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5 stars JRENG! - dhug dhug thak .."A modern day warrior mean mean stride, today's Tom Sawyer mean mean pride!" JRENG .!

Well well well . I guess many of you have ever heard that energetic and dazzling opening part especially for those of you who were there when punk and new wave movements wept out music industry in the early eighties? Rush came out with a ground breaking album "Moving Picture" that cast the light of hard rock music. Yeah, I thought the music was straight forward like any hard rock music but when you try play the chords, it's not that easy. But again, Rush was one of very few bands that carry the torch of the seventies music amidst new wave and punk attack. The release of the album of course made any rocker and proghead happy as this album has demonstrated their musical maturity.

I don't think that I need to write a novel-long review about this masterpiece as I am sure that most of you have already known the album and owned a copy of the CD. What I need to share is how this album is so energetic and so motivating; which really helps me to cheer up my day anytime I find any problems or woke me up in the morning. It makes my pulse is racing rapidly and my adrenalin is exploding. I like the riffs, the guitar solo, the dynamic drum work as well as solid bass lines. All tracks are excellent. "Red Barchetta" (6:08) has a very neat composition and powerful riffs. "YYZ" (4:24) is really a masterpiece rock instrumental with all musicians contribute wonderfully: great guitar augmented with inventive bass lines and machine gun drumming. WOW! Bravo Peart, Lee and Lifeson! It's really greaaaattttt ..!!!! I always repeat this track - including this time while I'm writing this review (uhm . it's not a review actually, it's a sharing.).

I have a specific memorable event which always clicks me whenever I listen to "Vital Sign". Yup, you might say it's a simple arrangement - but look at the combination of lyrics and a sort of reggae rhythm the band has composed! It's a terrific composition which I especially enjoy when the long sustain keyboard sound enters in the middle of the track - augmented wonderfully with bass guitar solo and firm drumbeats. "Everybody got mixed feelings 2x. Everybody got to deviate from the norm ." oh man . what a memorable ending part, I tell you!

Highly recommended! Not only for progheads but for those who love rock music, this one is a masterpiece!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 5/5 |


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