Would GEDDY LEE Redo Any Songs From RUSH Back Catalog?
August 12, 2019
During a June 10 question-and-answer session at Manchester, England's Dancehouse Theatre, Geddy Lee was asked if there are any songs in the RUSH back catalog that he wishes he could go back and redo. The bassist/vocalist responded: "Oh, God. Probably the longer I looked, the more I would find. It's funny what happens in time — when you finish a record… I'm a harsh judge of a record I just finished. And then you go through this period where you go, 'Oh…' You've taken a month away from it, you're out on tour and you're learning the songs and you hear it on the radio and you go, 'Oh, that was better than I thought t was.' And then time travels at quite an alarming rate, and, for me, when I look back at the very old stuff, I hear things that I couldn't possibly have heard about those songs. So when I look at the earliest records, of course, there are a few things that I would rather have redone at the time, but you can't change the past. And I tend to appreciate it more than I thought I would. There are very few I would really go back and change again, because I don't think that's the way it works."
Geddy is continuing to promote his recently released book, "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass".
"Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass" was released in December. The standard edition of the 408-page hardcover tome sells for $75 and showcases the bulk of Geddy's personal collection of bass guitars.
Among the instruments showcased in the book are by Fender, Gibson/Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Hofner, Ampeg — and lesser-known-but-influential global luthiers such as Antonio Wandr Pioli, Dan Armstrong and Tony Zemaitis.
Interspersed in the book are interviews by such high-profile players and technicians as John Paul Jones, Adam Clayton, Robert Trujillo, Jeff Tweedy, Bill Wyman, Les Claypool, along with Pete Townshend's legendary guitar tech, Alan Rogan.
RUSH has been completely inactive since completing the "R40 Live" tour four years ago.
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