First off, if you're a Rush hater, stop reading now...wait a minute...keep reading for a few more lines. If you're a Rush hater you can suck my "Fear Trilogy" loving ass. They sell out where ever they play and their albums always go platinum, so you've got nothing. Eat shit you troglodytic Affliction t-shirt loving douche bag.
Moving on, here are the intro videos for the "Time Machine Tour" which is at Mohegan Sun tonight(7/19/10) and at The TD Garden in Boston on 9/14. I am nerdily excited to see them play the "Moving Pictures" album in it's entirety. That album was my real introduction to the band and I spent many hours of my youth(still do) marveling at the incredible musicianship and erudite lyrics. I thoroughly enjoy the high concepts and lettered social commentary that drive the haters nuts. But beyond the futuristic apocalypse and dissection of the human condition from these three titan Canadians, there is a goofy sense of humor. Anyone who has witnessed the live spectacle knows this. From the Geddy Lee Rotisserie Chicken bass rigs to Alex Lifeson's array of Barbies he used to keep on his guitar effects rack(presumably because the majority of Rush fans are pale boys).
The band's introduction videos have always been hilarious and with each tour get more elaborate. The current ones are posted here. It's especially cool to see drummer Neil Peart in these because he rarely does interviews. Because of that and the God-Like status he is given by fans he is sometimes considered a bit of an enigma. But these videos and a few on their website allow the silliness to gurgle to the surface.
From the Snakes & Arrows tour Tom Sayer video
'HEY! I AM GEDDY LEE! AND I WILL SING WHATEVAH LYRICS I WAAAAANT!!!'
I'm with you.. Witch Hunt is one of my favorite Rush songs, and whatever chance I have to hear it, I'll take it
Mike... you should play 2112 in it's entirety one day at lunch...
YO! Mike please tell me you know about "Beyond The Lighted Stage" that was recently on VH1 Classic. I have been re-obsessed with the band since watching it. http://www.rushbeyondthelightedstage.com/
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