Signals (Rush album)


Signal is the title of the ninth studio album, the Canadian rock band Rush have 1982.

Signal was followed by the successful album Moving Pictures. Stylistically, it set the way the band in new musical realms continue. Technical elements of the electronics played a role clearly audible, as well as an electric violin ( in the title " Losing It ") was used in addition to synthesizers. The individual titles did not reach the length of previous Rush albums, since the instrumental passages have been greatly compressed. Signal climbed to number 10 on the Billboard album charts in the U.S. in 1982 and received platinum status for a million records sold.

As with usual Rush drummer Neil Peart 's lyrics come, while the other two members of Rush - Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee who wrote the music. The initial title of " Subdivisions " about the lostness of the youth in the suburbs was found many years on the firm track list of Rush concerts, "New World Man" became a radio success. The text of " Losing It " deals with the loss of artistic creativity in old age - Neil Peart probably has, particularly Ernest Hemingway in mind: "for you the blind who once Could See, the bell tolls for thee ... "

The last track "Countdown" describes the launch of the space shuttle "Columbia" in 1981, which witnessed the space- inspired band. Excerpts from the radio traffic during the maiden flight can be found processed in the song.

Signal is the last album, has worked on the Rush with producer Terry Brown, of every Rush album since 1975 he had co-produced Fly by Night.

Title list


  • Geddy Lee - Bass, Vocals, Keyboards: Minimoog, Oberheim OB -X and OB- Xa, Roland JP -8, Moog Taurus pedals, Oberheim DSX and Roland TR 808 rhythm machine.
  • Alex Lifeson - guitar, Moog Taurus pedals
  • Neil Peart - drums
  • Ben Mink: electric violin on " Losing It "


Album - Billboard (North America)

Singles - Billboard (North America)