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Rush: Screwing Up Pop — On Purpose

J.D. Considine, Musician, April 1990

RUSH MAY BE the only band on earth to have made "fear of boredom" a primary musical motivation. Needless to say, they don't put it that way themselves. Neil Peart speaks philosophically about a "level of satisfaction" and the music's "repeatability factor," while Alex Lifeson uses terms like "intricate" and "complex" to describe the band's instrumental interplay.

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