I'm Hearing Red: #10 "Red Barchetta" Rush (1980)

@JohnRoberts (52346)
Los Angeles, California
July 3, 2017 8:51am CST
I am not a fan of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Rush from Canada but “Red Barchetta” does rock. Even Geddy Lee’s vocals are not as irritating as usual. The track follows “Tom Sawyer” (a song I loathe) on the “Moving Pictures” album. “Red Barchetta” receives group writing credit and was inspired by the 1973 short story “A Nice Morning Drive” by Richard Foster that appeared in Road & Track Magazine. The song is about a futuristic society where cars are prohibited. That includes a red Barchetta sports car that the singer sneaks out for Sunday drives and gets involved in a race he wins. “Red Barchetta” is a Rush fan favorite at concerts.
Amazon: http://bit.ly/Rush2112SDE_Web Music video by Rush performing Red Barchetta. (C) 1981 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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@JolietJake (50032)
• United States
3 Jul
"I strip away the old debris That hides a shining car"
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@NJChicaa (37065)
• United States
3 Jul
I hate hate hate Rush.
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@FourWalls (12940)
• United States
3 Jul
Me, too... it I'd rather listen to them than Journey.
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@NJChicaa (37065)
• United States
3 Jul
@FourWalls I'll take Journey over Rush any day. Rush, Steely Dan, and Stevie Nicks are like my hated trifecta.
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@FourWalls (12940)
• United States
4 Jul
@NJChicaa -- I love Steely Dan and can take or leave Stevie Nicks (mostly leave, but I do love Rumours). Music has something for everyone to love...and something for everyone to hate!
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• United States
4 Jul
Rush rushes me Can't stop loving them. I can play a Rush on the geetar too
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@LeaPea2417 (19198)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Jul
@TiarasOceanView they are wonderful, my favorite.
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• United States
4 Jul
@LeaPea2417 Good to know you like them too Anne
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@LeaPea2417 (19198)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Jul
@TiarasOceanView In June 2011, I finally saw them in concert and it was awesome. My husband & I went and it was a special day that I wont forget.
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@teamfreak16 (40529)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Jul
Apparently, I am the only MyLotter that loves Rush.
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• United States
4 Jul
Not at all..I LOVE them and can even play a guitar rift by them hhaa
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@teamfreak16 (40529)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Jul
@TiarasOceanView - I can't play a guitar riff by anyone, let alone Alex.
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• United States
4 Jul
@teamfreak16 And I can play one Van Halen song..Aint Talkin bout Love. Pity I no longer have a guitar tho. Happy 4th to you.
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@LeaPea2417 (19198)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Jul
I like that song, but then RUSH just happens to be my all time favorite band. I love Geddy Lee's voice. I belong to a RUSH group on Facebook and people debate all the time about what their favorite album is, and all of them are good, but if I have to pick my favorite, it is "A Farewell To Kings". You have heard of that album, haven't you?
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@snowy22315 (44126)
• United States
3 Jul
I like Rush and that tune!
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@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
3 Jul
I can't recall hearing any Rush songs, sounds like I'm not missing much! I think I could be quite happy where cars are limited, not banned entirely.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
3 Jul
I don't think I could name a rush song off the top of my head if I tried. And when I read this I thought it said Red Bruschetta. Oops.
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@FourWalls (12940)
• United States
3 Jul
Yeah, that's a little less cat-being-strangled vocal from Geddy...
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