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Cynic Choose Their Favourite Rush Song

Sean Reinart On Jacob's Ladder, His Favourite Rush Song

Famous Rush Fans Pick Their Favourite Rush Songs

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 Sean Reinart, drummer with cerebral Floridian prog band Cynic, who has opted for the forbidding air and quirky time signatures of Jacob's Ladder from 1979's Permanent Waves album.

“My favourite Rush song would have to be Jacob's Ladder from the Permanent Waves album," says Sean. "From the start of the tune in 11/8 (5/8-6/8), with the vocals coming in in 4/4, how could a musician not love this tune? Without sacrificing originality Rush have always had the uncanny ability to make odd time/odd meter into a catchy radio-friendly experience. Take a big hit… put your headphones on and remember what 1979 sounded like.”

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