a 30 year-plus fan of the Canadian rock band, Rush, I was
fairly sure I was a know-it-all about the band. After all,
I had attended 38 concerts and met the band members three
times. I owned every book about them, read every magazine
article, and was a member of the Rush Backstage Fan Club.
If there was a bit of trivia about Rush, I knew it. That was
my story and I was sticking to it. I initially expressed skepticism
about this book, but my friend, John Patuto of Cygnus
X1.net said he was giving it a chance, and so should I.
He even contacted the author, Max Mobley, and helped secure
me a review copy. As it turns out, I was not a know-it-all;
I was merely a know-it-some!
I must say, I
was blown away by the book. Mobley did so much research and
supplied an incredible amount of detail about the band, their
music, their equipment, their history, their concert tours
and more. Rush is often considered to be “The Thinking
Man’s band,” and this is certainly the thinking
man’s (or woman’s!) book for new fans and long-time
die-hard fans alike.
Mobley has written
all of this information with a humorous touch and imparts
the feeling that he is talking with you, sharing the stories
of Rush, rather than just facts. I found myself laughing aloud,
smiling, and generally overwhelmed with a joyous feeling while
reading all sorts of information about my favorite rock trio.
A wide array of black and white photographs are included,
as well as a bibliography and a detailed index.
this day forward, whenever I have a question about Rush, the
book RUSH FAQ is going to be my go-to source, my
Rush bible, and will also be a book I can turn to for hours
of unlimited enjoyment.
Thank you, Max
Mobley, for putting together the definitive book of Rush information;
you have done Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart proud,
and as a fan I truly appreciate it! If you like the band Rush,
and want to learn more about them, then this is THE book you
want to add to your collection!
You can find Max
Mobley online at Max