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“This is the song I was waiting to hear for a long time. The riff, the vocals, the drumming, the guitar solos, the energy – everything that makes Rush Rush is in this song.
“It’s pretty long, and there’s a lot of parts in it. There were no drums on the demo, it was just a click – a click, riffs and scratch vocals. How do you write drum parts on a drum machine to something like this anyway? You don’t – you just put Neil Peart in the room.
“In the chorus, there’s a vocal line underneath the main vocal, and it’s Geddy’s scratch vocal from the demo. He didn’t have the words yet, but he had the melody. It’s a pretty cool effect. It was left on by accident, and at first I thought it was a guitar part, but I grew to love it. It creates such a cool vibe.
“And there’s one more example of a one-take guitar solo: Alex did it in the control room; he was plugged into his wah pedal and had the monitors cranked up really loud. We were all sitting there watching him. He played it one time, put his guitar down and he was done. It was perfect.”