Move along, politicos, there’s nothing to see here.
That said, I am writing about a subject possibly more polarizing than talk radio’s Rush.
I’m talking about rock radio’s Rush.
Mention Canada’s preeminent power trio to music aficionados and they will either wax effusive or whack you upside the head.
Seriously, people either love or hate this band.
I’ll give a simple pro and con list to sum up their arguments.
Pros: Strong musicianship (especially Neil Peart’s sharp drum attack); brainy lyrics; their jaunty Canadian insouciance.
Cons: Annoying music (especially Geddy Lee’s sharp vocal attack on your eardrums); pretentious lyrics; their jokey Canadian irrelevance.
Anyway, I bring this up because I saw a Web ad for the 30th anniversary CD/DVD of their biggest album, “Moving Pictures,” and posted the link to my Facebook page. I was surprised to see the people who clicked to “like” it.
I just felt a little older, given I remember blaring the album’s best-selling single, “Tom Sawyer,” on the car stereo on the last day of my junior year of high school.
I won’t say Rush is right, but I will say they’re “just right” to balance out my enjoyment of fluff like Lipps Inc.’s “Funkytown.”