Today is Geddy Lee’s birthday, which means we’re celebrating all day with plenty of Rush tunes in rotation.
Since we pick one video to spotlight each day, we decided on a tune that brings the band full circle, in a way – the classic Rush tune, “Working Man.”
The tune of course was part of the band’s debut album in 1974.
This performance – in 2002 – happened to be the last song of their encore, on their last night of their Vapor Trails tour. The date was November 23rd, 2002 to be exact.
It brings back a ton of good memories for me, and I’m betting plenty of you. For me, this was one of the first songs I attempted to transcribe on the electric bass.
Of course, if I’d heard the instrumental break on this particular version, I might have decided on another tune!
Happy birthday, Geddy, and thanks for showing us the way.