Bob & Doug McKenzie are a pair of Canadian Brothers who do nothing but drink, say Eh! and Hoser! constantly and are the epitome of every Canadian Stereotype. The comedy duo is played by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. They were able to take these two dumbass characters and turn them into comedy gold.
Both Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas went on to great success, but might always be remembered for these characters. Rick Moranis is known for his comedic acting in such great films as Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Dave Thomas had a long life on SCTV and mostly stayed in television. Recently has has a recurring role in Blacklist.
The album was included in a box of vinyl I received from my brother-in-law. I was curious as to why the hell he had this album and then I saw the little sticker on the front that said “featuring Geddy Lee” and then I knew. My brother-in-law is a HUGE Rush fan so now it made sense.
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For My Sunday Song #43, I had to choose one of the best Rush songs of all time…”Tom Sawyer”. The song is the opening track of their top-selling album, ‘Moving Pictures’. ‘Moving Pictures’ was my introduction to Rush. When I first heard “Tom Sawyer” on MTV, I was blown away.
The sound of Geddy Lee’s synthesizer and that drum beat by Neil Peart throughout is spectacular. And not to be out done, Alec Lifeson’s solo is perfect. It is one of those songs that is unforgettable and for me is the defining song of Rush. It was this song and the album ‘Moving Pictures’ that made me a Rush fan. And one of the best concerts I have even been to was Rush!
All three members of the band were involved in writing the song along with Pye Dubois. Pye Dubois was the lyricist for another Canadian band called Max Webster. For me that is interesting because one album I got in a box of vinyl from my brother-in-law was Max Webster. I was completely unfamiliar with them and was going to start listening to it when I discovered the connection with Rush. Now it really makes me want to check them out. I really love when bands have these little connections between one another.
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