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Post by rushlight » Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:30 pm

Anybody read Visions? Rush biography by Bill Banisiewicz? There was a part in the book when John Rutsey was still around. Geddy was kicked out of Rush and he went to find some other band for awhile. John was the one who said Geddy's spotlight should be turned off. Do you think he was jeolous of Geddy? :?
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Post by awip2062 » Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:11 pm

I have only read part of it. I don't know if he was jealous or what. Hmmmm.....
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Post by rushlight » Fri Dec 19, 2003 10:14 pm

Maybe. Geddy was drawing people to him with his voice and I guess John felt ignored. Then again John was probably going through his own problems which later made him decide to leave the band.
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Post by New World Man » Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:18 am

when was the book published?
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Post by Sir Myghin » Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:33 am

late 70's early 80's i bleeive my friend got it from his uncle along with many of the old rush guitar books you can no longer get

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Post by by-tor » Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:27 am

New World Man wrote:when was the book published?
Right after Hold Your Fire.

You can find it on eBay now-a-days, but it's been out of print for quite some time.
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Post by Kares4Rush » Sat Dec 20, 2003 9:11 am

You can also read the book on line "in toto" here:

http://www.2112.net/powerwindows/book_visions0.htm

The early beginnings of the band are, I think, indicitive of any band starting in those days. Even Alex didn't want Neil as the drummer at first when Rutsey left but Geddy convinced him.
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Post by AnalogK » Sun Dec 21, 2003 3:16 am

Why did Rutsky Leave?
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Post by by-tor » Sun Dec 21, 2003 9:28 am

AnalogK wrote:Why did Rutsky Leave?
The best answer you'll find anywhere (Visions, Rush FAQ, alt.music.rush, etc.) is, 'personal reasons'. Some sources say that he was sick with some long term illness (like we always hear that Neil has cancer), while others say he just wanted to do the band as a part time thing, and had no desire to go on any sort of tour.
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