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The Best. The dude wrote the soundtrack to my life. Now I get to add missing the final tour to my list of unfixable lifelong regrets...

My co-writer on the Last Mortal comic series, Filip Sablik, is VP of Publishing at BOOM! Studios where Rush published the Clockwork Angels graphic novel. We really geeked out when Neil came to the office to discuss the book. Filip kept texting me pictures of Neil in the meetings all day just to make me jealous. Apparently Neil was one of the rare guys who disproved the warning of never meeting your idols. Everything I heard was that he was amazing. The world just keeps getting darker.

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I think the fact that they kept his sickness under-wraps is complete class. What else would you expect from such class individuals?  Why bring the pressure of attention to yourselves and your families when Neil is such an introvert?  As much as the man talked during interviews, that was his outpouring in the midst of his reclusive nature.  I can't stress enough how in-awe I am of not letting that out.  It relieved the fans of worrying and being depressed about the situation.  We receive the ultimate news, and we all mourn at once.  Brilliant, as expected.

 

Yesterday sucked. But now, I feel invigorated to explore stuff of theirs that I have put off.  We all know they have a library's worth of content.  I saw something on TV a few years back where Rush were doing comedy skits.  Pretty recent stuff. If someone could point me to that, I would be grateful.

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I'm gonna be listening to Rush all day. 2112, Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures for sure. 

 

I went through some of their back catalog in 2016 (Fly By Night, Hemispheres, Signals, Grace Under Pressure) but I haven't heard some of the classics all the way through since...not sure if I did during the 2010s, honestly. 

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I think the most badass move in music history is the record company telling Rush that they had to make an album with radio-friendly hits, after Caress of Steel didn't quite catch on with its long opuses and it's twisted nature.

 

They opened up their next album with this song.  A big Haha-F that.

 

 

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3 hours ago, China said:

Someone at NBC is on top of things.  Going to the break in the Niners - Vikings game they were playing Rush.

 

CBS just did it too at the break.  :)

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I haven't left my apartment since Tuesday since I was working at home wed - Fri so I haven't listened to my playlist at all. l'm proud to say that one of my favorite songs was playing on the same day of his passing :)

 

 

 

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Talked to my dad today.  Asked him what was the worst musician-death he experienced.  Janis?  Jimi?  Bonzo?  No.

 

Lowell George of Little Feat.

 

I like how Afterimage and The Enemy Within were posted in this thread.  Grace Under Pressure was an album I had to discover when I was 17 years old.  Kept re exploring their earlier work up til then.  It's so exciting to know that there is so much Rush content I still have to discover.

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I paid $80 for this double-VHS tape.  Peart reinvented himself when he felt he reached his peak.  He went to train with an old sage of drumming and started from scratch.  Switched from left hand match grip to traditional grip.  The first 15 minutes or so of this video will improve your IQ by 50.

 

 

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That's in my top five. It's what the future will be like when combustion engine cars are outlawed...and it will happen at some point. 🤔

****in awesome song. Music and lyrics are perfect together, you can feel the chase. 💗

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1 hour ago, skinsmarydu said:

That's in my top five. It's what the future will be like when combustion engine cars are outlawed...and it will happen at some point. 🤔

****in awesome song. Music and lyrics are perfect together, you can feel the chase. 💗

 

Actually thats almost exactly what I thought when I  heard the song.  I even thought it was vehicles which travelled on the *ground* being outlawed by the "Motor Law".  "Metal alloy air car, two lanes wide", I interpreted as a car which literally travelled in the air.  But when you read what Rush said about the song,  but it was really about the size/weight of the cars (kind of like SUVs) and smaller cars being "pushed off the road" in a sense.  There was a bit of a libertarian tone to what Rush said because the reason cars were getting bigger, was presumably because of safety mandates by teh government.  "At the one-lane bridge I leave the giants stranded at the river side" - the cars chasing the Red Barchetta, cannot cross the one lane bridge because they are too big.  

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And the "tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime" fooled me for all these years! 

Somebody brought it into 10th grade ('82) English class for our "rock interp week" (cool teacher) and that's what we all agreed on. 😁

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Moving Pictures is loaded with masterpieces.  To me it rivals a lot of bands' Greatest Hits albums.

 

I absolutely love this little doozy from 2112.  Man I would get so high before listening to this song.  Helped that A Passage to Bangkok was the song before it 😂

 

 

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