In the Simpson's episode, they also quoted a lyric from 2112 but they changed one of the words. I don't remember what it was but I was stunned that they finally made it to the Simpsons. I hope the new album doesn't suck like the last one. Actually the last good album was Roll the Bones. I love that album.
i love rush, partly for the music, and partly because they're just so damn funny. they're lyrics are great for making random references to. but i think i like them because they're funny without meaning to be.
The Permanent Waves-Moving Pictures-Signals trifecta is obviously their best work. Actually, everything from 2112 to Signals is vital. I never could warm up to their 90s material...not enough innovation and a little cheezy sounding at times. When I heard Peart rap in the middle of "Roll the Bones", I think I wrote off Rush for good.