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New Movie Review: RUSH “Time Stand Still”

RUSH "Time Stand Still" (Cover)

REVIEW – I want to stop being a critic for a second. I am a fan. As a fan, I hate to see bands that I hold in such high regard, leave. Rush are one those bands who did everything their own way. They never followed a popular trend. They never went in the press to start drama or bad mouth anyone. They were a musicians musician. They had a passion from playing that made everyone a fan of their sound. I have seen Rush perform live 3 times. When I first heard about this documentary, I was skeptical. Rush, have been known to try and fool the fans. After watching this documentary, I have to say, if I was not a huge fan before, I am a fan now. This documentary was produced by Geddy Lee’s brother Allan as Rush giving the fans, the ultimate intimate look at this band. This documentary is about the band. Though, we do get to see members of Rushcon as they treat this band like the Grateful Dead and follow them. In the last few years, we have had a ton of Rush product come out. Among the best musical products I must add. The R40 blu ray 3 cd set is amazing. The story of Beyond the Lighted Stage only told us half the story. Which, this film finishes. This story follows the band on a 40 city tour. We learn during this film that Neil Peart had health issues, and it adds a more human side to the band than rock god side.

To Peart and his heart, we watch as he took his motorcycle cross country during this time as well. Paul Rudd narrates this story and comes across as not only a fan but also someone who cares about the band personally. That intimacy he shows in his dialogue really carries this film. I hate that this is being perceived as a concert film. You get a little bit of live. This film is like looking thru a scrapbook of a time that you want to always remember. This was very emotional to the fan inside of me. I am glad that they are sticking to their guns and not wanting to do some half assed attempt with another member instead. What speaks volumes about this band is the class and grace they show throughout the career they had. You have three guys who set out to play music and tear down walls that Prog was standing behind. If you are a Rush fan, this is a must own. This is the one treasure to pass down to your kids and family. There is no band out today that will ever accomplish what Rush has. You can hear certain songs on a radio and they just take you back. Rush for me, has had a history of songs that just withstand the test of time. This is a must buy for this holiday season.

RUSH “Time Stand Still”

RUSH "Time Stand Still"Track Listing:
When I Was a Kid
It’s a Really Hard Life
A Huge Accomplishment
Building R40
Hello Toronto
‘Ride On’ Neil
Your Weakest Point
Marathon Not a Sprint
At Road’s End


‘Live from the Rabbit Hole’
Show Don’t Tell
The Pass
Closer to the Heart
Manhattan Project
War Paint
Tom Sawyer
2112: Overture / La Villa Strangiato / In The Mood

The Professor’s Warmup

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