Rush-Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland

Hot on the heels of the the fantastic music documentary Beyond the Lighted Stage, Rush have another brilliant release out this week.

Rush Time Machine

Time Machine 2011 is a live concert DVD recorded in Cleveland. There are 2 live sets the first feature such classics as Closer to the Heart, The Spirit of Radio and Subdivisions, while the other is the whole of Moving Pictures in it’s entirety for the first time.

It’s hard to believe Rush actually formed in 1968 and have had the same line up since 1974. Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee were friends since school and anyone who has seen the documentary will know the band share something much deeper than just a love of music.

Everyone from Metallica to Nine Inch Nails to Smashing Pumpkins have cited them as a major influence. The thing I love so much about Rush is that in all the time they been around they have NEVER been what you might call a ‘cool’ band.

They have always made the music they wanted to make and done things their own way, some with more success than others. Luckily there has always been a lot of ‘un-cool’ people who have gone out and bought their records. Did you know Rush are in 3rd place behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band?

So I guess by that definition they are probably ‘the worlds most popular coolest un-coolest band’, and they haven’t finished yet. 2012 will see Clockwork Angels the 19th Full length studio record from the band released. I can’t wait!