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The Burbs

Today is the first anniversary of the death of Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. he found growing up in the suburbs connected him to many of the band’s fans. The song Subdivisions from Sinals is all about that. here is Neil

“That was autobiographical, because I did grow up in the subdivisions background. So much of our audiences were coming from the same background of the suburbs and just finding it so stultifying, and were turning to the same escapes as I did – fantasy and science fiction and rock music and things like that — that would take them outside of it. Things that were larger and more colorful and louder and more spectacular than their backgrounds. I just saw it as a common thread that we shared with a large portion of our audience and something that I was happy to express from my own life.”

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