Flashback: Rush Team With Aimee Mann for Surreal 'Time Stand Still' Video


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The three members of Rush had a whole lot of causes to really feel like time was flying by in a whirl by 1987. They'd been touring and recording at an insane price for over a decade at this level, and drummer/lyricist Neil Peart conveyed his want cease, take a breathe and respect the current second within the lyrics to "Time Stand Nonetheless." "Freeze this second slightly bit longer," he wrote. "Make every sensation a bit of bit stronger/Expertise slips away."

'Til Tuesday lead singer Aimee Mann was introduced in to contribute vocals and the music turned the primary single from their album Maintain Your Hearth, a synth-heavy effort that turned off many old-fashioned Rush followers. They promoted the track with a goofy video directed by Polish Zbigniew Rybczyński that exhibits the band, Aimee and their gear flying round a inexperienced display set. Within the grand custom of Rush movies, it is just a little tacky.

"My daughter noticed this video for the primary time as a result of they featured a few of it in [Past the Lighted Stage]," Geddy Lee told Rolling Stone in 2013. "She simply thought it was hilarious that we have been flying by means of the air. It is such a wierd video. … It was only a weird day. Aimee Mann was hanging out with us all day and all night time. She was such a great sport about the entire thing. …That is my hair at its worst. It is a dangerous 'do. I do not even assume we ever actually nailed music movies. The humorous factor is simply watching this big drum package flying via the air. It is one factor to see people. They've a type. However this is this entire drum package floating via area. Who says we do not have a humorousness?"

The video helped the music attain Quantity Three on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart. It was a daily a part of their reside set within the 1980s and early 1990s, returning in 2010/11 for the Time Machine Tour. They have not performed it since, although they did identify their 2015 tour documentary Time Stand Nonetheless. It chronicled the R40 Reside Tour, which they billed as their final tour ever. Interviews since then have solely strengthened this since Peart says he is reached the age the place enjoying stay for 3 hours an evening is just too arduous on his physique. The big Rush cult in all probability want time might stand nonetheless and the group might go endlessly, however sadly that is not how issues work.