Rush – 2112

Part 33 of a series that will run every Friday throughout 2012 as I discuss records that have affected me throughout the years – Flashback Fridays

I first heard the band Rush early in my teenage years. There is something about the joint progressive / metal music that inspires young men (and older men, as it turns out) to instantly play air guitar and sing along with vocalist Geddy Lee. Have you see the 2009 movie I Love You, Man? In the movie two grown men played by Jason Segel and Paul Rudd bond over a shared love of the band Rush. The affection between the two characters really comes into the focus as they discover this shared love. It was a brief scene, but played to perfection. It also reminded me of my own experiences hanging out with friends, blasting the “The Temples of Syrinx” section of the title track. Weekends that felt like they would never end, shared with friends playing music from every genre. This is how I came to love 2112 – a love that has only grown over the years.

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