Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Rush: The Rise Of Kings (1968-1981) documentary released today
8:09AM EST | comments (17) |

UPDATE - 5/7@10:59AM: John over at has transcribed/scanned the liner notes and made them available online (liner notes, scans). From the liner notes it looks like the list of people interviewed are Alan Cross, Ian Grandy, Jerry Ewing, Martin Popoff, Neg Raggett and Paul Northfield.

The new unofficial Rush documentary Rush: The Rise Of Kings (1968-1981) releases today in North America. Here's a short description of the 2-hour DVD from the Amazon editorial review:

...This film traces the history of Rush from the bar rooms of Toronto in the late 1960s to the world's largest arenas in the late 70s and early 1980s, by which time they were amongst the biggest bands on the planet. Through a stunning combination of rare and classic footage, the testimony of friends, colleagues and those who worked with the group across the years, plus exclusive and archive interviews and a host of other features, this programme makes the very unique history of Rush come alive in a manner previously undocumented.

A 3-minute video preview is also available and can be seen below or at this link. You can order you copy of the documentary at here.



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#17 - Posted 5/17/14 @5:46PM by lerxst68 [contact]

#16 - Posted 5/15/14 @6:35PM by jaeger [contact]

mstmompj - someone had to do it!
#15 - Posted 5/12/14 @3:44PM by BrianSez [contact]

Ok - so it wasn't the best quality documentary, and it was definitely annoying hearing the sound-alike background music, but in the end - I didn't hate it. They had recycled old interviews from the guys, but the critic/GM interviews were very interesting to me. I liked the fact that they focused on the musical influences and what was going on at the time the different albums were written, and snippets of old concerts were decently placed. Hard core fans won't learn anything new and may possibly get annoyed, but I'd say for the rest of us, this CD is of a 'wait for it to stream on Netflix' caliber.
#14 - Posted 5/11/14 @10:24AM by mstmompj [contact]

Thanks, Jaeger, for taking one for the team.
#13 - Posted 5/8/14 @10:27AM by Rubinowits [contact]

Watch it on youtube and scope whatever else via
#12 - Posted 5/7/14 @7:53PM by brokenstoned [contact]

Ridiculous, save your money.
#11 - Posted 5/7/14 @10:37AM by dinoman [contact]

Completely loses credibility when they can't even play the music of Rush as the background for the documentary. No interest whatsoever.
#10 - Posted 5/7/14 @2:15AM by cakes and sparrows [contact]

A big thumbs down to the Rush sound-alike music.
#9 - Posted 5/6/14 @10:06PM by liquidmuse3 [contact]

The real find in perusing that clip was seeing a Favourite Headache preview doc I hadn't seen before in the suggestions.
#8 - Posted 5/6/14 @4:23PM by jaeger [contact]

OK. Tried to watch it. Quality control on the disks is awful. Video plays jerkily and so goes in and out of synch with the audio. See most of the video before on RIAB and much of the video is only zooming in on still photos that you've seen before. Not worth a third of the asking price.

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