You're viewing all posts tagged with Rush

Rush - “Tom Sawyer”

via merlin:

Man. I’m a sucker for footage of a band recording the actual song.

Me, too, Merlin. Me, too.

Rush - “The Pass” (Presto, 1989)

One of my all-time favorite Rush tunes that also shows the lyrical genius of Neil Peart:

Proud swagger out of the schoolyard
Waiting for the world’s applause
Rebel without a conscience
Martyr without a cause

Static on your frequency
Electrical storm in your veins
Raging at unreachable glory
Straining at invisible chains

And now you’re trembling on a rocky ledge
Staring down into a heartless sea
Can’t face life on a razor’s edge
Nothing’s what you thought it would be

All of us get lost in the darkness
Dreamers learn to steer by the stars
All of us do time in the gutter
Dreamers turn to look at the cars
Turn around and turn around and turn around
Turn around and walk the razor’s edge
Don’t turn your back
And slam the door on me

It’s not as if this barricade
Blocks the only road
It’s not as if you’re all alone
In wanting to explode

Someone set a bad example
Made surrender seem alright
The act of a noble warrior
Who lost the will to fight

And now you’re trembling on a rocky ledge
Staring down into a heartless sea
Done with life on a razor’s edge
Nothing’s what you thought it would be

No hero in your tragedy
No daring in your escape
No salutes for your surrender
Nothing noble in your fate
Christ, what have you done?

Rush - “Chemistry” (Signals, 1982)

I have long felt that Signals does not get the respect it deserves and that it is too often overlooked or dismissed as a “synthesizer” album, but it remains one of my favorite Rush albums.

Amazon’s October $5 Albums

If these don’t do anything for you, there are 91 more you might be interested in.

Happy 61st Birthday to the Professor, Neil Peart!
Photo © Craig M. Renwick

6-year-old Avery Molek pounds out Rush’s “Fly By Night”

Apparently this kid isn’t intimidated to try to put his spin on the work of some of the best rock drummers around. The last time we checked in on him, he had just released his interpretation of Alex Van Halen’s work on “Hot for Teacher.”

Happy 60th Birthday, Alex Lifeson!
Photo © Peter Hutchins

Happy 60th Birthday, Geddy Lee!
Photo © 2013, Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America