Signals

Signals

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Instead of playing it safe and writing Moving Pictures, Pt. II, Rush replaced their heavy rock of yesteryear with even more modern sounds for 1982's Signals. Synthesizers were now an integral part of the band's sound, and replaced electric guitars as the driving force for almost all the tracks. And more current and easier-to-graspSee more details below

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Instead of playing it safe and writing Moving Pictures, Pt. II, Rush replaced their heavy rock of yesteryear with even more modern sounds for 1982's Signals. Synthesizers were now an integral part of the band's sound, and replaced electric guitars as the driving force for almost all the tracks. And more current and easier-to-grasp topics (teen peer pressure, repression, etc.) replaced their trusty old sci-fi-inspired lyrics. While other rock bands suddenly added keyboards to their sound to widen their appeal, Rush gradually merged electronics into their music over the years, so such tracks as the popular MTV video "Subdivisions" did not come as a shock to longtime fans. And Rush didn't forget how to rock out -- "The Analog Kid" and "Digital Man" were some of their most up-tempo compositions in years. The surprise hit, "New World Man," and "Chemistry" combined reggae and rock (begun on 1980's Permanent Waves), "The Weapon" bordered on new wave, the placid "Losing It" featured Ben Mink on electric violin, while the epic closer "Countdown" painted a vivid picture of a space shuttle launch. Signals proved that Rush were successfully adapting to the musical climate of the early '80s.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/1997
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0731453463325
catalogNumber:
534633
Rank:
2854

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rush   Primary Artist
Geddy Lee   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Alex Lifeson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,bass pedals
Ben Mink   Violin,Electric Violin
Neil Peart   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Rush   Arranger,Producer
Terry Brown   Arranger,Producer
Geddy Lee   Lyricist
Alex Lifeson   Lyricist,Contributor
Paul Northfield   Engineer
Neil Peart   Lyricist
Hugh Syme   Artwork,Art Direction,Concept
Rush Brown   Arranger,Producer
Deborah Samuel   Contributor
Steve Kleinberg   Redesign
Robbie Whelan   Engineer

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