Friday Night Videos presents… Rush, “Red Barchetta (Live In Canada, 1980)”

Rush - Red Barchetta (Live (1981/Canada)

Originally released on the 1981 album Moving Pictures, “Red Barchetta” is an excellent example of musical science fiction, and is hands down my favorite Rush song. It is typical of many Rush songs in that it explores issues of liberty and personal freedoms through metaphor, in this case, the metaphor of an illegal drive through a dystopian future landscape in an outlawed vehicle.

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