30 years later, Neil Peart breathlessly recounts, track by track, the making of Rush's seminal album Moving Pictures.
"Having vaulted from the fringes of pop culture into the mainstream after a newly atomic America became obsessed with films about mutants and aliens, SF literature matured and flowered throughout the '60s and beyond, just as rock 'n' roll did the same. It was inevitable that the two would mix.
Rush is a Canadian
rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Gary Lee Weinrib
, guitarist Alexander Zivojinovich
, and drummer and lyricist Neil Ellwood Peart
Bewitched by Ayn Rand
, obsessed by nuclear war and enraptured by cheap science fiction
, Rush were role models to geeks everywhere
, yearning to be cool
, but failing
. Still, they rocked
, in their own way. [more inside]