SONG DISCUSSION: The Anarchist
Neil’s rumbling drums start this track rolling, and it hardly lets up. It has a rough edge (perhaps reflecting the attitude of the Anarchist himself – “The lenses inside of me that paint the world black...a missing part of me that grows around me like a cage”). Maybe the lyric symbolizes the darker tendencies in all of us, and thus strikes an angry chord.
I also really love Geddy’s vocals in this song. I think it’s one of his very best performances in any Rush song out there.
How do you all feel about this song?
- Alex (not Lifeson) (@its_galuckitime
Next week on Song Discussion: a 90s instrumental