Rush’s collective middle finger to their record label, “2112”, made them superstars and guaranteed them absolute creative freedom that would last them through the rest of the career. So how did Geddy, Alex and Neil begin to exercise their newly earned creative control?!
The answer? “A Farewell to Kings”, which came out 40 years ago.
This is arguably their biggest tune off the album as far as mainstream exposure.
But Rush is all about their hardcore fans and I along with other Rush nerds point to this classic as a favorite:
And as a added bonus, here’s the Peanuts gang rocking out to “Xanadu”.
How about you? What’s your favorite cut off “A Farewell to Kings”?