. . . unusual, rarely heard, strange, and just plain "off-the-beaten-path"...

"RUSH ODDITIES" - as compiled, collected, or uncovered by . . . 
MUSICinTheABsTrAcT

- New content added on Saturday, November 01, 2014

" . . . So who's afraid of a little abstraction? . . . "

                                   This Months' New Rush Oddities

 

 
Table of Contents:

 

OdD Rush Interviews
OdD Geddy "Magic Moments" with the crowd
OdD Rush Fans "caught on tape"
OdD Rush News Items
OdD Rush extracted hidden audio
OdD Rush recovered fade-outs
OdD Rush Studio Pre-releases / Alternate releases
OdD Rush Live Pre-releases
OdD Rush Live Performances
OdD Rush "Unplugged" Live Performances
OdD Rush Concert "Train Wrecks" and Technical Glitches
OdD Vocals - Alex Sings!!
OdD Rush Live-In-Concert Tour Extras (extras from tours-past)
OdD Rush Comedy
OdD Rush Live Stylings (Rush "Moonlights" as other bands)
OdD Rush Photos
OdD Rush Remixes (Remixes by MUSICinTheABsTrAcT)
Other OdD Things (links, wallpaper, etc..)

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  OdD Rush Interviews -
  Nardwuar the interviewer "talks to" (bothers/confounds) Geddy Lee ...  
***     (Real Audio) as well as  (Transcript)
   

 


OdD Rush News Items -
*** NASA identifies Rush in Outer Space
*** Broke-Leg Stoneman - The actual Test For Echo Inukshuk, complete with broken leg!
*** Geddy "Klezmer" Lee - Geddy has a small cameo speaking role in the 1988 album "Ship To Shore" by Klezmer band Finjan , produced by Rush friend Ben Mink.  Geddy plays the brief speaking part of the Yiddish nephew, by the name of Grshn Lzr !! - (Thanks to David B. for letting me know this existed)
*** Winter Safety Advice (Geddy Lee loves to toboggan)
*** Ged's Mom, Neil's Sister, and Alex's Parents - "What were the boys like as kids"
*** Alex Scuba Dives with Canadian Prime Minister
*** Pye Dubois recites his poem "There is a Lake Between the Sun and Moon " - Thanks Peter Griffin!
*** Raymond Scott's ''Powerhouse" meets Rush' La Villa Strangiato - (La Villa RayScotto) - thanks Tascam!

Q: Did RUSH get sued and have to pay royalties for their unauthorized use of Raymond Scott's ''Powerhouse'' in their 1978 recording ''La Villa.Strangiato''-? 
A: By the time Raymond Scott's publisher notified the band's management of the infringement, the statute of limitations had expired on the challenge. But Rush's management, out of deference to Mr. and Mrs. Scott (Raymond was still alive at that point), offered a one-time "penance" payment, feeling it was the ethical thing to do. All involved were happy with the resolution, and Rush has no further financial obligations. Under the settlement, they were not required to accord Raymond Scott partial songwriting credit on the piece. 

Geddy says "don't drive drunk" - a PSA from the Gedster himself
Rush lands on Mars - DVDs engraved with Rush's name are transported on the Spirit and Opportunity rover missions to the planet Mars! - (Thanks to Jon Collins for this!)
Toyota creates a line of cars with the name "Rush" - (Thanks Bytor-jp)
Early Rush music review (review of "Rush" on Moon records)- Thanks Patti2112 !
If You're heading to Toronto from here . . . . You're In Luck!!! - Thanks Alwaysrushing!
The Lifeson "Omega Stand" - thank you STPBL
"Geddy Soprano" talks about choir practice in school
 

 


   
  OdD Rush Encounters - I.
   
         (Geddy's magic-moments with the crowd
   
* "Geddy would like to do a song for you"
*** Geddy (getting pissed off at the crowd) !!
*** Geddy speaks to his "Sea of Drowning Bodies"
*** Geddy can't stand the sweltering heat " . . . are you as hot as I am?"
*** A very appreciative Geddy thanks the fans
*** Geddy's Vegas Audition
*** Geddy is "E-lec-tric"
*** Geddy thanks his bass
*** Geddy joins the chant
  Ged needs a new dryer - thanks rush-o-matic
  "Elephant Barchetta" - thanks Doug
  Geddys bad-boy Vegas "thank you"
  "... Our Second Album, 'Huy-Huy-Huy' ..."
  Geddy learns to count! (and buckle his shoe)
  A dancing song from our dancing....song - thanks cavesoficeman
  Geddy introduces the new "Subdivisions" album - thanks Tomcat84!
  Geddy says "Pat yourself on the back. . . . NOW"
  Freeze this Vegas moment
  Geddy introduces Alex and his "thing"
  Geddy had to tie his shoe . . . . alright ??!
  Geddy does something that's "Shagadelic"
  Geddy's Totally Mental Instrumental
  Geddy's Austin Powers impersonation
  Geddy performs a Public Service Announcement for the benefit of the audience
  Vee Vould like to zay . . . Hello?
  Closer to your . . . thing
  Hey...ok, eh... Geddy
  Geddy's OK, ... oh !

 


 
OdD Rush Encounters - II.
       (Rush Fans "caught on tape" )
*** Mike Myers' brother (Yes, THAT  Mike Myers!), yelling "Nighthawk", the name of his band, during ATWAS
*** "Stiller to the Heart" - Jerry Stiller whistles a Rush tune!
A fan lights up Lakeside park (fans caught on tape ) - thanks to Anthony at www.RushTributeBand2112.com
"Working-Woman" - Rush dedicates a song to Donna Halper
Rush ushers in the New Year with a New Years Eve "Countdown"!!

 


   
  OdD Rush Studio Recordings -   
 

(extracted hidden audio, and other OdDiTiEs)

   
* Tom Sawyer - remix of studio version - Geddy bass, isolated
* “MalBass” – isolated bass from Malignant Narcissism 
* Custom mix of 'YYZ - studio version - Geddy bass, isolated 
* Isolated Geddy bass (and Neil drums) from "Spindrift"
* Isolated lead guitar part from The Main Monkey Business
* Hidden rhythm guitar part - from "The Main Monkey Business"
* Alex's hidden "sour-guitar" layer from coda of "Spindrift"
* "Acoustic" Alex YYZ isolated guitar (without effects) from a scanner concert performance
* Hidden acoustic guitar track from 'Earthshine'
* 'We Hold On' without guitar
* Hidden echo effect on Geddy vocal in 'Armor & Sword'
* "Far Cry' featuring isolated Alex Lifeson lead guitar parts
* Custom mix of 'Good News First' revealing new guitar parts
* "Acoustic" version of 'Armor & Sword' featuring Geddy and Neil
* Previously hidden guitar effects from 'The Way The Wind Blows'
* Custom remix of 'The Way The Wind Blows' featuring bass, vocals, and drums only
  Geddy's Adrenaline Surge (isolated vocals from Red Barchetta)
  It's a "Far-Middle-Eastern-Cry" for Geddy  (hidden background harmony from "Far Cry")
  Hidden Geddy vocal harmonies (on Limelight)  (proof that "Geddy vocal harmonies" existed before VT!)
  YYZ's "broken glass" sound effect... isolated
  Alex's Got Rhythm (Isolated guitar part from Vital Signs)
  "Bravest Guitar" (Previously buried Alex guitar part from "Bravest Face" !)
  Hidden piano keyboard part - from "Faithless"
  Previously-inaudible chord-changes on "Faithless"
  Isolated Geddy bass intro from "Far Cry"
  Hidden Geddy and Mandola - from "Good News First"
  Hidden Alex guitar solo on "Good News First"
  "The Main Geddy Business"   (isolated Geddy bass on TMMB)
  "Two-Thirds Narcissistic"    (MalNar Bass & Drum parts isolated !)
*** Bastille Day's hidden rhythm guitar
*** The Bell tolls one last time, more hidden audio from "Losing It"
*** "Here We Go Alex" - hidden lead guitar in "test For Echo"
*** "What is the meaning of this riff?" - Hidden Alex part from "The Stars Look Down"
*** "The Ben & Geddy duet" - isolated electric violin from "Losing It"
*** A solo Mink loses Geddy and Alex -(isolated Ben Mink solo with Neil from "Losing It")
*** "Roll The Bones" original RAP selection (Geddy Lee's vocal rap isolated in real-time!)
*** Hugh Syme's "Different Strings" - isolated piano performance from Permanent Waves
*** Geddy rhythm guitar on "Exit Stage ...Left"
*** "Unconscious Guitar Revelation" - uncovered guitar melody from Nocturne
*** The Camera Englishmen - "Hello . . . 'morn, Gov..."  - two Brits exchange greetings on "The Camera Eye"
*** The Alien Shore "slowly engulfs"  - hidden whispers unearthed from the abyss!
*** Alex "drives in from the edge" - hidden Alex guitar solo from "Driven"
*** Hidden Alex solo on "Nocturne" - (There ARE Alex solos on Vapor Trails !! )
*** Single Agent  - (isolated "Double Agent" spoken part)
*** Birds and chimes in The Trees
*** Books on Tape- Neil Peart reads from "The Necromancer" - Chapter I
*** Books on Tape- Neil Peart reads from "The Necromancer" - Chapter II 
*** Un-earthed bass and mandola - from "Nocturne"
*** Cygnus X-1 Heartbeat
*** Superman in The Camera Eye - "Let us through"  can be heard (a clip from the movie, "Superman", as Clark Kent was coming through the doors of the Daily Globe).  
*** Didacts & Narpets "monologue"
*** That's Nice Alex! - "Changed Lightning" from Presto
*** Geddy's Big-Wheel spinning Echo-chamber (hidden dubbed-vocals from original RTB recording)
*** Geddy whispers in The Twilight Zone
*** Geddy "....gives the jury direction"
*** Geddy "....will be the judge"
*** Hidden piano part in "Cut to the Chase"
*** Geddy sings of "Oh Salvation" - isolated vocal part from VT
*** "Sisyphus", now missing from the TFE Remaster, preserved here for posterity ;>)
*** Differently Rocking . . . (Alex's different guitar part on Out Of The Cradle)
*** "Faintest Face" (hidden guitar part from "Bravest Face")
  A Melotronic French horn solo - isolated melotron French horn solo, from 'Tears'
  No-Vocals "Lesson" from Alex - Hidden rhythym guitar part
  Animate the hidden synth
  How Geddy Is - isolated Geddy bass & vocal from "How It Is"
  "Backup Armor" - hidden backup vocals on Armor & Sword
  "The Secret Way Out" - hidden background vocals on Secret Touch
  Neil's wild-wild-west Monkey Business
  Secret Touch - Hidden rhythm guitar part
  The Main Rhythm Business
  The Way The Windy Background Vocals Go
  Armor & Alex - hidden guitar part in "Armor & Sword"
  Good News - Alex first (hidden guitar part from "Good News First")
  "Such a lot a Geddy" - Background vocals, upfront!
  Geddy's "Middle-Eastern-Cry"
  MalNar quote from "Team America" - thanks Eric@powerwindows
  "The Main Mandola Business" - from "The Main Monkey Business"
  Geddy "Spits out the poison"
  "Peaceable Mandola" - hidden Alex guitar part from "Peaceable Kingdom"
  Alex "sticks out" his hidden guitar part, from "Stick It Out"
  "Cut To The Vocals" - isolated vocal parts from "Cut To The Chase"
  Hidden rhythm guitar part from "The Big Money"
  Hidden rhythm guitar part from "Bravado"
  Alex's little guitar victory - Alex doubles Geddy's vocal part on "One Little Victory"
  Alex's "Reflected Light" Earthshine "solo"
  Alex & Geddy "Unlimited" (extracted hidden audio parts from "Ceiling Unlimited")
  The tubular bell DOES toll - isolated orchestra bells from "Losing It"
  Endlessly Rocking different ending (hidden guitar part fadeout)
  Hidden rhythm guitar part from "War Paint"
  Geddy has gone too far -  (hidden background vocals to "Cold Fire")
  Animate - "Neils intro counting"
  Alex's Frozen Mandola
  Red Tide "False Alarm" - keyboards hidden under guitar solo
  Alex' Hidden Frozen parts on VT !!
  Alex goes solo on Lakeside - thanks jmszczap82
  Neil plays some cowbell in the Alien Shore    - thanks Planet X-1! 
  Hippie Rush - Tambourine in "How It Is"
  Geddy's bass harmonics and Alex's guitar arpeggio - from "Nocturne"
  Alex and Neils "Duo Unlimited" 
  "Frozen, distorted Alex" - uncovered guitar layer from "Freeze"
  "Reflected Drum Light"  - isolated drum part from "Earthshine"
  "Digital Double Alex" - guitar solo echo effect on Digital Man
  Alien Shore "Chatter"
  Neurotica "SNAP"
  Alex's Chained Lightening backward guitar solo . . . in reverse!
  Twilight Zone vocal edit snafu:  "N-no-place to hide"
  Neil incites the crowd in Witch Hunt
  Witch Hunt mob's "kill" chant
  Geddy tries to scat
  'The boys' say "It's True" - from "Red Lenses"
  Aimee stands isolated
   

 


OdD Rush Studio Recordings - 
 (recovered fade-outs, and other OdDiTiEs)
*** Different Strings -Alex' guitar solo  (no fade-out recovered ending)  
*** "Help me, help me..." from Nocturne (no fade-out recovered ending) 
*** The Camera Eye fadeout   (no fade-out recovered ending) 
*** "Distant Early Ending" - recovered fade-out from "DEW"
*** Heresy intro and outro recovered - African drummers segment (fade-in/fade-out recovered) 
*** I Think I'm Going Bald / Hair recovery (you can hear the beginning of Lakeside Park bleeding through!)
*** Countdown, NASA ground control... "We'll see you in Madrid ..."  (no fade-out recovered ending) 
*** Alex's finale mission (no fade-out recovered ending) 
 "FadeLess" - recovered fadeout for Faithless
Spin-no-drift - recovered fadout
"Because it Happens" (RTB hidden rap vocal - recovered fadeout)
  The Longer Money - from "The Big Money" (no fade-out recovered ending)
Tai loose ends
Hidden 'fade-in' from "Take A Friend"
HERO OF AN ENDING - recovered fade-out from "Nobody's Hero"
Lock & Key drum solo - (no fade-out, recovered ending)
Territorial Ending from "Territories" - (no fade-out recovered ending) 
Vital Signs  (no fade-out recovered ending) 
"An Ending for Nothing" - from "Something for Nothing" - (no fade-out recovered ending) 
"Presto, Magic Ending" - from "Presto"   (no fade-out recovered ending) 
Available light   (no fade-out recovered ending) 
Don't Leave That Thing Alone   (no fade-out recovered ending) 
Closer to the close (no fade-out recovered ending)
"Wow, Whoa, WOW! What a show..." from "All The Worlds A Stage"  (no fade-out recovered ending) 
Hand Over Fist -  (no fade-out recovered ending) 
Mystic Rhythms  (no fade-out recovered ending) 
Roll The Bones  (no fade-out recovered ending) 
Alex's "Lessons" guitar solo   (no fade-out recovered ending) 
The Stars Look Down   (no fade-out recovered ending) 
The Weapon  (no fade-out recovered ending) 
"Because he happens to be a Digital Man"  (no fade-out recovered ending) 
Between The Wheels  (no fade-out recovered ending) 

 


   
  OdD Rush Studio Pre-releases / (Alternate releases) -
   
* The Weapon, lyrics missing - from the Gold Ultra Disc II release of Signals  - thanks Threewill!
* Half-Speed Processed Information"  (Discarded/alternative vocal track sound effects from "Vital Signs")
* Discarded Geddy vocal takes from the "Hemispheres" sessions (The Trees)
*** The "Lost" Power Windows 'demo tapes' - from UltimoGuitarist
*** The "Lost" Power Windows 'demo tapes' - from Neil's Lost Bag
*** Leave that thing alone, Neil - Drum-part-only  - (Thanks Tascam)
*** "How It Was" -a discarded Mandola part from "How It Is" - later used for on www.rushvaportrails.com for background music
*** "Out Of My Nose . . . Eine-Zwei-Drei-Vier" ("Men About Oars") - from the original Counterparts studio demos, the "Men About Oars"  was originally part of Alex's "counted intro" to Between Sun And Moon (intro spoken in German).  Some have claimed it is Alex, joking around, saying "out of my nose" through his nose :^) 
*** Cold Fire - (no fade-out, alternate ending)- Thanks Peter Griffin!
*** One Little Victory (guitar layers brought to the forefront from alternate version/ pre-release without vocals)
*** Double Agent (Pre-release, with unusual audio sequence)
  Peaceable Kingdom from Rush in Rio documentary
  Nocturne from Rush in Rio documentary
  A Cut Apart from the Chase (from"Cut to the Chase") - Alternate version - Thanks Peter Griffin!
  "The Loon" in Time & Motion
  Stick It Out (Pre-release - studio - unusual ending)
   

 


OdD Rush Live Pre-releases -
* Spirit of Radio - Soundcheck
* Rush soundcheck - "The Spirit Of Radio" from 7-31-79
* Rush soundcheck - "Freewill" from 7-31-79
*** Xanadu - earliest-known version ever! (May 10th, 1977)
*** Xanadu - pre-release- (performed live in Manchester, June 2, 1977)
*** Red-Sector-A, live pre-release - from 9-18-1983 (- MitA remix)
*** By-Tor and the Snow Dog - live pre-release - (originally part of the extended guitar section of "Working Man" - performed one month prior to the studio recording) - Thanks Eric and PPG 
*** "Best I Can" live pre-release - (performed Dec 5th, 1974, one month before the studio recording) - thanks Eric and PPG
*** Tom Sawyer - (performed live prior to the studio recording) 
*** Middletown Dreams - 3-15-1985, Hollywood, FL - (performed live prior to the studio recording)
*** Entre Nous - performed live during a sound-check- (the only time ever heard other than the Studio release)
Fly By Night live pre-release - performed for the first time ever
The Spirit Of Radio - (performed live prior to the studio recording) 
Sub-Subdivisions - (performed live prior to the studio recording) 
The Analog Kid - (performed live prior to the studio recording)
Limelight - (performed live prior to the studio recording) 
Freewill - (performed live prior to the studio recording)
Kid Gloves - 9-18-1983, (performed live two months prior to the studio recording)
The Body Electric - 9-18-1983 (performed live two months prior to the studio recording)
The Big Money - 3-15-1985, Hollywood, FL - (performed live prior to the studio recording)
 

 


   
  OdD Rush Live Performances -
   
* "Le-poon-joon-joon-de-monk ey-eater", says Geddy
*** "Broon's Reject" (precursor to "Broon's Bane"??)
*** Alex's "La Villa Italiano"
*** Xanadu Missing Lyrics - "The Miracle of Ages Coming True" 
*** Out of the Limelight (Geddy sings the harmony part instead) 
*** The Little Money - (from the Counterparts Dress Rehearsal)
*** Tom Sawyers' Missing Lyrics
*** TSOR - "No companion unobtrusive"
*** In the End "sing-along-Geddy" - thanks Sterling F. !!
*** Rush Folk-Song - "Before The Trees"
*** Big Cowbells "got some soul . . . "
*** "Are we Closer to the end ... yet"?- (Closer to the Heart, the song that wouldn't die!)
*** Odd Early Warning
*** Alex Rolls a live Bone
*** Geddy Really Enjoys Counting (a little Too Much)!
*** Limelight (Exit Stage Left video) - from VHS
***  Rush's "2nd-Best I Can" (Rated PG-13 version) - alternate lyrics from this live pre-release version
  A Rush "Cowbell-Wipeout-Jazz" ending
  The Spirit of Baseball - thanks graceunderpresssure
  Unchained-Bankok-T.C. Broonsie -thanks kjosef
  Geddy says Alex Sounds Like Jim Neighbors - thanks graceunderpresssure
  Rush's New Year's auld-lang-syne
   La Villa Lifeson whistles a tune - thanks Sharkpedal
  Neil Peart "sound-check" drum solo improv - part one
  Neil Peart "sound-check" drum solo improv - part duex
  War Paint "warm-up"  ( thank you Tascam )  
  Alex guitar improv- from the RTB tour
  Discarded Dreamline intro
  Cold Fire "...When we started on traditional love..."
  Geddy gets "sick" from the limelight
  Xanadu Missing Lyrics - "Change This, Never-Lasting Dew"
  The Body Electrics' missing Lyrics - "The Robot Electric", on the run
  The Spirit of Austin Powers . . . "Right on baby"
  Rush tries its' hand at "Circus Music"
  Geddy's childrens-song
  Geddy's improv-bass riff
  Alex's La Villa Daydreaming
  ALLLLL the things Ged doesn't know! - thanks DevNull
  Geddy complains of "Too Much Bass Drum", Neil
  The YYZ alternate intro
  Unusual intro to Vital Signs (p/g Tour) - (thank you, Tomcat84 !)
  Wink Martindale's Ladder
  Geddy's Synth Soundcheck -August 31, 1979 - thanks Takearushfan
  Alex's Rodeo Hoedown - "Dueling Banjos"
   

 


OdD Rush "Unplugged" Live Performance
 

("scanner" recordings and other bootlegs of unusual origin) - re- mixed by 'MUSICinTheABsTrAcT'

* Alex's Mission - Alex plays 'Mission' live, isolated, without effects
* Ged-Barchett-a - Ged plays the bass to "Red Barchetta", isolated, live!
*  Alex Strangiato Naked - Alex plays La Villa, sans effects
*** Alex plays "The Spirit of the Banjo"
*** Alex's The Analog Acoustic Kid
*** Alex's unplugged deviation from the Norm
*** "Xolodu!!" Alex plays Xanadu alone ( thank you Tascam )  
*** Geddy plays "Solo-Divisions" ( thank you Tascam )  
*** Unplugged Money
*** Acoustic " Alex Sawyer"
*** Alex "rolls the bones, all alone" - Alex isolated guitar from the Roll The Bones tour
*** Time-Stand-Still- Hill-Billy-Acoustic - re- mixed by 'MUSICinTheABsTrAcT'
"Distant Early Acoustic Alex" - Alex live, without any guitar effects
Alex Rolls an Acoustic Bone" - Alex guitar part live, without effects
Force -Ten - "unplugged"
Red Barchetta - "Unplugged"  
Go Geddy Go, Freewill bass solo with unplugged Alex  
Unusual rendition of "Where's My Thing"  - re- mixed by 'MUSICinTheABsTrAcT'

 


   
  OdD Rush Live Performance  ("Train Wrecks") -
 

(OdD because they're so rare) 

   
* Alex exercises his 'freewill' and doesn't play   thanks takearushfan! 
* Live concert power-outage during "Force-10 - thanks Aramis!
  "No one Gets to their heaven without a technical glitch"   (Thanks BaldiePete !)
  "The Spirit of Trainwreck"   (Thanks BaldiePete !)
  Alex neither "shows" nor "tells" - technical foul-up, live - thanks Aramis K.V.A !
  Alex-and-Geddy get "Subdivided" - thanks GraceUnderPressure
  YY(oh-why) is Alex Missing? - thanks Aramis
*** "Burning out too fast" - a "Marathon" power outage! - thanks Sharkpedal
*** Net-boy-oh-boy! - (...what happens when you need to replace your soundboard) - Thanks Tim8604! 
*** "We're not playing... you may have noticed !!??" - Double Agent voice over soundboard SNAFU
*** Red Barchetta Malfunction ("straining the limits of machine and man....#&@%...")
*** 2111 and a half- thanks Tascam
*** Y-Y- oh Why
*** "Tom Soil-yer" (May 7th, 1994)
*** Tom Soil-yer - Take II.  - thanks tenorbass05 !!
*** La Trainwreck Strangiato - take III - (Neil plays only with his feet!) - Thanks Tenorbass !!
*** Unfortunately,  it's a tough day at "La Trainwreck Strangiato", version II    - thanks Dirk-Man!! 
*** Alex's Empty Victory - OLV Trainwreck - thanks Aramis K.V.A
  "La Trainwreck Strangiato", version I.   - thank you jmszczap82 !!
  "Sometimes", the Big Money is out-of-sequence
  Alex says "Dreamline sounds terrible today... guys"
  FreeWon't- thanks Tascam
  Alex's 2112 Train-wreck scanner- thanks Takearushfan
  "Closer To The Tele-prompter" - Geddy forgets the words to Closer To The Heart - thanks Takearushfan!
  "Sub Derailments" - Subdivisions Train-wreck - thanks Dirk-Man!
  "Time Stood Still" Trainwreck - thanks Aramis K.V.A - Costa Rica!
  Tom Saw . . .What ??!! -Rush live "Trainwreck"  - thanks Aramis K.V.A - Costa Rica!
  An Alex-free Tom Sawyer - thanks Aramis K.V.A
  Unstable Condition - thanks -nposter63
   

 


OdD Vocals 
(Alex Sings Live !!) -

(odd because he sings)

*      Ale-x-y-z - thanks graceunderpresssure
Alex Lifeson... sub-prime-mover - thanks Ancient Queen!
Alex Sings 2112, live, 1983 - thanks Sharkpedal
Alex chooses his "Free-will" and sings!
Alex "Sticks It Out" (his voice, that is . . . )
Alex "sings on the fly"
Alex's very limited Aimless River
Between Sun And Alex- thank you, Thorswitch !
Alex's voice has Driven us to a deep, dark hole - thank you, Thorswitch!

 


   
  OdD Rush Concert Tour Extras -
 

(OdD concert extras from tours-past)

   
* Rush Concert "Exit Music" - from January, 1980
*** We are the Plumbers of Syrinx - (we like to fix your sinks) - from the MP tour
   
     "Danforth & Pape" nonsense lyrics for La Villa Strangiato 
***        "Hot Moo Cho-Choo de Mondiale" e molto Strangiato!  - from the PeW tour
***        "Alex, don't bother me now I'm busy"- from Black Forrest boot, (thanks "The Letter M" and thanks Kings!)
***        "Le poon joon joon june"  - from the Exit Stage Right bootleg - (thanks "The Letter M")
***        Oslo Strangiato- from the Hemispheres tour 
         This IS  La Villa Bizzaro?  - (thanks "The Letter M")
   
*** Symphonic Prelude! from Distant Early Warning - from the Power Windows tour
*** Jerry Stiller R30 concert introduction
*** Transylvania Wipeout! (Wipeout, with inadvertent Limbo sound-trigger) from TFE tour
  Alex "Evelated" guitar solo - Alex guitar solo live from Vital Sign, live, (amplified for your listening pleasure) as performed only on the 2nd leg of the RTB tour
  Welcome mein froinds to La Villa Stran-Geddy" - (Geddy's greeting to the fans in Germany, as played, and then in 'real-time') - Thanks to Middletown Drummer for letting me know about this
  Rush's "Cheech & Chong" live ending - thanks Sharkpedal
  "Nights, Winters Years" - by Blue Jays - concert intro music - ATWAS tour
  30-Year Tripper (Rush plays the Beatles)
  The Big-Monty - (Monty Python segment from The Big Money - VT Tour)
  Test For Echo introduction - (from the TFE tour)
  Geddy's Brain Surgery - from the VT tour
  Intro movie "Moving Pictures: take-38 "
  "Show Don't Tell" Introduction - from the RTB tour
  Neil Peart IS  Dr. Braino! - from the PeW tour
  Count Floyd introduces "The Weapon" - (intro to "The Weapon" from the pre-p/g tour)
  The Pirates of the Temples of Syrinx - from the R30 tour
  "Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition"- from the RTB tour
  "Let's all go to the lobby" for intermission
  Rush's Brief Psychiatric Treatment
  Geddy talks to the crowd - Opening Night - 30th Anniversary Tour
   
   

 


OdD Rush Comedy -
*** Geddy thanks the Mrs. Vilve Yachke (of the Schmenge Brothers fame) for her cabbage rolls and coffee!
*** Closer To The Bloopers
*** Jacob's "Thing", by Orsen Bean
*** Geddy speaks of Rush's "German-period"
*** The Spirit of Radio-Geddy's Yiddish version
*** WIOA Radio Disk Jockey Alex Lifeson (Idiots Off the Air)
*** Alex introduced his friend, Bob Barker, from "The Price Is Right"
*** Abbott & CosteLerxst
*** Geddy welcomes the audience as Bela Lagosi
*** Stupid Conductor
*** Geddy Catches a Cold!
*** Geddy Catches a Fish!
*** Alex Sings "Closer to your Couch"- thanks Tascam
*** Geddy knows all about Pirates, eh?!!
*** Alex, imitating how Anne Murray would sound while attempting to sing 'The Necromancer'  "...three men from the River Dawn, traveling on a boat surfing on a the other shore..."
*** Bill Clinton performs on stage with Rush!
 Alex's Meat-Bee Manifesto- thanks www.kevinkeller.net
And on the drums . . ."What's his name " 
Alex's Southern Hospitality . . . "Howdy!?"
RTB Dress Rehearsal  Thank you Baskin!!
Cygnus X-1 alternate ending
Chryslers' Lee Iacoca, onstage with Rush - thanks Tascam
An Animated Lerxst prays for hockey
Ah, What a Car, what a Car!!
  Bubba Lifeson is "in the mood" - thanks Sharkpedal
Geddy gets very 'veddy' sleepy

 


   
  OdD Rush Live Stylings -
 

(Rush "Moonlights" as other bands)

  Rush does Jazz - thanks Sharkpedal
  "Workin' them Reggae Performances" - extended reggae live jam - thanks Doug
  "Reggae Working Man" - version 2
  Permanent Working (Reggae) Man
  Rush establishes their "Disco Groove"
  Country Music, the Band's "New Direction"
  Rush Country Improv 2002
  Rush Country Improv 1996
  Rush Country Improv 1974

 


OdD Rush Photos -
*** Geddy Goes Hiking in Costa Rica (www.osaaventura.com )
*** Rush and "The Runaways" pose for a photo op - thanks Judy
*** Rare promo photos for "Beetle Magazine" (Neil, Alex, Geddy, 1974) - Thanks Patti2112 !
      - Neil plays the "Air-crutch-guitar" and joins his bandmates 
      - Geddy sits on Alex's lap and telephones Neil
      - The boys joke around
      - Alex gets his nails and hair done in the salon
      - Hi-ho, Hi-ho, it's off to work we go
      - Geddy, Neil, and Alex leave their flat
*** Neil Incognito w/Scarf - Presto
Geddy Lee inspects the Ice Wine crop, from Inniskillin Vineyards
Rush dress up with Fro's - thanks Angelcat
Rush plays music in the local bathroom - thanks Angelcat
Geddy meets Shamu the Killer Whale - thanks Angelcat
Geddy likes tennis, and Metalica too!
Geddy finally wears a T-shirt his mother would be proud of !!
Ged and Alex relax at The Golf Club of Dublin - from the VT tour
Alex, Neil, & Geddy -  early promo picture - thanks Joe P.
VT set-list for Alex's guitar selections
Neil, on his Ghost Rider journey
Neil and Peter Criss backstage
"The Eye" from www.officialrush.com (2001-2002)
Neil and Alex 5-11-02
Geddy  5-11-02
*** Geddy's Wine Cellar - thanks supermouse!
Geddy looking confident - 1978 -Thanks Lunarmermaid!
*** Vapor Trails world tour, Opening Night, Double-Rainbow -credit to doug12volt@comcast.net
Neil Peart joins a band other than Rush! - Neil Peart from "The Majority" - thanks Tkrey!
Geddy wine tasting event- September 29, 2002
Polaroid shots from the VT cover-art sessions
Neil in High School
Neil in Junior High School
Alex and Geddy joke before the Toronto SARS show 07-30-03
Colorful Rush "glam" days
Geddy & Alex in Junior High (Fisherville)!!!
*** Geddy and his Mom
*** Neil Peart - Parts Manager !!
*** The Boys in the Bathroom - I. - thanks Joe P.
*** The Boys in the Bathroom - II.
*** Neil Peart in the Motorcycle Mirror
*** Neil Peart (early photo) - thanks Tascam
*** Alex & Geddy at the Orbit Room -during the long hiatus after T4E
*** Geddy & Alex relax before a game of tennis (1973)
* Rush-with-Rutsey, live - thanks Sterling F!
[ Photos "Missing-In-Action"]
* NEP in Africa-masked-rider - rare photo - thanks Queenlerxst
* NEP in Africa-masked-rider - another rare photo - thanks Queenlerxst
Geddy Lee at the "Fashion Cares" gala event, June 2005 - Thanks supermouse !!!
Floor plan of recording studio for the Snakes & Arrows album! (from allairestudios.com)
* Early-Rush-Rutsey-"Bandstand" photo #1 
* Early-Rush-Rutsey-"Bandstand" photo #2 
* Neil in the band "JRFlood" - thanks Tascam!

 


   
  OdD Rush Remixes -     
   
*** "New" Song from Rush - "What The Heck's that Thing" - MitA remix
*** Xanadu "pitch-corrected" studio version - re-adjusted to natural pitch (A=440)
*** 2112 - Passaic, NJ  - Live - (1976)  - MitA remix
*** Mystic Rhythms - concert soundboard - Mita remix
*** Natural Science-St Louis-1980 - MitA remix
  "The Spirit Of Remix"- thanks www.kevinkeller.net
  "Rush Retro-Mix" - thanks Bongo
  The Camera Eye - Live, 3-1-1981, MitA Remix - thanks Takearushfan
  The Necromancer, live in concert (May 10th, 1977)
  The Necromancer - live (12-31-1976)
  Countdown without "ground control"
  Countdown from NASA Ground Control (isolated NASA engineers minus Geddy)
  Virtually no net-boy - thanks msgeometry
  Rush In Rio documentary audio clip custom remix - thanks Bongo

 


   
  Other Things OdD
   
  (MitA's Links)
   
  Chris Milmerstadt - Composer  (MitA's music compositions)
  **MitA's Rush Interview Archives
  MitA's VT 'Remaster' process - (learn how to remix YOUR VT cd)
  MitA's Rush Blog
  Charles Kamperstadt Organic Hops and Brewing - (Belgian and French Ales, organic hops)
  The Poems of Albert Giraud
   
   
  Interesting Rush Links
   
  Counterparts message board - (the largest Rush community on the planet)
  The Rush Forum
  "Rush is a band" - (Rush info from all over the web)
  Power Windows - a Rush fan favorite
  The Digital Rush Experience - (great for Rush bootleg info)
  The Alien Shore message board "Live Recordings" forum - (great for Rush bootleg info)
  cygnus-x1.net
  Andy Olsen's Neil Peart site
  Rush Photo Archive
  Chronicles: A History of RUSH
   
   

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