New Series: From Rush to R30 - A listening retrospective

In preperation for the new release of Rush's latest studio album Snakes and Arrows (on May 1st, 2007) I've decided to not only listen to every album I have of Rush by year, but I'll also post a review of each album (and each track). Rush has been a pivotal band for me, both in my drumming as well as my musical tastes. They truly are the band I grew up with (and continue to grow with), providing me with times of musical refuge, and plenty of material to work on in my formative drum-playing years. I'll post my thoughts on each album, and any additional memories that may pop up along the way. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy an iced-cold beer as I stroll down memory lane for your reading pleasure.