Rush’s “Moving Pictures” Turns 40 -Pausing to Celebrate

Hello Readers

For those Rush fans out there, let’s pause to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of Rush’s 1981 “Moving Pictures” album:

Isn’t that a GREAT cover?

Want to hear some drummer’s reflect about the influence Rush had on their music?

Check out Consequence of Sound (COS) where Mike Portnoy, Charlie Benante, Matt Halpern, Arejay Hale Discuss the Iconic Album

 

Some people say that this cover is one of their favorite album covers. I am not sure about a favorite, but I do like the art and action. It reminds me of the museum trips I have made with students (before COVID) and here are a couple of photos (used with permission).

 

This Moving Pictures album (full album here on YouTube) featured the iconic “Tom Sawyer” (#44 on the Billboard Hot 100) and “Limelight” (#55 on Billboard Hot 100)

Tom Sawyer was a little ruined when the New England Patriots overplayed it at their football games (still trying to break that conditioned connection). 

Speaking of games, check out this fan playing some air drums to Tom Sawyer. This man rocked it

 

Another top song from this Moving Pictures album is YYZ . Many of Rush’s songs connect me to my childhood (a conditioned response I do not want to extinguish). Grew up with their music playing here and there. It truly was a gift to have Rush – this Canadian rock band extraordinaire – bring their music to the world. And even today – there are times when streaming a bunch of Rush songs brings such smoothness to the day. Such original sound and tastiness. Mmm. 

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 Let’s enjoy Limelight

 

 

Have a good day and do you have a favorite song from Moving Pictures – or any other Rush song come to mind? 

 

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30 thoughts on “Rush’s “Moving Pictures” Turns 40 -Pausing to Celebrate

  1. Oh this makes me miss museums. I love the photo of Kehinde Wiley, I got to see his exhibit A New Republic and hear him speak a few years ago, and it was amazing.

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    1. oh i bet that a great experience to hear him speak and see the exhibit
      and seeing that large painting in the museum is great and it has a
      really positive energy to it.
      you know how some art can be heavy or even angry – ? well this one has elegance and just an upbeat vibe like “good to be alive” and “confident not cocky”at being me
      something like that
      😉

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    1. hahahah – you are so fun!
      and Rush was (is – I heard they might make a reunion even tho the drummer died – they might find a replacement and do some projects)
      well they were very popular during my childhood and some of the musicians we love today were influenced by this Canadian rock trio – not to be confused with the other amazing Canadian rock trio called Triumph

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        1. oh wow – i liked triumph even more than rush – but Rush songs were played more – anyhow – i will link you when i share a Triumph song – we just jammed to “hold on” – where – so good

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    1. Thta is Okay Music Man- there is a lot of music for the enjoying and not every band gets inside our inner circles – even when many other ones make it here, eh?

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      1. There’s certainly a lot of it out there! I just never took to them, though they had a fair amount of success in our albums chart, but less so for singles.

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    1. Well I can se why – it is a special song and it plays now in my head – and now have less connections with New England as I add sorryless jam into the mix

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  2. Great cover! Have you ever heard of the cover band Rogue? They covered Rush songs years ago and, although I’m not a Rush fan, I went to see them once with some friends of mine. Your post made me think of that night!

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    1. Hi Book Club Mom- I ma checking out the band right now – active between 1975 and 1979, and cool name by the way
      glad to remind you of that concert – sounds like a really fun way to hang out with friends – back when concerts were different than many of the megaconcerts today (wl not with COVID)

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        1. Oh so they stayed together a while – someone needs to update that info page where I got my data – hahah
          thanks for coming back to share that – have a good week

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  3. Hmm – I heard so much about Rush Limbaugh’s passing yesterday that I was thinking “what a coincidence Yvette wrote about Rush a few days before his passing.” Brain freeze was the Polar Vortex. I truly don’t remember any Rush songs to be honest and I didn’t know they were a Canadian band, so I learned something. I had not heard that song either. I know virtual museums seem to be the way to go these days – even a walking tour of the Louvre. A fellow blogger took a trip with his family to Europe a few years ago. He took photos with his phone and did a blog of the various cities he visited and some of the sights. Having never been to the Louvre, I had no idea the Mona Lisa painting was so small and behind a protective barrier. It was like when I saw The Little Mermaid Statue in Denmark many years ago – I could not believe how small the statue was.

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