Moving Pictures (Rush album)


Moving Pictures is the title of the eighth album by the Canadian rock band Rush. It was released in January 1981.

Many see Rush fans in Moving Pictures, which marked a turning point in the stylistic development of the band, the most successful album of Rush. The seven songs are catchy and despite its complexity, much more pleasing than on the albums, which had published until then the band. The elements of hard rock are more visible in the background while electronic melody lines occupy broader space.

Probably the most famous title of the band, " Tom Sawyer", opens the album. The song is the band like "Satisfaction" for the Rolling Stones. Reminiscent there was in the comic book series South Park, where the main characters were trying to replay as a so-called mini - strip "Lil ' Rush" " Tom Sawyer" and were not unanimous, if Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn is meant. "Red Barchetta " portrays the wild ride of a teenager in a classic car of his uncle. " YYZ " is an instrumental experiment in which all the instruments do their solos and can act almost equal to each other. At the same time, " YYZ " the IATA code of the airport of Toronto, the hometown of Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. The text of "Witch Hunt" ( German: The Crucible ) deals with a vigilante, making the hunt for anything foreign; the melodic line accompanied with ominous sounding quart jumps, the sombre mood of the song. It also marks the beginning of a trilogy that continued into the following two albums, the (or started rather ) and is labeled " Freeze (Part IV of, Fear ' ) " has been found on Vapor Trails its current financial statements.

As usual with Rush come the lyrics by Neil Peart, while the music was written by the other two members of Rush Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee.

Title list


  • Geddy Lee - bass, keyboards, vocals
  • Alex Lifeson - guitar
  • Neil Peart - drums