1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)


Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Petary791, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    THE INTRO'S IN MORSE CODE! Now I can remember the timing!

    Am I the only person that it took upwards of years for them to find that out?
  2. FunkSlap89


    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    That's rad! I never realized that... wow...
  3. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Okay, so now that you've figured this out, what does it say?
  4. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
  5. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Very intricate. It's YYZ in Morse Code which turns out to be Lester B Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada, home of Rush.

    Really amazing actually, yet kind of nerdy :)
  6. YYZ is actually the code name to Toronto's airport (like LAX is the code name for LA's airport)

    Edit: darn, just been skipped by tplyons:crying:
  7. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Of course it's nerdy-- it's prog! :hyper:
  8. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    That's so wicked. Go Canada!
  9. Rush is a very nirdy band, as is led zep. Neal pert went to a high school around here, not sure which one though. Wasn't mine, only well known musician to come out of my school is david vulmer, the lead singer from helix.

  10. Holy Crap!!! I have been listening to that song for years and never noticed. Glad you pointed that out.:hyper:
  11. BenWC87


    Jun 10, 2004
    I knew it was "YYZ" in morse code the first time I heard it. I guess that makes me a nerd too...
  12. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings

    Peart went to Lakeport high in St. Catharines.

    They even have a little shrine dedicated to him haha.

  13. They decided to do an instrumental about the Toronto airport and its code because everytime they left Canada, all their gear and luggage would have these YYZ tags all over them.
  14. Bigwig


    Dec 27, 2003
    I found that out from a guy I worked with in the summer. He was a total rush nerd and I was trambling about how random that intro riff is, and he told me it was morse for 'YYZ' over and over. And then I opened my eyes to how wild rush is..
    Its wild, Peart grew up 15 minutes away from my fruity town.
  15. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Pasco, WA
    God, I'm old.

    I remember when this was new news.

    Heh heh, but it's still cool!


  16. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Thats pretty freekin' cool.
  17. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    That's the first time I've ever heard Zepplin called nerdy.
  18. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    awesome never realised that, when i first heard it i thought it was a very strange/interesting rhythm

    that gives me an idea, im going to learn morse code, and theres all the rhythms i will ever need :D

    well, not really.....
  19. Larry99


    Aug 17, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm old too but I never knew this!?!?

    I didn't know YYZ was Toronto's airport code until about 10 years after Moving Pictures was released. I was actually on a rental car shuttle in San Diego Airport 1991 and saw the luggage of some folks from Toronto ...I actually asked them where they were from. then it all made sense!)

    I think most musicians are kinda nerdy. It's a good thing.
  20. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!

    I thought this was common knowledge.

Share This Page