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Geddy Lee talks Clockwork Angels in new Spin magazine interview

Tue, May 22, 2012@9:22AM | comments

Spin magazine posted a short interview with Geddy Lee this morning where Geddy discusses Rush's upcoming Clockwork Angels album. Here's what Geddy had to say regarding improvisation on the new album:

... improvisation was something that was on our mind due to the fact that on our last tour we allowed ourselves a few moments to stretch out and those were really exciting parts of the show. As musicians - and also for the audience - it's not often you get to see us just let loose like that. And we are very much creatures of structure, and I think at times that's hindered our records. You can achieve a kind of excitement live and the goal is to achieve that on the record as well, but sometimes you get so focused on the arrangement and this overdub and that overdub that you lose that spontaneous thing that can happen when three musicians are thinking together. When we were writing [Clockwork Angels] we tried to make sure we were jamming and we tried to capture some of those moments.

Geddy was also asked about the stage show for the upcoming tour:

... we're gonna expand upon the whole steampunk element that we brought on the "Time Machine Tour." We're gonna have fun with that whole kinda machinery and we're designing rear-screen things and have a fun little movies. Hopefully it can all tie together in some ludicrous way.

When asked about the chance of playing 2112 in the year 2112 Geddy says he'd be very surprised but there's always a chance. You can read the entire interview at this link.