Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Album 365: Day 70 - Rush - Power Windows

Power Windows

Favorite tracks: The Big Money, Manhattan Project, Marathon, Territories
Sleeper tracks: Middletown Dreams, Emotion Detector

If I would have done this blog 15 years ago, I would have passed this album up.  Now, it's one of my favorite Rush albums.

This album garnered enough publicity to have a couple videos made.  It also pushed a lot of Rush fans away because of the pop sound.  If you dig just below the surface, you can hear awesome songwriting.  The drums and bass are really killer on this record.  "The Big Money" got radio and MTV play and it's amazing that such a cool song was popular back then.  There are a lot of really good hooks throughout the album.  Power Windows could almost be in my top 5 Rush records list.

On their last tour (2012), the band performed 4 songs from this release.  It was a real treat so see some songs I've never heard in person.

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