Sunday, January 11, 2009

rush - Moving Pictures

With Moving Pictures, Rush's complex songwriting and musical virtuosity reached new heights.The three members of Rush (Geddy Lee, vocals and bass; Alex Lifeson, guitars; Neil Peart, percussion and lyrics) don't work that way. It's that rarest of creatures, a highly listenable progressive-rock album; even the all-instrumental is of interest to listeners besides musicians.Lifeson's solos in "Tom Sawyer", "Red Barchetta", and "Limelight" are classic

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

rush - Snakes & Arrows Live

Rush played perfect as usual, they were filming the show in HD the camera guys told us for an upcoming dvd, well this is that dvd.With disc 3 of this set, it contains songs filmed in Atlanta in the next to the last night of the end of the tour

Disc 1
1. Limelight
2. Digital Man
3. Entre Nous
4. Mission
5. Freewill
6. The Main Monkey Business
7. The Larger Bowl
8. Secret Touch
9. Circumstances
10. Between the Wheels
11. Dreamline

1. What's That Smell (DVD Content)
2. 2007 Tour Outtakes
3. What's That Smell Outtakes
4. Far Cry (Alternate cut featuring rear screen footage)
5. The Way the Wind Blows (Alternate cut featuring rear screen footage)
6. Red Sector A from the R30 Tour

Disc 2
1. Far Cry
2. Workin' Them Angels
3. Armor and Sword
4. Spindrift
5. The Way the Wind Blows
6. Subdivisions
7. Natural Science
8. Witch Hunt
9. Malignant Narcissism - De Slagwerker
10. Hope
11. Distant Early Warning
12. The Spirit of Radio
13. Tom Sawyer

14. One Little Victory
15. A Passage to Bangkok
16. YYZ

Disc 3
Oh, Atlanta - The Authorized Bootlegs
1. Ghost of a Chance
2. Red Barchetta
3. The Trees
4. 2112/The Temples of Syrinx

Thursday, December 11, 2008

rush - Snakes & Arrows

Rush is a band of creative, skilled musicians; something we need more of these days. I also appreciate the variety of textures in each song. With only three band members, it can be easy to have the same sound all the time.
There are some great time signature changes in the song "Working' Them Angels"Musically they seem to want to avoid creating or playing anything that is too obvious or conventional."Armor and Sword", clocking in at over six and a half minutes, drags a bit, "The Main Monkey Business".After 30+ years of making music I can see how the typical rock song would be boring for these master musicians.There's also some limited keyboards on this record, Lee is credited solely with the melotron."The Main Monkey Business," reminiscent of their earliest work to the seductive almost folkloric urgency of "The Way the Wind Blows," which is as dangerous, anxious, and prophetic as anything that Arcade Fire or Mars Volta is doing currently. Main Lyricist Neil Peart has spent the last decade getting over the death of his wife and daughter, and those tragic events have given his songwriting more depth and gravity as he explores the strengths and limitations of faith in both metaphoric and literal detai.Alex Lifeson is credited in the liner notes as playing "six and twelve-string electric and acoustic guitars, mandola, and mandolin.As someone who's all for progress and has always loved Rush primarily for their willingness to keep looking forward and finding new sounds.