Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by shane0911, Aug 14, 2014.
Surprise. surprise. This is what I expected to hear
One of my friends posted this on Facebook. Not dated.
Funny how that happens. I had always wondered how the Doobie Brothers came up with a song about "a sleepy little town down around San Antone." I was actually in China Grove once briefly and I asked a couple of the people I met how that came to be. They had no idea.
This is the story.
Truly gifted songwriters can be inspired by just about anything, and you know I'm about to talk about Rush. Neil's first sci-fi song, "By Tor and the Snowdog", was inspired by watching their road manager's two dogs playing. "Red Barchetta" was inspired by a short story printed in Motor Trend magazine, but he changed it up so much that even the short story's writer - who was a Rush fan - didn't recognize his story until a friend pointed out the credit on the album jacket years later.
way back in the day we (along with everyone else in the free world) we had a band that played in local clubs and bars, and Slow Ride was the song that we were able to do a long bass guitar solo with drums backing in order to go take a leak..... we weren't great but we sure thought we were..... good times....
I did some DeeJay'ing (radio, not clubs) in the late 70's, early 80's. "Slow Ride" was a good "bathroom break" song for the DJ. The king of bathroom break songs was the live version of "Free Bird." If you heard that song, you know the DJ needed to take a dump.
you are correct sir
Today is also the anniversary of the death of original Rush drummer John Rutsey, in 2008.