Monday, August 28, 2023

Music Video: YYZ (Rush)

Rush rocks!

One day in the late 1970s, Rush member Alex Lifeson flew his bandmates, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart, into Toronto International Airport. The airport's IATA identification code of "YYZ", broadcast by the airport's VHF omnidirectional range system as Morse code, greeted the music crew as they approached. The repeating rhythm called like a siren... inspiring the band to write a piece to exploit the sequence.

(Y)  - . - -   (Y)  - . - -   (Z)  - - . .

Beauty, eh?

I love this instrumental piece.

Toronto rocks!

(The video embedded above I shared from the super Canadian band's YouTube channel.)


Simon St. Laurent said...

IATA stands for "International Air Transport Association".

YYZ is pronounced as: why, why, zed.

DonaldAR said...

Wow. Never seen this before. Beautifully done. Plenty of visual 'Easter eggs' for fans, if one is paying attention.