Wednesday, February 16, 2011

La Villa.

A thought occurred to me today that really made me think about some of Rush's songs and how they compare to each other. My Zune decided that I should listen to YYZ and La Villa Strangiato respectively on my way to Lonestar. Obviously, everyone who bought Guitar Hero 1 (or is it 2? I honestly don't care enough.) loves to "ooh" and "ahh" about the technical aspects are of YYZ, not to mention that it's an awesome song, but La Villa takes a whole different approach. While YYZ is in your face right from the get-go, La Villa takes it's time, building up slowly, lick by lick, creating the melody that takes many different forms throughout the song. At one point, it's a jam session, and at another point, it breaks down into a guitar ballad. In my opinion, it's the quintessential prog-rock song and really captures everything about Rush's style into one instrumental. Anyway, that's my two-cents.