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The Spirit Of Radio

by Rush

Features of This Track

hard rock roots
varying tempo and time signatures
demanding instrumental part writing
major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
a dynamic male vocalist
subtle use of acoustic piano
prominent drums

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My favs
The Spirit Of Pandora.
Boom!
Sounds like Dream Police.
mbb30705
My first concert (without parents) as a teenager...R u s h & Foghat - Chicago/Comi s k e y Park Summer 1979 ;-)!!!!!
rad song
This song is a classic. Sounded great live too.
The drums just get me going
makingalista n d c h e c k i n g i t t w i c e
Nice..... From years ago!
damn this is really good \m/
One of the greats!
I remenber first see the band in San juan , P.R the best
kwh9547
Perfectly studio recorded. Even good live... That's saying something since it is a wonderfully complex tune
Rush is my favorite band and always will be.
Rush is the ultimate best band there ever is or was!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Set my morning mood.
jordanleft0
Rush, Spirit of radio is awesome!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Once I listened to it about 10 times and I was so prepared for school so the teacher asked me" y are u so happy". I said back because I listened to a song by a band named Rush and their song, Spirit of Radio
I love this band I grew up to this music thanks to my dad and its great today, never gets old.
The Spirit Of Radio is one of those great examples of what progressive music can offer. It is so tight and soars without a wasted note. It is also a pure joy to see when done live and it nevers disapponts. Agree that it never grows old. Congrat on their R&R HOF nomination. Clearly long overdue. Peace.
streetman4
Ed, I don't think Rush will give them the bird. They have too much class.
mbrownshaw
Great, great song.
Never gets old
beee_bop
One of the best rock and roll songs ever.
citizazen
I agree with ED. THey are systemically ignored along with the Moody Blues, Chicago, Kansas and many other progressive rock bands that got their start in the 70's. Rush rules!
Screw the Hall of Fame! One day they will step back and realize that RUSH had a HUGE impact. They will offer RUSH to join and RUSH will just flip them the bird and continue to rock until the end of days! RUSH rules!
RUSH is such a great band that has stuck it out for over 30 years!!!! where in the hell is the HALL OF FAME!!! Induct them already!!!
Keith...go back to your "Wham", but wake me up before you go go.
Keith,

I'd believe that, except for all the Punk bands that have been admitted. Bands that were definitely *not* mainstream at the time. No, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is nothing but Rolling Stone Magazine's approved listening list. Rush doesn't make it, and never will, because the hacks at RS have always despised progressive rock.
"Mainstream" is just a nice way of saying "sellout".
2nd song chosen by Pandora to start my day...first one?...Jerem y by Pearl Jam. This is going to be a good morning! :)
billhinckley 9 4 3
I will never visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame until Rush is inducted. Their lack of inclusion is criminal. This song embodies the vast potential of music to inspire, and to corrupt. One of the best of all time.
Another great story told by Rush.
It is not going to be long before someone asks "What's a radio"?
but glittering prizes...
I saw them a few weeks ago for the first time,and being 31 I always liked them listening to them,great band
hotwheel1126 5
:( ): SO SAD!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
hotwheel1126 5
my dad is gonna see RUSH live.
I love Rush and have for as long as i can remember listing to music. Wish they were more well known.
Rock On!
Excellent song from a great band. Good lyrics with terrific musicianship . Still sounds fresh to me after 3 decades.
taylor.alato r r e
My personal favorite Rush song.
The lyrics still hold true to modern music. There's a fine line between honest/fun musical expression and selling a product.
One of My Top 5 All Time
angelsdollst u d i o
All I have to do is hear the first few notes of this song, and I'm blown away! This is one of the most phenominal songs from THE most phenominal rock bands EVER!!
Rush is one of the greatesr rock bands of all time. The fact that they are still together, putting out new albums, and taking their music on the road is incredible. I've seen them 6 times in concert and am looking forward to seeing them again. First time I saw them was in 1983 and the last time was in 2008. And they still jam. How many bands can you say that about?! And btw-The Spirit of Radio still blows away most of the music you hear today. I hope I get to see them live on their 50th annvsry
Top-drawer musicianship , great lyrics. It must be Rush. But even for them, this song kicks butt.
this song kicks yo mummas butt into next week

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