Johnny Domino is a band from the UK that uses this page to foist their musical tastes on the general populace and to engage in cliquey musical one-upmanship amongst themselves...
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
I wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy?
Christmas 1980 and all the way from Canada Santa brings me 'Permanent
Waves' by Rush. Imagine my parents joy as the cosy festivities are
accompanied by interminable slices of techno rock and Geddy Lee's truly
bizarre voice. By 1980 metal and prog bands were feeling the backlash of
Punk and New Wave. Many decided to weather the storm by paying it no
heed, a few rolled with the punches. Rush didn't compromise their
awesome chops and ability to take us on a (long) musical journey. They
did incorporate the sleek modern sounds of those new fangled synths to
complement their double necked guitars. Geddy Lee resembled a tap
dancing octopus as he dealt with vocals, bass, synths and Moog Taurus
footpedals. Freewill is typical of 'Permanent Waves', I love it, the
earnest 'We've read some philosophy' lyrics, the high energy riffing,
Neil Peart's falling down the stairs drumfills and best of all at 3.04
Geddy's bass solo followed by an Alex Lifeson solo that'll have yer eyes
out. In a nutshell that's the great thing about this music, it brings
the easily impressed 12 year old out in you. It's not big or clever but
then neither are most 12 year olds....hurrah.