The first of this week's Lost Rock Tracks Of The Week
is from a Band that needs no introduction at all.
Rush - Half The World (1996)
From the superb Test for Echo
album, arguably the band's best of the '90s, this track peaked was heavily played in the fall of '96. Unfortunately, Rush's catalog from Hold Your Fire
to today continues to be largely ignored by AOR and Classic Rock stations today. Fortunately, the band is set to release the Clockwork Angels
CD any day now. The new song Headlong Flight
is gaining airplay even on Active Rock stations. Translation: There may be hope for today's Rock radio after all.
Rush - Half The World - YouTube
Fastway - Say What You Will (1983)
If you do not recall this tune by title, more than likely, the catchy guitar riff will jar your memory. This British Hard Rock Band was considered Metal back in the day, but I wouldn't classify it as such today, at least from the standpoint of today's Active Rock Radio Metal, for two reasons:
1)It isn't monotone.
2)One can easily understand the lyrics.
Fastway - Say What You Will (Stereo) - YouTube