2.12.2024

RUSH

 









"idem"
Year:  1974
Country:  Canada
City:  Toronto
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  8
Time:  50 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Prog Rock













Rush was a Canadian rock band that primarily comprised Geddy Lee (bass guitar, keyboards, vocals), Alex Lifeson (guitar) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyricist). The band formed in Toronto in 1968 with Lifeson, drummer John Rutsey, and bass guitarist/vocalist Jeff Jones, whom Lee immediately replaced. After Lee joined, the band went through several line-up changes before arriving at its classic power trio lineup with the addition of Peart in July 1974, who replaced Rutsey four months after the release of their self-titled debut album; this lineup remained intact for the remainder of the band's career.

Ayn Rand’s novels 'The Fountainhead' and 'Atlas Shrugged' helped shape a generation, but it was a lesser-known work, Anthem, that shaped one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time: 2112 by Rush.

In this video, you’ll learn about Objectivism: Ain Rand’s philosophy of rights, man’s rational judgment, and unforced human action. (Learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism in our "Legends of Liberty". You’ll hear Rush paying tribute to Ayn Rand through unique lyrics and dynamite rock and roll. You’ll even be introduced to Rush’s mastermind, Neil Peart, by the most unlikely of sources: Jack Black from School of Rock.

We also talked to Matt Kibbe, President of Free the People and lifelong Ain Rand reader and Rush fan about the impact of both writer and band on his life and on each other. He tells the story of a band that dared to be different — in their musical style, in the concept of their albums, and even in the length of their songs.

Comment below with a time when you thought differently from everyone else. Were you lauded for it? Were you ostracized for it? How did that reaction make you feel? If Ayn Rand or Neil Peart were here, this much is for sure: they’d stand for your right to go against the grain.

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"fly by night"
Year:  1975
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD,  2 x LP
Tracks:  8
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Prog Rock








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"a farewell to kings"
Year:  1977
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  6
Timme:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Prog Rock








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"hemispheres"
Year:  1978
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  4
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Prog Rock








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"moving pictures"
Year:  1981
Label:  Universal
Format:  D, LP
Tracks:  7
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Prog Rock








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"vapor trails"
Year:  2002
Label:  Warner
Format:  CD, 2 x LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  50 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Prog Rock








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"clockwork angels"
Year:  2012
Label:  Warner
Format:  CD, 2 x LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Prog Rock








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