Bastille Day (song)
|Song by Rush from the album Caress of Steel|
|Genre||Progressive rock, heavy metal|
|Writer||Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson
Lyrics by Neil Peart
|Producer||Rush, Terry Brown|
|Caress of Steel track listing|
"Bastille Day" is the opening track from Rush's third album Caress of Steel. The music was written by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, and the lyrics were written by Neil Peart. It is about the storming of the Bastille in the French Revolution, which is now celebrated as Bastille Day, the French national holiday. The song would eventually inspire the American progressive metal band Dream Theater to be originally named "Majesty" which would also inspire the band's classic Dream Theater logo.
"Bastille Day" is included in Rush's All the World's a Stage and Different Stages live albums, as well as their Retrospective I (1974-1980) compilation album.
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