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Cindarella Man

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Apr 12, 2001.

  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Just broke out A Farewell to Kings (I don't really listen to Rush anymore). I forgot that Geddy Lee can make me go BLBLABLABLABLBLBLBLBLRBERBBB!!!!!!!!! when I hear his stuff. Cindarella Man kicks butt - and I sometimes feel I'm the only person on earth that that knows and or likes this great song.
  2. jimmysquid


    Jul 5, 2000
    No chief you're not alone. That's a great bass tune!

    You know what's funny about that tune, it's one of the first Rush tunes where you start hearing Geddy pulling out the funk. He grooves his ass off during the guitar solo. Then you don't hear too much funk from him until the end of "Red Lenses" on Grace Under Pressure many albums later.
  3. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    WOW! I didn't even notice this until now!

    I think this is a great song, and I've been trying to nail it for over a decade! That funk part always throws me!
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Cool lyrics too :D. Didn't realize til' recently that it
    was based on the 1936 film "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"...

    "A modest man from Mandrake, travelled rich to the city..."

    In the movie Gary Cooper plays Longfellow Deeds.
    A tuba playin', greeting card poet from a small town
    in Vermont (Mandrake Falls) who inherits a fortune
    and heads to N.Y.C. where he's besieged by idiots :rolleyes:.
    Kinda' like "Meet John Doe" without havin' to suffer
    Walter Brennan and Barbara Stanwyck :p .
  5. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear

    Aug 14, 2000
    Great song from my favorite rush album. His sound on that album is incredible. Xanadu has to be my favorite Rush song.
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, great song. i totally dig the tone on the breakdown section. very groovy. :D

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