Source:a Toronto, Ontario, Canada, p.354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : (2020)
Keywords:(OCoLC)fst01099238, Biography., Canada, fast, Rock musicians, Rock musicians.
Includes bibliographical references."The definitive biography of the rock 'n' roll kings of the North. With extensive, first-hand reflections from Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart, as well as from family, friends, and fellow musicians, Anthem: Rush in the '70s is a detailed portrait of Canada's greatest rock ambassadors. The first of three volumes, Anthem puts the band's catalog, from their self-titled debut to 1978's Hemispheres (the next volume resumes with the release of Permanent Waves) into both Canadian and general pop culture context, and presents the trio of quintessentially dependable, courteous Canucks as generators of incendiary, groundbreaking rock 'n' roll. Fighting complacency, provoking thought, and often enraging critics, Rush has been at war with the music industry since 1974, when they were first dismissed as the Led Zeppelin of the north. Anthem, like each volume in this series, celebrates the perseverance of Geddy, Alex, and Neil: three men who maintained their values while operating from a Canadian base, throughout lean years, personal tragedies, and the band's eventual worldwide success."--Provided by publisher.Also issued in electronic formats.Early years -- Rush -- Fly by night -- Caress of steel -- 2112 -- All the world's a stage -- A farewell to kings -- Hemispheres.