“It was our first album without Terry Brown producing and the producer that we originally hired changed his mind at the 11th hour, so we essentially produced it on our own and as a result it turned out to be one of the most difficult and stressful recording sessions of our career. But as these things sometimes go, we learned more about producing our own music from that tough experience than any other recording I can recall. Hence, the album’s title.” – Geddy Lee
Radio.com looks back at Rush’s 1974 debut album which turns 40 this month, and will be commemorated with a vinyl box reissue from the original Moon Records via Anthem/Universal Music release in April.
Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart and New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson have brought the story of CLOCKWORK ANGELS to comics. BOOM! Studios will release the first issue (of six) of CLOCKWORK ANGELS: The Graphic Novel, written by Neil Peart, scripted by Kevin J. Anderson, with art by talented newcomer Nick Robles. The comic will debut at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle on March 28, with a special exclusive cover for ECCC. There will be three variant covers in comic stores, an exclusive cover via rush.com and BOOM! websites, and a limited cover for distribution with the Larry’s Comics chain. You can get your exclusive Rush.com cover version here:
A new post from Neil Peart, “Not All Days Are Sundays”. Read it here: http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php/space-for-news-items/march-2014-not-all-days-are-sundays/
In March of 1974, Rush released their self-titled debut through the band’s own indie label, Moon Records in Canada, and quickly sold out of the initial 3500 copies originally pressed. Moon Records would soon become Anthem Records, which launched in 1977, and continues to serve as the band’s only Canadian record company.
To mark the band’s 40-year recording career, on April 29, 2014, Anthem/UMe will celebrate with the vinyl reissue of the original Moon Records (pre-Mercury) release of Rush, as part of Universal’s reDISCovered vinyl series. Housed in a sturdy, custom box with a lift-off top, this landmark album is pressed on 200g, audiophile grade vinyl, from the original 1974 analog stereo masters, cut to copper plates using the Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) process at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Rush also features the original Moon Records jacket art, complete with the original MN-100-A/B Matrix etching, and will include a 16″x22″ reproduction of the first Rush promo poster, three 5″x7″ lithographs of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey, a 12″x12″ Rush Family Tree poster, and a digital download card for a free digital copy of this newly remastered release.
Featuring the band’s original line up, Lee, Lifeson and Rutsey, Rush’s eponymous 1974 debut features eight hard-hitting rockers including “Finding My Way,” the fast-paced “Need Some Love,” “Take A Friend,” “What You’re Doing,” the southern rock vibe of “In The Mood,” and their U.S. breakthrough anthem “Working Man” which was made famous by Cleveland, Ohio’s WMMS radio station. Other tracks include the more melodic “Here Again” and the atmospheric “Before and After,” which gradually builds into a burst of power chords and heavy guitar riffs.
Rush Rediscovered LP Box Set will be limited, pre-order your copy now:
Join fans from around the world at RushCon – The Convention for Rush Fans – Being held August 22nd – 24th, in the band’s home town of Toronto. Games, trivia, prizes, a memorabilia charity auction, guest speakers, a tribute band concert, and so much more. Don’t miss out on a great Rush filled weekend!
Happy Holidays to all of our RUSH fans! We are getting in the holiday spirit and giving you 12 Days of Rush. Starting Friday December 13, we will be giving away a special RUSH prize each day until the 24th. What will be decking the halls? Check back on @rushtheband on Twitter or Rush on Facebook each day from December 13th to the 24th to see what new prize will be unveiled. Prizes may include a new RUSH DVD, a set of Bobblehead dolls or even something rare and collectible!
If you’ve already signed up for the mailing list, you are already included in the list for the draw each day. However, we kindly ask you to update your info here so we can be better at sending area-specific emails to you for specific shows and events. Rush mailing list: http://www.rush.com/email/. Winners will be chosen at random. Please note, you only need to sign up once to be in the drawing each day. Good luck!
The Rush Clockworks Angels Tour – Limited Edition Deluxe Package is a perfect choice for the Rush fan on your holiday shopping list. The perfect coffee-table book, containing 6 audio and video discs, a double-sided litho, photographs throughout the tour and much more is sure to please and make the holidays ring both merry and bright. Get one here: www.rush.com/pre-order.
Last but not least, as a big ‘happy holidays’ to all of our RUSH fans, all orders placed in the Rush Backstage store between now and Christmas receive a FREE Clockwork Angels wristband (while quantities last).
Happy and Safe Holidays from the whole RUSH family!
On the 1st day of RUSH Christmas, the prize was a copy of Clockwork Angels Live CD and DVD.
On the 2nd day of RUSH Christmas, the prize was a complete set of the RUSH Sectors 1, 2, and 3 boxsets.
On the 3rd day of RUSH Christmas, the prize was a RUSH Bobblehead Doll Set.
On the 4th day of RUSH Christmas, the prize was a Clockwork Angels Tour Deluxe Edition.
On the 5th day of RUSH Christmas, the prize was a 10″ ‘The Garden’ Special Edition Vinyl.
On the 6th day of RUSH Christmas, the prize was a signed Time Machine Tour Drumskin.
On the 7th day of RUSH Christmas, the prize was a pair of USED Neil Peart drumsticks.
On the 8th day of RUSH Christmas, the prize was a signed RUSH Clockwork Angels Litho.
On the 9th day of RUSH Christmas, the prize was a 2112 Prize Pack including a Rush 2112 Deluxe DVD set, a 2112 Embroidered patch, and a 2112 dog tag.
On the 10th day of RUSH Christmas, the prize was a signed vintage RUSH Counterparts Poster.
On the 11th day of RUSH Christmas, the prize was a ‘LEE’ RUSH Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Jersey signed by Geddy Lee!
Today’s prize is a RUSH Marshall Fridge!
The Rush Clockworks Angels Tour – Limited Edition Deluxe Package is a perfect choice for the Rush fan on your holiday shopping list. The perfect coffeetable book, containing 6 audio and video discs, a double-sided litho, photographs throughout the tour and much more sure to please and make the holidays ring both merry and bright. Get one here: rush.com/pre-order
Check out part 2 of Alex Lifeson’s interview with MusicRadar: http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/alex-lifeson-on-gear-and-guitar-design-589569