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    General CommentIs an actual human playing the bass in this song? Long live Rush.
    BMaloneyon May 03, 2007   Link
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    General Comment Malignant Narcissm- introverted feelings that spread exponentially. This song was created when Rush was simply jamming together, I believe it was just Neil and Geddy. Neil had his 5-piece set that he has for just such a session (it's hard to haul that giant drumkit everywhere) and Geddy was trying out the brand new fretless Jaco Pastorius artist model bass. They were just jamming and this little ditty came into being. Rush felt that it was too short and that they had enough instrumentals on Snakes and Arrows, but their manager really liked it so they recorded it, with Alex composing a guitar part to go with it. Thus the song that boasted the best bassline of the year by a magazine for bassists was born.

    *The most impressive part of this song was that it was played on a five-piece drumset and a fretless bass guitar. These are not only very limiting and difficult instrument setups, but also different from what the artists normally play on live and on recordings. Yet despite all of this the song is amazing.*

    Mr. Lee, Mr. Peart, Mr. Lifeson, even though I am quite young and I have grown up in an atmosphere where rock was looked down upon and hip-hop and rap dominated what everyone "cool" listened to in school, bands like Rush and people like my older sister helped to get me into real music and become a musician. Everytime I pick up my Geddy Lee artist model bass and look upon the wall of posters of bands that have inspired me, a deep feeling of humility wells up within me as I hope that the slightest bit of musical genius from these artists will be passed on to me. Rock on Rush.
    Jutsushineon July 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGotta love the bass lines in this, they're incredible, as is Peart.
    Lateralus518on May 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdear.
    jesus.
    drummerman91on May 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"dear.jesus." hahaha, indeed.
    Lateralus518on May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNeil played this on a 5 piece kit!!

    Jebus....

    Neil and Lee, 2 living musical gods....
    pengyon May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has a line from "Team America" in it.
    Rush are supposed to be big Matt & Trey fans.
    thewritingwriter300on July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing! It isn't a TOTAL instrumental though, technically it has a faint voice saying:

    "Usually a case of malignant narcissism brought on during childhood."

    But it's minor...

    Great song! Great bass!!!
    NUMBER 4on July 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRush is a big Matt and Trey fan and Matt and Trey are big Rush fans. In fact for the Snakes and Arrows tour Matt and Trey made a South Park intro for Tom Sawyer.
    iceberg210on August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI got the joy of witnessing the South Park intro and I must say, it was the best intro I have ever seen. I would recommend looking it up on YouTube or some other video-sharing website.

    On a related note, if you notice, Kenny's the drummer. Anyone seen Spinal Tap?
    Eagahbedon February 01, 2008   Link

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