HUGE SPOILERS, PROBABLY HALF THE SETLIST
Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:21 AM
Music is subjective, so everyone will have their own favorite. But, for me it's their best tune.
Yes.......Xanadu is their signature prog rock song (but we can also include Hemispheres and a couple others) It represents their "Golden Age" - that is, the late 70's era. Rock posters everywhere show the band with their doublenecks and Neil's classic drum kit with the tubular bells.
Xanadu showed just how limitless prog rock can be. The sounds, the textures, and the mystical nature of the music and lyrics all make it a truly epic song.
Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:23 AM
That's probably the best part of the show for me, especially during Tulsa. I would've lost money that they'd go back into the ending, which is the best part of the song IMO.
Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:25 AM
I have a very vague memory of hearing it once while in a record store in Greenwich Village in the late seventies.
The next time I heard the song was a few years ago. It's magnificent.
When it comes to Xanadu, there aren't enough superlatives to describe it.
Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:08 PM
It incorporates all the elements that make RUSH who they are in one song. Creativity, Metal, Odd Time Signatures, Synchopation, Sound, Extensive percussion, Its a lengthy Epic and the Words.
..double necks, kimonos and Drums everywhere! !
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