By Geoff Barton, Sounds, September 1977, transcribed by pwrwindows
To telescopic eye
The star that would not die'
WHEN ITS LIFE HAS RUN ITS COURSE, A STAR APPROXIMATELY TWO-AND-A-HALF TIMES THE SIZE OF OUR OWN SUN TENDS TO COLLAPSE IN ON ITSELF - COLLAPSE SO POWERFULLY, SO VIOLENILY THAT NO FORCE KNOWN TO MAN CAN STOP IT. CONSEQUENILY, A GAP - A 'BLACK HOLE' - WILL APPEAR IN THE FABRIC OF SPACE, AND IT IS INTO THIS HOLE THAT THE STAR WILL DISAPPEAR.
'TRIUMPHUNT' WAS the word Rush drummer Neil Peart used to describe the band's first recently completed British tour. And you better believe it - rarely has a debut visit from an 'unknown' band from across the Atlantic caused such a stir, been the result of such rapturous receptions. Speedily, spectacularly, with their high-powered brand of sword and sorcery rock Rush assumed control. What a sight to behold.
Rush's last album, the double live 'All The World's A Stage' set signified (or so the sleeve notes said) 'the end of the beginning, a milestone to mark the close of chapter one in the annals' of the band. Some cynics will probably crack the joke that this new platter, Rush's sixth, should then mark 'the beginning of the end' for the band - but nothing could really be further from the truth.
Previously, Rush albums have been recorded in the band's home city of Toronto, Canada - and as a result the hustle and bustle of the place has had a influence upon the final, finished product. For the opening to chapter two, 'A Farewell To Kings', however, Rush decided upon a policy of total immersion. So, shortly after the end of their British tour, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, plus producer Terry Brown and sundry assistants, retired to Rockfield studios, Wales, and involved themselves in the recording of an album like never before.
The result? You guessed it, they haven't failed.
I was lucky enough to win backstage meet & greet passes to this concert. I got to meet Geddy and Alex, shake hands and say hi and get a photo shot. So cool... A dream come true.
The big money
The body electric
The analog kid
Where my thing
Head long flight
Alex guitar solo
Seven cities of gold
red sector a
SPIRIT of radio
Temples of syrinx
After years of being snubbed, fans have finally gotten what they want - a nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for Rush. Eligible for years, we as fans have stood by and watched as other greats were nominated. For the first time, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 5th, fans can vote on RollingStone.com for the nominees they'd like to see inducted.
The Rush iPad app has been updated. This update encompasses everything from A to YYZ and offers everything Rush fans need for the full experience.
New features include :
- All new artwork from Clockwork Angels for retina display.
- New itinerary for the 2012-2013 Clockworks Angels tour integrated with an all new social media feature
- 3 new unreleased versions of “The Spirit of Radio” performed by Rash
- Behind the scenes images of Rash “Live at Gershon’s Diner”
- New desktop Wallpapers
- Update to now share through social media from different sections of the app
- New section titled ‘Entre Nous’ that allows quick access to social media sites for Rush within the app
- The GeFilter (music player) has been revamped & includes new music from Clockwork Angels
- updated audio console to control the music from anywhere within the app
Check it out here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rush-time-machine/id396230250?mt=8
The Clockwork Angels tour 2012 rolls on. I'm so torn. While I'm sorely disappointed that the boys do not appear to be coming to South Florida on this tour, I love to keep reading about how awesome the tour appears to be going. Rush returned to St Louis for an awesome show.
Leave it to Rush, the thinking man’s rock band, to put together an evening of interesting yet powerfully progressive music last night in Nationwide Arena. The fans that filled the floor, much of the lower section and part of a papered-over upper level heard and saw three hours of impressive music.
Singer Geddy Lee has said in interviews that with 20 albums to its name and more than four decades as a performing band, it’s getting harder to pick songs for the Canadian power trio’s tours. The “Clockwork Angels” tour was terrific, though, mixing in the old and the new.
Read the full article here.
On Wednesday Full CBC Interview With Rush's Geddy Lee Goes Online was a top story. Here is the recap: (hennemusic) Video of Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee's full interview with CBC Canada's Peter Mansbridge from earlier this year has now surfaced.
"What does Rush mean to me? That's a really good question," says the bassist. "To me, it's this little group of experimenters; we're these three guys that wanna see what we can do together. That's the simplest way I can put it."
"A funny thing happened after we were together for about twenty years," Geddy continued. "Where most bands start to break up, we were kind of becoming intrigued with staying together, cause so few stay together. We wanted to see what the fruits of a long term, good relationship could do. Here's a band - 38 years on - and we are pushing it…we're trying to see where we can go as a band. Can we achieve new things, can we make our music this ideal that we have in our head." - Watch the video here.