Vital Signs (Rush song)

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"Vital Signs"
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Single by Rush
from the album Moving Pictures
B-side "In The Mood"
Released March 1982 (single)
Format 7" / 12"
Recorded October - November 1980 at Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec
Length 4:43
Label Mercury Records
Writer(s) Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson
Producer(s) Rush and Terry Brown
Rush singles chronology
"Vital Signs"
"Tom Sawyer" (Live)
Moving Pictures track listing
"Witch Hunt"
"Vital Signs"

"Vital Signs" is a song by progressive rock trio Rush from their album Moving Pictures. The song is heavily influenced by reggae (in the guitar riff) as well as progressive electronica (in its use of sequencers) and the music of The Police. These influences would carry on into their next four studio albums, Signals, Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire. The song was released as the final single from the Moving Pictures album. It has appeared in Rush's set lists as recently as the 2010-2011 Time Machine Tour, during which Moving Pictures was played in its entirety.

A live version of "Vital Signs" appeared as the B-side to Rush's "New World Man" single in 1982. (Mercury #76179, US edition).

The song was the inspiration for a Pakistani pop music band of the 1990s, Vital Signs. The band reportedly adopted their name after listening to the song.

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