Turn The Page
by Rush

Album: Hold Your Fire (1987)
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Songfacts®:

  • Geddy Lee (Bass Player, Nov/Dec 1988): "It's not the easiest thing (playing and singing at the same time) in the world to do. You have to put a lot of hours into practice. As a matter of fact, on this tour I had a major problem with "Turn The Page." It's a very busy bass part, and the vocal part doesn't really relate to it very much. Eventually I got it, but it took a lot of practice. You can do those things, but you have to practice them a lot. You have to split yourself, as they say. Split your hands. Split yourself in two really, and let your hands do something, and let your voice do the other."
  • Alex Lifeson (Guitar magazine, August 1988): "It's more the musicality of the song than the lyrical content. For the solo I think it's the mood that's created by the music. I suppose in a way that makes it attached to the lyrics. But it's more the music that provides the trigger for what the solo does. If it's a dark, melancholy sound to that particular song, then the solo will reflect that. An example is "Open Secrets." It has that lonely mood to it from a musical point of view. I think the solo in that song reflects that wailing loneliness. Something like "Turn the Page" is much more manic and crazy."
  • Alex: "I had a rough idea for that, the direction and the eccentricity of the sound of the solo. It wasn't until I got in the studio that it came together." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Mountlake Terrace, Washington, for all above

Comments: 2

  • Patrick from Bedford, TxThis one I can get into. That bass part and guitar part are pretty good. Also, to Brett from Regina: nice job being from Regina, I hear it's a pretty cool place.
  • Brett from Regina, CanadaIt is tough to sing and play at the same time.



    This is a great song.
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