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Thursday, November 24, 2016
RUSH - Their first synthesizer - a MINIMOOG
Published on Nov 23, 2016 Specter Resurrected Studio
"The Minimoog is a monophonic analog synthesizer, invented by Bill Hemsath and Robert Moog. It was released in 1970 by R.A. Moog Inc. and production was stopped in 1981. But you can still get the Voyager model, they run about $3,000.00.
Rush is known for its eclectic lyrics drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. The band's musical style has changed several times over the years, from a blues-inspired hard rock beginning, later moving into progressive rock, and including a period marked by heavy use of synthesizers. RUSH first used one in the song 'Tom Sawyer', which was in 1980."