In a new interview on Meltdown show, Rush bassist Geddy Lee talked about the rough moments in their career.
“Well, certainly we were sort of headed in the unsuccessful direction until we did [1976’s] ‘2112.’
“I think a lot of fans know that story. We were really struggling. On the [1975’s] ‘Caress of Steel’ tour, we were really playing smaller venues.
“We were playing with a fellow named Ted Nugent, and both of us are playing small venues and clubs in the south and south-west. It was seeming like our dreams weren’t going to come true in the near future.
“But then, we went into the studio and did ‘2112’ and it really did change everything for us; it really turned the whole trajectory around.”
On the peak of Rush’s career, he said:
“I don’t know. For me, the last few tours we did, I don’t think we’ve ever played as well; I don’t think we’ve ever had such a complete and versatile list of songs that we played on stage.
“So for me, the last – I would say – three or four tours were really magic. We were playing well, we had a great combination of songs and visual effects. It was a great period.”