The days of progressive rock excess came to a hard end 36 years ago today for Rush when they released what is their most successful album to this day.
There’s no doubt that Geddy, Alex and Neil began the hard U-turn with “Permanent Waves” the year earlier as Neil discusses in this rare interview (and let me just say I love Neil’s speaking voice so much I could listen to him read cooking recipes),…
,…but they went back to the legendary LeStudio, which I like to refer to as “The House that Rush Built’ seeing as they recorded seven of their albums there,…
,…and completed the U-turn definitively with “Moving Pictures’. An amazing album from top to bottom, I have to go with this exercise in air drum futility as my favorite clip,…
,…with this classic coming a close second.
,…how about you, fellow Rush nerd? What’s your favorite tune off “Moving Pictures”?
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends.
I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better!
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