Yes, that's Geddy Lee, his voice modulated down a bit, doing a mid-song rap that rhymes "facts" with "gluteus max. Even though there's some cool dissonant guitar fills, the spoken-word element is embarrassing and the call-and-response "Wound up and tight" "Soooooo tight! It doesn't work and it is hella annoying. The "motion" of the title is made by my finger hitting fast-forward. By all accounts, the late John Rutsey was a nice fella, but tracks like this make you realize that the first album represents a band that's only two-thirds of the way there.
It's an annoying riff and the melodic tricks are done far better on many other tunes of the era. And the title is a pun? It's about an orchestra conductor with magical powers or something? Ugh, go away. It just sounds like notes for notes' sake. And lots of them. And a show with a low budget at that. Not good. For that we issue demerits. Being forgettable is one thing, but being lazy is unusual for Rush. Rush covering Cream's cover of Robert Johnson's ur-blues text.
When Cream did it, it was a psychedelic resurrection. Here, it's a very rare case of Rush being extremely uncool. I mean, singing about black holes and Rivendell and Prince By-Tor isn't cool, either, but it's so uncool that it's cool, you know? This is just unnecessary, and if you ever do a side-by-side with Cream you'll see that Clapton in his prime versus Alex Lifeson goofing off in the studio is not even close.
Still, this is a clunky song that's a little bit all over the place. The strings, meant to sound triumphant, are just screechy. Kinda beneath Rush. Trio - Drum Solo - Novela - From The Mystic World (Vinyl here mimics Jimmy Page just fine but Geddy Lee is still looking to find his own voice. Meanwhile, Neil Peart just hammers away like a construction worker looking to get home before the traffic gets bad.
This Buffalo Springfield "anthem Trio - Drum Solo - Novela - From The Mystic World (Vinyl the 60s" is too played-out. Even hearing "modern" covers of it feels like something in a cheesy, independent film. There are some peculiar guitar sounds squiggling around in the background to make things more interesting, but, I gotta say, this is another rare Rush misfire. Not Rush's finest hour. The rest is another synth-heavy pop track from Rush's very hit-or-miss album that just bugs me.
There is, I admit, a strong solo in here. Even bad Rush is good, we must remember! It isn't the Stones and it sure as hell isn't the Grateful Dead. Everyone is being very cautious. Geddy hardly screams at all! It's 90 seconds of Geddy, practically cantorial, singing against some strings. Nothing much. Not the finest Rush song. It isn't an awful song, there's just nothing really going on.
Vapor Trails is 67 minutes long. Hemispheres is See where I'm going with this? But for whatever reason it just doesn't come together. A slog. Yeah, those guys were pretty good. This isn't an embarrassment; it just isn't the uncut gem we want their lost single to be. I never connected with the song in its original form and bar band Rush doesn't add too much to it. Not bad but not good. This bland ballad sounds like filler to my ears and reminds me of Pete Townshend's solo work from the time; hardly a ringing endorsement.
Points for them sticking to their guns. But this song is a bore. There are all sorts of cutesy dog lyrics here. Not really puns per se, but close enough. If someone like John Mayer covered it, it would be a hit. It toggles between a pleasant, clear melody, but then gets bogged down in not-very-interesting fast-rock mush.
It doesn't quite work, but points for trying. A little reminiscent of "Nobody's Hero" from Counterpartsthough. That's not really an endorsement. I kid, it's fine. And a song LP) the joys of Secular Humanism is certainly a rarity. Good enough, I guess. But, good lord, these lyrics are atrocious "I walk down vanity fair, mem-o-ry lane everywhere" and the hook is more than a tiny bit annoying. A vexing song.
Not a good look. Nice nod to The Byrds' "Eight Miles High" during the solo, though, and you can hit Google if you don't get the connection there. If it didn't have that "modern rock" s production this could have fit right in on Signals -era Rush, especially with Peart's use of repetitive lyrics. Weird tune, that Rush fans with patience can learn to love.
Or, at least, very few of them are. It's just when you listen to them all at once you realize that during this era a lot of them really sound the same. Was Rush listening to the Smithereens? Who can tell? This song does not really work, but I bet they had fun. Maybe she's wearing a flower in her hair, who knows? It wins points for chutzpah, but the rest is standard 80s synth rock. But at least it has a driving beat.
Peart's typical "strength of the individual" lyrics are more creaky here than usual. Hey, Rush can do anything. A simple song, but very catchy. Almost Fairport Convention-ish at times. But then it shifts gear into a classic Rush morse code riff, then a nice airy melody. But if that isn't a deal-breaker this is a strong late period rocker, which ends with some triumphant major chord bliss. That's normal for other artists, but for Rush? This mix of Chinese musical touchstones and synth-pop doesn't quite click, especially at such a slow tempo.
It's definitely an earworm and gets points for unique instrumentation even if there are some lackluster aspects at play. But still entertaining with a rat-tat-tat beat. Decent solo from Lifeson. He's still in Jimmy Page imitation mode, but the dude's got chops! Well produced! The guitar solo is solid. As I've established by now, Test For Echo is not Rush's finest hour, but on an island this song is all right.
Smack dab in the middle of one of Rush's best albums, and certainly in their best era, there's a tune that just bugs me for some reason. Maybe it's the scratchy guitar or something, all I know is that when this one comes up I dive for the fast-forward button on an otherwise perfect collection. The guitar solo is more like what you'd hear with bands like Audioslave, but it works. Simple, but good. Peart's really going bananas on the drums, too.
This is a solid number that is even better amidst the many Roll the Bones clunkers. Dark groove passages break out into moments of airy, catchy melody. I dig it. It's basically a collection of grooves and loops with some squealing guitars. A little corny, but it works, though "Cut to the Chase" off Counterparts will cover similar ground later and better. It's pure computer-enhanced pop and if you came to it unaware of the band's other work you'd be stunned that this once was a guitar-heavy prog-metal band.
But, hey, life contains multitudes. It still has the requisite Rush edge, just not much of it. Frankly, it feels a little beneath them. The chorus-break riff, which is pure Led Zep, is more than fine, however. A good song on a good album by a band that is better-than-good, but about to become great.
One of the better The Who songs, great for singing along. Hold Your Fire lacks the edge found on Power Windows and replaces it with a reliance on synths and jangle. But every now and then this still gets played on the radio and it isn't unwelcome. Stage Left A quick, live Lifeson noodle with interesting minor chord changes that, after 96 seconds, segues into "The Trees. Do you have good speakers?
This will rattle floorboards. I like the refrain "I can't stop thinking big. One wonders what a fourth one would have sounded like. There's a thickness here and too much business between the verses. Neil Peart's name-dropping pantheistic lyrics are probably coming from a good Secular Humanist place.
Good song! The lyrics, I must report, are about race and gender, not about visiting other planets. Or are they? There's no shame in that or in Rutsey's opening clok-clok-clok on the cowbell but I'm glad that the band got into spaceships soon after this. Not too many pyrotechnics other than that triumphant melody.
I never saw them play this live, but I bet it was very rousing. Lyrics-wise, I don't exactly know who these nice nerdish boys Rush think they are fooling by pretending to be drug smugglers, but it was the 70s. Slight demerit for use of that stereotypical riff also heard in the early '70s hit "Kung-fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas. Rush cares not for your trends! This opens with a Black Sabbath-style riff before shifting into a sunnier, jangly-er melody. Lyrically, this is about sailing to a mythic city to reap its riches, so maybe this is about Peart striking it rich as a rock star.
It builds from one segment to the other, then has that triumphalist edge without sounding like a "jock jam. Rush's final two albums better than Vapor Trailson the whole go in this direction a lot, and you hear it on really firm ground here.
This is a strong Rush song in any era. You just wanna sing along! Groovy stuff. Lee's voice is in particular good form here. Lifeson's solo is clear and bright. Not a bad thing! Unusual Rush. Muted strings and flute in the background are a nice lesson from the Led Zeppelin model, but one is left hoping for this to build into something with some more teeth.
While that doesn't happen, it's still a good track, and it's way better than "Rivendell. After, you know, "The Trees. Good Lifeson, solo, though. Did kids air-bass before Geddy? I guess a little to John Entwhistle or Chris Squire or Steve Harris, but cuts like "The Analog Kid," which is just another typical bit of brilliance from in-the-zone early 80s Rush, is just begging for you to stand up and flap your fingers around to an invisible instrument.
This song is great fun. This is part four of Peart's post-facto " Fear Trilogy " which has four parts but I'm not going to get into all that because it's confusing.
I just really like the way this song builds. Maybe as a mind-wipe. Anyway, this is a fun and funky dance track with great bass fills. Is it me or is the guitar melody slightly reminiscent of the Doctor Who theme?
Opens with interesting tapping guitar almost sounds like Dire Straits? Get rid of some of the drum fills and the emphasis on the bass and it practically sounds like Judas Priest. It is the only thing on the Hemispheres album that isn't perfect. But it is on Hemispheres and Hemispheres is apex Rush, so here we are. The first section of the tune is cheeseball city, the type of music you'd hear on era VH Then you realize this is a historical song about the creation of the men who devised the atomic bomb.
The band's target demo of engineers and early computer scientists could use an ethics refresher, Neil Peart may have been thinking. Then the song shifts in tempo and wouldn't you know you are rockin' out? There's a lot of Rush happening here. None more so than "Rivendell" from Caress of Steelwhich really should be analyzed in a lab. This one is a little more complex so it's higher on our list. You SEE? Geddy Lee can sing nice when he wants to!
This is the best type of cover song. It's a selection everyone knows, but it isn't overplayed, and modern production makes it sound richer, not like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. Can't say that about everything on Feedback. Great tune! The young hero has left the farm and entered Chronos Square, and there is a sense of adventure in this song.
It isn't quite a prog anthem not even by Dream Theater standards but it is a complex song that rewards on repeat listens. The verse is more throbbing hard rock, not quite as heavy as this album's "BU2B" but close. Listen closely and you'll hear samples from "The Monster Mash. Peart's zeal for individualism really comes through, especially in the bright, LP), rising, and triumphant conclusion of this power ballad.
The first line is "He's got a road map of Jupiter," so how bad could this be? But on top of that is the explosion of clever Peart wordplay. Even the song's weird title is an obscure soundalike gag from Blazing Saddles " Candygram for Mongo! Kneel before Neil whose wit is not mixed-up and lean. Nugent may be a pig, but he put out some good records way back when, let's not deny that.
This has got a good groove, and the pre-Peart lyrics are about bi-curiosity? Hard to say for sure. It's annoying and corny. But holy smokes is it catchy. I'll sing along at full voice, but only if no one is looking. If a newcomer hears this and doesn't hate it, then they truly have Rush in their blood. It's got the post-prog era triumphalism boiled down to its gleaming, golden essence.
I can't believe I'm placing this so high on the list. Oh, who am I kidding? I love this cheeseball tune. This cover plays it pretty straight, it's just the production and Lee's bass that gives it a little more oomph. A great example of what a covers album should do with lost gems. Listen to this song and then go listen to Love and be the hippest guy on your block!
It's just a little unfocused and noisy, compared to the perfection that surrounds it. It does have cool horror movie sound effects, though.
Some might even say they have nice chemistry. What's fun is that this was released just a few months after Asia's first album, with their mega hit "Heat of the Moment. No "Rivendell" sweetness here! But the strings and fuzzy guitar build to some outstanding shredding; the very precise groove toward the end is almost A Farewell To Kings -like.
A very unpredictable track. It's a nice, mellow, summertime tune about a park on Victoria Day with a good guitar solo. But Rush had no time for hits! They were true to themselves and that's why they are the best. America, "Working Man" is a strong rocker that would have fit in nicely somewhere on side three of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti. Alex Lifeson's solo is very Page-inspired, but there are worse ways to go. This is a great song to play when you are drinking beer from a can, not a bottle.
Funnily enough, if you listen to the lyrics you'll discover that the aggrieved, narrating working man doesn't have it that bad. He gets up at seven, gets to work at nine. What's he doing for two hours? Then he's home by five. Is this a Canadian thing? Parts of it have a nice, in-the-pocket groove and awesome bass-line but then it shifts into a goofy, circus-like cacophony.
I am LP) certain this song has something to do with the Cold War, but I haven't gotten around to analyzing it. The last section is practically ska.
But, like, with synthesizers going neaarrrwwoooo and that awesome interplanetary guitar. Some thought the band was done, and understandably so, considering the tragedy that hit Neil Peart. But "One Little Victory" was a strong jump back in the ring, with a real rumbling drum pattern and a catchy-hook chorus.
A substantial rocker in the late-Rush canon. The riff is Rage Against the Machine-level heavy and Geddy's vocals howl with dissonance. This is a strong hard rock groove, one of those songs you play in the car while flying down the highway. It's slow and the hook is very open, very vulnerable. There's even some pan flute or a synthesizer set to "pan flute. Potent stuff. For most bands that would be enough, but then it becomes a trippy reggae song. This closer off Moving Pictures is world's apart from its opener, "Tom Sawyer," but there's only one band that ever lived or ever will live that could pull something like this off.
That band is Rush! There are worse accusations. This riff-that-doesn't-die track does nothing to dispel the theory, but, let's face it, it also kicks so much ass. It feels like Rush is meeting the alt-rockers of the s halfway. The piano isn't too far removed from R. It's not top tier Rush, but it's got the quiet-to-loud build, the loping bass, the thunderous riff, rollicking drums, and Geddy screaming like a trapped animal.
The second best song on one of the all-time essential albums. Rush is really in the zone in and this track, set at a furious pace, eases off the synths a bit to let Lifeson breathe fire all over an outstanding guitar solo. There's even a fill that's either a hat tip homage or a "caught ya" to Eddie Van Halen.
If you played this for someone who barely knows Rush they might never guess this was them, and in the context of Hold Your Fire that might be a good thing. The shortest track on Permanent Waves but just beautiful, with a bluesy Lifeson outro that leaves you wishing for more.
Lyrics written by an year-old Neil Peart, future poet-percussionist, while at an airport wondering where his life will take him. A classic. Amazing groove, strong melody and a little Middle Eastern-style strings in the background, too.
Lucked In went on tour to Accra Ghana a couple ago, we played shows and made new friends. Leila Adu sings her original songs for piano and voice joined by longstanding NYC collaborator, bass-player Jon Toscano, for an acoustic set of impressionistic ballads and stridant protest songs that have been compared to Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell and Tim Buckley.
We seem to need another We need you all While finding our own cover We cover it all I find my own completeness The darkness and the weakness The light, the fight, the quietness.
I met Gaika a few years back and was immediately struck by his flow and lyrics. We have recorded more ambient tracks on this recording with techno crazytronica and drones from Jeff Snyder on analog synth and gritty noise, vintage voice and opera samples and effects from Quinn Collins and kraut rhythms from me on drumpad, with poetry and punk political lyrics from me.
All in all a great time. I love the spirit, creative and political nature of the act improvisation and I deeply value the global community around it — this album has some of my favorite people and musicians in the world. Jeff Henderson has been my buddy, mentor and collaborator for too many years to count. Luckily, through Federico, I met the lovely, living legend, Daniel Carter, and he agreed to come down and play.
Cave Circles is one of the brainchilds of drummer-producer-composer, Riki Gooch. He has always prolifically produced and composed electronic music and now the world is lucky that he has suddenly started releasing it, under different monikers.
This vinyl was put out by the lovely people at Wonderful Noise, Japan and you can check out more of Cave Circles on bandcamp. Morning Ojai Extra with the Calder Quartet. Close Menu Music. Electronic Collaborations. Contemporary Classical.
Electronic and Mixed. Quartets and Small Ensembles.
Dec 25, · From the Mystic World - Super Live Show (CD1) Keyboard Trio / Drum Solo: Album Names / Tracks translated from Japanese using Google Translate. Deluxe box set from Novela consists of 14 CDs and a DVD. The CDs contain all the 12 works, including mini-album(s) and double live album(s). The DVD features rare live footage that 3/5(2). Leila Adu-Gilmore’s composition For Edna, featured on cellist Amanda Gookin’s new release, Forward Music Project , debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart. The release features multimedia works for solo cello that elevate stories of feminine empowerment, commissioned by Gookin, who writes: “For mothers. Jan 29, · 50+ videos Play all Mix - The Greatest Drum Solos by the Greatest Drummers YouTube TOP 20 DRUM INTROS OF ALL TIME - Duration: Rick Beato 5,, views. This LP is round: good music, good lyrics, perfectly balanced the poem of is epic. I took the liberty (as is my wont), to separate in individual tracks. So, my edition and version is unique in its kind, as all CD versions, bring a single track for A LP 5 stars. Fran Solo, MMXIII. All The World's A Stage Rush. out of 5 stars Audio CD. $ Grace Under Pressure [LP] A Show of Hands - Double LP Vinyl Album Product details. Vinyl (December 31, ) Number of Discs: 1; Neil Peart is awesome on his drum solo, Mystic Rhythms, and the work of Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson is purely magical. I do miss the live /5(). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the PRC Vinyl release of Trio on Discogs. Label: Mercury - MX,Mercury - • Format: Vinyl LP, Mini-Album PRC • Country: US • Genre: Electronic • Style: Synth-pop4/5(1). Max Roach Trio Featuring The Legendary Hasaan Art Davis Gram Vinyl LP $ New Sonny Clark Trio The TIME Sessions LP RSD Tsq Piranha Records. Jul 29, · I'll be honest, these Peart drum solos eventually sound the same, but this one is peppy. 3. " The Percussor (I) Binary Love Theme (II) Steambanger's Ball (drum solo)," . Mar 23, · drum trio DAK-trio in Soulland. Our new desktop experience was built to be your music destination. Listen to official albums & more. Jan 29, - Explore Rudedogg Castro's board "RUSH " on Pinterest. See more ideas about Rush band, Neil peart, Rush pins.
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