Rush rocks ... the band, of course

Posted on July 12, 2004

I thought I had found some sort of glitch in the space-time continuum. One of the local rock stations plays songs from the band Rush as often as any classic or even current band. But after a trip to Chicago a week ago, where I managed to find myself in the middle of a Rush block one day and not being able to change the channel while "Tom Sawyer" played the next, I realized I wasn't alone.

Rush rocksSo has Rush become popular again? They apparently have released a "new" song, which is a really bad remake of "Summertime Blues." I guess it's not really that bad, but it doesn't seem like a song Rush would sing. I would have expected them to pick something from Wham's greatest hits before this song.

Actually, it has become an office joke to listen to all the Rush, but hey, at least it's something to discuss. The scary thing is if you look at the photo on the right, you'll see the band members are actually William Shatner, Dean Haglund of X-Files fame and LA Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy.