I grew up listening to Rush. When I was 16, I thought all I ever wanted to do was be in a Prog Rock Trio playing superhuman, precise parts and multitasking like Alex Lifeson (or any member of Rush, really), but what I realized as I got older was that Rush was more than just a Prog Rock Band. Even as I thought my tastes were moving toward less complicated composers, Rush still remained more accessible than any other Prog Rock I heard before or since ... Alex exhibited much more taste and straight-forward ideas than I could recognize at first, and this is why his guitar parts and Rush's songs are able to really stick in my head and have stayed with me through the years. That's the kind of thing that I strive for now when writing my own material, and it's Alex and Rush that were ahead of the curve on that for me too. YYZ is one of those kinds of songs ... once you hear it's intro, main riff and bridge, it's not really hard to understand .... it's got some amazing musicianship ... but here is that word again ... it's accessible. Even without any lyrics. And the guitar solo is at or very near the top of list of my favorite guitar solos of all time.
So here is a Live Looping, One Man Band take on a classic Rush Instrumental Track. Everything recorded and controlled in Real Time. Nothing prerecorded. #LiveLooping #OneManBand
Thanks Neil (RIP), Geddy and Alex for some wonderful music and inspiration through the years!