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Happy 2112 Day!
February 1, 2012 7:44 AM   Subscribe

We are the priests. That is all ...
posted by onesidys (20 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Your great computer messed up the second link.
posted by swift at 8:17 AM on February 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've had that song in my head since I wrote the date this morning. Glad to see I am not the only one to make the connection (although in some places 2/1/12 would have been a month ago).
posted by TedW at 8:34 AM on February 1, 2012


A day without Geddy is a day without sunshine.
posted by spinifex23 at 8:38 AM on February 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy Rush Day! (Several rock stations and Rush fan sites are helping celebrate today.)
posted by jca at 8:54 AM on February 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


hey dudes i found this guitar and it's pretty wild, i bet it's gonna change things
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 8:54 AM on February 1, 2012 [5 favorites]


nvm
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 8:55 AM on February 1, 2012 [4 favorites]


WMMR in Philadelphia is playing the whole album on vinyl starting at 2 p.m. today. Happy 2112!
posted by moviehawk at 8:55 AM on February 1, 2012


We do the date D/M/YY here in Australia, so happy soundcheck day!
posted by Trivia Newton John at 9:09 AM on February 1, 2012 [4 favorites]


Ron Paul could really turn things around if he made this his campaign theme album.
posted by WASP-12b at 9:09 AM on February 1, 2012


The WHOLE album? When I was in college, we never turned the disc over to hear the other side. Is it any good?
posted by Billiken at 9:12 AM on February 1, 2012


You know, I completely forgot it had a b side.
posted by WASP-12b at 9:23 AM on February 1, 2012


Earliest human memory: my older brother putting giant Panasonic cans on my ears and playing me the Overture. Mind was blown. As a result, my musical tastes were totally out of synch with every other kids for years. But this is titanic record, and worth it.

Also, B side starts with a total drug anthem. SHOCKED.
posted by littlerobothead at 9:28 AM on February 1, 2012


I loved side two! Passage to Bangkok are you kidding me?
posted by e1c at 9:36 AM on February 1, 2012


I'm totally doing Overture at karaoke tonight.
posted by adamdschneider at 9:50 AM on February 1, 2012


First of all, I am older than dirt. So I remember in high school talking to some Canadian kids (we lived just below the border) and them saying "we've got our own Zeppelin now, eh". An article in Cream magazine seemed to confirm that indeed, there was a band that indeed had a high-pitched singer leading a power trio that verged on Who/Zep thunder. And their new album had a side that was a "science-fiction" epic. That pretty much sold me and I got it immediately.

Cue a few months into the summer. B.O.C. was treading the backwaters to promote this album called Agents of Fortune and guess who was warming up for them (no, not the Guess Who)? So there we were, in a small arena in Minot ND. Geddy steps up to the mike and said, "this is side one from our new album, this is 2112." And we screamed like banshees. And that video in this thread is from that tour. I had forgotten how much they moved onstage back then (Alex has gotten a little less supple in recent tours). And as far as me and my friends were concerned, they blew B.O.C. away.
posted by Ber at 9:58 AM on February 1, 2012 [5 favorites]


YES! Also, if anyone is interested, VH1's the story of Metal documentray will focus on prog rock influences on metal with particular emphasis on RUSH. \m/
posted by Renoroc at 10:50 AM on February 1, 2012


The Rush documentary is excellent, even if you are a casual Rush fan like me. Among other things, there's home movie footage of Alex Lifeson arguing with his parents how he doesn't want to go to college HE ONLY CARES ABOUT GUITAR.

Also, Gene Simmons being puzzled about how they'd just go back to their hotel room to read books instead of partaking of groupies.
posted by ignignokt at 10:56 AM on February 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


I loved side two! Passage to Bangkok are you kidding me?

Don't forget about Something for Nothing!
posted by elmono at 11:22 AM on February 1, 2012


You can't get it.
posted by adamdschneider at 11:42 AM on February 1, 2012


Also - for all your Rush needs today: Rush Radio!
posted by spinifex23 at 12:17 PM on February 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


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