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          The National Midnight Star, Number 321

                 Thursday, 22 August 1991
Today's Topics:
                No New Rush in Huntsville
              Dreamline in Montreal, Canada
                    Dreamline Addendum
                 I heard it on Z-Rock...
                    Dreamline on KOME
                   a question for Frank
                      Just Wondering
                     Where's My Thing
                   taking a chill pill
      Re: 08/21/91 - The National Midnight Star #319
     Dreamline Premiers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area
                RTB radio release special
                     New Rush, Videos
                      ged interview!
                  !!! RTB in the UK !!!

From: Editor, The National Midnight Star 
Subject: Administrivia

I just have a couple of things to say today, both kind of gripes.

First, I think we've all seen enough transcriptions of telephone
conversations with DJ's.  From now on, when I see a post with that
in it, I'll zap the whole post.  If I'm in a good mood, I'll send
mail explaining why.  Consider yourself warned.

Second, please limit the size of your .signature files.  A few lines
is ok, but when they get over 5 lines or so, they tend to get to be
just a bit too much.  I'm pumping out 20K-30K of stuff each day; every
little bit to conserve helps, folks.  From now on, if I see one that's
too long, I'll edit it down as I see fit.  I'll leave pertinent info
in (name, address), but I'll trim extra stuff.  Also, please try not
to have lines > 80 chars in your .sig.

Thank you for your support.  Now, on with the show ...

rush-mgr                       OBRQ: "No maniacs in polyester slacks"


Subject: No New Rush in Huntsville
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 91 16:28:04 CDT
From: (John Simpson)

Unfortunately, no new Rush has been played on the radio here in Huntsville,
Alabama.  Last week I called the city's only rock station, WTAK-AM 1000, and
asked them if they had the new single.  The DJ had no clue that a new album
was coming out, and of course had no idea when they would get the single.
Someone else here called the same DJ late last week, and this time the DJ said
that he knew a new single was coming out, but still had no idea when the
station would get it.  I would try asking a different DJ, but the one I
talked to seems to be the most knowledgable of all the station's DJs.  (There
aren't very many of them, since the station is not allowed to broadcast at
night.)  So, it looks as though we may have to wait until the album is
released to hear any new Rush.

| John E. Simpson, Jr.                    | Rock it in the Rocket City!     /
| Intergraph Corporation, M/S IW1511      | Boycott WZYP!                  /
| Huntsville, Alabama  U.S.A.  35894-0001 | Go Reds, Bengals, O.S.U.       \
| (205) 730-rokk or (205) 730-roll        ^      \
"One likes to believe in the freedom of music."
        -- Rush


Date: Wed, 21 Aug 91 20:06:10 EDT
From: Tanguy Kervahut 
Subject: Dreamline in Montreal, Canada

  Well, after all it is the boys home country! The Rock'n'roll station
here in Montreal got the single today in the afternoon, and premiered
it at 6:09. To my knowledge they only got the single. Someone I know
at the station was surprised that stations in the US got the album
earlier. It seems it happened to another Canadian, Aldo Nova, for his
latest album. It's great for all you guys who got to hear a few songs
from the album already, but still I find it strange.
  Anyway, about the single, I like it, and I can't wait to hear all
the album.

ORQ: "Tried to believe but you know it's no good
      this is something that just can't be understood"


Date: Wed, 21 Aug 91 17:13:12 -0700
From: (Bill Barry)

Hello all!

YES! FINALLY! Dreamline is now out in the Bay Area! I just heard it on
KOME and am now in my 10th or 11th repeat! So far it appears that
KOME is the only station able to play it in the Bay Area! (according
to KOME!)

Anyway- my own quick observations:

This song really rocks! I had already memorized the lyrics and was looking
for something a little more like the song Presto. But I like it! It is
not a very complicated melody like SDT was like when I first heard it.

It seems that the quick picking by Alex during Geddy's singing is a metaphor
for a ticking clock...

Also- did anyone ever notice the opening is the recording of a seashore?

The DJ on KOME said the cover has a bunch on wishbones floating over a
seascape. This conflicts with the cover of a boy kicking a skull. What
he could have been referring to was picture that appears inside the

So there's my quick announcments and observations!

Gotta rewind my tape!

Bill Barry

and remember....

> ...Row the Boats....


Date: Wed, 21 Aug 91 17:21:41 -0700
From: (Bill Barry)
Subject: Dreamline Addendum

Hello again!

I had just stated in a previous message that the opening to
Dremaline sounded like an ocean shore... Well it could
also be a car speeding away down a highway straight to the
heart of the heart of the sun like lovers and ehroes and the restless
parts of every... whoops... sorry... got carried away!

Until Later....

Bill Barry


Date: Wed, 21 Aug 91 14:51:44 HST
From: hinano@ahi.pbrc.Hawaii.Edu (Hinano Akaka)
Subject: I heard it on Z-Rock...

Good day (and welcome to day 22):

O.k. -- the folks on Z-rock just played "Dreamline".  I wanted to
mention it because there may be a bunch of you out there who can get
Z-rock.  If your local radio station isn't playing it, you may hear it
on Z-rock.  If nothing else, it'll give you another option of where to
hear it.

That was the good news.

The bad news is that I don't think the local station here has it yet.
So far, I've called practically every DJ.  Guess I'll have to keep
bugging them.

For those of you who are upset ("upset?  UPSET?  No, I'm not UPSET!!
It's FINE with ME if I never hear the album!!  What do I care?!!!  I'm
NOT UPSET!!!") for not having heard anything yet, I actually envy you.
I've heard one song, but I know that the album won't get here for
another 4 weeks.  The shipment will take FOREVER!!  (no, this is not a
"pity me" statement.  I'm trying to make you guys feel better (!))  So
actually, you'll get the album before I do -- jealous, jealous.

But I have to say, that this has  been the most agonizing week in my
life after getting back onto the net and realizing that the album was
supposed to be "out" by August 22 (ha! yeah, sure.  Right.  Uh-huh...)
-- I feel like I've been pregnant since December -- I guess, in a
way, we've *all* been pregnant since December.  I wonder how the Boyz
would feel if they knew that their fans were driving DJ's up the wall
just to hear their new album.  Only Rush fans...

Ahhhh!  A new Rush album.   NIRVANA!!!!!

Waiting in agony for Sept. 3... or 30th!

puanani akaka


Subject: Dreamline on KOME
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 91 17:21:58 PDT
From: Bob Joslin 

Yeah!!!  I've finally heard it!  Thanks to you
already knew it was released on KOME.  The announcer mentioned that
KOME was the only station in the area to have it.  And, that Dreamline
was the only song available to them.  I want more - Where's my thing!

A quick comment about Dreamline.  This is the lowest (tone) that I
have ever heard Geddy sing.  It's alright, but a little strange.  I'm
made a blasphemous comment when he heard Geddy's voice on the song...
"Is this Billy Idol?"  Arghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Date: Wed, 21 Aug 91 15:08:36 HST
From: hinano@ahi.pbrc.Hawaii.Edu (Hinano Akaka)
Subject: a question for Frank


First off, thank you, Frank for allowing us to ask questions to Geddy.
I missed all the stuff concerning your interview with Geddy (except
the fall-out of the face-to-face interview.  Bummer.), so I apologize
if I sound a little out of it.  And on to the question!

[I don't know if this would be a moot question or not...]

Could you ask him if they plan to tour Hawaii, Japan, and Australia?
They have fans out here!!!  And if they don't plan to, why won't
they?  Or will they at leat consider it?  And if they *do*, when are
they coming?

o.k., so it's more than one  question...

thanx again, Frank.

puanani akaka

 -- hell, they can stay at my house...


Subject: Just Wondering
From: (Vindicator)
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 91 17:56:16 PDT

        If there is anyone out there that wants to hear Dreamline over
the phone drop me some mail and I will give you my number to call.  It
would be really cool if you could then play back another cut for me that
I have not heard!



Date: Wed, 21 Aug 91 21:22 EDT
Subject: Where's My Thing

I heard Where's My Thing last night (WLVQ-FM-96 Columbus, Ohio).  Didn't
notice a drum solo :(

                                 Jeff Sherota


Date: Wed, 21 Aug 91 22:07 EDT
From: Eric Thies 
Subject: taking a chill pill

Well, I downlowded dreamline and listened...yep, it was RUSH. Now, I can load
you up with all my opinions about it, but why in the world would anyone care
what my opinions are when they can come to their own conclusions when they hear

Plus, amidst all the fury, I think I'll just sit back and wait for the album to
be released, so I can buy one and listen at my leisure.  I'm not sure if they're
playing it on the radio here, as I don't often listen to radio.  I DO know that
the songs will sound the same when the album's released as they sound now.

Really, all this RUSHing around trying to hear songs a few days early!  That
same kind of attitude has caused more than a few car crashes.  All things come
to those who wait.

Learn patience.  Live longer.


P.S. Yes, there should be mandatory jail time for people who use more than one
exclamation point in a row.


Date:         Wed, 21 Aug 91 22:53:24 EDT
From: mike 
Subject:      Re: 08/21/91 - The National Midnight Star #319

hi there,
   it's september 26, 1985 all over again.
        that was the first day i ever heard 'the big money'
              'dreamline' is on
                   and it's FUCKING hot.
                       i think im in love   YAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

                                       i used to sign off   ...until later...

                                        we are young..............

                   Guys I think we have a new best rush album      prime!


Date: Wed, 21 Aug 91 16:22:17 -0500
From: letni!! (Tom Heruska)
Subject: Dreamline Premiers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area


On August 21, 1991, at 3:32 p.m., Dreamline premiered in the
Dallas/Ft. Worth area on KTXQ 102.1.

The DJ announced that new Rush was "coming up next", and then tortured
us with 5 minutes of commercials.  When the commercials ended, he said
the new album would be out in about 2 weeks, and then began rambling
on about how the term "Roll the Bones" came from medievil times (blah,
blah).  He also gave credit to Rush fans in the Dallas area for
being so informed and excited about the new album (I've been calling
him every day for the past few weeks, apparently others have been
too).  Finally, he played it.

Needless to say, I enjoyed it immensely.

When it was over, I called the station.  The conversation went
something like this:

"Hello, Q102."

"Hey, you finally got the new Rush.  It was awesome."

"Yea, it sounded pretty good, huh?"

"I loved it.  What took you guys so long to get it?  Other stations
around the country have been playing it for quite some time."

"That's not exactly true."

"Yes, it is.  A station in Providence was even playing it illegally
for a while."

"Providence isn't exactly the whole country."

"No, but many other stations all over the country have been playing
Dreamline and other songs off the album for over a week."

I then went on to tell him about the NMS and how I was getting my
information.  I think this kind of pissed him off, as he sort of
lost interest in the conversation.  When I asked him if he had the
whole album or just the single, he said "Just the Dreamline one."
He then assured me that he would be "playing the hell out of it" in
the coming days.  So, those of you in the D/FW area, keep your radio
tuned to Q102 (if you can stand all the crap they play), Dreamline is
finally here!

Speaking of NMS readers in the D/FW area, how many of us are there?
Anyone that lives in the Q102 listening area, drop me a note.

Tom Heruska

P.S.  What a day!  Gorbachev regains power and Dreamline makes it to


Date: 22 August 1991 01:13:22 CDT
From: "RUSH HEAD  " 

Hey all! Guess everyone is waiting for the special day.
I got a question. Searching through some of my Rush Boxes, I found 2
copies of Perm Waves tour book. One of them has the Red Waves thru it
but then the 2nd one has Orange waves thru it? Anyone know the difference?
other than that they have the same number of pages and its verbatim.
I own the Kings/Hemispheres books too, and i know for those they made
2 versions, a UK one and a US one. Did they do one for the Waves tour too?
Guess thats it for now, gotta finish taping some shows. bye , see ya
on monday Mr. Riker.
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G         unit one's in trouble, and its scared out of its wits"   G

ps: anyone got a 2112 tour book they want to part w/? its the only one
    I'm missing right now. :P

"if i could wave my magic wand"-----I'D WISH FOR THE RTB CD !!!


Date: Thu, 22 Aug 91 09:48:19 EDT
From: (shane p faulkner)
Subject: RTB radio release special

Alex and Geddy will be at a RTB album preview special at Q107 studios on
August 29th at 11pm.  The special is being broadcast via satellite to stations
across North America, so as they say in the biz, 'check your local listings.'

-Shane (a lucky soul who lives an hour's drive from HAMILTON, Ontario, the site
        of the first concert on the Roll the Bones tour)

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From: (Jeff Boerio)
Subject: New Rush, Videos
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 91 12:44:46 EST

It seems everyone out there has heard at least one track off the RTB album,
except for myself.  Personally, I'll be content to wait for the album to be
released.  I'm anxious, that's for sure!

What I was wondering is what a tangent from an earlier post.  Does anyone
know if Rush plans to release any videos to support the album, like they
did with some of the songs from Presto?

I was absent for awhile, and I never heard any feedback about an acoustic
set of Rush material (ala Tesla's Five Man Acoustical Jam sets in clubs).
I think it would be fantastic to see Rush change their stage a little bit,
and make their show longer, including such a set.  But then, that's just
me. %-)

     - Jeff


Date: Thu, 22 Aug 91 14:27:07 EDT
From: (Gregg Jaeger)
Subject: ged interview!

I just wanted to thank Frank for the interview.
Thanks Frank!!!



From: stedmant@LONEX.RL.AF.MIL (Terrance A. Stedman)
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 91 15:32:54 EDT
Subject: dreamline

        Last night (8/22), 96.9 WOUR (Utica, NY) had dreamline on "love it
or shove it".  Basically, they play a song and listeners call in and rate
it on a scale of 1 to 10.  The results?  Dreamline got 9.5 out of 10.
Not bad and of course I totally agree!

    Terry Stedman    Internet:
    I ) I I <~ I_I   "It is my will which chooses, and the choice of my will
    I \ I_I _> I I   is the only edict I must respect." - Rand from _Anthem_


Date: Thu, 22 Aug 91 20:03 BST
From: Pharsea 
Subject: !!! RTB in the UK !!!

        Wow! I heard Dreamline AND Roll the Bones yesterday!

        They were totally awesome!   I couldn't believe it.
        I was just sitting there in my......

                       LOCAL BRITISH ROCK CLUB.

        When the DJ said "And now a treat for all you Rush fans.
        Here's a song off the new Rush album"...and he then played
        Roll The Bones.  It just blew me away! I've actually heard
        new Rush!  I RUSHED up to him and actually got to TOUCH the
        record!  I held the disk in my hands.  I'm not washing them
        for a week!!!!

                  THEN he played Dreamline.


	I simply can't wait till Sept 3rd.

             "Just a matter of your honesty"



                        Stephen Lovatt


         PS Special Thanx to
            for the mis(?)use of his template :-)

[ Please, let's keep the .sig files short and simple.  I'll let this one
  pass, but the next one I see will be shortened.              :rush-mgr ]


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