Geddy Lee was already a decade or more into headlining big arenas with his band Rush, but the bassist/vocalist clearly liked talking about the old days. Heroes of progressive rockers everywhere, Rush (along with British groups Yes, Genesis, King Crimson) made it cool to play odd-times, and made it sound so easy. Drummer Neil Peart and Lee made the 7/4 flow and groove. Rush was touring with southern fusion heroes, The Dixie Dregs, when we spoke. Lee talked about his inspirations, about the thrill of being in a power trio, and about being original.
- Geddy Lee talks about the early days. “Tom Sawyer” from Moving Pictures, PolyGram (1981)
- Geddy Lee’s observations on bassists overplaying. “Tom Sawyer” from Moving Pictures, PolyGram (1981)
- Geddy Lee on why Rush always played original material. “Tom Sawyer” from Moving Pictures, Polygram (1981) and “New World Man” from Signals, PolyGram (1982)