Rush's 2112

by TheClarinetist 17 Replies latest jw friends

  • TheClarinetist

    My fiancee and I were discussing what Rush's 2112 is. For those of you that don't know, 2112 is a piece, about 20 minutes long, divided into 7 movements. We can't quite agree on what to call it... "Song" doesn't live up to the full effect, as it has more in common with an Oratorio than a pop song. Any thoughts?

    Also, music thread.

  • botchtowersociety

    Thank you for that. Great piece to listen while writing.

  • FlyingHighNow

    I used to own this and have given it as a gift to younger listeners. I love the whole LP.

  • FlyingHighNow

    "And the meek shall inherit the earth..."

  • FlyingHighNow

    Back then a lot of LP's were concept LP's and very artistic. We called it progressive rock. Younger people call it art rock. We didn't call it art rock.

  • TheClarinetist

    @Botchtower Society: Your welcome. It's a lot of fun, and tells a pretty great story.

    @Flying High Now: Can you suggest any more concept LPs/albums? I don't know very many... Just 2112 and Opheliac, and I love them both.

  • iceguy

    Hello Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...its time to induct RUSH!!!

  • darthfader

    One of my favorite albums. A really great story about individuality against the "machine".

    For any further objective discussions about Rush, I must recuse myself for I am a "Rabid Fan"...

  • cantleave

    One of my all time favourite bands.

  • 00DAD

    It's a multi-movement work based on a theme. It's almost operatic in structure.

    In slang, "It's so cool!"

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