RUSH pt. II: Professors Court and Matt examine Rush in the 1980s. Fans of Rush know that Neil Peart was one of the greatest percussionists and musicians in the history of popular music. However, some people may be unaware that Peart was also a brilliant lyricist and story-teller. His command of the English language, his ability to weave a yarn and transport the listener into the picture he painted is truly remarkable. Music can be simply entertainment. It can also be transcendent, personal and visceral. His lyrics are evocative – whether he is writing about history, social commentary, or something deeply personal, his lyrics connected with listeners in a way that is profound. The profs pay homage to a true genius gone too soon in this 2nd of 3 episodes on the iconic and unforgettable Rush.