Rush – Working Men (2009) Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 26.7 Mbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, AC-3 2ch. at 192 Kbps
Genre: Rock | Label: Zoe Records | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 11 Dec 2009 | Runtime: 64 min. | 3,15 GB (DVD5)
Over the course of their decades-spanning career, Canadian power trio Rush emerged as
one of hard rock's most highly regarded bands; although typically
brushed aside by critics and rarely the recipients of mainstream pop
radio airplay, Rush nonetheless won an impressive and devoted fan
following, while their virtuoso performance skills solidified their
standing as musicians' musicians.
Rush formed in Toronto, Ontario, in the autumn of 1968, initially
comprised of guitarist Alex Lifeson (born Alexander Zivojinovich),
vocalist/bassist Geddy Lee (born Gary Lee Weinrib), and drummer John
Rutsey. In their primary incarnation, Rush drew a heavy influence from
Cream, and honed their skills on the Toronto club circuit before issuing
their debut single, a rendition of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away," in
1973. A self-titled LP followed in 1974, at which time Rutsey exited; he
was replaced by drummer Neil Peart, who also assumed the role of the
band's primary songwriter, composing the cerebral lyrics (influenced by
works of science fiction and fantasy) that gradually became a hallmark
of the group's aesthetic.
With Peart firmly ensconced, the band returned in 1975 with a pair of
LPs, Fly by Night and Caress of Steel. Their next effort, 1976's 2112,
proved their breakthrough release: a futuristic concept album based on
the writings of Ayn Rand, it fused the elements of the trio's sound
Lee's high-pitched vocals, Peart's epic drumming, and Lifeson's complex
guitar work into a unified whole. Fans loved it 2112 was the first in a
long line of gold and platinum releases while critics dismissed it as
overblown and pretentious; either way, it established a formula from
which the band rarely deviated throughout the duration of its career.
A Farewell to Kings followed in 1977 and reached the Top 40 in both the
U.S. and Britain. After 1978's Hemispheres, Rush achieved even greater
popularity with 1980's Permanent Waves, a record marked by the group's
dramatic shift into shorter, less sprawling compositions; the single
"The Spirit of Radio" even became a major hit. With 1981's Moving
Pictures, they scored another hit of sorts with "Tom Sawyer," which
garnered heavy exposure on album-oriented radio and became perhaps the
trio's best-known song. As the 1980s continued, Rush grew into a
phenomenally popular live draw as albums like 1982's Signals (which
generated the smash "New World Man"), 1984's Grace Under Pressure, and
1985's Power Windows continued to sell millions of copies.
As the decade drew to a close, the trio cut back on its touring schedule
while hardcore followers complained of a sameness afflicting slicker,
synth-driven efforts like 1987's Hold Your Fire and 1989's Presto. At
the dawn of the '90s, however, Rush returned to the heavier sound of
their early records and placed a renewed emphasis on Lifeson's guitar
heroics; consequently, both 1991's Roll the Bones and 1993's
Counterparts reached the Top Three on the U.S. album charts. In 1996,
the band issued Test for Echo and headed out on the road the following
summer. Shortly thereafter, Peart lost his daughter in an automobile
accident. Tragedy struck again in 1998 when Peart's wife succumbed to
Dire times in the Rush camp did not cause the band to quit. Lee took
time out for a solo stint with 2000's My Favorite Headache; however,
rumors of the band playing in the studio began to circulate. It would be
five years until anything surfaced from the band. Fans were reassured
in early 2002 by news that Rush were recording new songs in Toronto. The
fruit of those sessions led to the release of Rush's 17th studio album,
Vapor Trails, later that spring. By the end of the year a concert from
the supporting tour was released on DVD as Rush in Rio.
In 2004 Rush embarked on their 30th anniversary tour, documented on the
DVD R30, and in 2006 they returned to the studio to begin work on a new
album. The resulting Snakes & Arrows was released in May 2007,
followed by the CD/DVD set Snakes & Arrows Live in early 2008.
Material from the latter was combined with footage from Rush in Rio and
R30 for the CD/DVD compilation Working Men, which was released in 2009. A
documentary on the band assembled by Toronto's Bangor Productions
called Beyond the Lighted Stage appeared in 2010, followed a year later
by another Bangor video production, Time Machine 2011: Live in
Cleveland. Rush's 19th full-length studio album, Clockwork Angels,
arrived in June of 2012. While the following year wouldn't bring a new
album, it did deliver the next best thing by way of Vapor Trails:
Remixed, which found producer David Bottrill revisiting one of the more
notable victims of the so-called loudness wars. Along with a freshly
repaired album, the band also released Clockwork Angels Tour, a
three-disc live album recorded during their 2012 tour. Artists:
- Geddy Lee: Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
– Neil Peart: Drums
– Alex Lifeson: Guitar, Vocals Tracklist:
02. "The Spirit of Radio"
03. "2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx"
06. "Far Cry"
08. "One Little Victory"
09. "Closer to the Heart"
10. "Tom Sawyer"
11. "Working Man"
12. "YYZ" Features:
- Direct Scene Access
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