Sunday, August 21, 2011

RUSH Adopts KISS Song Title

Did you know that popular Canadian rock band RUSH wrote a song in 1975 called "I Think I'm Going Bald" taken from the classic KISS song title "Goin' Blind"?

In a 2004 interview, Geddy Lee of RUSH explained:

"We were touring a lot with KISS in those days, and they had a song called 'I think I'm Goin' Blind [just Goin' Blind].' So we were talking the piss out of that title by just coming up with this.

Pratt (a nickname for Neil Peart) came up with this line, 'I think I'm going bald,' because Alex is always worried about losing his hair, even when he was not losing his hair. So he would try all kinds of ingredients to put on his scalp. And I think it just got Neil thinking about aging, even though we weren't aging yet and had no right to talk about that kind of stuff yet. It would be much more appropriate now. And it just became a kind of funny song, even though the song is not funny, in terms of sentiment, it kind of is, and the music is really goofy. A lot of people mistake us for being deadly serious, but some of our songs are just plain goofy."