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This review is from: Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and Away (Paperback)
As a total Rush freak, I know how hard it can be to find good reading material about them. (No coverage in any of the mainstream music mags, despite being one of the biggest selling bands in history). That's why this book is a godsend for any Rush fan. "Contents Under Pressure" is not a typical paint-by-numbers type biography, but more like a sit-down session over a few beers with Geddy, Neil and Alex as they recall their memories of touring and recording from the birth of Rush up until today. The author, Martin Popoff, asks the kind of questions that a die hard fan would ask. Lots of insight from the band themselves into song titles, album titles, lyrics, cover art, stage productions etc. Lots of amusing road stories, (especially from the early days and the oddball tours they were booked on), and behind the music type stuff. Every single album and tour gets a thorough profile. As well, it is packed with close to 300 photos (mostly color) of which I don't think I ve seen any before and is printed on a very high quality, heavy gloss paper. This is the kind of book you wish would never end and is a must-have.