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Alex Lifeson Appears on Jim McCarty's Solo Album Walking in the Wild Land

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It was nearly two years ago when we first heard that Alex Lifeson had recorded a track for an upcoming Jim McCarty solo project. McCarty, who is best known as the drummer for the Yardbirds and Renaissance, also employed the services of former Rush producer Terry Brown for his project.

The album, titled Walking in the Wild Land, was released last month and features twelve tracks. Lifeson appears on the album's sixth track, Soft In A Hard Place. His contribution to the track was described as "...a beautifully fluid guitar solo..." in this review.

You can listen to the entire track below, or directly at this LINK.
You can purchase the album in both CD and MP3 formats via this Amazon link.

Alex Lifeson Reminisces About Rush Opening for the NY Dolls Back in 1973

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Over the years, Rush have toured with dozens of other bands, including some rather odd choices like Sha Na Na (September 13th, 1974 at the University of Maryland) and Brian Auger & Oblivion Express and M-S Funk during a memorable April 27th, 1975 show at the Richmond Arena in Richmond, Virginia.

However perhaps one of the most famous, or infamous, acts Rush shared the stage with would have to be the NY Dolls, an American hard rock band that formed in New York City in 1971.

Rush and the NY Dolls performed two shows on October 27th, 1973 at the Victory Burlesque Theatre in Toronto. Alex Lifeson recently looked back at that show in an article he wrote for the West End Phoenix:"...The date was October 27, 1973, and Rush was opening for the New York Dolls. They were a pleasant enough group of fellows who spoke to us not at all, but enthusiastically enjoyed the vibrant conversation and company of their “friends” (I think they were), who also dressed like New York Dolls, but drunk…