Last week, Rush premiered one of the bonus tracks from their upcoming R40 boxset. The track, "I’ve Been Runnin'" was recorded during the band's concert at the Laura Secord Secondary School in St. Catharines, Ontario during the Spring of 1974. The latest track also from that performance is called "The Loser":
Radio.com has posted another segment of their interview with Alex Lifeson where they discuss the track:What do you remember about the song “The Loser?”You can read the entire interview at this LINK.
I honestly don’t remember that song, and I didn’t remember it until I actually saw the footage of us playing it. And I didn’t remember it was called ‘The Loser.” So much for my memory! We wrote so many songs in the early days, and half of them fell by the wayside. A while back, Alex uncovered a demo tape that he and I had done for copyright purposes. Since we couldn’t write music, the only way you could submit a song for copyright in those days was, you’d record it. Alex would play guitar and I would sing onto a tape. We found one of these very basic tapes. I just could not remember half of the songs that were there. It was just teenage ramblings.
R40 can be pre-ordered directly at this LINK and is currently selling for $101.59 for the Blu-Ray edition and $112.48 for the DVD edition. Complete details about the release are available HERE.
Thanks to everyone who alerted me to the interview and video!
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