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Subdivisions - Rush
April 15, 2008
Rush, 70s, 80s, Rock, Subdivisions
"Subdivisions" is a Rush song often considered to be describing feelings of isolation, boredom, conformity, and sadness springing up from teenage life in the suburbs.
"Subdivisions" was released on the 1,982 album Signals. Aside from being a perennial fan favourite and a staple of live performances, the song appears on several greatest hits compilations, was released as a single in 1,982, and despite doing little serious business in the UK charts, it gained a lot of radio airplay in Britain at the time. It was also played live prior to its release. Pre-release live versions exist on the internet.
The promotional videos scenes were filmed in the Toronto area. The downtown scenes in downtown Toronto, the suburbs scenes in Scarborough, Ontario, near Warden and Finch. The high school scenes were filmed at L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute, in the same area. The student that walks downtown in the video is Dave Glover, a student at the L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute at the time. Near the end of the video, Glover is seen playing the video game Tempest at an arcade, which was reportedly his favourite video game at the time. Info courtesy: wikipedia.org]