“I was such a moron: This was one of the first records I tried to learn how to play when I was just starting out. You can imagine how frustrating that was. It didn’t go very well. [Laughs]
“All of the melodic stuff in Red Barchetta is amazing. You know, this is another band where the guitar wasn’t always super-overdriven. It some parts, Alex Lifeson does some really snappy chord stuff, and it’s Geddy Lee who’s driving the melodic underpinning of the song.
“There’s YYZ, which has so many fascinating things going on. It seemed unplayable to me at the time. Tom Sawyer and Limelight are classics, as we all know. The last song, Vital Signs, has terrific bass parts.
“Some people would pick another Rush album, but I’ve always loved Moving Pictures. I guess I’m somewhat partial to that period when a band apexes. To me, there’s always been something special about this record.”