Sunday, January 21, 2007

Some things you might not know about space travel

For instance: man does not need a pressurized suit to survive the rigors of space. No, in fact, an un-buttoned shirt will do just fine. And a guitar is not only an instrument that can produce catchy riffs, it also makes a fine spaceship. And a stage. And the solar winds really make your hair blow in a cool rock-star way. All of which this 1981 video from Triumph will prove.



If you're not familiar with Triumph, they were a Canadian rock trio that was popular in the late 70's / early 80's, I know what you're thinking: wasn't that Rush? Well, Triumph was for people who maybe had trouble understanding Rush. Rush was for the smarter, more discerning burnout who might have an interest in Tolkien and Dungeons & Dragons. Triumph was for burnouts who drank cheap beer and worked on cars that were always the color of primer. Got it? Good.

8 comments:

amyare said...

You are so, so wrong. Rush was for guys. Triumph was for the ladies. As evidenced by the closeups...the lead singer (whose name I'm ashamed I forgot) was dreamy in that 80s fluffy hair way. Geddy was(is) butt ugly.

BlogFoot said...

Triumph is to Rush as Seger is to Springsteen. It's that simple.

blogfoot bro said...

But those canadiens are so damn efficient. Only 3 guys put out that ass whoopin' rock. On both fronts, while I agree that Rush was ever more so talented, never forget the power ballad/anthem of Triumph that prodded you to "Hold On", if that songed saved just one lost soul, well.....

Anonymous said...

At my high school Rush was for art fags.

BlogFoot said...
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BlogFoot said...

Oh, come on...you know you blasted "2112" and "Moving Pictures" all through wrestling practice.

Anonymous said...

You tended to hear a lot more Foreigner "4" than Rush.

BlogFoot said...

I could see why "Waiting For a Girl Like You" would be the perfect backdrop for grappling with another man.