‘Permanent Waves’, Rush’s seventh studio album, was originally released in January 1980, and its forward-thinking music signaled a new direction for the Canadian band as it entered a new decade. The six songs encompassing the album encapsulated the breadth of Rush’s formidable progressive chops meshed with its knack for creating radio-friendly arrangements, all elements that were embedded within the grooves of their previous album, 1978’s widely acclaimed Hemispheres. ‘Permanent Waves’ also signified Rush’s first of many recording sessions at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec, which was at one point nicknamed the trio’s own personal Abbey Road recording studio.
Rush was a Canadian rock band formed in Toronto in 1968 by Alex Lifeson, John Rutsey, and Jeff Jones, who was immediately replaced by Geddy Lee. Wikipedia