Day 3 of the Blame Canada series brings us: Rush
In 1974, after the release of their self-titled debut, Neil Peart took over for John Rutsey and soon proved to be not only an amazing drummer, but also an excellent lyricist. His often epic compositions fit perfectly with the band’s playing.
While they have not had many radio hits, few hard rock fans have not heard of the band’s bigger hits like “Working Man”, “The Spirit of Radio”, “Limelight” and of course the enigmatic “Tom Sawyer”, which catapulted the band into the limelight in 1981.
Rush’s last-but-one album was released on May 1st, 2007, Snakes & Arrows. Its first single was “Far Cry”. The single aired on radios and released on the internet on March 12th. The trio began touring to support the album on an international schedule on June 13, 2007.
Rush released two new songs (“Caravan” and “BU2B”) on June 1, 2010. In the digital booklet provided on iTunes, they are said to be parts One and Two of “Clockwork Angels”, a work in progress.
In 2012 Rush finally released album “Clockwork Angels” and on 7th of September started 1st part of their Clockwork Angels Tour (official dates : September 7 - December 2 2012; May 22, 2013 - June 10, 2013) (Bio courtesy of http://www.last.fm)
The Trees http://youtu.be/JnC88xBPkkc