Power WindowsApril 22, 2007
I tend to group these past three albums together as a kind of trilogy. Signals introduces the new, anti-Terry-Brown Rush sound and examines modern man, Grace Under Pressure brings it to a stark, grim territory, and then Power Windows brings it to big, epic topics. The song “Grand Designs” pretty well sums up the atmosphere of this album. So many of the songs are about huge concepts that motivate humanity: money, war, nationalism, nature, dreams, and so on.
Yesterday at the fancy Italian restaurant, a lady came up to me and said that she noticed the little Rush pin on my jacket. She asked if I was going to see them during this tour, and we talked a moment about how eagerly we were looking forward to the new album. It always makes my day to meet a fellow Rush fan. :D