archive fan site •  The Rush Interactive Network Note: Pages will open in a new browser window External sites are not endorsed by CNN Interactive.
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^ Rush formed in the summer of 1968 , in Willowdale , Ontario (a northern suburb of Toronto ) by Lifeson, Lee, and John Rutsey .
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^ Lifeson, Lee, and John Rutsey ( who played drums for Rush on the first album but resigned for health concerns shortly thereafter).
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.The band was managed by local Toronto resident Ray Danniels, a frequent attendee of Rush's early shows.^ The band has played extensively throughout its existence, mostly on Long Island and has adopted the name Rush Hour , as it frequently has been called upon to play structured short sets.
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^ This album has Rush doing covers of eight tracks from the 60's and very early 70's, which I'm sure Alex and Geddy played frequently in the early days of the band, and which I'm sure the band members still enjoyed very greatly.

^ As with Caress , this album shows Rush showing itself as both a prog rock band and as a more conventional 70's hard rock band.

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.After gaining stability in the lineup and honing their skills on the local bar/high school dance circuit, the band came to release their first single "Not Fade Away", a cover of the Buddy Holly song, in 1973. Side B contained an original composition, "You Can't Fight It", credited to Lee and Rutsey.^ The song is the first CD-only single to be released on a global scale.
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^ EP was named " Feedback " and it was a tribute to the bands that Geddy, Alex, and Neil covered in their first bands when they were 13 and 14 years old.
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^ The band gigged hard to raise finances for their first CD, which was recorded at Big Sound Studios and released as a 5-track self-titled effort in March 2002.

.The single generated little reaction and, because of record company indifference, the band formed their own independent record label, Moon Records.^ Rawls is a hard working bluesman who showcases other musicians on his record label and constantly travels the world with his own band.
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^ Bolin's first solo record, Teaser (on the Nemperor label), and Deep Purple's Come Taste the Band (on the Purple label).
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^ Many questions about the band seem to have been answered by the immediate success of the album's first track and single, "One Little Victory."
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.With the aid of Danniels and the newly enlisted engineer Terry Brown, the band released their self-titled debut album in 1974, which was considered highly derivative of Led Zeppelin.^ Rush released their first album in 1974 .
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^ The band had relocated to London by 1970, and they released their self-titled debut album in 1971.
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^ The band gigged hard to raise finances for their first CD, which was recorded at Big Sound Studios and released as a 5-track self-titled effort in March 2002.

[10] .Rush had limited local popularity until the album was picked up by WMMS, a radio station in Cleveland, Ohio.^ However, once the instruments were plugged in and the music started to flow, Rush ended up with an album that, while still traditional, gives a definite nod to the future as well.
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^ Actually, based solely on first listens, this album was, by far, the easiest Rush album for me to get caught up in.

^ Radio stations across the country were quick to pick up on "Summer Song", while "Cryin'", "Friends" and the title track were regional hits.
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.Donna Halper, a DJ and music director working at the station, selected "Working Man" for her regular play list.^ Movies Performances Music events » What's new this week » Now Playing: Movies A-Z » Columbia theaters list Subscribe .
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^ One day, a man makes the archaeological discovery of an electric guitar, which he is instantly able to start playing in a way that produces coherent music.

^ No "Working Man" or "Limelight" (I guess it's hard to please 'em all, but the song selection is so solid otherwise, that this ie easy to overlook.

The song's blue collar theme resonated with hard rock fans and this new found popularity led to the album being re-released by Mercury Records in the U.S.[11][12]
.The "starman" logo first appeared on the back cover of the 1976 album 2112.^ The album also marked the first appearance of a new Metallica logo, rounding off the stabbing 80's edges of the band's earlier logo.
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^ Plus, even if you disagree, you have to agree that the album cover (front and back) rules.

^ I mean, YOU try to pull off a reference to each of your first 8 studio albums on one front-and-back cover!

.Hugh Syme, creator of graphics on many of Rush's albums, stated in a 1983 interview that the Starman, "...^ While I am a RUSH fan, I have to admit I generally agree with your ratings (though I would probably adjust many albums a shade higher except for Hold Your Fire ).

^ On Retrospective I , if you are not a fan of Geddy's voice during Rush's "golden period," then many parts of this album will definitely offend your ears (because of Geddy's screaming).

^ I even used this album to recruit many a Rush disciple, and to bring some "back to the light".

didn't begin as an identity factor for the band, it just got adopted."[13]
.Immediately after the release of the debut album, Rutsey resigned in July 1974 because of his affliction with diabetes and a distaste for touring.^ Rush released their first album in 1974 .
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^ The band had relocated to London by 1970, and they released their self-titled debut album in 1971.
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^ Lifeson, Lee, and John Rutsey ( who played drums for Rush on the first album but resigned for health concerns shortly thereafter).
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.Rush held auditions and eventually selected Neil Peart as Rutsey's replacement.^ He was replaced by percussionist Neil Peart.
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^ Rutsey exited; he was replaced by drummer Neil Peart , who also assumed the role of the band's primary songwriter, composing the cerebral lyrics (influenced by works of science fiction and fantasy) which gradually became a hallmark of the group's aesthetic.
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^ Rush is the only band that has Geddy Lee's wail, Alex Lifeson's blazing guitar licks, and Neil Peart's furious drumbeats.
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.Peart officially joined the band on July 29, 1974, two weeks before the group's first U.S. tour.^ This is Ozzy's first solo album; and one of the two studio albums he recorded before Rhoads's death in March 1982 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982).
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^ It has also been documented in several places ( Visions and "Thrice Told Tales," to name a few) that when Neil joined the band, he had about 2 weeks to learn the show before his first gig with Rush, which took place in Pittsburgh, opening for Uriah Heep.
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^ "The first two weeks we spent just talking about everything -- I don't think we played a single note."
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.They performed their first concert together, opening for Uriah Heep and Manfred Mann with an attendance of over 11,000 people at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 14. In addition to becoming the band's drummer, Peart assumed the role of principal lyricist from Lee, who had very little interest in writing, despite penning the lyrics of the band's first album.^ Peart, as a drummer, had a very strong impact on me for the first time.

^ EP was named " Feedback " and it was a tribute to the bands that Geddy, Alex, and Neil covered in their first bands when they were 13 and 14 years old.
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^ SARS relief concert (dubbed SARStock) at Downsview Park in Toronto in August 2003 , with an attendance of over half a million people.
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[14] .Instead, Lee, along with Lifeson, focused primarily on the musical aspects of Rush.^ Rush formed in the summer of 1968 , in Willowdale , Ontario (a northern suburb of Toronto ) by Lifeson, Lee, and John Rutsey .
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^ Lifeson, Lee, and John Rutsey ( who played drums for Rush on the first album but resigned for health concerns shortly thereafter).
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^ Rush is the only band that has Geddy Lee's wail, Alex Lifeson's blazing guitar licks, and Neil Peart's furious drumbeats.
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.Fly by Night (1975), Rush's first album after recruiting Peart, saw the inclusion of the band's first epic mini-tale "By-Tor and the Snow Dog", replete with complex arrangements and multi-section format.^ Rush released their first album in 1974 .
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^ Rush got ready to record their first album.
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^ So from that night on Howard called the pair of dogs "By-Tor and the Snow Dog."
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.Lyrical themes also underwent dramatic changes after the addition of Peart because of his love for fantasy and science-fiction literature.^ Rutsey exited; he was replaced by drummer Neil Peart , who also assumed the role of the band's primary songwriter, composing the cerebral lyrics (influenced by works of science fiction and fantasy) which gradually became a hallmark of the group's aesthetic.
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^ Even Neil Peart haters have to admit the lyrics are good (I love 'em - but I' m a dork and proud of it!

^ Peart's lyrics can be pretentious, wordy, tiresome, irritating, insular, selfish, childish...but that's just one of the reasons why rush fanatics like myself love rush.

[15] .However, despite these many differences some of the music and songs still closely mirrored the blues style found on Rush's debut.^ Rush’s debut album was influenced by British-Blues rock and musical styles from the bands like Led Zeppelin , Cream , and Deep Purple .
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^ Rush quickly became prominent in progressive rock , a style that blends rock and roll with various influences, including jazz and classical music.
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^ Many fans find the lack of guitar solos and synth usage as near blasphemy, while some others use these decisions as viable evidence for rushs apparent new progression.

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Following quickly on the heels of Fly By Night, the band released 1975's Caress of Steel, a five track hard rock album featuring two extended multi-chapter songs, "The Necromancer" and "The Fountain of Lamneth." Some critics said Caress of Steel was unfocused and an audacious move for the band because of the placement of two protracted numbers back-to-back, as well as a heavier reliance on atmospherics and story-telling, a large deviation from Fly by Night.[17] .Intended to be the band's first "break-through" album, Caress of Steel sold below expectations and the promotional tour consisted of small venues which led to the moniker the "Down the Tubes Tour."^ So really, the amount of time that I consider the band to have approached "great" on an overall level is pretty small, and when their albums even during this time weren't consistent enough for me to consider them truly great, that's a big problem.

^ Lee says they didn't rush "Vapor Trails," the band's first studio album in five years.
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^ First, these songs from the small handfull of Rush albums or music I have heard are very similar to their studio counterparts.

[18] .In light of these events, Rush's record label pressured them into molding their next album in a more commercially friendly and accessible fashion.^ Rush got ready to record their first album.
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^ He’s also found time to record his own albums sporadically, all of which demonstrate his uncanny ability to mix jazz, country, and even blues into his bluegrass sound.
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^ Folkfunk , Rush’s third release on his Deep Rush label, may be the disc that gives his career that push to the more widespread recognition that he’s been looking for.
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However, the band ignored the requests and developed their next album, 2112. .It was the band's first taste of commercial success and their first platinum album in Canada.^ It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the third single from the album to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100, the first such feat for a rock band.
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^ Many questions about the band seem to have been answered by the immediate success of the album's first track and single, "One Little Victory."
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^ Asia's eponymous debut album enjoyed considerable commercial success, spending nine weeks at number one in the U.S. album chart.
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[19] .The supporting tour for the album culminated in a three night stand at Massey Hall in Toronto, which the band recorded for the release of their first live album titled All the World's a Stage.^ It was not a popular title when first released.
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^ Band's new release first studio recording in six years .
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^ Rush released their first album in 1974 .
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.Allmusic Guide critic Greg Prato summarily reminds listeners and fans of how the album demarcates the boundary between the band's early years and the next era of their music.^ Olde Towne Brass A group of musicians who perform in the manner of early American bands, in period uniforms; using original instruments and music.
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^ While other music groups did influence them in their early years, they quickly developed a unique, instantly recognisable sound.
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^ The album was praised by critics and fans as one of the strongest albums of Queen's later career.
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[20][21]

The progressive rock era (1977–1981)

.After 2112, Rush retreated to the United Kingdom to record 1977's A Farewell to Kings and 1978's Hemispheres at Rockfield Studios in Wales.^ A Farewell to Kings could have easily indicated that Rush had run out of gas and were about to fade into oblivion, but fortunately that wasn't the case.

^ Rush came out with their 6th album which was titled "A Farewell To Kings ."
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^ The album was recorded at Escape Studios, in Kent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent), United Kingdom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom) and is the bands biggest selling album to date, having sold two million copies worldwide.
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.These albums saw the band members expanding their use of progressive elements in their music.^ What gear does each band member use?
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^ Which other progressive bands do the band members like?
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^ Rush’s debut album was influenced by British-Blues rock and musical styles from the bands like Led Zeppelin , Cream , and Deep Purple .
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.Trademarks such as increased synthesizer usage, extended-length concept songs, and highly dynamic playing featuring complex time signature changes became a staple of Rush's compositions.^ Technical Ecstasy continued the band's separation from its signature doom and darkness that had been such a trademark of the band's early career.
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^ That's probably the WORST Rush song I can think of with the possible exception of "The Big Wheel" (but that one's only half this song's length).

^ Cinderella Man is a generic "complex" rock song with more stupid lyrics (and nothing that I find memorable), while the ballad Madrigal passes me by every time I hear it.

.To achieve a broader, more progressive palette of sound, Alex Lifeson began to experiment with classical and twelve-string guitars, and Geddy Lee added bass-pedal synthesizers and Minimoog.^ Geddy's screaming is even more convincing, Lifeson's solos are more blazing, the sound blows out your speakers if you're not careful ...

^ Alex Lifeson, in the April 1986 Guitar Player magazine .
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^ Obviously geddy went more for thick bass chords, rather than the brutally complex riffs he is known for.

Likewise, Peart's percussion became diversified in the form of triangles, glockenspiel, wood blocks, cowbells, timpani, gong and chimes. .Beyond instrument additions, the band kept in stride with the progressive rock movement by continuing to compose long, conceptual songs with science fiction and fantasy overtones.^ Rutsey exited; he was replaced by drummer Neil Peart , who also assumed the role of the band's primary songwriter, composing the cerebral lyrics (influenced by works of science fiction and fantasy) which gradually became a hallmark of the group's aesthetic.
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^ Oh sure, a third of the album is "normal" rock songs, but the rest is devoted to a couple of long, multi-part, atmospheric compositions of ...

^ In their initial hard rock days, they did have some great songs, but overall the band didn't really go beyond the level of decent Led Zeppelin/Deep Purple/Black Sabbath imitators.

.However, as the new decade approached, Rush gradually began to dispose of their older styles of music in favor of shorter, and sometimes softer, arrangements.^ Rush’s debut album was influenced by British-Blues rock and musical styles from the bands like Led Zeppelin , Cream , and Deep Purple .
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^ Rush quickly became prominent in progressive rock , a style that blends rock and roll with various influences, including jazz and classical music.
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^ The problem with Rush is that their ideology sometimes overwhelms their ability to construct meangful music.

.The lyrics up to this point (most of them written by Peart) were heavily influenced by classical poetry, fantasy literature, science fiction, and the writings of novelist Ayn Rand, as exhibited most prominently by their 1975 song "Anthem" from Fly By Night and a specifically acknowledged derivation in 1976's 2112.^ Fly By Night - 1975 Mercury 8 (11) Best song: Anthem W ow.

^ Just a minor note: Neil Peart did NOT write the lyrics to 2112 with Ayn Rand's Anthem in mind.

^ Poet, novelist, songwriter he was one of the most influential and popular 1960s Canadian writers and his songs gained him an international reputation.
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[22]
.Permanent Waves (1980) dramatically shifted Rush's style of music via the introduction of reggae and new wave elements.^ Rush in many ways reminds me of such groups as a Foreigner, Journey, Boston, but also their music sustains elements of European pop/rock wave from the last part of 70's, and the beginning of the 80's.
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^ Rush’s debut album was influenced by British-Blues rock and musical styles from the bands like Led Zeppelin , Cream , and Deep Purple .
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^ Rush quickly became prominent in progressive rock , a style that blends rock and roll with various influences, including jazz and classical music.
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[23] .Although a hard rock style was still evident, more and more synthesizers were introduced.^ I don't have and it is more soothing than the hard rock/prog rock/synth hybrids.

^ "Speed King" and "Flight of the Rat" are prime examples of hard rock songs, and the band's new style.
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^ As with Caress , this album shows Rush showing itself as both a prog rock band and as a more conventional 70's hard rock band.

.Moreover, because of the limited airplay Rush's previous extended-length songs received, Permanent Waves included shorter, more radio-friendly songs such as "The Spirit of Radio" and "Freewill", two songs which helped Permanent Waves become Rush's first U.S. Top 5 album; both songs continue to make appearances on classic rock radio stations in Canada and the United States to this day.^ Rush got ready to record their first album.
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^ Rush released their first album in 1974 .
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^ Rush’s debut album was influenced by British-Blues rock and musical styles from the bands like Led Zeppelin , Cream , and Deep Purple .
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[24] .Meanwhile, Peart's lyrics shifted toward an expository tone with subject matter that dwelled less on fantastical or allegorical story-telling and more heavily on cerebral topics that explored humanistic, social, emotional and metaphysical elements.^ "Everything is more or less organized matter.
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^ Best I Can isn't horrible, but it dwells too much on the lyrical message (penned by Lee, not by Peart) at the expense of solid hooks or riffs, and it doesn't impress me much.

^ Donald Morgan "Everything is more or less organized matter.
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.Rush joined with fellow Toronto-based rock band Max Webster on July 28, 1980 to record Battlescar for their 1980 release, Universal Juveniles.^ Based on this information, I believe that the day that Neil joined the band, and therefore Geddy's birthday, is July 29, not June 29, and that the June 29 date is a typo.
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^ This band is obviously a crowd-pleaser when heard live, and this CD won’t disappoint their fans or other fans of strong rock-based blues.
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^ "Tom Sawyer" began life as a Max Webster song called "Louis The Warrior," but Pye gave the lyrics to Neil after "Battlescar" was recorded.
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[25] .While on tour together following the release, both bands would join between sets to play Battlescar.^ There are cover bands that would love to play Rush but know they can't do it justice so don't even try.

^ Let's face it, what other rock band would write a lyric such as follows: No his mind is not for rent, to any God or Government...

^ Formed in 1983 following Mustaine's ejection from Metallica, the band has since released ten studio albums, three EP's, and two live albums.
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.The song acted as both a transition from Max Webster to Rush, as well as a warm up for Peart.^ Heck, I think Dog Years is waaaaaaaaaay underappreciated; if anybody needed to loosen up and write song lyrics that mention "doggy heaven," it was Neil Peart.

^ However, once the instruments were plugged in and the music started to flow, Rush ended up with an album that, while still traditional, gives a definite nod to the future as well.
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^ Well, every article written on the subject agrees that Neil Peart joined Rush on Geddy's birthday.
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.In addition, Max Webster lyricist Pye Dubois offered the band lyrics to a song he had written.^ Pye Dubois was the lyricist for Max Webster.
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^ Between Sun & Moon (song, Counterparts) was inspired by a Pye Dubois poem.
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^ MICHAEL ROMEO -- The band was looking for a musical and lyrical theme to represent tonalities and scale ideas for a new song, and Tom suggested the Lady of the Snow story and the music was written to reflect the lyrics.
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The band accepted; the song went on, after reworking by Peart, to become "Tom Sawyer".[25]
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.Rush's popularity reached its pinnacle with the release of Moving Pictures in 1981. Moving Pictures essentially continued where Permanent Waves left off, extending the trend of highly accessible and commercially friendly pop-progressive rock that helped thrust them into the spotlight.^ Vtg 1981 RUSH Moving Pictures tour concert T-shirt - S .
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^ Rush also helped me discover Prog rock.

^ Rush in many ways reminds me of such groups as a Foreigner, Journey, Boston, but also their music sustains elements of European pop/rock wave from the last part of 70's, and the beginning of the 80's.
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.The lead track, "Tom Sawyer", is probably the band's best-known song[26] with "Limelight" also receiving satisfactory responses from listeners and radio stations.^ The first two tracks are two of the best known, and best, tracks the band ever did.

^ Her best known songs were I'll Never Smile Again and Put Your Dreams Away , the latter being a Sinatra favourite.
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^ The tracks bookended by Tom Sawyer and Limelight on the first side, Red Barchetta and YYZ, are better than I used to think.

.Moving Pictures was Rush's last album to feature an extended song, the ten-and-a-half-minute "The Camera Eye". The song also contained the band's heaviest usage of synthesizers up to that point, hinting that Rush's music was shifting direction once more.^ TWO songs on Moving Pictures to be interesting.

^ The Camera Eye is a song that took me a while to appreciate.

^ The album featured an expansive booklet which contained many photos of the band.
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.Moving Pictures reached #3 on the Billboard 200 album chart and has been certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.^ The following week, the album entered Billboard's 200 album chart at No.
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^ It debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 album charts in April of 1994.
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^ The album reached #7 in the United States spending 61 weeks on the chart and was certified platinum).
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[27]
.Following the success of Moving Pictures and the completion of another four studio albums, Rush released their second live recording, Exit...Stage Left, in 1981. The album delineates the apex of Rush's progressive period by featuring live material from the band's Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures tours.^ Rush continued to tour and record successful albums into the late 1990s.
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^ RUSH's phases, a live LP was released.
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^ Rush got ready to record their first album.
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.As with their first live release, Exit...Stage Left identified the margin of a new chapter of Rush's sound.^ Rush released their first album in 1974 .
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^ RUSH's phases, a live LP was released.
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^ That being said -I have to say I prefer their earlier stuff up to Exit Stage Left than the later stuff.
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The band underwent another radical stylistic transmutation with the release of Signals in 1982.[28]

The synthesizer period (1982–1989)

The OBX synthesizer used by Geddy Lee on the album Signals (1982).
.While Lee's synthesizers had been featured instruments ever since the late 70s, keyboards were suddenly shifted from the contrapuntal background to the melodic front-lines[29][30] in songs like "Countdown" and the lead-off track "Subdivisions". Both feature prominent lead synthesizer lines with minimalistic guitar chords and solos.^ This is just a fantastic rock song, with an amazing bass line, phenomenally tight playing, a great guitar sound, and a terrific vocal melody that does a perfect job of working in and around the instrumental parts.

^ And I like the way the riff comes and it kicks off into Hyperspace, with those great riffs and that speedy part with the synth leading the way.

^ On the title track, she adds fuzz tone to her guitar solo which gives a hard edge to a song that questions ethics and morals.
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.Other previously unused instrument additions were seen in the song "Losing It," featuring collaborator Ben Mink on electric violin.^ While Holly could pump out boy-loves-girl songs with the best of his contemporaries, other songs featured more sophisticated lyrics and more complex harmonies and melodies than had previously appeared in the genre.
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^ It is an instrumental, except for a moment featuring an unknown voice in the middle of the song.
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^ The album features a cover of a song from Blackmore's previous band Deep Purple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Purple) ; 'Mistreated'.
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[28]
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Signals also represented a drastic stylistic transformation apart from instrumental changes. .The album contained Rush's only U.S. top-40 pop hit, "New World Man",[31] while other more experimental songs such as "Digital Man", "The Weapon", and "Chemistry" expanded the band's use of ska, reggae, and funk.^ The lyrics are more sophisticated on this song than the others on the album.
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^ Despite these hit singles, the album failed to do well in the US. "Radio Ga Ga" would be their last original Stateside Top 40 hit.
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^ Black_Sabbath%2C_Vol._4), the band hit a dry spell and could not come up with any songs for their new album.
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[32] .Although the band members consciously decided to move in this overall direction, they felt dissatisfied with long-time producer Terry Brown's studio treatment of Signals and parted ways with him in 1983. These diverse styles would come into further play on their next studio album.^ The opening Far Cry is a solid song (albeit with a main riff apparently nicked from Dream Theater), with a good anthemic chorus that stands well aside the usual masterful instrumental parts (Lifeson in particular sounds like a beast on this track and the rest of the album, bringing in the diverse set of styles and tones that made him my favorite person in the band to begin with), but the next few tracks quickly dip into what I expected of this album coming in.

^ Adrian Vandenberg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Vandenberg), who played on the album as a session musician (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Session_musician), joined the band on a full-time basis after the other members were gone.
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^ The onslaught of guitar work is superb, and the way the synth parts come in clearing the sky and the 'redeeming' riff kicks in is fabulous.

Neil Peart began incorporating Simmons Electronic Drums beginning with 1984's Grace Under Pressure
.The style and production of Signals were augmented and taken to new heights on 1984's Grace Under Pressure.^ As for Grace Under Pressure , I never really liked it for reasons I'm not even sure of myself.

^ And yeah, Grace Under Pressure is also a dark and depressing album, but on that one the music and lyrics are well constructed enough to make it an incredibly moving kind of depression.

^ I haven't looked at my copy of Grace Under Pressure in 5 years, and I'm not about to start now.

.It was Peart who named the album, as he borrowed the words of Ernest Hemingway to describe what the band had to go through after making the decision to leave Terry Brown.^ Regardless, I highly recommend this live album to anybody who thinks they at least kinda like the band.

^ It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the third single from the album to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100, the first such feat for a rock band.
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^ With all due respect, a person who says that hasn't listened to enough bands or albums.

.Producer Steve Lillywhite, who gleaned fame with successful productions of Simple Minds and U2, was enlisted to produce Grace Under Pressure.^ As for Grace Under Pressure , I never really liked it for reasons I'm not even sure of myself.

^ And yeah, Grace Under Pressure is also a dark and depressing album, but on that one the music and lyrics are well constructed enough to make it an incredibly moving kind of depression.

^ I haven't looked at my copy of Grace Under Pressure in 5 years, and I'm not about to start now.

.However, he backed out at the last moment, much to the ire of Lee, Lifeson and Peart.^ Best I Can isn't horrible, but it dwells too much on the lyrical message (penned by Lee, not by Peart) at the expense of solid hooks or riffs, and it doesn't impress me much.

^ Has anybody ever noticed that the signs on the right side of the Permanent Waves cover say Lee, Lifeson and Peart?
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.Lee said "Steve Lillywhite is really not a man of his word....after agreeing to do our record, he got an offer from Simple Minds, changed his mind, blew us off,..so it put us in a horrible position."^ It's almost as if the band changed its mind in the middle of the recording sessions of what kind of band it wanted to be, and I can only imagine how confused the band's established fans were upon buying this.

^ After all is said and done, if you're really desperate for mid-80's-style Rush, you'd be much better off getting Signals .

^ I agree, we are fallible, and that the idea of god is a product of the human mind; that's right, god didn't make us in its image, humans made god in their image.
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.Rush eventually hired Peter Henderson to co-produce and engineer the album in his stead.^ The album was co-produced and engineered by the band and longtime band associate Martin Birch.
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^ The album was co-produced by Bob Ezrin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Ezrin).
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^ "'Hentor' was the name that we had for Peter Henderson, the producer of 'Grace Under Pressure.'
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[33]
.Musically, although Lee's use of sequencers and synthesizers remained the band's cornerstone, his focus on new technology was complemented by Peart's adaptation of Simmons electronic drums and percussion.^ Olde Towne Brass A group of musicians who perform in the manner of early American bands, in period uniforms; using original instruments and music.
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^ Plus, I just adore the way that, as mentioned before, the band uses Lee's vocals as a way to catapult the jamming forward, especially when the "Wonders in the world!

^ Some critics use the album as a point of reference between "classic" blues rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_rock) and the then-new genre of electronic music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_music).
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.Lifeson's contributions on the album were decidedly enhanced to act as an overreaction to the minimalistic role he played on Signals.^ In fact, Geddy Lee was quoted as saying Grace Under Pressure was an *over reaction* to the background role that Alex played on Signals .

[34] .Still, many of his trademark guitar textures remained intact in the form of open reggae chords and funk and new-wave rhythms; "Distant Early Warning", "Red Lenses", "Red Sector A" and "The Enemy Within" serve as prime examples.^ It's prime distant early Rush!

^ The opener, Distant Early Warning, is a bonafide classic, with decent lyrics about nuclear war, a nice vocal melody with a legitimate feel of desperation, and a lot of memorable guitar work.

^ For > instance, one does not need to read The Old Testament and Faulkner to "get" > the Absalom reference in Distant Early Warning.
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.With new producer Peter Collins, the band released 1985's Power Windows and 1987's Hold Your Fire.^ Despite the common opinion that Moving Pictures is their best, I would say Hold Your Fire is better.

^ Some fans only want to hear Rush rocking hard and hate this album, but for those who want to hear the band push their sound out in all directions, Hold Your Fire is a rich experience.

^ WKBEN@aol.com (8/21/01) Hold Your Fire is easily the most misunderstood and under appreciated album in Rush's catalog.

.The music on these two albums gives far more emphasis and prominence to Lee's multi-layered synthesizer work.^ In subsequent press interviews, Page had indicated that the band was never meant to last more than two albums.
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^ However, once the instruments were plugged in and the music started to flow, Rush ended up with an album that, while still traditional, gives a definite nod to the future as well.
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^ Musically, the album is far more commercial than previous Deep Purple releases, tending toward a conventional hard rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_rock) focus with overtones of soul and funk.
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.While fans and critics took notice of Lifeson's diminished guitar work, his presence was still palpable on "The Big Money", (the album's modest-charting single) with spotlights on "Grand Designs", "Middletown Dreams" and "Marathon."^ Big Money is simply great, and Grand Designs is pretty.

^ I was never that big of a live fan, so this album really doesn't do too much for me.

^ It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the third single from the album to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100, the first such feat for a rock band.
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Lifeson, like many guitarists in the late 1980s, experimented with processors that reduced his instrument to echoey chord bursts and razor-thin leads. .Hold Your Fire represents both a modest extension of the guitar stylings found on Power Windows, and, according to Allmusic critic Eduardo Rivadavia, the culmination of this era of Rush.^ Sonically, Hold Your Fire is easily Rush's richest album.

^ Hold Your Fire is the culmination of the band's 80's "synth" era, which started with Signals .

^ Despite the common opinion that Moving Pictures is their best, I would say Hold Your Fire is better.

[35] .Whereas the previous five Rush albums sold platinum or better, Hold Your Fire only went gold in November 1987, although it managed to peak at number 13 on the Billboard 200.^ Sonically, Hold Your Fire is easily Rush's richest album.

^ Unfortunately the flaws in your review leave me with the impression that you only listened to this album once or twice on MP3 files before reviewing it.

^ Despite the common opinion that Moving Pictures is their best, I would say Hold Your Fire is better.

[36]
.A third live album and video, A Show of Hands (1989), was also released by Mercury following the Power Windows and Hold Your Fire tours, demonstrating the aspects of Rush in the '80s.^ Sonically, Hold Your Fire is easily Rush's richest album.

^ Despite the common opinion that Moving Pictures is their best, I would say Hold Your Fire is better.

^ Some fans only want to hear Rush rocking hard and hate this album, but for those who want to hear the band push their sound out in all directions, Hold Your Fire is a rich experience.

.A Show of Hands met with strong fan approval, but Rolling Stone critic Michael Azerrad dismissed it as "musical muscle" with 1.5 stars, claiming Rush fans viewed their favourite power trio as "the holy trinity".[37] Nevertheless, A Show of Hands managed to surpass the gold album mark, reaching number 21 on the Billboard 200.^ While Rush never significantly deviated from its core power trio sound (though the synths started to really drown out the sound for a bit there in the 80's), they did manage to cover an interesting amount of territory in their career.

^ Nevertheless, the band still commanded legions of loyal fans, and the album easily reached #1 in the UK and the US (where it became the first album by a rock band to debut at #1 on the Billboard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard) album chart).
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^ The single shot to number one in the United Kingdom as well; it was the Rolling Stones' fourth UK number one.
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[38] At this point, the group decided to change record labels from Mercury to Atlantic. After Rush's departure in 1989, Mercury released a double platinum two-volume compilation of their Rush catalogue, Chronicles (1990).[39]

Returning to their roots (1989–1997)

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.Rush started to deviate from their 1980s style with the albums Presto and Roll the Bones.^ Niel Peart, Rush - Roll the Bones 1991 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll_The_Bones .
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^ However, once the instruments were plugged in and the music started to flow, Rush ended up with an album that, while still traditional, gives a definite nod to the future as well.
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^ Plus, if nothing else, this album largely makes Roll the Bones redundant, as the best stuff from there can be found here.

.Produced by record engineer and musician Rupert Hine, these two albums saw Rush shedding much of their keyboard-saturated sound.^ The most fundamental change is that, with this album, Rush basically abandoned any pretense of "artsiness" in the sound.

^ Despite the prominence of guitar, keyboards and synthesisers still play an important role on Animals, but the saxophone and female vocal work that defined much of the previous two albums' sound is absent.
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^ This is Ozzy's first solo album; and one of the two studio albums he recorded before Rhoads's death in March 1982 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982).
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.Beginning with 1989's Presto, the band opted for arrangements that were notably more guitar-centric than the previous two studio albums.^ Yet for all that, I generally find myself wanting to listen to the versions presented here more than the original studio versions.

^ In subsequent press interviews, Page had indicated that the band was never meant to last more than two albums.
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^ The synths and electronic drums from this album do sound dated, but I don't think that they sound any more dated than the keyboards from some of the Yes and Genesis albums that you have praised.

.Although synthesizers were still used in many songs, the instrument was no longer featured as the centerpiece of Rush's compositions.^ One valid criticism of these songs may be a didactic tone, however, there are many excellent Rush songs that have a mellower observational tone.

^ The guy had absolutely no restraint whatsoever in his playing, He also had the tendency to use the exact same tom roll over and over again which always seemed too slow for the song.

^ I find this album weaker than I used to, but it's still great by Rush's standards.

.Continuing this trend, 1991's Roll the Bones extended the use of the standard three-instrument approach with even less focus on synthesizers than its predecessor.^ Niel Peart, Rush - Roll the Bones 1991 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll_The_Bones .
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^ Holly's music was sophisticated for its day, including the use of instruments considered novel for rock and roll, such as the celesta (heard on "Everyday").
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^ An instrumental version was used for the Silicon and Synapse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blizzard_Entertainment) game Rock N' Roll Racing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_N%27_Roll_Racing).
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.While musically these albums do not deviate significantly from a general pop-rock sound, Rush stuck to their approach of incorporating traces of exotic musical styles.^ Sabbath expanded upon their slow, crunching style of music and added synthesizers and orchestral arrangements to create their most progressive and creative album yet.
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^ The album was a return to the more straight-ahead rock sound heard on the group's first three albums.
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^ However, once the instruments were plugged in and the music started to flow, Rush ended up with an album that, while still traditional, gives a definite nod to the future as well.
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."Roll the Bones", for instance, exhibits funk and hip hop elements, and the instrumental track "Where's My Thing?" features several jazz components.^ One thing that helps a lot is that three of the last eight tracks are instrumentals, and all three of them are terrific.

^ Among the seven remaining tracks, I only particularly like the instrumental Where's My Thing?, which isn't as inspired as previous instrumentals but which still features the most distinctive basswork and riffage on the album (and effective use of the cheezy, chimey synths).

^ My little theory is that they boned up the recording of the drum tracks but realized it a bit late in the game.

[40] .This return to three-piece instrumentation helped pave the way for future albums in the mid-90s, which would adopt a more straightforward rock formula.^ More than just increasing the role of synthesizers, this era saw the band pushing the boundaries of the sonic palette that could be achieved by a touring three-piece rock band.

^ The album was a return to the more straight-ahead rock sound heard on the group's first three albums.
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^ I like the album closer, Natural Science, way more than I probably should, though.

.The transition from synthesizers to more guitar-oriented and organic instrumentation continued with the 1993 album Counterparts[41] and its follow-up, 1996's Test for Echo, again both produced in collaboration with Peter Collins.^ I started digesting all newer and older albums: Moving Pictures, Hold Your Fire, 2112, Test for Echo etc.
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^ RUSH Test for Echo 1996 map tour t-shirt used .
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^ Though all of these elements would later be developed, the album was the blueprint Led Zeppelin continued to follow for the rest of their career.
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.Musically, Counterparts[41] and Test For Echo are two of Rush's most guitar-driven albums.^ But fan as I am Test For Echo was not a "masterful comeback" and somehow my interest dived from Counterparts onwards.

^ WKBEN@aol.com (8/21/01) Hold Your Fire is easily the most misunderstood and under appreciated album in Rush's catalog.

^ Plus, it's good to hear them to keep two of my favorite Test for Echo tracks (Driven, Resist), and the fact that they close with Working Man just warms my heart.

.Although the music in general did not meet the criteria for "progressive rock", some songs adopted a dynamic format.^ The song has a distinctive, raw hard rock sound that stands out among Pink Floyd's body of work, which is largely characterized by down-tempo progressive rock instrumentals.
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^ Long a classic rock staple, the song comprises 5:25 of prototypical rock/progressive fusion, the trademark of Kansas.
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^ You will meet Beach Music performers and song writers in this fun interactive course.
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[42] .For instance, "Time and Motion" possesses multiple time signature changes and organ usage, while the instrumental track "Limbo", consists of several complex musical passages repeated throughout.^ The instrumental (Limbo) is a little half-hearted this time around, and tracks like Time and Motion or The Color of Right will never strike me as particularly good, but I'm fine with the rest.

.Musically, Test For Echo still retained much of the hard rock/alternative style already charted on the previous record.^ Musically, the album is far more commercial than previous Deep Purple releases, tending toward a conventional hard rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_rock) focus with overtones of soul and funk.
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^ Geddy's singing style changed, too; his range is much lower than the previous albums.
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^ "Speed King" and "Flight of the Rat" are prime examples of hard rock songs, and the band's new style.
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.Lifeson and Lee's playing remained more or less unchanged; however, a distinct modification in technique became apparent in Peart's playing from his jazz and swing training under the tutelage of jazz instructor Freddie Gruber during the interim between Counterparts and Test For Echo.^ But fan as I am Test For Echo was not a "masterful comeback" and somehow my interest dived from Counterparts onwards.

^ Fairly similar to the overall sounds of Counterparts and Test For Echo , and it's a little better I think.

^ Every band has records that are less then perfect, and I apparently can see and appreciate this more then the sudo critique you think you are.

[43] .In October 1996, in support of Test For Echo, the band embarked on a North American tour, the band's first without an opening act and dubbed "An Evening with Rush". The tour was broken up into two segments spanning October through December 1996 and May through July 1997 with the band taking a respite between tour legs.^ RUSH Test for Echo 1996 map tour t-shirt used .
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^ After a particularly traumatic tour to promote Come Taste the Band, the band broke up.
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^ In any case, I never made any sort of claim that Peart's drumming even approaches a "weak link" in the band, far from it; he is certainly one of Rush's primary strengths.

Hiatus and comeback (1997–2005)

.After wrapping up the tour promoting Test for Echo in 1997, the band entered a five-year hiatus mainly because of personal tragedies in Peart's life.^ And these lyrics were written six or seven years BEFORE Peart's tragedies!

^ After tours for this album, Deep Purple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Purple) broke up for eight years.
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^ Their first single in five years, "It's My Life" was released on May 23 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_23), 2000 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000).
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.Peart's daughter Selena died in an automobile accident in August 1997, followed by his wife Jacqueline's death from cancer in June 1998. Peart took a hiatus to mourn and reflect, during which time he traveled extensively throughout North America on his BMW motorcycle, covering 88,000 km (55,000 miles).^ Neil has a daughter: Selena, and a wife: Jacqueline.
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^ The most obvious is Ghost Rider which recounts Neils aimless motocycle journey across North America after the death of his Wife.

^ I had five days in early June to travel somewhere on my motorcycle, to make my Last Getaway before settling in with my wife Carrie to await the Blessèd Event—the birth of our baby in August.

At some point in his journey, Peart decided to return to the band. .Peart wrote Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road as a chronicle of his geographical and emotional journey.^ The most obvious is Ghost Rider which recounts Neils aimless motocycle journey across North America after the death of his Wife.

^ I had tried to visit the Yellowstone area on my Ghost Rider travels in October 1998, but was turned back by early snow in Utah, and headed south instead.

In this book he writes of how he had told his bandmates at Selena's funeral, "consider me retired."[44] .On November 10, 1998 a triple CD live album entitled Different Stages was released, dedicated to the memory of Selena and Jacqueline.^ On its own merits, this live album easily deserves the 7(10) grade that I give it, meaning that I don't love it but basically like it.

^ I would rate their other albums much higher though: All the World's a Stage : In my opinion, one of their best live efforts.

^ Formed in 1983 following Mustaine's ejection from Metallica, the band has since released ten studio albums, three EP's, and two live albums.
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.Mixed by producer Paul Northfield and engineered by Terry Brown, it contained three discs packed with recorded performances from the band's Counterparts, Test For Echo, and A Farewell to Kings tours, marking the fourth officially released live album by the band.^ Different Stages - 1998 Atlantic 8 (11) Best song: There's too many songs to adequately choose T his is a three-disc compilation of live recordings from the Counterparts , Test for Echo and even A Farewell to Kings tours, and the main advantage (and disadvantage) is that there's more than 3 hours of material on here.

^ For his latest efforts, Clements decided to record a straight blues album.The result, Livin’ With The Blues (Acoustic Disc) is a remarkably entertaining effort.
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^ The album marked the completion of the band's shift to hard rock, begun in Head Games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_Games).
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.After a time to grieve and reassemble the pieces of his life, and while visiting long-time Rush photographer Andrew MacNaughtan in Los Angeles, Peart was introduced to his future wife, photographer Carrie Nuttall.^ Rush's songs will have a long life.

^ Rush actually fired their long-time producer after Signals because they couldn't believe he did such a slack job on Signals .

^ Starting up the second half is an 11-minute epic in The Camera Eye, which marks the last time Rush would do a piece of this length.

.Peart married Nuttall on September 9, 2000. In early 2001 he announced to his band mates that he was ready to once again enter the studio and get back into the business of making music.^ Neil got married again to Carrie Nuttall, on September 9, 2000.
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^ Friday September 11 – 2001 Nightlife – Myrtle Beach, SC – JD Cash and the Craig Woolard Band 8:00pm .
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^ It commences with a series of overlapping rushing noises, heralding the band's acceptance of electronic instruments into their once explicitly "no synths" sonic lineup.
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.With the help of producer Paul Northfield the band returned in May 2002 with Vapor Trails, written and recorded in Toronto.^ However, Marley was often part of a band, and is occasionally attributed with music that was written, sang or produced by other notable musicians.
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^ Vapor Trails - 2002 Atlantic 5 (8) Best song: The first minute H ey, what do you know?

.To herald the band's comeback, the single and lead track from the album, "One Little Victory" was designed to grab the attention of listeners with its rapid guitar and drum tempos.^ The best tracks are the ones that bookend the album.

^ Yes, it's seven minutes, and its mid-tempo, and it's largely based on a single chord sequence on guitar, but I like the chord sequence, and I like the vocal melody Geddy sings over.

^ It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the third single from the album to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100, the first such feat for a rock band.
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[45] .Vapor Trails marked the first studio recording not to include a single synthesizer, organ or keyboard part since the early 1970s.^ This was the first studio effort from the "Mark II" lineup of Deep Purple.
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^ I have seen reactions run the gamut between ceaselessly lauding vapor trails as the "best rush album since (input early rush release here)" and absolute sub par quality in comparison to previous releases.

^ Vapor Trails - 2002 Atlantic 5 (8) Best song: The first minute H ey, what do you know?

.While the album is almost completely guitar-driven, it is mostly devoid of any conventional sounding guitar solos, a conscious decision made by Lifeson during the writing process.^ It was while recording The Wall that Waters made the decision to fire keyboardist and founding member Rick Wright, although Wright remained on the album tour as a paid session musician.
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^ Squadron had an "Alex Lifeson" crest made, > which was sewn on during Alex's pre-flight briefing.
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^ "Dazed and Confused " (the album's centerpiece) begins with a slow-tempo bluesy rhythm, then changes to faster tempo during the darkest part of the song, followed by a furious Page guitar solo before finally returning to the initial rhythm.
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.According to the band, the entire developmental process for Vapor Trails was extremely taxing and took approximately 14 months to finish, by far the longest the band had ever spent writing and recording a studio album.^ Normally Rush spends months writing and rehearsing material and then spends a few weeks recording it at a professional studio.

^ Here it sounds like the band has absolutely no will to attempt anything creative, and they continually sound throughout the record like they'd rather be anywhere but in the studio.

^ I am not much of a fan of live albums by this band because it seems to water down the studio effect for me.

[45] .The album debuted to moderate praise and was supported by the band's first tour in six years, including first-ever concerts in Mexico City and Brazil, where they played to some of the largest crowds of their career.^ Even Signals , which was the first album not to contain at least one 8 minute or longer epic since the debut had some songs (Digital Man and The Weapon) with meandering instrumental breaks that could have easily been trimmed.

^ Nevertheless, the band still commanded legions of loyal fans, and the album easily reached #1 in the UK and the US (where it became the first album by a rock band to debut at #1 on the Billboard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard) album chart).
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^ EVERYONE puts the debut album in the same rating range but the ratings for the rest of them are as varied as you can imagine - I guess they're one of those bands where every album does something different for everyone.

.A triple CD live album and dual Rush In Rio DVD was released in late October 2003 featuring an entire concert performance recorded on the last night of their Vapor Trails Tour, November 23, 2002, at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.^ The album was released in October 1975.
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^ Eventually, I upgraded all of those albums to CD, but even as I became extremely familiar with the entire Rush discography, my opinion of them just refused to improve significantly.

^ All in all, this will never be one of my favorite Rush albums, as the weaker features are just way too distracting for me to ignore.

.To celebrate their 30th anniversary, June 2004 saw the release of Feedback, a studio EP recorded in suburban Toronto featuring eight covers of such artists as Cream, The Who and The Yardbirds, bands that the members of Rush cite as inspiration around the time of their inception.^ Adrian Vandenberg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Vandenberg), who played on the album as a session musician (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Session_musician), joined the band on a full-time basis after the other members were gone.
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^ Eight of the 17 songs were recorded in Toronto in 2001 but due to a restructuring at the record label, sat on the shelf for years.
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^ The track "Summer Song" was used heavily in a Sony commercial around the time of its release, and is still heard in radio and television promos and commercials nearly 15 years after its release.
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[46] .Also in the summer of 2004, Rush hit the road again for the very successful 30th Anniversary Tour, playing dates in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands.^ On July 20, 1974, Rush played an "MZ Bennett summer dance."
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^ It was released on April 25, 2005 internationally, May 9 in the United Kingdom and a day later in the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States).
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^ "Satisfaction" was a smash hit, giving them their first number one in the United States.
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On September 24, 2004 a Frankfurt, Germany concert was recorded at The Festhalle for DVD (titled R30: Live in Frankfurt), which was released November 22, 2005; a complete version of the R30 Frankfurt set (the original DVD release omitted eight songs) was released on Blu-ray on December 8, 2009.[47]

Snakes & Arrows (2006–2009)

.During promotional interviews for the R30 Live In Frankfurt DVD, the band revealed their intention to begin writing new material in early 2006. While in Toronto, Lifeson and Lee began the songwriting process in January 2006. During this time, Peart simultaneously assumed his role of lyric writing while residing in Southern California.^ It's not their best 'pop' oriented song, not even close, but it is rather nice - and I don't even mind the lyrics (Peart did have a hand in writing them, BTW).

^ Heck, I think Dog Years is waaaaaaaaaay underappreciated; if anybody needed to loosen up and write song lyrics that mention "doggy heaven," it was Neil Peart.

^ As of the original writing of this review, a new album was due out in 2001 or 2002, and it seemed like we'd hear from the band again after all.

.The following September, Rush chose to hire American producer Nick Raskulinecz to co-produce the album.^ First off, this might be the worst produced Rush album ever.

^ Overall, the album impresses me as being one of the best produced albums of the entire Rush catalog--at least for the 70s and 80s.

^ The album was co-produced and engineered by the band and longtime band associate Martin Birch.
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.The band officially entered Allaire Studios, in Shokan, New York in November 2006 in order to record the bulk of the material.^ An estimated staggering $437 million was earned by the band who toured from November 2005 until November 2006.
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^ Unlike Destroyer, which was recorded with members of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, Rock and Roll Over was recorded by just Stanley, Frehley, Simmons, and Criss.
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^ With this live album, Rush officially entered the Late Period Rolling Stones portion of their career, ditching the four-studio/one-live pattern for putting out a live album for each of their studio albums.

Taking the band five weeks, the sessions ended in December. .On February 14, 2007, an announcement was made on the official Rush web site that the title of the new album would be Snakes & Arrows.^ Were it not for the greatness of Xanadu, this album would be in the range of a 2 or 3 out of 10; as is, it's still easily Rush's worst album of the 70's.

^ Being selfish about it, I would rather have had a whole new album featuring just Pinetop.
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^ Of the thirteen tracks on Snakes and Arrows , NINE make it onto this live album.

.The first single, entitled "Far Cry," was released to North American radio stations on March 12, 2007 and reached #2 on the Mediabase Mainstream and Radio and Records Charts.^ A subsequent live version released as a single in October 1975 reached #12, the first of six Top 20 songs for KISS in the 1970s.
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^ The first single outside of the UK is "Song To Say Goodbye", released on the same date.
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^ As a more direct and accessible release, Genesis' fanbase increased considerably, with the album reaching #3 on the UK Albums Chart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Albums_Chart) — having been bolstered by the Top 5 success of Follow You, Follow Me (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Follow_You%2C_Follow_Me), which also became Genesis' first hit US single.
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.The Rush website, newly redesigned on March 12 to support the new album, also announced that the band would embark on a tour to begin in the summer.^ If there was ever a perfect indication that my idea of what constitutes good Rush music differs from what the band considers good Rush music, this album is it.

^ The reason I bought Rush albums was because I was looking for a "sci-fi" band and they were the best I found.

^ Were it not for the greatness of Xanadu, this album would be in the range of a 2 or 3 out of 10; as is, it's still easily Rush's worst album of the 70's.

.Snakes & Arrows was released 1 May 2007 in North America, where it debuted at #3 in the Billboard 200 with approximately 93,000 units sold in its first week.^ It sold 840,000 units in the United States in its first week.
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^ It debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 album charts in April of 1994.
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^ It was released on April 25, 2005 internationally, May 9 in the United Kingdom and a day later in the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States).
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[49] .It would go on to sell an estimated 611,000 copies worldwide.^ It is the band's best-selling album to date, selling over 18 million copies worldwide, and spawning seven hit singles.
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[50] .To coincide with the Atlantic ocean hurricane season, "Spindrift" was released as the official second radio single on June 1, 2007, whereas "The Larger Bowl (A Pantoum)" saw single status on June 25, 2007. "The Larger Bowl" positioned within the top 20 of the Mainstream Rock and Media Base Mainstream charts, however, "Spindrift" failed to appear on any commercial chart.^ It was the second single released from the album, and the group's third consecutive Top 20 US single.
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^ "Sugar" was released as the second single from the album in the UK, where it reached the Top 20.
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^ Despite these hit singles, the album failed to do well in the US. "Radio Ga Ga" would be their last original Stateside Top 40 hit.
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[51] .The planned intercontinental tour in support of Snakes & Arrows began on June 13, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia, coming to a close on October 29, 2007 at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.^ Snakes And Arrows - 2007 Atlantic 7 (11) Best song: The Main Monkey Business I f nothing else, this album sounds way better than Vapor Trails .

[52]
The 2008 portion of the tour started on April 11, 2008 in San Juan, Puerto Rico at José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum and culminated on July 24, 2008 in Noblesville, Indiana at the Verizon Wireless Music Center.[53] .On April 15, the band released Snakes & Arrows Live, a double live album documenting the first leg of the tour.^ A subsequent live version released as a single in October 1975 reached #12, the first of six Top 20 songs for KISS in the 1970s.
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^ Regardless, I highly recommend this live album to anybody who thinks they at least kinda like the band.

^ It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the third single from the album to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100, the first such feat for a rock band.
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[54] .Those same performances featured on Snakes & Arrows Live filmed at the Ahoy arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands on October 16 and 17 of 2007 were released November 24 as a DVD and Blu-Ray set.^ Of the thirteen tracks on Snakes and Arrows , NINE make it onto this live album.

^ G Kay (not verified) — Wed, 2007-10-17 16:35 Re: B Brown's comments: Well if that is not proof there is a god I don't know what is!
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^ Ha7_миХолмах 03-17-2007, 11:16 AM Поздравляю с посещением хорошего концерта :hb: .
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The video also includes footage from the 2008 portion of the tour, recorded at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Atlanta.[55][56][57]
.As the band neared the conclusion of their Snakes & Arrows tour, they announced their first appearance on American television in over 30 years.^ So, they were the first prog band that I became a fan of, and it was thanks to them and Queen that I got introduced to Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Yes and other non-prog bands as well.

^ This isn't anywhere near a bad album, and some of the songs really grew on me over the years, but there's no question to me that it's a major step back for the band.

^ The album also marked the first appearance of a new Metallica logo, rounding off the stabbing 80's edges of the band's earlier logo.
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.Rush was interviewed by Stephen Colbert and they performed "Tom Sawyer" on The Colbert Report on July 16, 2008.[58] Continuing to ride what one movie reviewer has called a "pop cultural wave," they also appeared at a live show in April 2009 for the comedy film I Love You, Man.^ I don't know exactly what you are trying to accomplish with these so-called reviews, but resorting to the same boring insults all critics use is just childish.

^ Anonymous (not verified) — Tue, 2008-09-30 16:09 If the Christian god were real and the only true one god I wouldn't want to be serving him in the afterlife.
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^ By the time Tom Sawyer came out Rush had started to have a strong formula in there songs.

[59]
.On February 16, 2009, Lifeson remarked that the band may begin working on a new album in the Fall of 2009 with Nick Raskulinecz once again producing.^ Black_Sabbath%2C_Vol._4), the band hit a dry spell and could not come up with any songs for their new album.
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^ The giants of the album are Tom Sawyer and Limelight, two tracks that I've always loved and are certainly among the band's best work.

^ As of the original writing of this review, a new album was due out in 2001 or 2002, and it seemed like we'd hear from the band again after all.

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Musical style and influences

.Rush's musical style has changed substantially over the years.^ You will learn how the original style of American Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll influenced Beach Music and why year after year, it maintains its popularity.
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.Their debut album was strongly influenced by British-Blues rock: an amalgam of sounds and styles from such rock bands as Cream, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple.^ Musically, the album is far more commercial than previous Deep Purple releases, tending toward a conventional hard rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_rock) focus with overtones of soul and funk.
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^ This album was a stylistic turning point in Led Zeppelin`s career.
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^ Bolin's first solo record, Teaser (on the Nemperor label), and Deep Purple's Come Taste the Band (on the Purple label).
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.Over the first few albums their style remained essentially hard rock, with heavy influences from The Who[61] and Led Zeppelin [10] but also became increasingly influenced by the British progressive rock movement.^ This became their biggest-selling album, a hard-rock landmark .
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^ This album was a stylistic turning point in Led Zeppelin`s career.
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^ The album marked the completion of the band's shift to hard rock, begun in Head Games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_Games).
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[62] .In the tradition of progressive rock, Rush wrote protracted songs with irregular and multiple time signatures combined with fantasy/science fiction-inspired lyrics; however, they did not soften their sound.^ But i will agree that when i went to look at the Rush lyrics page, some of Neil's lyrics seemed to have no point whatsoever and the ones that did were kind of silly.

^ By then I expected Rush to be different but didn't realise how the objectivity in the lyrics would cloak all of there songs so to speak.

^ Witch Hunt is the first Rush song I fell in love with, and while some of the lines are corny--especially the opening lines--there are some truly great lyrics here.

.This fusion of hard and progressive rock continued until the end of the 1970s.^ The song has a distinctive, raw hard rock sound that stands out among Pink Floyd's body of work, which is largely characterized by down-tempo progressive rock instrumentals.
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^ Long a classic rock staple, the song comprises 5:25 of prototypical rock/progressive fusion, the trademark of Kansas.
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^ Led Zeppelin II largely writes the blueprint for 1970s hard rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_rock).
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.In the 1980s, however, Rush successfully merged their sound with the trends of this period, experimenting with New Wave, reggae and pop rock.^ Some fans only want to hear Rush rocking hard and hate this album, but for those who want to hear the band push their sound out in all directions, Hold Your Fire is a rich experience.

^ It's my understanding that critics of the day largely knocked them for not coming up with a truly original sound, and that has a point, but the band came up with a plenty enjoyable stew of influences, so I'm not terribly bothered by this brand of new-wave progressive pop rock.

^ Sex Pistols & Kurt Cobain proved no experience necessary to rock but why do most new bands seem to be going backwards?

[63] .This period included the band's most extensive use of instruments such as synthesizers, sequencers and electronic percussion.^ Olde Towne Brass A group of musicians who perform in the manner of early American bands, in period uniforms; using original instruments and music.
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^ Holly's music was sophisticated for its day, including the use of instruments considered novel for rock and roll, such as the celesta (heard on "Everyday").
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^ The album begins with the instantly recognizable title track, replete with highly-intricate synthesizer sequencing and the trademark electronic toms that dominate the album.
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.With the approach of the early '90s and Rush's character sound still intact, the band transformed their style once again to harmonize with the alternative rock movement.^ In any case, I never made any sort of claim that Peart's drumming even approaches a "weak link" in the band, far from it; he is certainly one of Rush's primary strengths.

^ Some fans only want to hear Rush rocking hard and hate this album, but for those who want to hear the band push their sound out in all directions, Hold Your Fire is a rich experience.

^ If Rush sounded like *this* more often, maybe I wouldn't feel so ambivalent towards the band so often ...

[64] .The new millennium has seen them return to a more rock and roll roots sound, albeit with modern production.^ Unlike Destroyer, which was recorded with members of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, Rock and Roll Over was recorded by just Stanley, Frehley, Simmons, and Criss.
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^ The album was a return to the more straight-ahead rock sound heard on the group's first three albums.
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^ His voice gave a unique sound to this new band, and later became one of the most influential on rock singers in the 1970s and beyond.
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Band members

Former members

  • John Rutsey – drums, percussion, backing vocals (August 1968 – July 1974)
  • Jeff Jones – bass, lead vocals (August 1968 – September 1968)

Reputation

.More than 30 years of activity has provided Rush with the opportunity for musical diversity across their discography.^ He gave 'The Who' a 5 out of 5 who i have never been able to get into and gave my beloved Rush and Pink Floyd lower scores, who I think are much much more better than 'The Who'.

^ If you are prepared to listen to music over and over more than 100 times because there is simply so much about it that is wonderful, then what else can great music possibly do, other than this?

^ He quit because he had different ideas about the band's future than Alex and Geddy did, and he just wasn't excited about playing in Rush any more.
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.As with many bands known for experimentation, changes have inevitably resulted in dissent among critics and fans.^ These departures from the band's usual style once again drew mixed reactions from fans and critics.
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^ It's almost as if the band changed its mind in the middle of the recording sessions of what kind of band it wanted to be, and I can only imagine how confused the band's established fans were upon buying this.

^ This resulted in drastic changes in the band's sound; for the first since the 70's, the band put out an album that RAWKS (not "rocks," but "RAWKS").

.The bulk of the band's music has always included synthetic instruments in some form or another, and this is a great source of contention in the Rush camp, especially the band's heavy reliance on synthesizers and keyboards during the 1980s, particularly on albums Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows, and Hold Your Fire.^ Sonically, Hold Your Fire is easily Rush's richest album.

^ But another example of good lyrics is the entire Hold Your Fire album.

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[65][66]
.The members of Rush have themselves noted that people "either love Rush or hate Rush", resulting in strong detractors and an intensely loyal fan base.^ Ryan Novak (creativeaddress988@gmail.com) (02/13/09) To those Rush fans who posted here before me, I shouldn't have to point out that Geddy or Peart (I can't remember which one) said you either love or hate Rush.

^ It goes without saying that any Rush fan should have this, and even people who don't like Rush should have this in their collections.

^ A lot of the most ardent Rush fans are those who bite the band with criticism but then confess love at the same time, and I guess this is a necessary process which people undertake unconsciously to evaluate the work of a genuine artist.

.In July 2008, Rolling Stone magazine commented that "Rush fans are the Trekkies/trekkers of rock".[67] The band has not been nominated for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since their year of eligibility in 1998. The Hall's refusal to induct Rush may be a consequence of the band's insistence on remaining outside the mainstream of rock when it comes to self-promotion, in favour of maintaining a high degree of independence.^ U2#_note-59) This was a personal record for the band, nearly doubling the first-week sales of All That You Can't Leave Behind (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_That_You_Can%27t_Leave_Behind) in the US. 2005 also saw U2's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_and_Roll_Hall_of_Fame), in their first year of eligibility.
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^ After a particularly traumatic tour to promote Come Taste the Band, the band broke up.
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^ You will learn how the original style of American Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll influenced Beach Music and why year after year, it maintains its popularity.
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[68] .Supporters cite the band's accomplishments including longevity, proficiency, and influence, as well as commercial sales figures and RIAA certifications.^ These bands were some of the groups cited by the band as its influences.
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^ They have been cited as an influence on many heavy metal musicians and bands.
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^ He also cites the influences for his music as being wide ranging, including Broadway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_theatre) music and Black Sabbath (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sabbath).
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.However, Lifeson has expressed his indifference toward the perceived slight saying "I couldn't care less, look who's up for induction, it's a joke".[69] Rush has gained a degree of recognition in popular culture despite any official recognition from the Hall.^ Folkfunk , Rush’s third release on his Deep Rush label, may be the disc that gives his career that push to the more widespread recognition that he’s been looking for.
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^ Anyone here who is a Rush fan should realize that and not get so worked up over a negative opinion.

^ It is, however, a popular album with many fans, despite it being markedly different to albums which preceded it.
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[70] The three band members were made Officers of the Order of Canada in 1996.[71]
.As a band, Rush has been nominated for and received various awards throughout its career.^ Of course, this being Rush, a clear view of the various strengths and weaknesses of the band at this point only results in me enjoying this as a solid B-level album, but what are you going to do.

^ It's just boring , and a band like Rush really has to entertain me for me to care much.

Likewise, the individual members have received coverage in various modern music magazines with specific technocratic recognition for instrumental ability.

Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee in concert, 2008
.Geddy Lee's high-register vocal style has always been a signature of the band — and sometimes a focal point for criticism, especially during the early years of Rush's career when Lee's vocals were high-pitched, with a strong likeness to other singers like Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.^ This album was a stylistic turning point in Led Zeppelin`s career.
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^ This album was a stylistic turning point in Led Zeppelin's career.
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^ However, a common criticism within the music community is Lee's high pitched vocal style.
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[72] .Although his voice has softened over the years, it is often described as a "wail".[72][73] His instrumental abilities, on the other hand, are rarely criticized.^ If one doesn't play an instrument, or write anything other then harsh criticism, how can one judge so harshly the performances of others.

^ You have the same problem most critics have - you have a deep desire to attract attention, and that overrides your ability to review music in a way that means something to others.

.An award-winning musician, Lee's style, technique, and ability on the bass guitar have proven influential in the rock and heavy metal genres, inspiring such players as Steve Harris of Iron Maiden,[74] John Myung of Dream Theater,[75] Les Claypool of Primus[76] and Cliff Burton of Metallica[77] among others.^ As such, the album is generally considered to be very influential on the development of rock music, being an early forerunner of heavy metal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_metal_music), and inspiring a host of other rock bands including Deep Purple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Purple), Van Halen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Halen) and Guns N' Roses (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_N%27_Roses).
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^ Iron Maiden has achieved international fame with its distinctive style of melodic metal.
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^ The album directly inspired the neo-classical heavy rock genre personified by Yngwie Malmsteen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yngwie_Malmsteen).
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Lee is notable for his ability to operate various pieces of instrumentation simultaneously. .This is most evident during live shows when Lee must play bass, supply lead vocals, manipulate keyboards, and trigger foot pedals during the course of a performance, as in the song "Tom Sawyer".[62] Because of this, he is required to remain in one place during songs containing complex instrumentation.^ The song was included in all Queen's subsequent live concert performances, and still enjoys great popularity all over the world.
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^ John Bonham's drumming linked with John Paul Jones' electric bass playing also define the song's power and intensity.
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^ However, Harrison generally wrote and/or sang lead on one or two songs for each album.
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.Lifeson and Peart are, to a lesser extent, responsible for similar actions during live shows.^ That also agrees with the way Geddy pronounced "Peart" when introducing Neil's solo during RTB shows.
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Alex Lifeson

Alex Lifeson in concert, 2007
.Instrumentally, Lifeson is regarded as a guitarist whose strengths and notability rely primarily on signature riffing, electronic effects and processing, unorthodox chord structures, and a copious arsenal of equipment used over the years.^ Notable is that guitarist Brian May (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_May) didn't use his famous Red Special (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Special) guitar in the videoclip, instead he used a 1984 copy.
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[78][79][80] .Despite his esteem, however, Lifeson is often regarded as being overshadowed by his bandmates because of Lee's on-stage multi-instrumental dexterity and Peart's status as a drummer.^ It is, however, a popular album with many fans, despite it being markedly different to albums which preceded it.
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[81]
.During his adolescent years, he was influenced primarily by Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.^ Her Jimi Hendrix influence can be heard here.
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^ It was influenced by the Cream song "Badge" (which was co-written by Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Ringo Starr).
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^ After all, during his collaboration with Rod Stewart it wasJeff Beck , and not Jimmy Page, that pioneered the beginnings of heavy metal.
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[82] .For versatility, Lifeson was known to incorporate touches of Spanish and classical music into Rush's guitar-driven sound during the 1970s.^ The guitar sounds beautiful, and the transition into Presentation is just perfect.

^ Nevermind comparison to previous albums in terms of "classic" Rush sounds/music construction.....I can listen to this album in its entirety more times than any other album.

^ Their music, though starting with blues rock with an experimental flavour, has incorporated elements of classical and Celtic folk music, as well as art rock and alternative rock.
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.Taking a backseat to Lee's keyboards in the 1980s, Lifeson's guitar returned to the forefront in the 1990s, and especially on 2002's Vapor Trails.^ Vapor Trails - 2002 Atlantic 5 (8) Best song: The first minute H ey, what do you know?

.During live performances, he is still responsible for cuing various guitar effects, the use of bass-pedal synthesizers and backing vocals.^ Nugent gained acclaim for his raucous, intense live music, and still performs live.
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^ Dokken's music consists of traditional metal characterized by extravagant use of lead guitars and soaring melodic vocals backed by a heavy thumping bass.
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^ Despite the prominence of guitar, keyboards and synthesisers still play an important role on Animals, but the saxophone and female vocal work that defined much of the previous two albums' sound is absent.
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Neil Peart

Music

.Peart is commonly regarded by music fans, critics and fellow musicians as one of the greatest rock drummers of all time.^ Tom Sawyer rules with all the might, and Limelight both sounds rocking and gorgeous at the same time.

^ The album was praised by critics and fans as one of the strongest albums of Queen's later career.
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^ Clapton is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in popular music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_music).
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[83] .He is also regarded as one of the finest practitioners of the in-concert drum solo.^ The drum solo with the screaming is kinda stupid, as is the way it ends in that loud "Listen!," but the section into which it leads, No One at the Bridge, is quite nice.

^ I don't see why you hate manhattan project and finally the concert/rush favorite that has a drum solo called the rythym method.

[84] .Initially inspired by Keith Moon, Peart absorbed the influence of other rock drummers from the 1960s and 1970s such as Ginger Baker, Carmine Appice, and John Bonham.^ Robert Plant's voice and singing technique was very unusual compared to rock lead singers of the 1960s such as John Lennon, Mick Jagger and others.
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^ To this day, Bonham is revered as not just as a defining rock drummer, but as one of the most respected drummers of any genre.
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^ Let's face it, what other rock band would write a lyric such as follows: No his mind is not for rent, to any God or Government...

[85] .Incorporation of unusual instruments (for rock drummers of the time) such as cowbells, glockenspiel, and tubular bells, along with several standard kit elements, helped create a highly varied setup.^ Robert Plant's voice and singing technique was very unusual compared to rock lead singers of the 1960s such as John Lennon, Mick Jagger and others.
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^ Holly's music was sophisticated for its day, including the use of instruments considered novel for rock and roll, such as the celesta (heard on "Everyday").
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^ Their music, though starting with blues rock with an experimental flavour, has incorporated elements of classical and Celtic folk music, as well as art rock and alternative rock.
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Continually modified to this day, Peart's drumkit offers an enormous array of percussion instruments for sonic diversity. .For two decades Peart honed his technique; each new Rush album introduced an expanded percussive vocabulary.^ The good news is that the album's second track is my favorite Rush song by a good amount.

In the 1990s, he reinvented his style with the help of drum coach Freddie Gruber.
Neil Peart in concert, 2007

Lyrics

.Peart also serves as Rush's primary lyricist, attracting much attention over the years for his eclectic style.^ In any case, I never made any sort of claim that Peart's drumming even approaches a "weak link" in the band, far from it; he is certainly one of Rush's primary strengths.

^ I don't feel Peart is a particularly good lyricist, but I don't really let that bother me, because I can find much more in their music that I like rather than dislike.

.Known for penning concept suites and songs inspired by literature, music fan opinions of his writing have varied greatly, running the gamut from cerebral and insightful to pretentious and preachy.^ Queen were inspired to write and record this song because of the euphoric feeling that came from their performance at Live Aid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Aid).
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^ I thought the songs were very wordy and that, because the specific meanings of those words were so important, the music became a mere vehicle for lyrics, and not a very inspiring one...
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^ Although there is no proof, it has been said that Jimmy Page was inspired to write the song after a meeting with George Harrison.
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.During the band's early years, Peart's lyrics were largely fantasy/science fiction-focused,[86] though since 1980 he has focused more on social, emotional, and humanitarian issues.^ It's understandable, though, since you have a dislike for Peart's lyrics and concepts.

^ Heck, I think Dog Years is waaaaaaaaaay underappreciated; if anybody needed to loosen up and write song lyrics that mention "doggy heaven," it was Neil Peart.

^ And these lyrics were written six or seven years BEFORE Peart's tragedies!

Peart's lyrics continue to divide audiences today. For example, in 2007, he was placed second on Blender magazine's list of the "40 Worst Lyricists In Rock".[87]

Sales

.Over the course of their career, Rush has come to release 24 gold records and 14 platinum records (3 of which have gone multiplatinum),[88] placing them within the top 4 for the most consecutive gold albums by a rock band.^ It was arguably the band's most successful album.
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^ Yes, it's still largely tied to prog rock (I mean, it is a full length album with six tracks), and it's bombastic in places, but this album is not juvenile.

^ The groundbreaking music and recording techniques displayed on the album are today considered as one of the most impressive and important debuts in rock, creating an entirely new interpretation of the genre.
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[89] .Rush ranks 79th in U.S. album sales according to the RIAA with sales of 25 million units.^ TheRubberCow@aol.com (3/25/02) My second favorite Rush album.

^ The album has sold over 25 million copies worldwide.
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^ KISS has sold 63 million albums worldwide and has been awarded 22 gold albums (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_recording_sales_certification) to date, and has certified sales of 19 million records in the United States.
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[89] .Total worldwide sales approximate 40 million units.^ KISS has sold 63 million albums worldwide and has been awarded 22 gold albums (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_recording_sales_certification) to date, and has certified sales of 19 million records in the United States.
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[90][91][92][93]
.Despite having completely dropped out of the public eye for five years after the gold-selling Test for Echo (which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard 200) and the band being relegated almost solely to classic rock stations in the U.S., Vapor Trails reached #6 on the Billboard 200 chart in its first week of release in 2002 with 108,000 albums sold.^ It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the third single from the album to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100, the first such feat for a rock band.
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^ It debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 album charts in April of 1994.
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^ The album reached #2 on the charts and sold over a million copies.
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.It has sold approximately 343,000 units to date.^ It sold 840,000 units in the United States in its first week.
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.The subsequent Vapor Trails tour grossed over $24 million and included the largest audience ever to see a headlining Rush show — 60,000 fans in São Paulo, Brazil.^ When I went to my first Rush show, just a couple of years ago, I was shocked at the demographics of the fans.

^ I can easily see a Rush fan enjoying this, but you're a sucker if you buy it new.

^ Unless your general preference is the band's synth-heavy days, I don't see how any Rush fan could dislike this.

.Nevertheless, Vapor Trails remains their first album not to achieve at least gold status.^ Vapor Trails - 2002 Atlantic 5 (8) Best song: The first minute H ey, what do you know?

^ Snakes And Arrows - 2007 Atlantic 7 (11) Best song: The Main Monkey Business I f nothing else, this album sounds way better than Vapor Trails .

^ Rock and Roll Over was the first KISS album to ship gold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Album), and from there had a meteoric rise to double platinum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_platinum) status.
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.However, Rush's triple CD live album, 2003's Rush in Rio, was certified gold by the RIAA, marking the fourth decade in which a Rush album had been released and certified at least gold.^ Regardless, I highly recommend this live album to anybody who thinks they at least kinda like the band.

^ From 1971 through 1983, Phil Lynott and the boys released at least one album every year -- sometimes even cranking out two.
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^ As usually happens with Rush albums, I find this one very inconsistent, but at least it's inconsistent at a higher level than what had come before.

.Moreover, in 2004 Feedback cracked the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart and received radio airplay.^ Rapture_of_the_Deep#_note-1) It achieved considerable chart success in Europe, making the top 20 in several countries.
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^ It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the third single from the album to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100, the first such feat for a rock band.
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^ It debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 album charts in April of 1994.
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.The band's most recent album, Snakes & Arrows, debuted at #3 (just one position shy of Rush's highest peaking album, 1993's Counterparts, which debuted at #2) on the Billboard 200 selling approximately 93,000 copies in its first week of release.^ This was also the first album to sell one million copies in the CD format.
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^ It debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 album charts in April of 1994.
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^ I first got acquainted to it during 1993 after the release of Counterparts which is the first Rush record I bought.
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[94] .This marks the 13th studio album to appear in the Top 20 and the band's 27th album to appear on the chart regardless of position over the course of their career.^ The album marked the completion of the band's shift to hard rock, begun in Head Games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_Games).
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^ Rapture_of_the_Deep#_note-1) It achieved considerable chart success in Europe, making the top 20 in several countries.
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^ Regardless, I highly recommend this live album to anybody who thinks they at least kinda like the band.

.The album also debuted at #1 on the Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, as well as peaking at #1 on the Top Internet Albums chart when the album was released on the MVI format a month later.^ Despite these hit singles, the album failed to do well in the US. "Radio Ga Ga" would be their last original Stateside Top 40 hit.
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^ Despite the only moderate chart success this album provided to the band, many musicians consider this album to be one of hard rock's finest moments.
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^ The 1973 album, Catch A Fire, was released worldwide, and sold well.
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[95] .Still, Snakes & Arrows has yet to accumulate sales that approach or eclipse Vapor Trails or Rush in Rio.^ Snakes And Arrows - 2007 Atlantic 7 (11) Best song: The Main Monkey Business I f nothing else, this album sounds way better than Vapor Trails .

.The two consecutive tours in support of Snakes & Arrows in 2007 and 2008 accrued $21 million and $18.3 million, respectively, earning Rush the number 6 and 8 spots among the top ten summer rock concerts.^ Snakes And Arrows - 2007 Atlantic 7 (11) Best song: The Main Monkey Business I f nothing else, this album sounds way better than Vapor Trails .

^ An estimated staggering $437 million was earned by the band who toured from November 2005 until November 2006.
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^ In addition, "Dani California" reached the number one spot on both the Billboard Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts.
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[96][97]

Live performances

.The members of Rush share a strong work ethic, desiring to accurately recreate songs from their albums when playing live performances.^ The song was included in all Queen's subsequent live concert performances, and still enjoys great popularity all over the world.
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^ The Faces were unable to perform Stewart's solo work effectively in concert, as the subsequent Rod Stewart/Faces Live album would show; faithful renditions of those songs would have to wait two decades until Stewart's MTV Unplugged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Unplugged) appearance.
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^ In terms of playing, the album lives up to the high standards set on earlier albums.

.To achieve this goal, beginning in the late 1980s, Rush has included in their concert equipment a capacious rack of digital samplers which the band members use, in real-time, to recreate the sounds of non-traditional instruments, accompaniments, vocal harmonies, and other sound "events" that are familiarly heard on the studio versions of the songs.^ What are the real names of the band members?
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^ Adrian Vandenberg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Vandenberg), who played on the album as a session musician (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Session_musician), joined the band on a full-time basis after the other members were gone.
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^ The song was included in all Queen's subsequent live concert performances, and still enjoys great popularity all over the world.
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.In live performances, the band members share duties throughout most songs, with each member triggering certain sounds with his available limbs, while playing his primary instrument(s).^ Olde Towne Brass A group of musicians who perform in the manner of early American bands, in period uniforms; using original instruments and music.
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^ Vassar Clements has long been recognized as one of bluegrass music’s most popular fiddlers, first coming to prominence as a member of Bill Monroe’s band and later playing with Faron Young, Earl Scruggs and John Hartford.
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^ The video of the song shows the members of the band performing the song on a train, named "Miracle Express".
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.Each band member has one or more MIDI controllers that enables him to use his free hands or feet to trigger sounds that have been loaded into the samplers for a particular song.^ On the one hand, while I was iffy about it at first, I've come to really like the general sound of the album.

^ If Rush sounded like *this* more often, maybe I wouldn't feel so ambivalent towards the band so often ...

^ I get the feeling the band put a lot of effort into the small details of the song, and it does have a decent build as the piece goes on, but again; how many times can I use the word "decent" to describe this song before I just have to accept that it's not much more than that?

[98] .It is with this technology that the group is able to present their arrangements in a live setting with the level of complexity and fidelity that fans have come to expect, and without the need to resort to the use of backing tracks or employing an additional band member.^ The best of these, of course, comes from the opening Anthem, which might be in my top five tracks from the band.

^ The album has a sunny, optimistic feel to many of its tracks, which is ironic since it was recorded in an atmosphere of often open hostility between all the band members.
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^ The band has taken its core sound and made it more accessible, but without coming within a hundred miles of "selling out" or anything like that.

[99]
.The band members' coordinated use of foot-pedal keyboards and other electronic triggers to "play" sampled instruments and audio events is subtly visible in their live performances, especially so on R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour, their 2005 concert DVD.^ Olde Towne Brass A group of musicians who perform in the manner of early American bands, in period uniforms; using original instruments and music.
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^ The album was recorded live over several German and Japanese dates in late 1976 during the Rising world tour.
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^ Adrian Vandenberg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Vandenberg), who played on the album as a session musician (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Session_musician), joined the band on a full-time basis after the other members were gone.
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.A staple of Rush's concerts is a Peart drum solo.^ In any case, I never made any sort of claim that Peart's drumming even approaches a "weak link" in the band, far from it; he is certainly one of Rush's primary strengths.

^ I don't see why you hate manhattan project and finally the concert/rush favorite that has a drum solo called the rythym method.

.Peart's drum solos include a basic framework of routines connected by sections of improvisation, making each performance unique.^ The drum solo with the screaming is kinda stupid, as is the way it ends in that loud "Listen!," but the section into which it leads, No One at the Bridge, is quite nice.

.Each successive tour sees the solo more advanced, with some routines dropped in favor of newer, more complex ones.^ One day > he chanced to see a mighty eagle, greater and more splendid than any mortal > bird, bearing a maiden to an island not far away.
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^ "Tom Sawyer" is okay, never one of my all-time favorites (you would thinks its complex structure would grab me a bit more!?

.Since the mid-1980s, Peart has used MIDI trigger pads to trigger sounds sampled from various pieces of acoustic percussion that would otherwise consume far too much stage area, such as a marimba, harp, temple blocks, triangles, glockenspiel, orchestra bells, tubular bells, and vibraslap as well as other, more esoteric percussion.^ If I like other bands more than Rush *and* have reasons for it, there's no reason to pretend otherwise.

^ If you are prepared to listen to music over and over more than 100 times because there is simply so much about it that is wonderful, then what else can great music possibly do, other than this?

^ I would rate their other albums much higher though: All the World's a Stage : In my opinion, one of their best live efforts.

Philanthropy

Rush actively participates in philanthropic causes. .The band was one of a number of hometown favorites to play Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto, also dubbed SARStock, at Downsview Park in Toronto on July 30, 2003, with an attendance of over half a million people.^ And Dream Theater is one of my favorite bands.

^ Despite the only moderate chart success this album provided to the band, many musicians consider this album to be one of hard rock's finest moments.
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^ Moby Grape was one of Robert Plant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Plant)'s favorite bands.
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The concert was intended to benefit the Canadian economy after the SARS outbreaks earlier in the year. The band has also sustained an interest in promoting human rights. .They donated $100,000 to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights after a concert they held in Winnipeg on 24 May 2008.[100] Rush continues to sell t-shirts and donate the proceeds to the museum.^ Second, Rush did not "sell" the rights to Where's My Thing.
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^ I know some who consider it one of Rush's cheeziest singles, and they may be right, but it's still extremely entertaining.

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The individual members of Rush have also been a part of philanthropic causes. Hughes & Kettner zenTeras and TriAmps have been endorsed and used by Lifeson for many years. .A custom signature amplifier was engineered by Lifeson and released in April 2005 with the stipulation that UNICEF will receive a donation in the amount of $50 for every Alex Lifeson Signature TriAmp sold.^ Alex Lifeson, in the April 1986 Guitar Player magazine .
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^ It was released on April 25, 2005 internationally, May 9 in the United Kingdom and a day later in the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States).
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[102] Lee, a longtime fan of baseball, donated 200 baseballs signed by famous Negro League players, including Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Josh Gibson, to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in June 2008.[103]
.The band is featured on the music album Songs for Tibet, appearing with a number of other celebrities as an initiative to support Tibet and the current Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso.^ Freeze and nocturne are the only songs that are really set apart musically from the others.

^ If there was ever a perfect indication that my idea of what constitutes good Rush music differs from what the band considers good Rush music, this album is it.

^ However, Marley was often part of a band, and is occasionally attributed with music that was written, sang or produced by other notable musicians.
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The album was made downloadable on August 5, 2008 via iTunes and was released commercially August 12, 2008.[104]

Discography

Studio albums

See also

References

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  102. ^ Signature Amp Donation Hughes & Kettner Introduces Alex Lifeson Signature TriAmp Accessed 25 July 2008
  103. ^ MLB News (6 June 2008) Rush's Lee Makes Big Donataion accessed 25 July 2008
  104. ^ E-Online (22 July 2008) Sting, Matthews, Mayer Gamer for Tibet Than Beijing

Further reading

Books

  • Banasiewicz, Bill. Rush: Visions: The Official Biography. Omnibus Press, 1988. ISBN 0-7119-1162-2.
  • Collins, Jon. Rush: Chemistry : The Definitive Biography . Helter Skelter Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-900924-85-4 (hardcover).
  • Gett, Steve. .Rush: Success Under Pressure.^ Success Under Pressure .
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    ^ Have you ever seen the audience to the 1980's Rush Grace Under Pressure concert on MTV? They were not the deadbeats.

    ^ Grace Under Pressure is considered by Rush fans to have the most up-front guitar of their post Moving Pictures 80's output.

    Cherry Lane Books, 1984. ISBN 0-89524-230-3.
  • Harrigan, Brian. Rush. Omnibus Press, 1982. ISBN 0-86001-934-9.
  • McDonald, Chris. .Rush, Rock Music, and the Middle Class: Dreaming in Middletown.^ If you have never heard Rush's music, and are a fan of intelligent, masterful rock music, I highly suggest it.
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    Indiana University Press, 2009. ISBN 0-253-22149-0.
  • Nuttall, Carrie. Rhythm & Light. .Rounder Books, 2005. ISBN 1-57940-093-0.
  • Peart, Neil.^ (Incidentally, > Neil Peart is quoted praising Skinny Legs and All in the book's > opening page testimonials.
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    Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road. ECW Press, 2002. ISBN 1-55022-546-4 (hardcover), ISBN 1-55022-548-0 (paperback).
  • Peart, Neil. The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa. Pottersfield Press, 1996. ISBN 1-895900-02-6.
  • Peart, Neil. Roadshow: Landscape With Drums - A Concert Tour By Motorcycle. .Rounder Books, 2006. ISBN 1-57940-142-2.
  • Peart, Neil.^ (Incidentally, > Neil Peart is quoted praising Skinny Legs and All in the book's > opening page testimonials.
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    .Traveling Music: Playing Back the Soundtrack to My Life and Times.^ My impression of you sir as a "rock music listener" is that you wouldn't know how to play a G chord from a C chord.

    ^ Maybe Geddy Lee is controlling my brain, which is a good thing - maybe I'll learn to play bass, keys and sing at the same time like he can.

    ^ Philip Maddox (slurmsmckenzie@hotmail.com) OK, it's time for me to throw my two cents into this "music critic" debate.

    ECW Press, 2004. ISBN 1-55022-664-9.
  • Peart, Neil and Bill Wheeler.Drum Techniques of Rush. .Warner Bros, 1985. ISBN 0-7692-5055-6.
  • Peart, Neil and Bill Wheeler.^ Neil Peart, in the December 1985 Backstage Club newsletter .
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    More Drum Techniques of Rush. Warner Bros, 1989. ISBN 0-7692-5051-3.
  • Popoff, Martin. .Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and Away.^ Have you ever seen the audience to the 1980's Rush Grace Under Pressure concert on MTV? They were not the deadbeats.

    ^ I haven't looked at my copy of Grace Under Pressure in 5 years, and I'm not about to start now.

    ^ Grace Under Pressure is considered by Rush fans to have the most up-front guitar of their post Moving Pictures 80's output.

    .ECW Press, 28 June 2004. ISBN 1-55022-678-9.
  • Price, Carol S. and Robert M. Price.^ Mystic Rhythms: The Philosophical Vision of Rush -- Carol Price, Robert Price -- detailed table of contents -- Word -- Amazon .
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    Wildside Press, 1999. ISBN 1-58715-102-2.
  • Telleria, Robert. Rush Tribute: Merely Players. Quarry Press, 2002. ISBN 1-55082-271-3.

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Rush
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal
Years active 1968–present
Labels Moon, Mercury, Anthem, Atlantic
Website www.rush.com
Members
Geddy Lee
Alex Lifeson
Neil Peart
Former members
John Rutsey
Jeff Jones

Rush is a Canadian rock band. They formed in the late 1960s in Toronto. The members of the group are Geddy Lee, the singer, who also plays the bass guitar and synthesizers, Alex Lifeson, who plays the guitar, and Neil Peart, who plays the drums.

Discography

Studio albums

  • Rush (1974)
  • Fly by Night (1975)
  • Caress of Steel (1975)
  • 2112 (1976)
  • A Farewell to Kings (1977)
  • Hemispheres (1978)
  • Permanent Waves (1980)
  • Moving Pictures (1981)
  • Signals (1982)
  • Grace Under Pressure (1984)
  • Power Windows (1985)
  • Hold Your Fire (1987)
  • Presto (1989)
  • Roll the Bones (1991)
  • Counterparts (1993)
  • Test for Echo (1996)
  • Vapor Trails (2002)
  • Snakes & Arrows (2007)

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