Rush, welcome to New York! The official Instagram of Rush frontman Geddy Lee described posted the following photo and snippet. The photo is actually of Lee discussing Rush’s first show in the city at the acclaimed Beacon Theatre, opening for the equally talented Irish multi-instrumentalist, Rory Gallagher. Rush Singer Geddy Lee recently leaked a Neil Peart coke photo.
Hello NYC! So many great shows in the Big Apple over the years but this one stands out to me as it was our very first …November of 1974 ..opening for the late and truly great Rory Gallagher at the Beacon Theatre,…here was the mention we got in Variety shortly thereafter … “Ear shattering sound was supplied by Rush, a Canadian trio in their first Gotham appearance. In sound, especially the lead vocals of bass guitarist Geddy Lee, the Mercury Records act, was a cross between Humble Pie and Slade. Rush was vibrant, but the throng clearly belonged to Gallagher, who etches for Polydor.
Geddy Lee was savagely disrespected by Rush fan at restaurant recently. In other news revolving Rush and Geddy Lee, fans took to the group’s subreddit to discuss the legacy of one of Rush’s most signature epics – 2112.
One fan wrote: “Few songs can transport the listener to another world and in doing so, bring one to contemplate the preconceptions that the listener has in rock music in general. 2112, a twenty-minute progressive rock epic released in 1976 by Canadian power trio Rush is one song that can alter the way people look at music collectively. Music is an enriching and stimulatory experience; using lyrics and tones to help change the listeners’ mental processes during the listening period. Some bands are very experienced in that field, for example, bands like Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, and Slipknot are experts in feeding on the listeners’ negative energy and arousing anger and rage inside the mind. Bands like Boston, Journey, and the Eagles are swiftly able to engage the listener in a way that makes them feel happy and nostalgic, using the listeners’ positive energy and building on it. Lastly, bands like Rush, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Yes and Emerson, Lake and Palmer are able to whisk away a listener on an engaging and compelling story and leaving them to think about what has transpired after the song concludes.” Rush singer Geddy Lee secretly hired this big name drummer.
The fan continued: “In my opinion, no band can tell a better story than Rush. While many of their cumulative epics last around 20 minutes and tell a complete story, some of their songs, most notably, “The Trees”, “Red Barchetta” and “Xanadu” can tell a detailed and comprehensive story in almost half the time it took for a twenty-minute epic to conclude their stories. However, the way 2112 can generate an intense emotion, most notably a unique mix between anger, despair and euphoria sets Rush far beyond any other band in terms of lyrical prowess.”