Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Rush Trivia of the Week

(Wherein we discover that "the Motor Law" is not,  as was previously assumed, the Canadian hotel and restaurant tax.)

In honor of their appearance at the Gorge last weekend, here is some important information on one of Rush's more lyrically enigmatic classics (Hint: It's based on a short story about a dystopian future where sports cars are illegal! Chicka-whaaaaaaa??).


7 comments:

flamingbanjo said...

For those keeping score, the two most prominent dystopian future scenarios featured in Rush lyrics involve an oppressive totalitarian government outlawing, variously, fast cars and electric guitars. Evidently Neil Peart is a big believer in the freedom to rock hard and drive fast, no matter what the Man may say.

full circle said...

http://bandor.blogspot.com/2008/05/man-talk.html

Pete said...

Like a space invader, he gets high on you.

buzzlab said...

Oh honey, I seen that picture.

THE LAST CHASE staring Lee Majors - 1981

From IMDB - One man, a former race car driver, yearns again for his ability to choose his own roads and destiny. He reassembles his race car hidden from confiscation, and sets out for "Free California." Agents of the government must stop this man at any cost to destroy the symbology he represents. An old Korean War veteran and his F-86 Sabre jet are called into service to chase down this dangerous man.

Burgess Meredith plays the pilot.

The Rush song is much better than this film.

JohnA said...

And Neil Peart's a much better drummer than Burgess Meredith.

flamingbanjo said...

"And Neil Peart's a much better drummer than Burgess Meredith."

On a technical level, sure, but Meredith had a great feel for the pocket. Snappier dresser, too.

Basil said...

I don't want to think about Burgess Meredith feeling the pocket.