Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, and of course Alex Lifeson
Let me start by talking about the group and why I love their music so. First of all, there a little different. They really don't sound like any other band, and in my opinion no other band sounds quite like them. So they are unique. That can be bad or good I suppose, but for me, it is a good thing. From their 1st album in 1974 (very Zeppelin and Cream influenced) to their upcoming Live Album to be released on April 15th, these three musicians have constantly focused on improving their sound, and always forging a path that is all their own. 19 studio albums, 8 live albums, and 8 compilations later, they are still as good as ever, perhaps better!! Isn't that we all want? To be better than we were yesterday?? I think that is at the core of why I love these guys. They are ever striving and nothing is impossible. Throughout this series, I will talk about each album, the music, the lyrics, and where I was and how I felt when I first heard these songs. From the age of about 11 or 12 when my friend James and I would listen to "Permanent Waves" and "Exit ... Stage Left" while playing in the front yard to the present day (I mean today) where I listen to "Caress of Steel" while cleaning the house, this is the music I love.