My best friend through middle and high school had a TV and music.
We'd walk to school each day. Often I would get to his household early to listen to MTV in the early 80s for a few minutes, cause well we didn't have a TV much less cable in my household. He did.
I recall his brother had a turntable. Nobody was around. He time put on Rush for me. It was like no music I'd ever heard before. I don't fault the music my parents listened to. It kind of rocked. I mean the "Man In Black" is (bought dad the entire box set), well enough said. John Denver. But they were not listening to Rush.
I'd never heard anything like Rush before.
Trying to find the words ....
I often joke, even write here about the best bands I've seen. I've seen many. This is not one of them.
This is the one band I have not seen live that I would LOVE to see live. They might play this:
I'd argue a top five song of the last ten years. Not written in the last five years, but my listening. Watch the video.
Hail to my friend. Glad we listened on your brother's bed to Rush.