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Geddy Lee Dives Into Rush's Video Timeline

Hear Geddy's thoughts on ' 2112,' the Hall of Fame jam and bad haircuts

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'Working Man' - 1974

"Wow," said Lee. "It's hard to watch yourself as a kid. It's like watching bad home movies. The things you notice are, 'God, I was so skinny back then.' So was Alex, nevermind me. The things we're wearing are funny. We were just coming out of our bar-band phase. In the bars, we used to wear kind of glittery clothes because everybody needed to stand apart in some way. That was post-glitter rock, but we were never the most fashionable people on earth.

"[Original drummer] John [Rutsey] was always very fashion-conscious. He was totally into that whole glitter scene. You can see his hair. He was a big admirer of a lot of the mods and British bands. Alex and I didn't pay much attention to that. We just looked for something that was flashy enough and seemed like stage clothes.

"I haven't seen this, ever. It's not a bad recording, either. John was very much a mod, very much in the Paul Weller school of dressing. Alex and I were just long-hairs pretending that we were groovy."

 

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