Rush: The Spirit Of Radio | Song-Factsheet

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Song «The Spirit Of Radio» von Rush.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1980 01 15 (Album), 1980 (Single)
Label: Anthem Records ANR-1-1021, Mercury 76044
Songwriter Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart
Produktion: Terry Brown & Rush
Genre: Rock - Progrock - American-Prog, Rock - Progrock - AOR-Progrock

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Der Song ist eine Radio-freundliche Nummer, um die Progrock-Band Rush in die Programme zu bringen. Der Songtitel war der Sloagan einer Radiostation aus Toronto: CFNY-FM.
Der Song beginnt als Eulogie auf das Medium Radio und schlägt dann immer mehr in eine Medienkritik um. Im Outro zitiert der Song Paul Simon mit einem Dreh: «For the words of the prophets / Were written on the studio wall / Concert hall / And echoes with the sound of salesmen».

Personen und Querverweise


Rush
Geddy Lee
Alex Lifeson
Neil Peart
Terry Brown
Rush

Lyrics

[Verse 1] Begin the day with a friendly voice A companion unobtrusive Plays that song that's so elusive And the magic music makes your morning mood [Verse 2] Off on your way, hit the open road There is magic at your fingers For the spirit ever lingers Undemanding contact in your happy solitude [Refrain] Invisible airwaves crackle with life Bright antenna bristle with the energy Emotional feedback on timeless wavelength Bearing a gift beyond price, almost free [Hook] All this machinery making modern music Can still be open-hearted Not so coldly charted It's really just a question of your honesty Yeah, your honesty One likes to believe in the freedom of music But glittering prizes And endless compromises Shatter the illusion of integrity, yeah [Refrain] Invisible airwaves crackle with life Bright antenna bristle with the energy Emotional feedback on a timeless wavelength Bearing a gift beyond price, almost free [Instrumental Interlude] [Outro] For the words of the prophets Were written on the studio wall Concert hall And echoes with the sound Of salesmen Of salesmen Of salesmen!