Rush (The Band, Not the Fat Conservative Blowhard) Circa 1978

September 12th, 2013 by Michael Tabor

rush2Is it Possible to Get Better Than This???

I had the great pleasure of seeing Rush again this year (VIP tickets  – a birthday gift from Magdalena) for the amazing Clockwork Angels tour at the beginning of this summer at Jones Beach on Long Island. They were just fantastic as they have always been every time I have seen them play live. I’ve seen Rush in person I believe six times now and the one instrumental, which is a masterpiece among masterpieces, they didn’t play this time however (the concert was so great anyway, it didn’t matter) was ‘La Villa Strangiato’.  Check out this old 1978 clip I found on YouTube  

I’ve written plenty on this site about my favorite progressive rock group but I just wanted to throw this re-mastered version of ‘La Villa …’ (it’s a live version of the song but they  re- did it in the studio, note for note, which makes it that much more remarkable – wow !!!) I haven’t seen before. Enjoy and check out the comments from fans who are just as fanatical about them as I am.. here are just a few:


“Absolutely incredible. Amazing. Fantastic. A masterpiece. A classic. Perfection beyond perfection. 3 geniuses at their own instruments.

I look forward to seeing them again this year.

Muchas gracias”


“Now that’s how you make love to your guitar”


“masters of progressive hard rock, best band ever”


“I remember seeing them twice in this era. Just a little after this, actually. Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres tours I think. Mind blowing perfection”


“Nothing better…I saw this era of Rush in concert”


“Just totally mind blowing. God I love this kind of music. So technical and so masterful. Just fuc%$* narly in every sence of the word. RUSH truly means perfection.”

So WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think ? You can search this site if you want to see what else I’ve written about ‘Rush’ in the past.


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2 Responses to “Rush (The Band, Not the Fat Conservative Blowhard) Circa 1978”

  1. Michael Tabor Says:

    Wow !!! Look @ this Are they from another planet ???

  2. magdalena Says:

    Before being introduced to RUSH (not literally, although I wish I’d had the good fortune) I thought I was well schooled in the world of rock. Let me just say, if there were no other rock and roll bands but for this one highly creative and talented trio it wouldn’t matter. We would still have learned our ABC’s of contemporary music and then some. They join the ranks of the great classical music masters but in a broader sense. I have been converted and bow with reverence. Thanks Michael, for turning me on.

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