Anthrax's Anthem covers EP due out in March

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#20 - Posted 1/20/13 @10:31AM by Enigmaticus [contact]

I really wonder if Weird Al Yankovic, as the master of parody, would do a tribute to Rush? I can definitely see him doing, 'The Analogy Kid,' 'The Hay The Wind Blows,' 'Available Flight,' and 'Tom's Lawyer.' I think that rhyming Peart would be a little difficult, unless you pronounced it as part. Please imagine these lyrics to Tom's Lawyer:

A modern day, litigator
With a great, golf drive
Today's Tom's Lawyer
suing to survive.

Yes his mind is now for rent
To every god and government
Always wealthy, but discontent
He knows client's are permanent
But cash is.


So, what you say about his company
Is what you'll say about society
Well dressed men in suits they'll be
The court room.
#19 - Posted 1/19/13 @9:31PM by Enigmaticus [contact]

What about Tom's Lawyer and Available Flight?
#18 - Posted 1/16/13 @11:07AM by kjbird [contact]

#16 - imagine the lyrics to that one - quite comical :-)

#17 - great story! LOL
#17 - Posted 1/16/13 @4:56AM by oldprogrockfan [contact]

When the 3 L.P. set Archives (the fist 3 Rush albums) was released in 1978 my friend John called me up to tell me "Rush have a new album out and it is called R Chives" (a small onion)!

Old prog rock fan.
London (-3) England.
#16 - Posted 1/15/13 @11:43PM by cpb [contact]

kjbird, Closer To The Peart was greatness!
#15 - Posted 1/15/13 @11:17PM by kjbird [contact]

Dog Tears - bahahaha (ok, i'll stop)
#14 - Posted 1/15/13 @11:16PM by kjbird [contact]

Or, Leave that Thing Clone!, Sticky it Out, Cold Tire, The Color of Bright, Closer to the Peart....ok, i'll stop. I'm amusing only myself at this point.
#13 - Posted 1/15/13 @11:00PM by kjbird [contact]

Woking them Angles
#12 - Posted 1/15/13 @10:58PM by kjbird [contact]

I like The Analogy Kid
#11 - Posted 1/15/13 @10:34PM by cpb [contact]

TEN OTHER RUSH SONG TITLES WHERE ONE WRONG LETTER RUINS THE MEANING:

10. Forces Ten
9. BU1B2
8. Preston
7. Cinderella's Man
6. Wessons
5. The Analogy Kid
4. Between Sun & Moron
3. The Hay The Wind Blows
2. Free Willy
1. Working A Man
#10 - Posted 1/15/13 @4:43PM by snowdog2113 [contact]

Exactly, "Time Stands Still" is the complete opposite of the meaning of the song. Time DOESN'T stand still and the correct title is a plea or a wish or a demand. That one and "Spirit of the Radio" are the ones that bother me the most.
#9 - Posted 1/15/13 @4:19PM by kjbird [contact]

#8 YES! You talk about changing the meaning of a song, IMO. "Time Stand Still" (correct) being a directive, a command, as opposed to "Time Stands Still" simply being descriptive. Besides, i think Time Stands Still was a play?
#8 - Posted 1/15/13 @4:08PM by conniemack99 [contact]

"Time Stands Still" -- another common misnomer.
#7 - Posted 1/15/13 @3:38PM by snowdog2113 [contact]

I would think "Anthems" is probably correct and intentional for the album title.

"Spirit of the Radio" drives me crazy too, though.
#6 - Posted 1/14/13 @8:29PM by jaeger [contact]

#4 Reminds me of "Spirit of the Radio". That still drives me bananas...
#5 - Posted 1/14/13 @6:07PM by G-Man [contact]

Anthrax and Thrash Metal in general was one of my early loves before I discovered Rush, so this is all cool to me.
#4 - Posted 1/14/13 @2:12PM by Will Collier [contact]

Couple of other sites say the album (EP) title is "Anthems," not "Anthem"...
#3 - Posted 1/14/13 @12:47PM by jaeger [contact]

It seems there was no El Dorado, but amazing gold nonetheless: link
#2 - Posted 1/14/13 @12:42PM by jaeger [contact]

I can feel the big band influence on Neil's writing more here, somehow...
#1 - Posted 1/14/13 @12:05PM by Earthshiner [contact]

nice!
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