The Spirit of Radio – Rush (1980)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, The Spirit of Radio by Rush. The record was released in 1980, on the Mercury record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a a typical vintage microphone as used for early radio broadcasts.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Rush, Progressive Rock, Radio, Broadcasting or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: The Spirit of Radio
Media Artist/s: Rush
Record Label: Mercury
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / Progressive Rock

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Rush – The Artist/s

Rush was a Canadian rock band consisting of Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars), and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyricist). Formed in 1968, the band went through several configurations until arriving at its longest and classic line-up when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group’s first tour of the United States. Rush is known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. The band’s musical style has changed several times over the years, from a blues-inspired hard rock beginning, later moving into progressive rock, and including a period marked by heavy use of synthesizers. In the early 1990s, Rush returned to a guitar-driven hard rock sound, which continued for the rest of their career. Rush announced plans to cease large-scale touring at the end of 2015, following the conclusion of their R40 Live Tour. After nearly three years of an uncertain future, Lifeson reluctantly announced in January 2018 that the band was not going to continue. Peart died of brain cancer at the age of 67 on January 7, 2020.

The Spirit of Radio – The Song

The Spirit of Radio’ is a song released in 1980 by the Canadian rock band Rush from their album Permanent Waves. The song’s name was inspired by Toronto radio station CFNY-FM’s slogan. It was significant in the growing popularity of the band not just in Canada but in the US and the UK. “The Spirit of Radio” features the band experimenting with a reggae style in its closing section. Reggae would be explored further on the band’s next three records, Moving Pictures, Signals, and Grace Under Pressure. The group had experimented with reggae-influenced riffs in the studio and had come up with a reggae introduction to “Working Man” on their tours, so they decided to incorporate a passage into “The Spirit of Radio”.

Vintage Radio Microphone – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a vintage microphone as used for early radio broadcast.  A microphone, colloquially nicknamed mic or mike is a transducer that converts sound into an electrical signal. Microphones are used in many applications such as telephones, public address systems for concert halls and public events, motion picture production, live and recorded audio engineering, sound recording, two-way radios. Several different types of microphone are in use, which employ different methods to convert the air pressure variations of a sound wave to an electrical signal. The image used here is loosely based on the Shure Brothers microphone, model 55s, Multi-Impedance “Small Unidyne” Dynamic from 1951.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Group / Band

Decade

80's

Gender

Male

Nationality

Canadian

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