Rush Classic Albums: 2112 & Moving Pictures
Canadian band Rush have pioneered a genre of music, Progressive Heavy Rock, and to this day are its leaders. One of the things that makes them unique is the originality and depth of the lyrics—whilst most other heavy rock bands were writing about sex, drugs, group rebellion, and the negative aspects of life, Rush were advocating individuality of the human mind and spirit, positivity, determination, and rejection of the mediocrity of the collective.
The two Classic Albums covered in this program, 2112 and Moving Pictures, richly illustrate the lyrical ideals of the band, particularly of its main lyricist and drummer Neil Peart. The albums also represent the zenith of the two main musical phases of the band.