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This month's trivia is on Canadian Rockers, Rush:

QUESTIONS:

1. How many parts make up Rush's 1976 classic epic, '2112'? (Side 1)

8

5

7

6


2. What does YYZ, from the 1981 'Moving Pictures' album, stand for?

A mutated female chromosome

The airport designation for Toronto, Canada

'Your Youth Zone'

It's just a cool title for an excellent instrumental


3. Though Neil Peart usually gets the lion share of the lyric credits for their songs; on the 1977 'A Farewell To Kings' album, which non-Rush member got a writing credit on that record?

Pye Dubois

Terry Brown

Peter Talbot

Hugh Syme


4. How many of Rush's studio albums have songs featuring a character named 'Prince By-Tor'?

0

2

1

3


5. What time is Geddy Lee 'In The Mood', based on their 1974 self titled debut album?

7:45

7:15

8:45

8:15


6. What is 'special' about the cover art of their 1981 live album 'Exit...Stage Left'?

The cover picture is in 'Stereo-scope' and came with 3-D glasses

It features items representing all their previous album covers

There are 3 different coloured versions, one released in Japan (red), the UK (green) and North Ameri

It shows the band members at different ages (as babies, teens and adults)


7. Which famous author was Neil Peart inspired by, when he wrote lyrics to the story of '2112'?

Isaac Asimov

Ayn Rand

Orson Scott Card

Harlan Ellison


8. Rush's first three albums (RUSH, Fly By Night and Caress Of Steel) were repackaged and sold as a three album set, under what name?

Anthology

Archives

Retrospective

Chronicles


9. Geddy Lee made a guest appearance on who's comedy album?

George Carlin

Cheech and Chong

Bob and Doug McKenzie

Weird Al Yankovic


10. Geddy Lee's real name is...

Gary Lee Weinrib

Gary 'Geddy' Lee

Geddy Lee Weinrib

Geddy Lee





ANSWERS:


1. How many parts make up Rush's 1976 classic epic, '2112'? (Side 1)

The correct answer was 7. 1-Overture 2-Temples of Syrinx 3-Discovery 4-Presentation 5-Oracle: The Dream 6-Soliloquy 7-Grand Finale


2. What does YYZ, from the 1981 'Moving Pictures' album, stand for? The correct answer was The airport designation for Toronto, Canada. Airports around the world are universally known by a unique three-letter code, called a Location Identifier. Toronto's Pearson Airport's identifier is 'YYZ'


3. Though Neil Peart usually gets the lion share of the lyric credits for their {songs;} on the 1977 'A Farewell To Kings' album, which non-Rush member got a writing credit on that record? The correct answer was Peter Talbot. Peter Talbot got the credit for the lyrics on the hit song 'Closer To The Heart'.


4. How many of Rush's studio albums have songs featuring a character named 'Prince By-Tor'? The correct answer was 2. Prince By-Tor is a knight of darkness in 'By-Tor and the Snowdog' on the 1975 'Fly By Night' {album;} but is the hero in 'The Necromancer' on their follow up album, 'Caress of Steel'


5. What time is Geddy Lee 'In The Mood', based on their 1974 self titled debut album? The correct answer was 7:45. The line he sings on the song 'In The Mood' is 'Hey baby, it's a quarter to eight. I feel I'm in the mood.'


6. What is 'special' about the cover art of their 1981 live album 'Exit...Stage Left'? The correct answer was It features items representing all their previous album covers. A human sized puppet (A Farewell To Kings) sits on a box with the original 'Rush' logo (RUSH). A mover (Moving Pictures) holds a picture with a necromancer on it (Caress of Steel), which partialy hides a picture of a man in front of a circled star (2112). A naked man faces a well dressed man (Hemispheres), who is standing under a stuffed owl (Fly By Night). A woman in a skirt and sweater (Permanent Waves) holds open a curtain to view the concert stage (All The World's A Stage)


7. Which famous author was Neil Peart inspired by, when he wrote lyrics to the story of '2112'? The correct answer was Ayn Rand. Ayn Rand's book Anthem inspired Neil Peart not only to write '2112' but also the song 'Anthem' found on their 'Fly By Night' Album.


8. Rush's first three albums (RUSH, Fly By Night and Caress Of Steel) were repackaged and sold as a three album set, under what name? The correct answer was Archives. Archives was released in April 1978


9. Geddy Lee made a guest appearance on who's comedy album? The correct answer was Bob and Doug McKenzie. Geddy sang vocals on the song 'Take Off' on Bob and Doug McKenzie's 1981 'Great White North' album. Bob and Doug are played by SCTV cast memebers Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis . G'day 'EH!


10. Geddy Lee's real name is... The correct answer was Gary Lee Weinrib. 'Geddy' is a heavily-accented pronounciation of 'Gary', and depending on which version of his bio you are reading, it was his mother or grandmother that said it.