Friday, June 24, 2011

Steely Dan inspires Rush - Full album evenings

Apparently it was Steely Dan that inspires Rush to play the whole of the groups 1981 album Moving Pictures on the upcoming tour:

The idea was proposed by drummer Peart after he saw Steely Dan performing one of its own albums on a recent tour.

Rush had already settled on doing “The Camera Eye,” the longest song on “Moving Pictures,” for this tour, so the band decided to stick with that album when Peart suggested following Steely Dan’s example.

But that’s not all that music fans will hear if they turn out at the Sleep Country Amphitheater in Ridgefield on June 28.

“There are two new songs we’re doing (‘Caravan’ and ‘BU2B’), plus a bunch of stuff we haven’t done in awhile, like ‘Presto,’” Lifeson said, mentioning the title track of the band’s 1989 album. “I’m not sure we’ve ever played ‘Presto’ live.

Read the full article here.

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