"The listing for our two nights at Wembley Arena described us breezily as "Geddy Lee's longhaired right-wing Canadian prog-rock heroes." Well, they got one thing right: we were Canadian.
"The right wing nonsense had persisted for over twenty-five years, at least in the British music press ... Around 1977, a pasty, scruffy, humorless, left-wing "intellectual" had written a sensationalized expose', portraying us pretty much as standard-bearers for the Hitler Youth. To my shock and horror, he twisted the libertarian notions of an idealistic twenty-four year old drummer and lyricist into the darkly sardonic words about the gates of many Nazi concentration camps, Arbeit Macht Frei.
"In future interviews in Britain, we dryly informed the other journalists that sure, we were the only Nazi band with a Jewish bass player. In fact, Geddy's parents met at Aushwitz."
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