Thursday, June 5, 2014

Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage

The legendary and impossibly egoless progressive rock band is profiled in this well made documentary. Featuring vintage concert clips, some less-than-flattering silk robes, and charming interviews with the members' parents, Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage is funny, bittersweet, and informative. Interestingly enough, Cleveland classic rock radio station WMMS played an pivotal role in getting Rush signed to American record label Mercury, and that part of their history is highlighted in the film. Tireless, unassuming, and prone to reading literature or watching TV in their hotel rooms after gigs, Rush played 200 concerts a year in the Seventies.

After years of outcry, they were finally inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013 after being eligible since 1998.

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