Mystic Rhythms: The Philosophical Vision Of Rush by Carol Selby PriceMystic Rhythms: The Philosophical Vision Of Rush by Carol Selby Price

Mystic Rhythms: The Philosophical Vision Of Rush

byCarol Selby Price

Paperback | December 1, 1999

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In the late 1970s, during the golden age of FM Rock Music, a group emerged from Canada which was utterly different from all the rest. Where other musicians sang of suicide, betrayal, and drugs, Rush talked about motivation, the realization of dreams, and the future. Here were albums filled with ideas, not ennui, ideas whose voices could not be shouted down. Here were three modern-day philosophers -- Neil Peart, Alec Lifeson and Geddy Lee -- wondering aloud, in perfect rhythm, about modern-day issues that affect us all. Here was a trio of songsters trying to awaken a sense of curiosity in their listeners, trying to spark interest in man's creations and in life itself, trying to show us both the important and the unimportant things in modern civilization.

Carol Selby Price and Robert M. Price have selected for discussion many of the best-known songs of Rush, organizing them into seven chapters based around general themes. The pieces lend themselves to such treatment quite naturally, since there is a consistent development in Rush from the very beginning of the group to modern times. Rush's lyrics are complex, and the ideas in them not always easily understood. Mystic Rhythms will provide the key to these lyrical puzzles, provoking as much thought as the songs themselves.

Compete with Chronology, Discography, Videography, and a Selected Bibliography of books about Rush and related topics.

Title:Mystic Rhythms: The Philosophical Vision Of RushFormat:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 8.6 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:December 1, 1999Publisher:Wildside PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1587151022

ISBN - 13:9781587151026

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from ...Capture My Thoughts, Carry Them Away This book is for anybody who has ever listened to the lyrics of Neil Peart and wanted to either learn more or get involved in a more detailed discussion of the philosophies behind the lyrics. While I did not particularly agree with every point that the authors in this book make, I enjoyed the detailed analysis, the mapping of parallel structures and themes, and the simple appreciation of the depth of thought, conviction and passion revealed in this band's lyrics and music. If you're a Rush fan, it's certainly worth a read.
Date published: 2000-08-18

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Many of the best-known songs of Rush have been selected and organizing into seven chapters based around general themes, providing a guide to the complex ideas and philosophies that are addressed in the lyrics of Neil Peart. Complete with Chronology, Discopgraphy, Videography and a Selected Bibliography of books about Rush and related topics, Mystic Rhythms provides a key to these lyrical puzzles, provoking as much thought as the songs themselves.