Anthem: Rush in the ’70s, new Popoff book, boxes arrived today, selling, signing, shipping!

Spread the metal:

Anthem: Rush in the ‘70s



…has just arrived at the office and is ready for signing and shipping. Not at my website yet, but yes, boxes are here and I am sending them NOW.


The book is 354 pages, comprising my deepest dig into Rush ever. It’s twice as long as my other Rush books and hopefully it’ll stand as the most definitive book on this period, although there’s no stopping Rush scholarship.


It’s a textured hard cover book, sweetly appointed with foil and embossing. There are two eight-page colour sections, but other than that, it’s a 126,000-word deep dive into the origins of the band up to the end of 1979.


Toward that end, there’s extensive discussion of the childhood and teen years, leading into separate chapters on Rush, Fly by Night, Caress of Steel, 2112, All the World’s a Stage, A Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres.


Inspired by what I had to do on my recent Led Zeppelin and Clash books (i.e. writing 500 words on every single song), there’s far more song-by-song analysis than I stuck in any of my previous Rush titles. But there’s also a trove of unseen first-hand interview material with the band as well as engineers, producers, managers and other industry movers an’ shakers.


Books will be signed by me to you unless you wave your arms wildly and tell me otherwise within like half an hour of ordering!


Price including shipping:

US orders: $41.00 US funds

Int’l orders: $47.00 US funds

Canadian orders: $47.00 Cdn. Funds


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Or just do yer usual and direct funds to . Sweet postage savings to be had for multiple orders (or two of pretty much anything—long story, ask me!), especially for US orders.


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Satisfaction: 10 Albums That Changed My Life

Holy Smoke: Iron Maiden in the ‘90s

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