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          The National Midnight Star, Number 371

                Tuesday, 12 November 1991
Today's Topics:
                    spoof compilation
                        RTB Video
             Re: Rush RollTheBones Tour Shirt
                      Letter to Neil
                RUSH @ Knickerbocker Arena
            Second show in Filthadelphia added
                    RUSH and Metallica
                     RTB goes gold...
                    "Signals" songbook
                       Pure Trivia
                         ESL ADD?
                   Rapping/MTV - sucks!
                      Many topics...
             Observation of Newspaper Reviews
                       Video Boots
           !!!RTB Video Was Actually On MTV!!!

From: Editor, The National Midnight Star 
Subject: Administrivia

Ok, folks, here we are, back on the air.  It's been a long time, and I
apoligise, but I hope we can re-start the regularity of the NMS now.
This issue will be the current/latest mail, and other issues will come
out in the next few days to catch up on the backlogged mail (around 120
items).  There will be two mailings per day until this is caught up.  I'm
sorry if some of the time-critical stuff missed the mark...

I will NOT be moving mail with spoiler information to the ends of the
digests; posters please put "SPOILER" in your subject if you post about
a show you've seen.

There are a bunch of new things:  new tabs in the ftp tab directory (take
a look), plus an updated tab creation program.  There are also some new
images, too many to detail here.  Check the images directory - the CONTENTS
file is updated.  A file containing the song spoofs is available in the 
'special' directory under the name "song.parodies".  It contains songs from
the current album and a couple of old ones.  The headers were left intact
so we can credit (blame?) the authors.

Well, that's all for now.  Hopefully this is the start of the regular
deliveries again!



Subject: spoof compilation
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 91 13:03:10 MST

I've finally gotten around to putting together what I have.
so far:

     Shift Up
     Mobile Homes
     Pitch Bunt
     Ask Me To Dance
     The Big Wheel of Fortune
     Grocery Line
     No Tide

I know there are a couple of others, like Beeresy that are missing
If you have them or know what issue, etc..
please mail me at '' with this
Anyway, it's at syrinx, but only rush-mgr knows where....
If you don't have access to Syrinx, I will be overwhelmed with
happiness to mail it to you.
   Thanks to all who helped me on this!
the denster(a.k.a the denmeister, denorama, dentention, denalingadingdong)


From: (Ron Rader)
Subject: Pushead
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 91 17:12:25 EST

Ross asks:

> Imagine my shock to notice that my Black RTB t-shirt's graphics were drawn by
> the one and only Pushead! (of Mettalica artwork fame) Has Pushead done other
> (major) contributions to bands, or is this his first one he's done outside of
> the Mighty Met?

  Pushead has done loads and loads of work in the hardcore scene.  Many old
fanzines are graced with his tender pens and brushes.  Pus' distinctive
style sticks out from the usual boring and/or campy-shocking music artwork.

  Pushead did covers for a number of albums.  The one that immediately comes
to mind is Corrosion Of Conformity's _Animosity_ (their 2nd release).  CoC
is a hardcore (kinda' speed metal) band out of Raleigh, NC.  They are a
mighty mighty band, with a brand new release (whose name I forget; with
only 2 original band members though).  You can pick up _Animosity_ and
the new one fairly easily.  Well worth it.

  Ron "CoC Head" Rader

ron rader, jr OR ...!mcnc!bbt!rlr = Opinions are my own and do
| |  i gotta six-pack & nothing to do...       = not necessarily reflect those
 | | i gotta six-pack & i don't need you       = of BroadBand Tech. (SO THERE!)
  *** Punk ain't no religious cult, punk means thinking for yourself - DKs ***


Subject: RTB Video
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 91 13:56:46 -0500
From: "Keegan" 

   I'm happy to report that today's Billboard has Rush's Roll The Bones video
   on MTV's ACTIVE list for videos.....I'm psyched...
					Jon Keegan
					Syracuse University


Date: Thu, 7 Nov 91 15:43:19 -0500
From: (Darren Chamberlain)
Subject: Re: Rush RollTheBones Tour Shirt

Ross Allen Roberts writes:
>Imagine my shock to notice that my Black RTB t-shirt's graphics were drawn by
>the one and only Pushead! (of Mettalica artwork fame) Has Pushead done other
>(major) contributions to bands, or is this his forst one he's done outside of
>the Mightly Met?

Pushead did the cover art for Prong's _Beg_to_Differ_, and has been doing
work underground bands for about ten years in California.  He was asked to
do the artwork for Anthrax's _Persistence_of_Time_ but either refused or
wasn't allowed to by Brockum, the company that releases all his published



Date: Thu, 7 Nov 91 15:47:36 -0500
Subject: Letter to Neil


A couple of years ago, I sent a letter to Mr. Peart. I received, in return,
a postcard written by hand from Neil himself. I am considering the possibility
of letting him know we are here, and including some burning questions.

I do not have the megabytes available to compile the questions myself, but I
would like your input as to whether you think it's a good idea, and how we
might go about it. Please take some time to think before posting letters to
me, so that I don't get killed with volume.

The address is:



Date: Thu, 7 Nov 91 16:39:38 EST
From: sjuphil! (Joseph Roberts)
Subject: TIX!!!!

Yo people,
The Boyz have added a second Philly show on Dec 1!!!!
Tix go on sale this Saturday at 10!
Hope this is helpful.
The Fuzzy Navel


Date: Thu, 7 Nov 91 19:38:33 -0500
From: "Dylan Kaufman" 
Subject: Rockline

Can anyone tell me when and on what station Rockline can be heard in Boston?
Also, to keep this RUSH-related, does anyone know when some or all of the Boyz
will be on Rockline again?

BEMCo 107


From: Brian C. Jacon 
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 91 19:44:09 -0500
Subject: RUSH @ Knickerbocker Arena

Announced today that RUSH will be at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albr 12th 
1991 opening will be none other than Vinnie Moore.0       NY


Date: Thu, 7 Nov 91 20:47:44 -0500
From: at656@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Sensor)
Subject: Second show in Filthadelphia added

Just a brief announcement:

Tickets will go on sale this Saturday for a SECOND Rush show to be held on
Saturday, Dec. 1st at the Spectrum.

Prices are the usual: $29.50 for Gold Circle Coin (forget it.  I don't even 
knowwhy they bother advertising it) and $19.50 for Peon/Serf Seating.

Not to mention the $2.50 Ticketbastard "convenience" charge (read: another way
to scalp the concertgoer).

Good luck to all of you searching for tickets.


|======| Michael Sensor	     |  "Philosophy is the goal toward which religion
   ||    Department of German|   was only a helplessly blind groping."
   ||    Temple University   |  		- Ayn Rand
  ====   Philadelphia, PA    |  | Nome to rome...


From: Brian C. Jacon 
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 91 01:02:53 -0500
Subject: RUSH and Metallica

I was wondering if any one knows how RUSH got a liner credit on Metallica's 
album Master Of Puppets? As a musician myself I would assume Neil and the 
boyz helped them out on the instrumental Orion since it has strange time 
 anyone else know? or care?


Date: Fri, 8 Nov 91 11:52:01 -0500
From: Michael S Savett 
Subject: RTB goes gold...


RTB is somwhere arond 47 (I think) on the Billboard album chart and has
a notation that it has sold 500,000 copies
(gold status).

A gripe ... people in the music industry wonder why tours are being canceled
and shows aren't selling out. Tickets for the Dec. 3 Rush show in Philly
went for $29.50 and $19.50. When I saw the band during Presto, I paid $21
for sixth-row (yep, sixth-row) seats. (Got 'em over the phone, too.)

I wasn't that lucky this time. The phone lines were tied up forever, and I
had to call a ticket agency. I got second-level seats for $25 a pop.
Most people cannot afford tickets going for $30 and up. Who can I complain

A second show has been added in NYC, Dec. 7 at Madison Square Garden (the first
show completely sold out!)

Has anyone seen the RTB video on eMpTyV? I hear it's really good!
I have a hunch Atlantic will release a video compliation shortly.

That's about it for now. Donna S., are you still hosting a Rush party the
weekend before the show? Rush-mgr, will you be driving up the interstate
to see the Philly show?

Keep 'em rolling...



Date: Fri, 8 Nov 91 13:45:56 -0500
From: Jonathan Russe Stehn 
Subject: "Signals" songbook

My copy of the Signals album songbook, arranged for keys/piano, has the
normal picture of the dog/fire hydrant on the front cover.  However, on
the inside cover, it has the same picture, but all of the colors are
negative (fire hyrant green, grass brown, but dog same color).  Has any
body else seen this, and if so, can anyone offer an explanation?

--The Letter "B" (


Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1991 12:13 MST
From: "Eric Kay (303) 499-7577" 
Subject: Pure Trivia

Saturday night, 02 NOV, on USA network, there was a movie called
"Revenge of the Teenage Vixens from Outer Space", 1986
(Lisa Schwedop, Howard Scott)

Anyways, in one locker-room scene a guy was wearing a RUSH t-shirt,
complete with the standard man-star symbol.

Just thought everyone should know this bit of pure trivia.

                                              Eric Kay


Date: Fri, 8 Nov 91 13:47:30 -0800
From: mikes@ucscb.UCSC.EDU (Rocinante)
Subject: Anagram

 I was wondering if you could tell me which Digest one of those
  Call'em    translations......of the song Anagram.  I would appreciate it
a lot.... Thanks in advance....
Mike Sandoval


Date:    Fri, 8 Nov 91 18:02 EST
From: "Doug Morack (412)457-1292" 
Subject: ESL ADD?

   I was reading through the Rush FAQ whn I noticed that the copies of Exit
Stage Left released in Canada by Anthem were the only ones labelled ADD.  My
Exit Stage Left CD has ADD and also has Made in USA across the bottom.  What
gives????  A misprint maybe?  Or has the ADD version since been released in the
US?   I bought the CD about 2 years ago.  Anyone know anything about this?
By the way, the Rush concert in Pittsburgh was awesome.  :-)


* ____            ___          *  Lonely things like nights, I find           *
* |   \  |    |  /   \  |    | *  End finer with a friend.                    *
* |___/  |    |  \___   |____| *        "Anagram (For Mongo)" - Rush _Presto_ *
* |  \   |    |      \  |    | *  Gonna kick some gluteus max.                *
* |   \   \__/   \___/  |    | *     "Roll the Bones" - Rush _Roll the Bones_ *
* BITNET   - DCM115@PSUVM         *  Let's go Pens!!!!                        *
* INTERNET - DCM115@PSUVM.PSU.EDU *  1990-91 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!        *


Subject: Rapping/MTV - sucks!
From: (Vindicator)
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 91 20:35:51 PST

Well, I recently got a new Mac, I digitized the rap and played it back at
a higher speed.  It does sound more like Geddy than anyone else.  Some of
it is difficult to tell, then he will hit a word that gives it away, even
someone listening to it over the phone thought it was him.

As far as MTV is concerned.  I missed the premiere of the video.  Did
anyone tape it???  Please let me know.  I called and he said that they
will be playing it but he couldn't tell me when.  If I get it on tape I
will do a review as soon as possible.

If you want to you can call their 1-900 number and request it, but hey,
who knows if they even listen to that!

Vinnie - Dan


Date: Sat, 9 Nov 91 13:48 EDT
Subject: Many topics...


Since I haven't had a chance to post in a while, this message will
have a lot of subjects within it...

--  I read that the new video is on MuchMusic.  What is MuchMusic??
    And why isn't it on eMpTyV?

--  Anyone on here listen to the King Biscuit Flower Hour?
    Here in Pittsburgh, I can sometimes get good reception on
    Z107 (106.9).  Anyways, last week they broadcast a concert
    from P/G, taped in Toronto.  I don't have the P/G video, so
    I'm not sure if it's the same thing, but this is what they

Three Stooges Intro, but the King Biscuit guy was explaing Rush
to us over it.
The Spirit of Radio
The Enemy Within
Witch Hunt
New World Man
Distant Early Warning
Red Sector A
Closer to the Heart
Tom Sawyer
Finding My Way/In The Mood (I think.  I've never heard In The
  Mood, but I think that's what this was.)

Anyways, the concert was one hour minus some commercial breaks.
Also, he talked again ("we now return to Rush live in Tornoto", or
whatever) over the opening for Limelight.

--  $23 for a T-shirt??

--  My Rush tape collection has grown by 4 albums in the past
    few weeks:  I got FBN, COS, AFTK, and Hem.  Wow!!!

--  I never could have imagined Rush doing "Rivendell."

--  Does anyone else thk that the chorus to "Cinderella Man"
    sounds Beatle-esque?  I do, but I don't really know why.
    Maybe something related to "Nowhere Man"...

--  Is there any chance of Rush appearing on In Concert '91?
    They've had Yes, Neil Yound, Elton John, Grateful Dead, so
    it's not really a matter of taste.  Very little pop on there.

--  Do other radio stations out there play stuff like "Tom
    Sawyer" a lot?  'DVE here in Pittsburgh hardly ever does,
    but instead they really like The Trees, Subdivisions, Time
    Stand Still, Freewill, The Spirit of Radio.  Hardly ever the
    more popuplar MP material.  Oh yeah, and they seem to be
    playing a lot of Ghost of a Chance...

--  On a quasi-related note:  would you people recommend Eric
    Johnson's Ah Via Musicom?
Well, I'm done for now... TTYL



Date:         Mon, 11 Nov 91 14:33:08 EDT
From: Ian Nathan 
Subject:      Observation of Newspaper Reviews

I've been using my resources to check out reviews of the shows around the
country so far.

>From what I have seen the reviews are much more favorable this time than
they were for the PRESTO Tour.

This makes more anxious to see the show (Dec. 4 at Cap Ctr).

Oh well, less than a month now...

Ian Nathan
The George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

-I am getting sick and tired of people running around saying
"Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose" like they are sophisticated or


Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1991 13:55:09 -0600
From: Matt Jun 
Subject: Video Boots

Hi All.  I some people have audio boots of the show, but does anybody have
a video boot?  I have got to get...well, I don't want to spoil, so I've got
to get a video of one of the songs live.  Anybody know anything?

[ Please keep lists, etc. in private e-mail.  The NMS is not intended to
  be a forum for boot trading...                                :rush-mgr ]


Subject: !!!RTB Video Was Actually On MTV!!!
From: (Vindicator)
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 91 20:32:04 PST

Yup it's true, the video was finally on and I taped it.

I was house sitting for the weekend and the people I was sitting for
happen to have MTV.  So I was taping on 6 hour shifts hoping to get it.
For two days I was scanning the tapes only to find this 2ligit crap and a
bunch of other nonsense.  Then it happened...

As I was fast forwarding through a Tom Petty video, I looked down at the
TV Guide, and when I looked up... lo and behold,  there they were rockin
infront of the wall of dice.

I was suprised because they played the entire thing from beginning to
end.  Here is a brief synopsis,  if you don't want to see this just cover
your eyes or something.

The video starts out showing some album cover posters in a window, it
then shows a closeup where the kid on the cover comes to life.  We then
get to see gedster and those other two cool guys.  Neil has his new
drums, and yes geddy's hair is down, like the photo in Guitar Player.

They are playing before the wall of dice and it cuts between them and the
kid infront of the wall.  Soon the kid falls and breaks down a part of
the wall exposing the blue sky and other killer things.

The solo takes place with Alex in a sorta snowstorm of dice (way cool)
with some distant shots of him a geddy, you can only see their siloettes
infront of a bright light.  The rapper is a nifty skeleton, not really
animated but more like a marionette.  Very funny,  mohawk hair and all.

Neil sports his colorfull bandana and plays with energy, some coll shots
of him.  Overall, probibly my most favorite video of all time.  I have
watched it so much I think the quality of my tape in faultering.  If
anyone wants a copy please contact me via e-mail.

The only rub to the whole thing.  I calculated when it was played on MTV
according to my tape.  Not during the day.  Not primetime.  Nope, at 1 in
the morning PST, that means 3 or 4 on the east coast assuming there is no
delay.  Hey they played it,  but in great MTV fashion, they played it at
a very cheesy time.

After you see it answer this one question.  Who wouldn't like this video?


Well maybe some Finlanders....  but that's about it!\


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