Your Rush a-ha moment?
Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:17 AM
Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:58 PM
Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:06 PM
For me, there wasn't 1. I just liked them from the first time I heard them. Then again, I didn't make my life fit their songs so they didn't "write the soundtrack to my life". That's like diagnosing yourself after reading a medical dictionary.
Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:19 AM
Same for me. Had never heard Rush before. Was about 13 and heard ATWAS on a Walkman while in a tent on a Boy Scout camping trip.
Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:38 PM
Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:27 PM
Over the years of my early adolescence I would of course listen to the radio. And there were songs I always loved.
Closer to the Heart, Fly By Night, New World Man, Tom Sawyer, Spirit, Limelight, Freewill, The Trees, Subdivisions, etc. etc.
The in an advertisement for a concert in Omaha I heard all of these songs in the promo and realized that all of these songs I heard sporadically, but loved, were the SAME BAND.
That was the moment, and from that point on I always paid close attention and once I actually had my own income I bought everything.
Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:59 PM
Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:58 PM
Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:59 PM
I’ve also told my story...I was introduced through Roll the Bones, Exit Left, and Chronicles, and liked all but the second disc of Chronicles (after Subdivisions). I didn’t move beyond this for 3 years or so. A friend knew I liked some Rush and talked about how 2112 was transformative for him...I listened and loved the full version of 2112, but didn’t do buy anything else. That summer (6 months later) I went to a used CD place and was able to get Rush, FBN, CoS, AFTK, Hemishperes, PeW, and MP (I already had 2112) for about $20 total, so I did. I fell in love with CoS and Hemispheres especially. It took another few years before I fell for the rest of the catalog, but it was inevitable at that point.
Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:11 AM
Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:59 PM
natural science live and I said to myself at that point - I will love this band until the day I die.
Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:40 PM
It was in the summer of 1980, and I had at that point never heard of Rush.
I went into a Carvel ice cream shop in Staten Island, New York and while waiting on line The Spirit Of Radio came on.
I loved it immediately (got goose pimples), but had no idea who the band was or what the name of the song was.
As much as I loved it I remember thinking at the time that it would be better with a male singer (yes, I thought it was a woman singing).
Over the next two years or so I became familiar with Rush, but only by way of teens wearing Rush concert shirts or having Rush album covers painted on the back of their denim jackets as was all the rage back then.
Usually it would be what I would today recognize as 2112, but at the time I took it to be a satanic pentagram. I figured this "Rush" band must be a pretty intense heavy metal group.
This presumption was reinforced by the fact that the teens who sported these Rush shirts and jackets were typically of the long haired, leather jacket, weed smoking variety who would be just as likely to be sporting shirts or jackets with Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, or Black Sabbath images as Rush images.
So I assumed this band "Rush" must be a pretty intense metal band.
The next time I heard it was while driving with an older cousin and it came in the radio and I was like "Who is she?" and my cousin was like "That's not a woman, that's Rush you idiot!"
Then Moving Pictures came out and by that time I was listening to FM album oriented rock radio (the two best at the time in the NYC metro area at the time were WNEW and WPLJ) and whenever Rush came on it was a thrill (the Rush songs played were generally limited to Closer To The Heart, TSOR, Free Will, Limelight, and Tom Sawyer).
Then one day on the school bus some kids were playing ATWAS and I heard songs from 2112 and FBN and the debut album for the first time and was blown away. At the t and started buying all of their albums and listening to them all the time.
I was hooked.
Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:32 PM
I hung out with the freaks in HS, listened to Nugent, Hendrix, FMac, etc. When I abruptly broke away from this crowd I distinctly remember when a football-team jock(of all people!) recommended Atwas to me as we were standing in front of the auto shop door. I soon went out and bought the Atwas 8-track -and that was it!! It was so refreshing to listen to, comparatively, and felt like I had finally found "my" band.
Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:53 PM
Edited by Rutlefan, 12 January 2018 - 04:55 PM.
Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:23 PM
Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:08 PM
Long live !!!
Edited by Crimsonmistymemory, 15 January 2018 - 06:11 PM.
Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:03 AM
I bought Vapor Trails when it came out and really liked it, and then started working my way through the rest of the catalogue.
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