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Vital Signs (Rush song)

"Vital Signs"
B-side "In The Mood"
Released 1981
Format 7" / 12"
Recorded October - November 1980 at Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec
Genre Progressive rock, reggae rock, synth rock
Length 4:43
Label Mercury Records
Writer(s) Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson
Producer 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 both reggae (in the guitar riff) as well as progressive electronica (in its use of sequencers). These dual reggae and electronica influences would carry on into their next studio album, Signals. 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.

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 this song.

See also

  • List of Rush songs

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