I own every Rush album from the first to Signals. I would say I stopped liking them after that album, but the thing is, I don't think I ever really liked them. I appreciated their musicianship; I still think Neal Part is one hell of a drummer. I think I just found their music hard to follow, which one might thing strange considering I spent a large portion of my high school years listening to the likes of Yes and ELP. But I think Rush was more prog rock then they ever were, and prog rock is one genre I could never sink my teeth into. Bite down on, yes, but not thoroughly chew on.
I guess I'm hungry again.
Now I wonder now why the hell I have this Rush collection on vinyl and some on CD. My only explanation - and my explanation for almost every seemingly inexplicable record I own - is that I worked at both a record store and a radio station for many years and those jobs made me collect music I might not have otherwise spent money on.
That's not to say I think Rush is a bad band, or that I hate them. In fact, I sort of liked this album a little bit. Or maybe I just liked Subdivisions. Everyone I knew loved this song. Of course, being from the suburbs and having been bored suburban kids, we identified with it. words like "But the suburbs have no charms to soothe the restless dreams of youth" caught us where we lived, literally. Be cool or be cast out. Subdivisions hit me in much the same way Over The Edge hit me back in 1979. Except Matt Dillon is way hotter than Geddy Lee.
Favorite song: Subdivisions
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