Confessions of a Conservative Atheist

The Canadian power trio’s fourth album was a turning point in their career and their most commercially successful effort at the time. It is also perhaps their most prophetic.  Long before our digital age, 2112 is a story of a world controlled by computers, where creativity and individuality is crushed by an all powerful government, and music itself doesn’t truly exist.

We are the priests of the Temples of Syrinx
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls
We are the priests of the Temples of Syrinx
All the gifts of life are held within these walls”

Neil Peart

So begins Rush’s seminal concept album, 2112. Released on April 1, 1976, the 20-odd minute track and the album itself, rounded out by five additional songs on the “B” side, marked a milestone in the legendary progressive rock band’s career. This was their official transition from early 70’s inspired, Led Zeppelin-like…

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