May 14, 2004

New Rush Album

This is interesting news.

Rush, which has never been known for covering other artists' material (although their very first single was a cover of Buddy Holly's Not Fade Away), is now releasing a new album to commemorate their 30 years together consisting of eight cover songs representing their earliest musical influences:

More in the extended entry. . .

If I were to do the same thing (come up with eight songs that greatly influenced my rock keyboard style), they would be:

Posted by JohnL at May 14, 2004 11:45 PM

Argh, after reading your list I've had Fooling Yourself stuck in my head all evening. Evil.

Posted by: JB at May 15, 2004 10:01 PM

My wife is a huge Styx fan, and we got to see them on their last tour a few years ago before they self-destructed. Excellent show.

Posted by: Ted at May 16, 2004 05:06 PM

At least I didn't mention Manfred Mann's "Blinded by the Light," did I? OOps! Sorry. . .
Wrapped up like a deuce, another runner in the night. . . .

Posted by: John Lanius at May 17, 2004 09:47 PM

Argh, not again. Time to put on some Billy Joel, in a vain attempt to wash out my brain.

Not that it explains why I was stuck with "Supercalafragalisticexpaladocious" when I woke up this morning.

By the way, another blog that enjoys Rush is Just scroll back a couple of days.

Posted by: JB at May 18, 2004 09:40 PM

I believe the lyrics actually goes, "Revved up like a duece/You know the runner in the night." Or so I read somewhere...

Posted by: zetetic at May 20, 2004 03:35 PM

I honestly always thought it was

"Wrapped up like a douche..."

Posted by: Golden Boy at May 20, 2004 04:32 PM
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