The Spirit Of Radio

The Spirit of Radio
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Record cover
GamesGuitar Hero 5
Band Hero
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
GH5/BH Guitar Difficulty9
GH5/BH Bass Difficulty6
GH5/BH Drums Difficulty8
GH5/BH Vocals Difficulty4
Career TriviaNeil Peart's famously elaborate 360-degree drum kit has included chimes, bells, temple blocks, a glockenspiel, triangles, cowbells, MIDI trigger pads and more.

The Spirit of Radio is performed by Rush. It appears in Guitar Hero 5 as the Last Encore of the game. It can be exported into Band Hero and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.


[edit] In the Guitar Hero series

Several career related achievements unlock after the completion of this song and not after the extra song 21st Century Schizoid Man.
This song contains an extremely difficult intro that is repeated several times throughout the song.
This song is taken from a live recording of the Permanent Waves tour on June 17th 1980 at the Apollo in Manchester. [1]

[edit] Challenge

For The Spirit of Radio, it is a band challenge. It is to 'score as much as you can while in star power'.

Gold - 437500
Platinum - 875000
Diamond - 1750 000

[edit] Lyrics

The last words are a variation of Simon & Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence, which read, "And the words of the prophets are written on the subways halls, and tenement halls," whereas in this song, they read, "For the words of the prophets were wriitten on the studio walls, and concert halls, and echoes with the sounds of salesmen."

[edit] Lyrics

Begin the day with a friendly voice,
A companion unobtrusive
Plays the song that's so elusive
And the magic music makes your morning mood.

Off on your way, hit the open road,
There is magic at your fingers
For the Spirit ever lingers,
Undemanding contact in your happy solitude.

All this machinery making modern music
Can still be open-hearted.
Not so coldly charted
It's really just a question of your honesty, yeah,
Your honesty.
One likes to believe in the freedom of music,
But glittering prizes and endless compromises
Shatter the illusion of integrity.

Invisible airwaves crackle with life
Bright antennae bristle with the energy
Emotional feedback on timeless wavelength
Bearing a gift beyond price, almost free

For the words of the profits were written on the studio wall,
Concert hall
And echoes with the sounds of salesmen, of salesmen, of salesmen.

[edit] Videos

Last edited by Atomic on 29 October 2010 at 04:25
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