Rush Song Of The Day - A Passage To Bangkok

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Rush, who recently released the R40 box set grace the cover of the latest issue of Prog, 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 Foo Fighter’s drummer Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins revealed his passion for progressive music back in the very third issue of Prog, when he eulogised about Rush (and Genesis). He’s also a subscriber to Prog Magazine to boot, so he knows what he’s talking about, and Taylor’s call is the live version of A Passage To Bangkok taken from the band’s 1981 live offering Exit… Stage Left.

“The live version of A Passage To Bangkok off Exit… Stage Left is probably my favourite Rush moment of all time,” says Hawkins. “I like this more than the album version; the feel is a bit funkier and some of the drumming is absolutely not of this world. Exit… Stage Left is probably my favourite Rush record, and this is definitely my favourite track from this record.”/o:p

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