The first thing that quickly becomes obvious when diving into the expanded 1978 live bonus concert spread out across two discs which now bolsters the deluxe edition of the original fifth studio album A Farewell to Kings by Rush is just how long and vigorously this power trio played. I mean, in the middle […]
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By 1981, Rush had built a fiercely loyal fan base through eight albums ( only one of which did not sell more than its predecessor) and road-dog touring, all the while honing their chops, their arrangements, and lyrical themes into laser-tight focus. These efforts finally resulted in Rush’s worldwide blockbuster Moving Pictures. So what did the […]
…on the Crosby Stills Nash sophomore release Déjà Vu, Neil Young only contributed two songs, no doubt saving even stronger material for his own third solo album barely five months later. Entitled After the Goldrush, writer William Ruhlmann calls the title song “…a mystical ballad that featured some of Young’s most imaginative lyrics and became one of his most memorable songs.”
Believe me that the 1984 Rush Grace Under Pressure Tour was named appropriately, because on opening night in Albuqurque Geddy Lee was the epitome of exactly that, playing busy bass, electronic keyboards, organ pedals with his feet, and singing…all at the same time! Here is “New World Man”in concert, a song from the Rush album […]
Top Three seller on Billboard‘s album chart, with ditto in the UK… combining for just shy of 5,000,000 copies sold in America alone. Regardless of those admittedly impressive numbers surrounding Rush‘s eighth studio album Moving Pictures, released February 1981, they don’t begin to convey this album’s importance to the band’s long career nor to rock […]
Somehow Toronto’s Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Rush have managed to maintain non-controversial low profiles, both individually and collectively, for the entire length of a prodigious forty-five year career ( which is no minor feat) while simultaneously selling more than an estimated forty-five million albums worldwide. Yet when observing potential song subjects for 1984’s […]
A perennial crowd-pleaser since it appeared on A Farewell to Kings, before the invention of the cellphone light “Closer to the Heart” made a Bic lighter as essential at a Rush show as a concert ticket. Here’s the performance on the 1984 Grace Under Pressure tour. –Redbeard
The guys in Rush appeared in an In the Studio session to discuss the importance of the January 1980 release Permanent Waves , so here is one of that album’s key songs,“The Spirit of Radio”, performed on the 1984 Grace Under Pressure Tour. – Redbeard
… long before she became a star as a solo performer; before she and her musical partner( then lover) Lindsey Buckingham helped to transform the British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, Stephanie Lynn Nicks was living a real- life version of the Glass Menagerie.
Thirty years ago “In the Studio” 3-27-89: David, Stephen, Graham, and Neil of Crosby, Stills, Nash , and Young with Redbeard for “Deja Vu”.