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          The National Midnight Star, Number 431

                 Friday, 14 February 1992
                      (Part 1 of 2)
Today's Topics:
                 Radio Daze and T-shirts
                     Poll for USENET
                  Equipment endorsements
               Dudes....& Support bands...
                        UK singles
                       RUSH & MOPAR
                  The New Rush Tour List
                   1st concert, Parents
                       Primus notes
     Re:  02/06/92 - The National Midnight Star #430
                   Favorite Bass Lines
     Alex on Radio(Should have posted this LONG ago!)
                       ALBUM COVERS
             Tres Update de Cassette Poll Dos
                   Re: Parents and Rush
                     First RUSH Show
                      T-shirts, MTV
                  user names on t-shirts
                    Rush at New Haven!
                       Bootleg List

From: Editor, The National Midnight Star (Posthumously?)
Subject: Administrivia

Just a quickie, then back to the vaporizer.  Sorry about the lack o'NMS
this week, but I've been concentrating on not being totally overcome by a
disgusting cold.  I've been off work for the last week, and it's the first 
time I've been out of work more than three days ... ever.  I'm recovering,
(thanks for the cards & letters), and will be more-or-less back on track
next week.  There will be two NMS's today (missed getting only one by 3K),
but the admin. mail is as yet unread.  If you sent an unsub. message or a
change of addr. message in the last week, I probably haven't gotten to it
yet.  I'll get through all of these before I send out the first NMS next
week.  Now, on with the (cough) show...



From: (Jay Martin)
Subject: Radio Daze and T-shirts
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 92 17:43:09 EST

Hi there,
	This is my first posting and have a few things to mention here.

Speaking of GOAC radio play, WBCN in Boston has a top 10 requests of the
week on Friday.  Last Friday, January 31, the boyz were #2 with GOAC, up
one position from #3 the week previous.  Will find out how they fare this
week and I'll keep ya informed.  For those local, I think the Countdown
starts at 12:00 noon.

The T-shirt design resembling a tabloid is a good idea and I like some
of the punnies (spelling on purpuse) that are mentioned, but I didn't
like the idea of "Rock Band Plagued by Cancer".  In my opinion this was
too negative.  I liked the "Rabid Sundogs", "Turn the Page" and the
Pentagram references also.
We may want to make the design of the tee's generic, meaning not pertaining
to a tour/album period, so we can wear them for years to come.  Unless of
course the people involved in making the tees are willing to do this during
the next album/tour?  Just my thoughts.

Back on the subject of best shows/tours, my most memorable show was a
HYF show at the Worcester Centrum back in 1988 I think.  I think the guys were
pretty charged up for this show and showed the kind of energy and fun that
I'm hearing from some of you during this current tour; and the balloons
dropping from the ceiling and my seats (2nd row) helped out also.
I guess it just depends on when you catch them and where.
The show at Worcester on the 10th of December was pretty good, but the sound
was off, (couldn't hear Alex's GTR that well, bad acoustics, etc), and Alex
didn't do his _break_dance_ routine.  Oh well.

If anyone has anymore information about the New Haven show please email
me.  I thought someone mentioned that tix were going on sale.

$  Jay D. Martin 			Internet: $
$									 $
$ "You know how that rabbit feels going under your speeding wheels" 	 $


From: (Amy Moseley Rupp)
Subject: Poll for USENET
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 92 17:28:14 CST

The guy conducting the poll on for best Rush albums
thinks he has too few entries for Rush--only 50 something compared
with Pink Floyd's 100+.  I told him it's pretty difficult for
Rush fans to rank all 1* of their albums in likable order.  It is
for me anyway.

[ That, and some of us don't have time for r.m.m and the bashing...
                                                            rush-mgr ]

So, why don't you who care send me JUST YOUR FAVOURITES and I'll
put together a ballot from the NMS?  If you feel like ranking all
of them, post to, or write me.  If you're like me,
and you don't want to rank them all, send me just the favourite ones.
If you don't want Rush discussed in, flame them.
If there's going to be such a poll I'd like to see true Rush fans
determine the outcome.
Amy J. Moseley Rupp                         Hey twentysomethings!
Motorola Computer Group                     Listen to Austin's 107.7 FM!
(512) 329-7117                  :)          It's the music we're growing up or                   with, not a yuppie reminiscent
uunet!!oakhill!arla!amy        repetitive station.


Date: Thu, 6 Feb 92 15:42:50 PST
From: Jeff Gray 
Subject: Equipment endorsements

Don't forget that Alex endorses the infamous Khrumy amplifiers!  And Winchell's
donuts too, I suppose.

OPQ:"The lingering taste of toothpaste made the milk go down a bit funny,
     but you know, them Chex, they do satisfy."


Date: Thu, 6 Feb 92 20:23:11 EST
From: jalhart@skidmore.EDU (Lerxst)
Subject: Miami

I am planning on coming down to the Miami Arena show (and St. Pete) and I was
wondering if anyone in that area knows anything about the seating at the
Arena.  I have Floor Section 5 row C seat 10 and I was wondering if it is
any good.  It was golden circle ($35.00) so it better be good!
Please let me know.  Thanks.

Ken F.


Date: Thu, 6 Feb 92 20:26:30 EST
From: (richard wood)
Subject: T-shirts...again!!

	I just wanted to add my vote to the tabloid idea, especially the
headline ideas submitted by Hans Gruenig.  As far as putting everyone's
names on the back-nice idea, but sounds impossible.  I like Guy Kendall's
idea about listing the names of cities from RUSH songs as though they were
the actual tour dates.  I don't care what they are made of as long as they
don't shrink like the real tour shirts.  With that in mind, either pre-shrunk
100% cotton or 50/50 seems to be the best ideas.  It would also be nice if
the design could be scanned to a .gif file at the ftp site so that everyone
could look at it an decide whether or not they want it.  So far, everything
sounds great.  I hope they turn out to be just as good.



"All of us get lost in the darkness,
   dreamers learn to steer by the stars."


Subject: Dudes....& Support bands...
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 92 16:17:29 GMT
From: "... Moschops ...." 

Hi Guys......
	Long time no write ( Exams.....dont ya just love em )

	Just A few things....

	Who of the British NMS readers are going to
	the April - London Wembley shows....

	Give me a call - Or Ill see ya there....

	Does anybody know whos supporting the guys
	on the British/European part of the tour...


	That would be soooooooo cool...



*                            *  Fave Bands include - Rush,Queensryche,     *
**  Kings X,Megadeth,Metallica,Dweezil Zappa.  *
*             or             *  Marillion,Fish,Van Halen,Extreme           *
*  *                                             *
*                            *        R I P : Gene Roddenberry             *

Heres something to think about..........
	Do you realize our planet has lung cancer.......


From: Andrew Brooks 
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 92 12:45:18 GMT
Subject: UK singles

Roll The Bones should be released as a single in the UK on 10th February
in the following formats:
  7 inch single
  Cassette single
  12 inch photo pack, with previously unseen photos of the band
  Hologram CD double pack
  Square white disc in a black sleeve with holes in (like dice!)
It is hoped that all formats will contain a previously unreleased live track
and an exclusive interview with Alex, Neil and Geddy.

On 6th April, just before the UK concerts, Ghost of a Chance will be released
in four (as yet undecided) formats.

Thanks to Mick from the Spirit of Rush for the information.



Date: Thu, 6 Feb 92 16:19:13 -0600
From: (PUNISHER - The Guilty Will Be Punished)
Subject: RUSH & MOPAR


This is my first post in a looong time.  (By the way, I have assumed another
identity - I used to be Daredevil :))

I was at UT's AV library, and was listening to Presto when I heard something
that I couldn't believe.  I rushed home (no pun intended) and looked at the
lyrics to Presto.  Though RTB has been in the forefront, I could not believe
that I missed the Mopar connection.

(for those of you non car buffs, this will mean nothing)

"Boy before the mirror, checks his camouflage"
"Polishes his armor, and the CHARGER in the garage"

Charger is obviously the muscle car from the '60s (and my ALL time favorite

Just another one of my crazy obsessions (Chargers - check my .plan! :))

Well, I"m going to see the boyz in Austin on 2/20; so I'll send in my review

See you!

(formerly Daredevil - The Man Without Fear)


Internet : (SUN/OS)     Bitnet: daredvil@utxvm
  (SUN/OS)     Bitnet: punisher@utxvm
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          (BSD UNIX)   ICBMnet: 47' 8" 44' 4"
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UUnet    : uunet!!

                               "FACTUM FIT"


Date: Fri, 7 Feb 92 03:16:04 -0500
From: meg (******* Meg *******)
Subject: The New Rush Tour List

The newest version of the "Unofficial" Rush tour list is on the
ftp site at syrinx in /incoming. It includes the tentative dates
for Europe for this tour, so is not final. If you find any corrections,
additions or anything else drop me a line.

[ Ok, it's been moved to the file "tour.dates.020792" in the 'special'
  directory at the ftp site.  Thanks Meg!                      :rush-mgr ]



Date: Thu, 6 Feb 92 23:26:17 HST
From: hinano@wasabi.pbrc.Hawaii.Edu (Hinano Akaka)
Subject: 1st concert, Parents

My first Rush concert -- I will never forget.  They came down to
Hawaii in November of 1984.  They did every song from GUP except
"Afterimage" and "Kid Gloves".  Dammit, I wish they'd come back...

About parents being into Rush -- my parents like Rush; my mom mostly
since my dad's main music is classical (turn it up!).  My mom prefers
their older stuff, but she likes RTB pretty much, too.  My dad is
really "supportive"; after all, it's his computer address I'm using
for this!, and I remember one incident that was really great.  When
rock CD's were just coming out, my dad took me down to the record
store and we looked around for any Rush CD's.  He found "Moving
Pictures" and bought it for me.  We went home and started to blast the
hell out of it.  In the middle of "Tom Sawyer", he happened to walk
past the stereo and turned it up even more!!!  It sounded like a
private Rush concert in the living room.  Damn, that was fun!



Subject: Primus notes
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 92 03:41:58 -0800

 > Primus was good, too - Les Claypool paid a lot of attention to the side
 > of the Coliseum we were on, so that was neat. The best parts of Primus:
 > they broke into a cover of Ministry's "Thieves," which was pretty
 > interesting, and then Claypool brought out this standup electric bass,
 > had a bow, and started playing "Kashmir" with it. A few bars into that,
 > he says "I bought this thing in a junk shop for $150, and I've been
 > holding the bow like a baseball bat. Tonight, Alex showed me the correct
 > way to hold the bow." Also said: "WHO ARE THESE BASTARDS???! I paid GOOD
 > MONEY te see this show, and I'm sitting here watching THESE BASTARDS???"

I really wish I could have gone to both shows.  Primus are such clowns; you
never know what they're gonna do.  For the first Oakland show, they covered
Peter Gabriel's "Intruder", which no one in the audience seemed to recognize
(it took me a half-minute myself); they did the "Kashmir" bow-thing at the
beginning of "Seas of Cheese"; and they also broke into the intro to
Metallica's "Master of Puppets" in the middle of "Too Many Puppies".
(Actually, they do this a lot, though I never noticed the Puppies--Puppets
connection until now....)  They used to do Pink Floyd's "In The Flesh/Run
Like Hell", as well as the intro to "YYZ", and now there's even a radio-only
single of their cover of XTC's "Making Plans for Nigel".

I'm seriously considering starting a Primus mailing list... do people think
there would be enough interest in this?  I feel I'm qualified to run one
after having seen them for the fifth time...

ObRush: The concert was all-around excellent.  What can I say?  I hope they
keep this up for another 18 years.  I can't wait until they start pulling
out "oldies" like "Afterimage" and "Countdown"...

-- DougO

P.S. Maybe Rush'll listen to Primus's "Eleven" and become re-inspired to do
odd time signatures again...  I can dream, can't I?

P.P.S.  Oh yeah, in case anyone forgot:
		PRIMUS SUCKS!!!!!!!!!


Date: Fri, 7 Feb 92 12:33:50 GMT
From: (Philip Arickx)
Subject: Re:  02/06/92 - The National Midnight Star #430

Hi dudes,

First of all, does anybody know if/when Rush will be touring Europe ?
And will they play in Belgium ?

RTB got played once on MTV Europe, in a request program called 'Ray's
Request'. It was asked by somebody from Sweden or Norway.
Claiming he was the world's biggest Rush fan.

If at all possible, put me down for a T-shirt too. But I don't know
if that is very practical, Belgium being a long way off...

I think the favourite band poll should be elaborated, something like a top 5
of favourite bands, or rather favourite albums ?
My vote goes to Marillion.

Greetings from Belgium,



Date: Fri, 7 Feb 92 08:59:40 EST
From: "Larry Salomon, Jr.        (T/L) 862-3934      " 
Subject: Favorite Bass Lines

One that continually amazes me is the bass line to "Turn the Page",
especially the "off note" in it (us musicians call them "color notes"
:) .  You can here it really good in the first line of the song -
"Nothing can survive in a vaccuum...".

Larry Salomon, Jr. (aka 'Q')            LARRYS@YKTVMV.BITNET
OS/2 Applications and Tools   
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY          


Date: Fri, 07 Feb 1992 10:18:46 EST
From: The Doug-meister 
Subject: Alex on Radio(Should have posted this LONG ago!)

When I was on my way to seeing Rush in Worcester, MA on Dec. 10, some
Boston radio station, WAAF I think, was interviewing Alex backstage.
One of the things discussed was "Where's My Thing?"

WAAF> I like what you guys wrote on the album about "Where's My Thing"
      being the FOURTH part of the Gangster of Boats TRILOGY!
Alex> Just wait'll you hear the FIFTH!

Well, I thought it was kind of funny...

Doug B.

"Get out there and rock, and roll the bones; get busy!"


Date: Fri, 07 Feb 92 10:46:04 -0500

To the person gathering opinions about ablbum covers,

	I have to cast my vote for 'Best Rush Album Cover' to...

	Caress of Steel.

I have a question regarding this cool cover.  I bought my CoS CD in
Tokyo and in addition to all the Japanese lyrics and the intro
paragraph (which I can't read), the back of the booklet looks like the
front except for having a totally different picture.  The front has of
course the Necromancer, the Evil Prism, the snake, and brew-vapors in
the picture, and the back has kind of a nature scene with a river and a
tree, and it looks as if its near a cliff...  I like to call it the
'Bacchus Plateau'. Does everyone else have this second picture on the
back of their CD booklet?  Love to hear from you.  Bye


Date: Fri, 7 Feb 92 12:35:12 -0500
From: "Douglas G Schwabe" 
Subject: Tres Update de Cassette Poll Dos

Just a reminder that the Cassette Poll is still alive and kicking, so please
send a list of your favorite 20 to 25 Rush songs to the following addresses:



"Just remember, Dave, you may have the show, but I have the babe"

                                        Larry (Nothing beats a BUD) Melman
                                       from David Letterman's 10 Anniversery


Subject: Re: Parents and Rush
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 92 9:47:03 PST
From: Doug Grumann 

> I was wondering how many of you Rushians have parents who are
> also fans.

How about wondering how many of us have KIDS who are also fans?  :-)

5 year-old favorite: The Trees.

Unrelated note: is anyone else slightly bothered by the fact that 35% of
the thousand-or-so lines of TNMS consists of SIGNATURES!?!?


Date: Fri, 7 Feb 92 14:54 EST
Subject: First RUSH Show

Hello folks,

> What was your first Rush concert?

Mine was the AFTK tour at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Florida.
There were 2 bands that opened for Rush that night.  First was
a band called Head East...they sucked.  Next was probably the
best opening act Rush ever had - the Pat Travers Band.
All in all a great show.  Tickets were general admission and cost
$6.50.  What a deal!

By the way, this was right after I saw them on Don Kirshner's
Rock Concert.  Thanks Don!

Mike T.


Date: Sat, 8 Feb 1992 14:47 EST
From: "Multitasking... AMIGA STYLE!!" 
Subject: GRRRR!

	Well, for all of you people who write in stories about how you
have met members of the band, next time you see one of the boyz, tell 'em
What's the deal??? Baltimore WANTS its share of Rush!!!!

	Oh well... this is a REAL bummer. Richmond is too far of a drive
for me. Guess I will just have to live with the "sweet memories" of the
DC Capital Center show. :(

	BTW.. add my name to those who are looking for RTB boots..

| From the Amiga   *      Multitasking...     * Opinions are provided,        |
|    of...         *      ---------------     *   The future pre-decided,     |
|     -.EZ.-       *   A M I G A   S T Y L E  *   Detached and subdivided     |
| *   =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=  * In the mass production zone!  |


Date: Sat, 8 Feb 1992 18:06 EST
Subject: T-shirts, MTV

1st: someone was surprised when he/she heard "Show Don't Tell"
used to cut to or from a commercial on MTV's Most Wanted. Well,
several other people have mentioned this, I've heard it myself--
seems as though it's a common riff for them to use on the show...

More T-shirt ideas:
"Axe-wielding maniac seen chopping down trees"
"Insane sports car driver arrested"
"Mr. and Mrs. Reagan drop from society--'the stars weren't
aligned,' friends say"
"How this janitor got rich quick--'they thought I was just
someone to talk to, someone to sweep the floors"

I'll make up some more later...



Subject: user names on t-shirts
From: (Vindicator)
Date: Sat, 08 Feb 92 00:30:07 PST

Just a last minute suggestion on the NMS shirts

If there are going to be articles on the front or back with headlines,
like a tabloid, then possibly the text that goes below the headlines
could consist of the NMS members, just listed on after another. Possibly?

Also I will be transcribing the following

The SPIN article "Confessions of a Rush Fan"
The San Jose Mercury News "Eye"  interview with Neil P.
The San Jose Mercury News "Eye"  Oakland concert review

I will do all those as soon and quickly as possible.  Rush-mgr, should I
send them separate or as one post?  Just a wondrin!

[ Please send them individually to the Admin. address.  Thanks!    :rush-mgr ]


"I was walking around like a man with a slight concussion."
                        -William Lee "Naked Lunch"


From: (Dennis Rivard)
Subject: Rush at New Haven!
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 92 9:37:49 EST

Well New England Rush fans, I have it on good authority that Rush is
coming to New Haven, CT for another show!

My girlfriend works in the music dept. at Lechmere, and in the latest
music notes, they list upcoming concerts, and Rush is listed for New
Haven, CT for March.... I beleive the date is the 16th, but I forget
AAARGH! I'll ask her tonight and confirm it... I don't know if tickets
have gone on sale yet, we're calling this week to find out.


P.S. - anyone know if I have to call a different ticket master for New
Haven tickets, or can I call the Boston one?


From: Steven Harold Rodrigues 
Subject: T-shirts
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 92 15:56:15 CST

Even though I can no longer keep up with the traffic on the NMS, I would
still be *really* interested in a T-shirt... would whomever is doing these
please let poor, currently-unsubscribed souls like me know when this idea comes

Steve Rodrigues          | 'I shall despair. There is no creature loves me; | And if I die, no soul will pity me./ Nay, wherefore
Rice Computer Science    | should they, since that I myself / Find in myself no
                         | pity to myself?' - Richard III, V.iii.


Date: Sun, 9 Feb 92 18:48:53 CST
From: Michael Silverman 
Subject: Bootleg List

I am the new person in charge of the Avaliable boots list. I currently
have a listing of the bootlegs avaliable, and who owns them. If any
one wants the list(s), they can send me mail requesting the list,
and I will send it. It *will not* be avaliable by ftp; you will have
to write and request the list. I check my mail daily, so this should
not be a problem. The list is slightly out of date, as it contains
no boots from the Presto or Roll the Bones tours. It also doens't
list any of the CD bootlegs avaliable, so if anyone has these, please
let me know so I can add them to the list.

[ Just for the record, the NMS neither supports nor condones the taping of
  concerts.  PLEASE keep any mail (replies) concerning "rarities" to e-mail.
  Thank you for your support.                                    :rush-mgr ]

       __o                  Mike Silverman
     _ \<,_
    (*)/ (*)
"You can do a lot in a lifetime / If you don't burn out too fast
 You can make the most of the distance / First you need endurance
 First you've got to last..." - Neil Peart, RUSH

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