Critical Wit #27 – The Middle Class Themes & Middletown Dreams Of Rush

Chris McDonald is a professor of music studies, with a phD in ethnomusicology.  He is also the author of Rush, Rock Music, and the Middle Class: Dreaming in Middletown, a book that explores the music and lyric themes in the music of Rush, the progressive rock band from Canada.  We talk about these things, as well as the influence that Rush has had on both fans and critics. 

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  1. Justin Hornburg says:

    I read this book. It is really good. It really captured how I feel about Rush and I thought it was very insightful. I recommend it highly to any Rush fan, but especially those who were teenagers in the 80s (like me!).

  2. [...] Chris McDonald, author of Rush, Rock Music, and the Middle Class: Dreaming in Middletown, was interviewed on the Critical Wit Podcast recently. You can find it here. [...]

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