Winner, 2012 IASPM Canada Book Prize
Acknowledgments Introduction 1. "Anywhere But Here": Rush and Suburban Desires for Escape 2. "Swimming Against the Stream": Individualism and Middle-Class Subjectivity in Rush 3. "The Work of Gifted Hands": Professionalism and Virtuosity in Rush's Style 4. "Experience to Extremes": Discipline, Detachment, and Excess in Rush 5. "Reflected in Another Pair of Eyes": Representations of Rush Fandom 6. "Scoffing at the Wise?": Rush, Rock Criticism, and the Middlebrow Notes Works Cited Selected Discography Index
Chris McDonald is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in popular music studies. He teaches at Cape Breton University.
"A well-researched, provocative glimpse into one of the most popular, yet oft-overlooked bands in the history of rock." Theo Cateforis, editor of The Rock History Reader