Cover image for Signals
Title:
Signals
Author:
Rush (Musical group)
Corporate Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Anthem : Manufactured and marketed by Mercury, [1997?]

[1997?], p1982
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (42 min., 24 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Replacing their heavy rock with more modern sounds for 1982's Signals. Synthesizers were now an integral part of the Rush's sound, they replaced electric guitars as the driving force for almost all the tracks.
General Note:
Previously released.

Compact disc.

Program notes and lyrics (1 folded sheet : col. ports.) inserted in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
Subdivisions Analog kid Chemistry Digital man Weapon New world man Losing it Countdown
Added Author:
Added Title:
Subdivisions.

The analog kid.

Chemistry.

Digital man.

Weapon.

New world man.

Losing it.

Countdown.
UPC:
731453463325

044003608375
Format :
Music CD

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Instead of playing it safe and writing Moving Pictures, Pt. II, Rush replaced their heavy rock of yesteryear with even more modern sounds for 1982's Signals. Synthesizers were now an integral part of the band's sound, and replaced electric guitars as the driving force for almost all the tracks. And more current and easier-to-grasp topics (teen peer pressure, repression, etc.) replaced their trusty old sci-fi-inspired lyrics. While other rock bands suddenly added keyboards to their sound to widen their appeal, Rush gradually merged electronics into their music over the years, so such tracks as the popular MTV video "Subdivisions" did not come as a shock to longtime fans. And Rush didn't forget how to rock out -- "The Analog Kid" and "Digital Man" were some of their most up-tempo compositions in years. The surprise hit, "New World Man," and "Chemistry" combined reggae and rock (begun on 1980's Permanent Waves), "The Weapon" bordered on new wave, the placid "Losing It" featured Ben Mink on electric violin, while the epic closer "Countdown" painted a vivid picture of a space shuttle launch. Signals proved that Rush were successfully adapting to the musical climate of the early '80s. ~ Greg Prato


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