Rare early Rush radio interview from 1974

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4:59PM

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#22 - Posted 4/4/14 @4:13PM by random_sample [contact]

Listened to this the other day. Really interesting and cool, to hear an interview from so early on and not long after Neil joined.
#21 - Posted 4/4/14 @10:56AM by CraigJ [contact]

#19. Yes. Thus I missed the GuP tour.
#20 - Posted 4/4/14 @10:45AM by Jodeo [contact]

One-hit wonders.

They're not going to last.
#19 - Posted 4/4/14 @12:34AM by cpb [contact]

Man, I should've gone to that gig! It was just a few miles from my house! And I had been two for a few months.

Take it from me: parents just don't understand.
#18 - Posted 4/3/14 @6:32PM by ghostcolon [contact]

Great find!!!
#17 - Posted 4/3/14 @2:05PM by CraigJ [contact]

they all pretty much sound the same. The only one that sounds significantly different to me is Alex.
#16 - Posted 4/3/14 @11:49AM by jiminseattle [contact]

Very cool interview. It is awesome how far they have come since.
#15 - Posted 4/3/14 @9:49AM by winstontizzer [contact]

the interviewer sounds a lot like Brent Carpenter to me!
#14 - Posted 4/3/14 @9:44AM by Rushannadanna [contact]

Love the Houston Jammin shout out.
#13 - Posted 4/3/14 @8:24AM by Denny Crane [contact]

"We've had Neil for about three weeks now"

Nice, what a great time machine to listen too.

DC
#12 - Posted 4/3/14 @8:22AM by MGRushFan

Lol. Neil said "to the top." That is the only indication in this interview that he was a 21 year old kid. As others point out, his voice never changed. I always thought his motivation was "purer" than just getting "to the top." Sounds more Beatles than Rush. But, he essentially was a child during this interview, so I can understand the bravado. Cool find!
#11 - Posted 4/3/14 @7:21AM by Will Collier [contact]

What a great find. Way cool. And how about that $2 cover charge?

Neil already sounds like he's about 50 in this interview.

October 17, 1974? I turned six the next day!
#10 - Posted 4/3/14 @12:46AM by cakes and sparrows [contact]

wow, they say they're going to record FBN in January and release it in "early March," but according to wikipedia it was recorded in December and January and released February 15. This means that instead of being pushed back and delayed, as fans of many bands have grown accustomed to, this record was actually released EARLY/earlier than stated by Geddy.
#9 - Posted 4/2/14 @10:36PM by michinman [contact]

"To the top" - Ain't that the truth. Not only Neil, but they all sounded the same in my opinion. What a great little gem. Pre-FBN - wow.
#8 - Posted 4/2/14 @9:50PM by Rushian Roulette [contact]

#1...it is amazing how much Neil sounds the same, voice and words wise...also, did you notice how the interviewer George W. Bush sounded the same back then too?
#7 - Posted 4/2/14 @9:46PM by Rushian Roulette [contact]

Ray Danniels (if that is his real name) made at least .20 cents off of every ticket sold! Of course, beers were only a buck. My how time flies!
#6 - Posted 4/2/14 @9:34PM by drummerboy2112

man, these guys were seasoned interviewees back then...especially Ged and Neil

and their responses are basically the same now...have they been coached all these years? :)

would love to hear a radio interview with John sitting there as well

very cool
#5 - Posted 4/2/14 @7:41PM by joerock213 [contact]

Rutsey did have differences in direction as he wanted to be like Bad Company, and he didn't want to tour as much, so they didn't really spin anything. People used to have decency and keep personal information private.
#4 - Posted 4/2/14 @6:21PM by Most Endangered Species [contact]

That was cool. Interesting how John Rutsey's exit is spun a little bit differently than the way it was in the Beyond The Lighted Stage doc.
#3 - Posted 4/2/14 @6:02PM by broughttoyoubytheletterj [contact]

Love these discoveries...
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