To Jason Thorpe,
I just finished reading your Rush reviews and found it interesting when you got off the train. I will say, up front, that I am nowhere near the Rush fan that you are. I do agree that the later albums just don’t have what the earlier albums have. My problem with the later albums is that -- to my ears -- most of the music sounded the same. Especially Alex’s guitar sound. I found out about Neil’s death when I was listening to Jim Ladd on SiriusXM and he played three or four Rush songs in a row. Not that Jim never played Rush, but this was rather unheard of. A quick look online announced the news.
Great article. Makes me want to look into buying the reissues.
Keep up the good writing.