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#1 EZrhythm

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 10:51 AM

...When I hear them, it gives forth bewilderment.

They have syllables that vibrate and make music

What can these words be that I found?

 

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#2 scott14

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:44 PM

I always found this track to be one of the most fascinating pieces of Rush lore!  Really awesome insight into the writing and evolution of their most famous song.



#3 MrSkeptic

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:12 PM

Did he forget the lyrics or maybe he was really baked?


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#4 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 02:15 AM

Could you imagine, twenty years down the road, being able to say you were at that show?  The show where they worked on a rough draft of Tom Sawyer?  Man.


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#5 Three Eyes

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 04:49 AM

That solo is a Nigel Tufnel special if I ever heard one. Haha.


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#6 timbale

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 05:54 PM

That solo is a Nigel Tufnel special if I ever heard one. Haha.

 

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#7 Three Eyes

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 05:07 AM

Here's another one where the lyrics don't seem to be 100% of what they would eventually become. Either that or Ged is just mangling them. The song was only two weeks old at this point, after all.

 


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#8 fenderjazz

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:27 PM

I've heard this before and always find it interesting the first time an audience hears a song before it's released.  I've had similar experience on the Radio City Music Hall shows in '83 when the Grace Under Pressure songs were debuted.  Those lyrics were set, however.  Also it's fun to go and listen to when Stairway was played pre-release by Zeppelin as well (I'll find and post that later)  My theory is those are the Pye Dubois lyrics, unaltered.  Now you can see what Neil (and Geddy) contributed lyrically to the song (order, feel mostly).

 

I'm not a lyrics guy, but I find this song to be the most un-Rushlike because it's more like flashes of thoughts and statements rather than a story/narrative like most are.  Compare Tom Sawyer to Red Barchetta, for example.  Different band almost.






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