The Girl Who Listens to Rush. Is There Another Song Referencing Pre-Peart Drummer John Rutsey?

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I'm trying to convince my band to cover the awesome Nerfherder song (with a great array of tiny toms), The Girl Who Listens to Rush.

Has any other band specifically referenced Neil Peart in a song? How about John Rutsey?

I'll post the song, but here are some sample lyrics:

[Verse]
From the back of the stadium
She's easy to see
Standing up at the stage
In her Starman tee
From "Anthem" to "Limelight"
To "YYZ"
She's the girl who listened to Rush

[Verse 2]
And all of the rockers
And all of the heshers
Well they dreamed of the day
That they might get her
And drive her away
In a "Red Barchetta"
She's the girl who listened to Rush

[Chorus]
Philosophers and ploughmen
They can't resist her call
They cannot choose
Not to decide
So they've got no choice at all
They've gotta love her

[Verse 3]
No, she doesn't say "Pert"
And she doesn't say "Part"
Yeah, she knows it's "Neil Peert"
‘Cause he's close to her heart
Say a prayer for John Rutsey
He was there at the start
She's the girl who listened to Rush

 
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Cute song! To answer the question, "why don't girls listen to RUSH?". The answer is that the front man is nothing to look at.
 

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in the rush documentary that deals a lot with their fans...there were quite a few women.
I can't think of any rush name dropping...
 

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That was a cool song!

I've been going to Rush concerts since 1977. The percentage of females that I saw very slowly began to increase when they hit pay dirt with "Moving Pictures." I actually went to a Rush concert in the early 90s with two female friends; they were two of ummm.....very few females in attendance.
Something happened in the mid 90s....I began to see more and more women. Most were girls dragged there by their boyfriends, I'd imagine - you'd see them hurrying out at the end, pulling their dates toward the exits as fast as they could. Then later on, I actually began to see women at shows getting into the music. I remember talking to a girl in the food line at one show; I asked her if she was a fan, and she wasn't surprised at all by the question. "Oh yeah, love 'em, recently became a fan," she said. "What got you into them?" I asked, doubting that I'd hear about Geddy's killer bass runs or Neil's epic solos. Her response blindsided me: she told me that Rush's lyrics were about intellect, inner strength, fantasy...and she remarked how popular music (at the time) was full of misogyny and sexism, and that she was burned out on sappy love songs. She thought they were a breath of fresh air. I didn't see that one coming.
 

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[Verse]
From the back of the stadium
She's easy to see
Standing up at the stage
In her Starman tee
From "Anthem" to "Limelight"
To "YYZ"
She's the girl who listened to Rush
Rush is a Canadian band. They speak English in Canada. "YYZ" is pronounced "why why ZED" in English. That doesn't rhyme in that verse. Just sayin'...
 

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Rush is a Canadian band. They speak English in Canada. "YYZ" is pronounced "why why ZED" in English. That doesn't rhyme in that verse. Just sayin'...
We all know the guy who calls a home's entrance hall a "foy-yeah," don't we? Yours is the most Rush-fan comment you could have made. Congratulations.
 

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There was a guy at the old Drumweb form that went by "The Ploughman".
Pretty cool dude, from what I remember.
 

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I'm trying to convince my band to cover the awesome Nerfherder song (with a great array of tiny toms), The Girl Who Listens to Rush.

Has any other band specifically referenced Neil Peart in a song? How about John Rutsey?

I'll post the song, but here are some sample lyrics:

[Verse]
From the back of the stadium
She's easy to see
Standing up at the stage
In her Starman tee
From "Anthem" to "Limelight"
To "YYZ"
She's the girl who listened to Rush

[Verse 2]
And all of the rockers
And all of the heshers
Well they dreamed of the day
That they might get her
And drive her away
In a "Red Barchetta"
She's the girl who listened to Rush

[Chorus]
Philosophers and ploughmen
They can't resist her call
They cannot choose
Not to decide
So they've got no choice at all
They've gotta love her

[Verse 3]
No, she doesn't say "Pert"
And she doesn't say "Part"
Yeah, she knows it's "Neil Peert"
‘Cause he's close to her heart
Say a prayer for John Rutsey
He was there at the start
She's the girl who listened to Rush

No way, Vistalite Black. You know no girl ever listened to Rush. This is a folk tale they're singing about.
 

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