Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Geddy Lee talks Clockwork Angels in new Classic Rock interview
12:57PM EST | comments (17) |

The latest issue of Classic Rock magazine hit store shelves today and contains a large feature previewing all of the most-anticipated albums of 2012 including Rush's Clockwork Angels. The feature contains a short, 2-page interview with Geddy Lee where he talks about the upcoming album. The interview was conducted late last year just as Neil Peart was getting into town for the recording, so it doesn't contain much in the way of new information. Geddy confirms that the band recorded the album at Revolution Recording and Noble Street Studios in Toronto, and has the following to say regarding the title track along with the steampunk theme of the album:

... the title track is shaping up to be a classic Rush epic. "That song is a longer piece, and I think if anything it'll only get longer when we've finished with it," he says. "I don't think it's double digits yet in terms of minutes, but we're pushing all the songs as long as we can." ... "There's a story going on," confirms Lee. "When we had discussions about themes for the album it was connected to the idea of a different kind of future and the whole aesthetic of steampunk, which is so cool. It's a futuristic point of view that's rooted in the past, which makes it so interesting. When you look at the steampunk designs they all look Victorian yet fast-forwarded in some magical way to the future. The idea of building a story around that world appealed to us. The Time Machine tour really was a preview of that. We jumped the gun a bit and got too excited and couldn't hold it back." ...

You can read the whole interview by clicking on the scans above. Thanks to ReedLover for the scans and RushFanForever for the heads up.

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#17 - Posted 2/20/12 @11:54PM by interceptor [contact]

Where can they go from here??Let me tell you ,They will go where no band
has gone before and more.Just you wait.
#16 - Posted 1/5/12 @7:14PM by skl183

Epic or 5 songs pasted together. Inquiring minds want to know. The first one Caravan is you're typical steady anthem rocker, Bu2b slightly more aggressive, then we an acoustic-y ballad, and then a climax/overture instrumental. I really want them to blow me away but we've already heard 40% of the epic. Where can they go from here?
#15 - Posted 1/5/12 @9:03AM by double-agent [contact]

Geddy is SO CUTE in that picture!! OMG!!!!! ♥♥♥
#14 - Posted 1/4/12 @7:30PM by RushFanForever [contact]

#13 - Rob the first two songs 'Caravan' and 'BU2B' were recorded April 2010 at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN, which is owned by country musician Martina McBride.


Martina McBride also shares a birthday with Geddy Lee.


Dave Bidini of The Rheostatics (who's good friends with Rush) did a write up on Revolution Studios, which is new. Alex Lifeson recorded his guitar work with Jason Plumb at the same studio.


Below is an article on Noble Studios which is fairly new as well:

#13 - Posted 1/4/12 @6:27PM by Rob [contact]

Both these studios look like they have good "drum" rooms.

Where were these places when they did the first two songs?
or S&A?

Are both places new?

RFF any ideas?
#12 - Posted 1/4/12 @6:13PM by mark one [contact]

thought someone would say something about that 4 letter word i hate . you know EPIC, great now i said it.
#11 - Posted 1/4/12 @3:58PM by Kelly D [contact]

This confirms what a few Rats were wondering about in terms of set design- steampunk rocks! I can't wait for CA!
#10 - Posted 1/4/12 @2:01PM by zebec [contact]

We live about 15 mins from Revolution Studio and pass nearby on the streetcar about 10 times per month. Who knew there was a big studio back there? That block has got a neat Irish pub. I made a fool of myself there about a year ago, after too much alcohol. I am done. The End.
#9 - Posted 1/4/12 @1:09PM by patrush

Great job, Ed. Thanks for all the timely updates.
#8 - Posted 1/4/12 @1:08PM by RushFanForever [contact]

Thank you Mr. Ed.

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