I share your enthusiasm, Vincent!
I bought Ghost Rider as soon as it came out...It was a powerful read.
It amazes me how, in his books, (I read The Masked Rider many years ago) Neil Peart writes in a way that exposes his soul completely. He makes you feel like you know him personally, because he is unafraid to let it all out.
I've been a huge fan of RUSH since I was about 11 or 12. I hate to try to pick a favorite album, because they had so many different "eras" that I felt were equally amazing. But every time I try, I always come back to Hemispheres, since it blew me away as a kid, and still does. I even brought the lyrics to Hemispheres to school in the 7th grade to show my friends. (Surprisingly, this did not make me a cool, popular girl. :-)
Note: Please don't mistake me for one of these purists who thinks only "old, 70's" RUSH is any good, though---nothing could be further from the truth.
You either get RUSH, or you don't. Period. I simply find it impossible not to be excited over their next release, or tour; I saw them both times they came to Chicago to support Vapor Trails.
I'm glad to read of others' love of Rush. There's not too many of us! (Vincent Rozyczko)Amen to that, brother.
Thanks for posting this, Bridget. I just love an excuse to let my inner RUSH geek out, loud and proud!
(biding my time til the Snakes and Arrows tour graces Chicago... :-)
And Happy (belated) Birthday, Vincent!
(Edited by Erica Schulz on 3/26, 10:04am)