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Rush Song Of The Day - Natural Science

Natural Science (from Permanent Waves, 1980)

Rush, who recently released the R40 box set grace the cover of the latest issue ofProg, and in the same issue we called upon 40 famous Rush fans to reveal their favourite Rush songs. Over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you some of those choices. Today it’s the choice of fellow Canadian’s Voivod, whose drummer Michel ‘Away’ Langevin has opted for Natural Science from 1980’s Permanent Waves.

“If I have to name one song that combines all the elements I like from Rush,” says Langevin, “it would be Natural Science from the album Permanent Waves. It’s a multi-part epic with a sci-fi quantum physics theme, and a touch of militant environmental consciousness!”/o:p

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Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.