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Rush featured in special space rock issue of Shindig! magazine

Wed, Feb 19, 2014@11:00AM | comments

Jan 2014 Shindig!The January, 2014 issue of Shindig! magazine is a special edition focusing on the Space rock genre of music. The issue contains an article by Marco Rossi where he explores the notion of whether prog-rock pioneers Rush and Yes can be classified as space rock bands. John over at has transcribed the article and made it available online here. Rossi argues that despite Rush's many space-themed songs and lyrics, they probably shouldn't be considered as space rock:

... the point I'm laboriously trying to get to is that space-referencing lyrics don't automatically make something into spacerock... even if I've yet to be convinced that Rush and Yes comfortably fit into the spacerock pigeonhole - or indeed black hole - it doesn't diminish what either band achieved. As frontline prog progenitors, what they did have in common with spacerockers was the restless, implacable urge to forge ahead, to explore, to discover. ...