357. Rush - 2112 (1976)
1. '2112': I: Overture/II: The Temples Of Syrinx/III: Discovery/IV: Presentation/V: Oracle: The Dream/VI. Soliloquy/VII. Grand Finale
2. A Passage To Bangkok
3. The Twilight Zone
6. Something For Nothing
So now after so many shit albums, surely we have a great one! Or not... We finish the trudge through some of the shittiest albums on the list with Rush. One of the biggest cult band that for some reason that escapes me never got big critical recognition... hell it doesn't escape me it is obvious!
This is pompous crap music, which is made crappier due of its sheer pretentiousness a and pomposity. It is the missing link between Zeppelin and Guns & Roses but does not have the fun factor of Guns or the quality of Led. It's sheer crap.
Please god release me form crappy prog/hard-rock albums! Oh and a question do you think that a musical theme can be racist? The beginning of Passage to Bangkok starts with that "dinga linga linga linga lin" representing the far east, it is also used in Turning Japanese by The Vapors and is more often used to mean "Chinese". Just a thought.
In the year 2062, a galaxy-wide war results in the union of all planets under the rule of the Red Star of the Solar Federation. The world is controlled by the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx, who determine the content of all reading matter, songs, pictures - every facet of life during the year 2112 ("The Temples of Syrinx"). A man finds a guitar and learns to play new, different music from what he has ever heard. When he goes to present this to the priests of the Temples, they destroy the guitar. He goes into hiding and dreams of music; upon awakening he becomes severely depressed and commits suicide after a few more days in hiding. As he dies, another planetary battle begins ("Grand Finale") resulting in the (perhaps deliberately) ambiguous ending "Attention all planets of the Solar Federation: We have assumed control." (this spoken section was created by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson reportedly "messing around with a tape recorder")
The beginning of 2112: