• Review: Rush doc charts journey of unlikely rock heroes
Michael Calore, Wired Magazine Deciding they’d rather go down fighting than cave to The Man, the trio took what it thought would be its last trip into the studio. The result was 2112, a concept album whose title track is a heavy, side-long epic. This time, the kids dug it. The record went gold solely through word of mouth. The 22-minute musical narrative didn’t get any radio play, and critics dismissed it as a pretentious joke, but the fans responded to the message of the lyrics, which speak of the importance of individual freedoms in an oppressive society. Some of those fans even started buying Ayn Rand novels after Peart name-checked her in the liner notes.