History Music / Rush

4th Dec '15 4:37:38 PM WhatArtThee
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** 2: "Different Strings" "Tai Shan", "Resist" [[note:]] Live versions rank at a 1 [[/note]]
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** 2: "Different Strings" "Tai Shan", "Resist" [[note:]] Live [[note]]Live versions rank at a 1 [[/note]]

** 7: "Working Man", "One Little Victory", "Garden Road" [[note:]] a live only track [[/note]]
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** 7: "Working Man", "One Little Victory", "Garden Road" [[note:]] [[note]] a live only track [[/note]]
4th Dec '15 4:31:03 PM WhatArtThee
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: All over the place. Going as low as a 1 ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MrtBAf215g Tears]]) to as high as an 8 ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYTOZU9rRj8 BU2B]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49VFP8yzQkY the 2013 rearrange of One Little Victory]]) but their biggest hits tend to range from a 3 ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu9Ycq64Gy4 Subdivisions]]) to a 6 ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Juv5Ifs2fFY Spirit of Radio]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQEgZNqa8jE 2112]]).
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: All over the place. Going as low as place, going anywhere from a 1 ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MrtBAf215g Tears]]) to as high as an 8 ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYTOZU9rRj8 BU2B]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49VFP8yzQkY the 2013 rearrange of One Little Victory]]) but their biggest 8. Their big hits tend to range span from a 3 ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu9Ycq64Gy4 Subdivisions]]) to 6. ** 1: "Tears", "Rivendell", "Madrigal" ** 2: "Different Strings" "Tai Shan", "Resist" [[note:]] Live versions rank at a 6 ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Juv5Ifs2fFY 1 [[/note]] ** 3: "Subdivisions", "Vital Signs", "Closer To The Heart" ** 4: "Limelight", "The Spirit of Radio]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQEgZNqa8jE 2112]]).Of Radio" , "Tom Sawyer" ** 5: "La Villa Strangiato", "YYZ", "Finding My Way" ** 6: "Anthem", "Bastille Day" , "By-Tor And The Snow Dog" ** 7: "Working Man", "One Little Victory", "Garden Road" [[note:]] a live only track [[/note]] ** 8: "BU2B", which is easily the heaviest they've ever got.
24th Nov '15 1:17:38 AM LadyNorbert
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Both Lee and Lifeson have split off in favour of solo efforts in the past (''My Favourite Headache'' and ''Victor'' respectively). Lifeson reportedly had a sequel album in the works, ''Victor II'', but abandoned the idea in light of Peart's personal tragedies. (Peart's daughter was killed in a car wreck, and his common-law wife died of cancer ten months later; Peart recounts "They said it was cancer, but of course it was a broken heart.") Lee recorded ''My Favourite Headache'' during the band's hiatus.
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Both Lee and Lifeson have split off in favour of solo efforts in the past (''My Favourite Headache'' and ''Victor'' ''Victor'', respectively). Lifeson reportedly had a sequel album in the works, ''Victor II'', but abandoned the idea in light of Peart's personal tragedies. (Peart's daughter Selena was killed in a car wreck, and his common-law wife Jackie died of cancer ten months later; Peart recounts recounts, "They said it was cancer, but of course it was a broken heart.") Lee recorded ''My Favourite Headache'' during the band's hiatus.

Not to be confused, if such a thing were even possible, with [[Radio/RushLimbaugh another Rush sometimes heard on the radio]]. (Note: As of March 2012, [[http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/07/limbaugh-threatened-with-lawsuit-by-supergroup-rush/ this Rush has submitted a cease-and-desist order to the other one for unauthorized use of their music]]. Use of their music by political figures seems to be a BerserkButton of theirs, as they have issued cease-and-desist orders to several other political figures as well). Also not to be confused with the UsefulNotes/FormulaOne [[Film/{{Rush 2013}} biopic]] by Creator/RonHoward, or [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic a flying robot dog]].
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Not to be confused, if such a thing were even possible, with [[Radio/RushLimbaugh another Rush sometimes heard on the radio]]. (Note: As of March 2012, [[http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/07/limbaugh-threatened-with-lawsuit-by-supergroup-rush/ this Rush has submitted a cease-and-desist order to the other one for unauthorized use of their music]]. Use of their music by political figures seems to be a BerserkButton of theirs, as they have issued cease-and-desist orders to several other political figures as well). well.) Also not to be confused with the UsefulNotes/FormulaOne [[Film/{{Rush 2013}} biopic]] by Creator/RonHoward, or [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic a flying robot dog]].

** When they played on ''Series/TheColbertReport'', they played on through the credits of the show...and all the way until the opening tag of the next day's show, poking fun at the length of some of their songs and the usual length of their live shows.
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** When they played on ''Series/TheColbertReport'', they played on through the credits of the show... and all the way until the opening tag of the next day's show, poking fun at the length of some of their songs and the usual length of their live shows.

** Snakes and Arrows in the song Armor and Sword.
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** Snakes ''Snakes and Arrows Arrows'' in the song Armor "Armor and Sword."

** Most of the odd accoutrements on stage (the clothes dryers, the merch vending machine, Alex's kids' toys all over his amps) originated in attempts to crack Neil up. (At one point in the ''Rush in Rio'' concerts, Alex ''successfully'' breaks Neil, who just stops drumming and gives him a helpless WTF stare.)
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** Most of the odd accoutrements on stage (the clothes dryers, the merch vending machine, Alex's kids' toys all over his amps) originated in attempts to crack Neil up. (At At one point in the ''Rush in Rio'' concerts, Alex ''successfully'' breaks Neil, who just stops drumming and gives him a helpless WTF stare.)

** ...and some people air drum along to Neil Peart's drum solo ''which he changes a little every time.''
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** ...and some people air drum along to Neil Peart's drum solo solo, ''which he changes a little every time.''

* BadassGrandpa: Alex, though he married in his early 20's. All three are now over 60.
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* BadassGrandpa: Alex, though he married in his early 20's.20s. All three are now over 60.

*** With the release of the Vapor Trails Remix album, what does the included booklet state now? "'''Still''' brought to you by the letter '3'". Amazing how a tiny non sequitur not only returns, but is now ''lampshaded''.
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*** With the release of the Vapor ''Vapor Trails Remix Remix'' album, what does the included booklet state now? "'''Still''' brought to you by the letter '3'". Amazing how a tiny non sequitur not only returns, but is now ''lampshaded''.

** When the band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994, he started off his acceptance speech with the following: "Three dozen eggs...two liters of milk...and a hundred and fifty Valiums." * ColonCancer: Neil has written several books, most of which fit the title: subtitle formula (''Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road'', ''Far and Away: A Prize Every Time'', for example) but the fourth book stands out as suffering from this. Its title is ''Roadshow''. In full, the title is ''Roadshow: Landscape With Drums: A Concert Tour By Motorcycle.'' ** Which makes Neil's appearance (as himself) in the movie [[AquaTeenHungerForce Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters]] all the more amusing.
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** When the band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994, he started off his acceptance speech with the following: "Three dozen eggs... two liters of milk...milk... and a hundred and fifty Valiums." * ColonCancer: Neil has written several books, most of which fit the title: subtitle formula (''Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road'', Road'' and ''Far and Away: A Prize Every Time'', for example) but the fourth book stands out as suffering from this. Its title is ''Roadshow''. In full, the title is ''Roadshow: Landscape With Drums: A Concert Tour By Motorcycle.'' ** Which This makes Neil's appearance (as himself) in the movie [[AquaTeenHungerForce ''[[AquaTeenHungerForce Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters]] Theaters]]'' all the more amusing.

* ConceptAlbum: Music/ClockworkAngels.
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* ConceptAlbum: Music/ClockworkAngels.Music/ClockworkAngels

* CoolShades: Geddy's sported these since the early '90s, though he's had glasses since at least the late 1960s, they appear to be prescription, and he very occasionally appears in clear glasses, too.
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* CoolShades: Geddy's sported these since the early '90s, though he's had glasses since at least the late 1960s, 1960s; they appear to be prescription, and he very occasionally appears in clear glasses, too.

** Averted for about two decades now, as since Presto and Roll The Bones, Geddy has never had a ponytail or mullet (or [[CoolShades uncovered eyes]], either). * EmbarrassingMiddleName: Neil has one. It's Ellwood. (He mentions his quote "unfortunate middle name" in his book ''Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road'' when he begins cooking for his sick wife after their daughter dies in a car crash, calling himself "Chef Ellwood". He also signs various letters depicted in the book with "NEP" for Neil Ellwood Peart.)
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** Averted for about two decades now, as since Presto ''Presto'' and Roll ''Roll The Bones, Bones'', Geddy has never had a ponytail or mullet (or [[CoolShades uncovered eyes]], either). * EmbarrassingMiddleName: Neil has one. It's one - Ellwood. (He mentions his quote "unfortunate middle name" in his book ''Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road'' Road;'' when he begins cooking for his sick wife after their daughter dies in a car crash, calling he calls himself "Chef Ellwood". He also signs various letters depicted in the book with "NEP" "NEP," for Neil Ellwood Peart.)

* FilkSong "Anthem" and "2112" for AynRand, and "Rivendell" and "The Necromancer" for JRRTolkien
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* FilkSong FilkSong: "Anthem" and "2112" for AynRand, and "Rivendell" and "The Necromancer" for JRRTolkienJRRTolkien.

* GayBravado: The entire band loves this. ''Loves'' it. The most glaring examples occur between [[HeterosexualLifePartners Alex and Geddy]] and [[VitriolicBestBuds Neil and his bodyguard, Michael]]. Mostly Neil and Michael, who both consider themselves "macho" but talk like a pair of very argumentative same-sex partners.
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* GayBravado: The entire band loves this. ''Loves'' it. The most glaring examples occur between [[HeterosexualLifePartners Alex and Geddy]] and [[VitriolicBestBuds Neil and his bodyguard, Michael]]. Mostly It's especially funny with Neil and Michael, who both consider themselves "macho" but talk like a pair of very argumentative same-sex partners.

* GriefSong: Several songs off of the aforementioned ''Vapor Trails'' could be considered these, coming in light of Peart's tragedies. Particularly "Ghost Rider" and "The Stars Look Down."
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* GriefSong: Several songs off of the aforementioned ''Vapor Trails'' could be considered these, coming in light of Peart's tragedies. Particularly tragedies, particularly "Ghost Rider" and "The Stars Look Down."

* HesBack: Neil, after recovering from his late-90s TraumaCongaLine. The whole band, really, when you consider Geddy did nothing musical until his solo album in 2000 and Alex didn't even touch a guitar for about a year after the tragedies occurred. ''Vapor Trails'', the resulting album, is very angry, very sad, and generally seems like a [[GriefSong grief]] ''[[GriefSong album]]''. Neil had nothing to do with the 2013 remix and reissue of ''Vapor Trails'' because he can't bear to listen to those songs: they take him back to a very dark place he doesn't want to return to.
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* HesBack: Neil, after recovering from his late-90s TraumaCongaLine. The whole band, really, when you consider Geddy did nothing musical until his solo album in 2000 and Alex didn't even touch a guitar for about a year after the tragedies occurred. ''Vapor Trails'', the resulting album, is very angry, very sad, and generally seems like a [[GriefSong grief]] ''[[GriefSong album]]''. Neil had nothing to do with the 2013 remix and reissue of ''Vapor Trails'' because he can't bear to listen to those songs: songs; they take him back to a very dark place to which he doesn't want to return to.return.

** Neil is also very close with his riding partners, Brutus (who can no longer enter the US due to posessing a certain leafy green controlled substance) and Michael. Though, Neil and Michael's [[VitriolicBestBuds hetero]][[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple sexual]] status is a bit more... [[CampStraight debat]][[HoYay able.]] Just check out some of their exchanges in Neil's book ''Roadshow'' for proof. * HiddenDepths: Alex plays drums on the demos (quick-and-dirty recordings of songs early in the writing stage), and according to Neil and producer Nick Raskulinecz, his drum ideas wind up on the final recordings "quite often".
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** Neil is also very close with his riding partners, Brutus (who can no longer enter the US due to posessing possessing a certain leafy green controlled substance) and Michael. Though, Michael, who is also his bodyguard. However, Neil and Michael's [[VitriolicBestBuds hetero]][[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple sexual]] status is a bit more... [[CampStraight debat]][[HoYay able.]] Just check out some of their exchanges in Neil's book ''Roadshow'' for proof. * HiddenDepths: Alex plays drums on the demos (quick-and-dirty recordings of songs early in the writing stage), and stage) and, according to Neil and producer Nick Raskulinecz, his drum ideas wind up on the final recordings "quite often".

* RedOniBlueOni: Alex is the goofy, personable, playful Red to Neil's bookish, shy, quiet Blue. Geddy, is a Purple but displays more Blue traits than Red.
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* RedOniBlueOni: Alex is the goofy, personable, playful Red to Neil's bookish, shy, quiet Blue. Geddy, Geddy is a Purple Purple, but displays more Blue traits than Red.

* SelfBackingVocalist: Most of their early albums (up to "Grace Under Pressure") feature no vocal harmony at all (one exception being the song "Take a Friend" on their self-titled debut,) but since then, the majority of their songs have features what some fans call "The Choir of Geddys" with extensively multi-tracked, often intricate harmonies, all performed by Lee. On tour, the vocal tracks are triggered as needed by one of the three band members on keyboards, foot pedals or a percussion MIDI controller. Even though the harmony tracks are recorded triggers, Lee is singing all of the main vocals live during the shows. While guitarist Alex Lifeson is often seen at a microphone singing during the shows, his mike is actually turned down quite low because (as Lifeson himself has joked) while he *loves* to sing, he's NOT allowed to (and if you've ever heard a bootleg taken from the signal before it's run through the soundboard, you'll understand why!)
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* SelfBackingVocalist: Most of their early albums (up to "Grace Under Pressure") feature no vocal harmony at all (one exception being the song "Take a Friend" on their self-titled debut,) but since then, the majority of their songs have features what some fans call "The Choir of Geddys" with extensively multi-tracked, often intricate harmonies, all performed by Lee. On tour, the vocal tracks are triggered as needed by one of the three band members on keyboards, foot pedals or a percussion MIDI controller. Even though the harmony tracks are recorded triggers, Lee is singing all of the main vocals live during the shows. While guitarist Alex Lifeson is often seen at a microphone singing during the shows, his mike is actually turned down quite low because (as Lifeson himself has joked) while he *loves* ''loves'' to sing, he's NOT allowed not ''allowed'' to (and - and if you've ever heard a bootleg taken from the signal before it's run through the soundboard, you'll understand why!) why!

** The quoted lyrics from Limelight at the top of the page are a shout out to Shakespeare's AsYouLikeIt.
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** The quoted lyrics from Limelight "Limelight" at the top of the page are a shout out to Shakespeare's AsYouLikeIt. ''AsYouLikeIt.''

* TheSmartGuy: Neil Peart. Also TheBigGuy, being a drummer (known for hitting ''very'' hard, to boot), he could probably snap your neck with his bare hands if he wanted to. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq3yjfoorsU The main characters from I Love You, Man nearly found this out the hard way.]]
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* TheSmartGuy: Neil Peart. Also TheBigGuy, being a drummer (known for hitting ''very'' hard, to boot), he could probably snap your neck with his bare hands if he wanted to. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq3yjfoorsU The main characters from I ''I Love You, Man Man'' nearly found this out the hard way.]]

* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Neil seems to ''love'' In-N-Out Burger: he has a sticker of the logo on his motorcycle and credits the use of a Bible verse in the title track of ClockworkAngels to both the aforementioned verse... and an In-N-Out milkshake cup. (He also brings up other favorites in the "Bubba's Bar and Grill" section of his website: cherry pie and potatoes. The fandom also briefly ran with him loving sandwiches, after [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/8d840b53de/jason-segel-paul-rudd-meet-rush this video]] showed him being upset that two fans faked backstage passes and waltzed right into Rush's green room after a show... [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne but got most upset after he found out they ate his sandwich!]]) He and his bodyguard also share a love for The Macallan, a brand of fine scotch whiskey.
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Neil seems to ''love'' In-N-Out Burger: he has a sticker of the logo on his motorcycle and credits the use of a Bible verse in the title track of ClockworkAngels ''ClockworkAngels'' to both the aforementioned verse... and an In-N-Out milkshake cup. (He also brings up other favorites in the "Bubba's Bar and Grill" section of his website: cherry pie and potatoes. The fandom also briefly ran with him loving sandwiches, after [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/8d840b53de/jason-segel-paul-rudd-meet-rush this video]] showed him being upset that two fans faked backstage passes and waltzed right into Rush's green room after a show... [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne but got most upset after he found out they ate his sandwich!]]) He and his bodyguard also share a love for The Macallan, a brand of fine scotch whiskey.

* TraumaCongaLine: The main character of ''Music/ClockworkAngels'' experiences one. Listeners can draw parallels between the protagonist of Clockwork Angels's traumas and Neil's late-90s traumas.
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* TraumaCongaLine: The main character of ''Music/ClockworkAngels'' experiences one. Listeners can draw parallels between the protagonist of Clockwork Angels's protagonist's traumas and Neil's late-90s traumas.
21st Nov '15 8:58:01 AM CassandraLeo
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The group's line-up has remained consistent since Peart joined in 1974 to replace founding drummer John Rutsey, making them the [[LongRunnerLineUp third-longest enduring band in rock music]] (only Music/ZZTop and Golden Earring have been together longer). Once Peart joined the band, he became the primary lyricist, while Lee and Lifeson concentrated on the music. Before that point, Lee and Lifeson did all the song-writing; Rutsey had written some lyrics for their eponymous 1974 debut album, but never gave them to the others.
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The group's line-up has remained consistent since Peart joined in 1974 to replace founding drummer John Rutsey, making them the [[LongRunnerLineUp third-longest enduring band in rock music]] (only Music/ZZTop and Golden Earring Music/GoldenEarring have been together longer). Once Peart joined the band, he became the primary lyricist, while Lee and Lifeson concentrated on the music. Before that point, Lee and Lifeson did all the song-writing; Rutsey had written some lyrics for their eponymous 1974 debut album, but never gave them to the others.
21st Nov '15 8:57:00 AM CassandraLeo
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* 2015 - ''R40 Live''
26th Sep '15 9:48:17 PM youngbond007
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Rush is a Canadian ProgressiveRock trio formed in 1968, although, listening to some of their songs, you'd never guess there are only three of them. They're probably best known for Geddy Lee's "wait, is that a guy?" vocals and prominent bass and Neil Peart's sometimes [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivism-inspired lyrics]] (though really only in the early days). While the band has always been an album rock (and later classic rock) radio favourite, Rush saw a decent boost to their popularity for their contributions to the video game ''VideoGame/RockBand''.
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Rush is a Canadian ProgressiveRock rock trio formed in 1968, although, listening to some of their songs, you'd never guess there are only three of them. They're probably best known for Geddy Lee's "wait, is that a guy?" vocals and prominent bass and Neil Peart's sometimes [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivism-inspired lyrics]] (though really only in the early days). While the band has always been an album rock (and later classic rock) radio favourite, Rush saw a decent boost to their popularity for their contributions to the video game ''VideoGame/RockBand''.
25th Aug '15 12:31:36 PM AndyLA
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* 1973 - "Not Fade Away" / "You Can't Fight It"
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* 1973 - "Not Fade Away" (a Music/BuddyHolly cover) / "You Can't Fight It"

** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCFcWdco1nw Digital Man anyone?]]
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCFcWdco1nw Digital Man "Digital Man", anyone?]]

** Taken to its logical conclusion in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeUWJbs9Q5E&feature=related Malignant Narcissism]] ** And let's not forget about the wonderfully complex [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5-1DgOYsyc Vital Signs]]
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** Taken to its logical conclusion in [[http://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeUWJbs9Q5E&feature=related Malignant Narcissism]] Narcissism]]" ** And let's not forget about the wonderfully complex [[http://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5-1DgOYsyc Vital Signs]]Signs]]".

*** Air drumming along with the triplets in the intro to "Spirit of Radio" is a must for concert-goers.
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*** Air drumming along with the triplets in the intro to "Spirit "The Spirit of Radio" is a must for concert-goers.

* StageName: Alex was born Aleksandar Živojinović, chose to go by the name Lifeson as it was a sort of translation of his name in Serbian (literally it means Son of Life). Geddy was born Gary Lee Weinrib, going by Geddy because of how the name Gary sounded when spoken by his mother in her thick [[UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} Polish]] accent. Eventually subverted when he legally changed his name to Geddy (though his full name is still Geddy Lee Weinrib). Neil Peart was born... Neil Peart.
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* StageName: Alex was born Aleksandar Živojinović, chose to go by the name Lifeson as it was a sort of translation of his name in Serbian (literally it means Son of Life). Geddy was born Gary Lee Weinrib, going by Geddy because of how the name Gary sounded when spoken by his mother in her thick [[UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} Polish]] accent. Eventually subverted when he legally changed his name to Geddy (though his full name is still Geddy Lee Weinrib). Neil Peart was born... Neil Ellwood Peart.
20th Aug '15 6:17:23 PM Miso
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* ArcNumber: 2112, of course. There was also 30 for the 30th anniversary tour and 42 for the rumored forty-''second'' anniversary tour, since the band plans to take at least a year off after touring almost non-stop since 2002. (For reference, the only years since the 2002 release of ''Vapor Trails'' where there were no shows of any kind as of 2013 were 2005, 2006, and 2009.)
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* ArcNumber: 2112, of course. There was also 30 for the 30th anniversary tour and 42 40 for the rumored forty-''second'' 40th anniversary tour, since tour (which was technically the 41st anniversary tour). While the touring future of the band plans to take at least a year off after touring almost non-stop since 2002. (For reference, is [[ShrugOfGod up in the only years since air]] at the 2002 release of ''Vapor Trails'' where there were no shows of moment, one can presume that any kind as of 2013 were 2005, 2006, and 2009.)future anniversary tours will follow this convention.
31st Jul '15 4:26:39 PM youngbond007
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* 1981 - ''Moving Pictures''
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* 1981 - ''Moving Pictures'' ''Music/{{Moving Pictures}}''
31st Jul '15 1:27:45 PM youngbond007
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* 1982 - ''Signals''
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* 1982 - ''Signals'' ''Music/{{Signals}}''
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