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The Resource Experiencing Rush : a listener's companion, Durrell Bowman

Experiencing Rush : a listener's companion, Durrell Bowman

Label
Experiencing Rush : a listener's companion
Title
Experiencing Rush
Title remainder
a listener's companion
Statement of responsibility
Durrell Bowman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few bands have proven as long-standing and experimental as the Canadian rock act Rush, which has successfully survived and adapted like few others by continuing to work in an album-oriented progressive hard rock style. Rush bridged its original blues-rock style with progressive rock and heavy metal in the 1970s, explored new wave and synth rock in the 1980s, and then created a new kind of alternative hard rock in the 1990s and 2000s. Throughout its career Rush has stubbornly remained musically and lyrically individualistic. The band created dozens of albums over its four decades - with 45 million sold - and embarked on major concert tours for millions of fans across the globe. The band's music appeals not just to mainstream rock fans but to those musicians who admire the structural complexity of its music. In Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush's long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis how to listen to this unique act. From Rush's emergence as an early blues-rock power trio of guitar, bass, and drums into the godfathers of progressive hard rock, Bowman marks the band's first breakthrough with its landmark, sci-fi/individualist album 2112. From there, readers explore Rush's movement from prog rock extended compositions into shorter, potential-radio-play post-prog songs, leading to Rush's most successful album Moving Pictures in 1981. In its later career, Rush adventurously mixed progressive hard rock and music technology, generating a new power trio sound that featured further stylistic evolutions. As Bowman makes clear, it is the band's stalwart path and many influences on fans, musicians, and others that resulted in Rush's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Rush is a legendary group, and Experiencing Rush is specially written for music fans seeking a deeper look into the band's work, as well as for new listeners ready to discover the unique and diverse sound of one of rock's greatest acts
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Bowman, Durrell
Dewey number
782.42166092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
ML421.R87
LC item number
B69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The listener's companion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rush (Musical group)
  • Rush (Musical group)
  • Rock music
  • Rock music
Label
Experiencing Rush : a listener's companion, Durrell Bowman
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881208634
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 170 pages
Isbn
9781442231306
Lccn
2014020879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442231306
  • (OCoLC)881208634
Label
Experiencing Rush : a listener's companion, Durrell Bowman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881208634
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 170 pages
Isbn
9781442231306
Lccn
2014020879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442231306
  • (OCoLC)881208634

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