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La Villa Strangiato song meanings
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    General CommentThis is my favorite video of the song:…

    Alex is an incredible guitarist.
    Definitely my favorite.
    MrsMiltonBananaon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlthough an instrumental, the song tells a story, complete with plot and characters. It was based on a dream/dreams that Alex had experienced. Apparently it was recorded in a single take.
    Vannarothon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know it's an instrumental with characters and a story line and whatnot ... but every time I hear it, I'm like ... you people freak me out.

    Strangiato makes me think of gelato.
    everyday_gloryon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song was based on Alex Lifeson's vivid nightmares.

    One part's even dedicated to him: "A Lerxst (sp?) In Wonderland." If I spelled that correctly, it's Alex Lifeson's nickname. =]

    I read a book where it said it was done in three seperate pieces, and they just glued 'em all together.

    Although the live versions are obviously in one take.

    A quote from Alex himself: "I always thought 'I'm never going to be able to play 'La Villa Strangiato'', it'll be too confusing. But now I play it on acoustic all the time, like at breakfast, or when I'm watching hockey."
    TheEndIsNearon July 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a great example of program music that was popular in the 1800's. I love when bands can take classical influences but make it rock.
    ArtRockFanon September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNeil Peart continues to astound me; I think his complex minimalist beginning to this song is extraordinary. I can't get enough of this incredible musicanship! I like the live version a lot, but the version on "Hemispheres," an underrated album, speaks volumes. Thanks for the history on this song and Alex's dreams...
    ravkleinon September 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the version on Exit... Stage Left where Neil plays that one part on his cowbells. Brilliant.
    Vannarothon December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlex is great on this song.

    (P.S. I love his rants!!)
    NUMBER 4on July 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know how the nickname "Lerxst" arose for Alex Lifeson?
    NUMBER 4on July 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE THE climax of this song. The song seems really random, and indeed it is strung together with several pieces, but actually serves a rhythm...almost like a poem, with the climactic point coming back at the end...beautiful.
    tell_me_babyon December 07, 2007   Link

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