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Rush was a band that got me in trouble. Back in the mid to late 70s, my parents didn't really care what I listened to. We were far enough apart, and my stereo modest, using headphones my noise was never a nuisance. I think they actually liked some of my Yes. The problem I had was when we had a revival preacher that was a real fire breather who preached about the devil, all of his works and his cunning snares for youth. Of course, it was this album that caused our conflict. We fought over it but what really got me in trouble was for smarting off to the revival preacher who knew nothing about the album but was completely focused on the cover. I found this to be a recurring theme with narrow-minded people. Of course, I replaced 2112 later and eventually had the pleasure of seeing Rush in concert three different times. I doubt the band ever had in mind the other kind of lessons you could learn from their music. ________________________________
How I discovered Can My discovery of the Krautrock band Can was one of the more improbable bits of serendipity to fall in my lap. The improbability of a German Experimental Band's music and a Mississippi teenager crossing paths had to have been quite low. In the 70s my family would drive into Jackson, Mississippi on weekends to shop at a big store on highway 80. It was a big, day long event not to be missed. Just around the corner from the strip mall was Be-Bop Record Shop- a haven of rock in a sea of country & western, blue-grass and gospel. While my parents were doing their thing, I would go to the record store where the staff would play albums. It was on one of those trips in 1975 I heard my first Can album: Tago Mago. I was intrigued by the sound and bought a copy. I got Future Days on a later trip. None of my friends had ever heard of Can. If they listened to it, they would admit it was good. If it wasn't something popular all the kids listened to, too many of them were afraid to be different. I, on the other hand, excelled at different. If you follow the crowd, you all end up in the same place. I dislike crowds. They're too crowded.
In 2011 The Dear Hunter, a progressive rock band, released an album that intrigued me since I heard its premise. The Color Spectrum is a concept album composed of nine EPs each corresponding to the colors black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet and white. Each color is interpreted in a series of four songs that invoke the flavor, emotion and feel of those colors. It was so unique I've been curious about it for years. I finally found a copy of it on eBay and have been jamming on it all day. Well... most of the day. It runs over two and a half hours. "Deny it All" comes from "Red". They're four songs per the nine colors explored and comes on three CDs. Finding something unique is like picking the winning lottery. The corporate muzak environment where everything sounds alike. I'm looking for the road less traveled. The whole thing is on YouTube if you're curious to hear more.