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Live Music: Rush in Mountain View, Calif., 8/9/10

Rush –the world’s most famous cult band — brought their Time Machine Tour to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA for a marathon set (or should I say, two sets) of old and new songs that spanned their 30+ year career.  I’ll say one thing for Rush: in this era of evaporating disposable incomes, Rush gives their fans their money’s worth.  Now, even in more economic flush times, the band has been performing three hour sets, but this show seemed like the group really rolled out all the bells, whistles, smoke and lights to enhance their music.  Not that the group really needs all the extra flourishes, since their music is pretty dynamic to begin with, but while the production values aren’t quite at KISS levels, they are impressive for Rush. Before getting to the music, I have to mention the stage show.  The boys have always been a goofy lot, but their comedic skills were on full display with three short films that were placed at the beginning, middle and end of the …