Rush: The Analog Kid
From the album Signals (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1982 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Comments/corrections to Rich Soto 

Transcribed by: Richard J. Soto
Email: lerxst@zeus.jersey.net

Previous transcribers were Patrick M. Ryan ( pat@jaameri.gsfc.nasa.gov )
and Chris Eucare ( ceucar1@gl.umbc.edu ) and Jimmy Pena
( jimmy@walrus.com ).

I've seen Alex play the F#Maj and the B fifth
(near the beginning of the song,) low on the neck
on the RTB & Counterparts tours. On the recording
and when played on the Signals- New World Tour,
he played it in the high neck position as shown here.

The Solo: After the openning dive bomb, keep the bar depressed, mute all
strings, except the G string, with the fret hand. Strike the natural
harmonic at the 12th fret then return bar gradually before the
onslaught really begins.  ;)

-----------------------------|-----------------------------|------------------
-2--2------------------------|-----------------------------|------------------
-2--2---------2p0-4p2p0------|-8---8-8--8-8----9-9-9-9-9-9-|------------------
-2--2----0h2h4---------4p2p0-|-9---9-9--9-9----9-9-9-9-9-9-|------------------
-0--0------------------------|-9---9-9--9-9----7-7-7-7-7-7-|------------------
-----------------------------|-7---7-7--7-7----7-7-7-7-7-7-|------------------
  . Riff-A  Play 3x

---------------------------|----------------------------|---------------------
---------------------------|----------------------------|---------------------
--8---8-8--8----9-9-9-9--9-|--8---8-8---8---9-9-9-9/----|---------------------
--9---9-9--9----9-9-9-9--9-|--9---9-9---9---9-9-9-9/----|---------------------
--9---9-9--9----7-7-7-7--7-|--9---9-9---9---7-7-7-7/----|---------------------
--7---7-7--7----7-7-7-7--7-|--7---7-7---7---7-7-7-7/----|---------------------


------------------------------------|---------------------------------|-------
------------------------------------|---------------------------------|-------
--15---15-15--15-15-16-16-16-16--16-|--15---15---15--15--16-16-16--16-|-------
--16---16-16--16-16-16-16-16-16--16-|--16---16---16--16--16-16-16--16-|-------
--16---16-16--16-16-14-14-14-14--14-|--16---16---16--16--14-14-14--14-|-------
--14---14-14--14-14-14-14-14-14--14-|--14---14---14--14--14-14-14--14-|-------


----------------------------------|--------------------------|----------------
----------------------------------|--------------------------|----------------
--15-15-15--15-15----16-16-16-16--|-4--4-4---4----5-5-5-5--5-|----------------
--16-16-16--16-16----16-16-16-16--|-5--5-5---5----5-5-5-5--5-|----------------
--16-16-16--16-16----14-14-14-14--|-5--5-5---5----3-3-3-3--3-|----------------
--14-14-14--14-14----14-14-14-14--|-3--3-3---3----x-x-x-x--x-|----------------


------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
--4--4-4---4-5-5-5-5--5-|--4--4-4--4-4--5-5-5-5--5-|--------------------------
--5--5-5---5-5-5-5-5--5-|--5--5-5--5-5--5-5-5-5--5-|--------------------------
--5--5-5---5-3-3-3-3--3-|--5--5-5--5-5--3-3-3-3--3-|--------------------------
--3--3-3---3-x-x-x-x--x-|--3--3-3--3-3--x-x-x-x--x-|--------------------------


-----------------------|-------------------|---------------|------------------
--------------2-----2--|--------------2--2-|---------------|------------------
-1--1-1---1---2-----2--|-1-1-1---1----2--2-|---------------|------------------
-2--2-2---2---2-----2--|-2-2-2---2----2--2-|---------------|------------------
-2--2-2---2---0-----0--|-2-2-2---2----0--0-|---------------|------------------
-0--0-0---0------------|-0-0-0---0---------|---------------|------------------
                      .                   .  Play Riff-A 2x

---------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------
---------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------
-6--6-6--6-6----7-7-7-7--7-|--6--6-6---6--6----7-7-7-7-7-7-|------------------
-7--7-7--7-7----7-7-7-7--7-|--7--7-7---7--7----7-7-7-7-7-7-|------------------
-7--7-7--7-7----5-5-5-5--5-|--7--7-7---7--7----5-5-5-5-5-5-|------------------
-5--5-5--5-5----x-x-x-x--x-|--5--5-5---5--5----x-x-x-x-x-x-|------------------


-------------------------|------------------------------|---------------------
-------------------------|------------------------------|---------------------
--6--6-6--6-6-7-7-7-7--7-|--6--6-6--6-6----7-7-7-7-7-7--|---------------------
--7--7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7--7-|--7--7-7--7-7----7-7-7-7-7-7--|---------------------
--7--7-7--7-7-5-5-5-5--5-|--7--7-7--7-7----5-5-5-5-5-5--|---------------------
--5--5-5--5-5-x-x-x-x--x-|--5--5-5--5-5----x-x-x-x-x-x--|---------------------


--------------------------|----------------------------|---------------|------
--------------------------|----------------------------|---------------|------
-4--4-4---4----5-5-5-5--5-|--4--4-4---4----5-5-5-5--5--|---------------|------
-5--5-5---5----5-5-5-5--5-|--5--5-5---5----5-5-5-5--5--|---------------|------
-5--5-5---5----3-3-3-3--3-|--5--5-5---5----3-3-3-3--3--|---------------|------
-3--3-3---3----x-x-x-x--x-|--3--3-3---3----x-x-x-x--x--|---------------|------
                                                         Play Riff-A 2x

-1--------3-------------------------|-----------------------------------------
-1--------3-------------------------|-----------------------------------------
-2--------5-----------------4-4-4-4-|-----------------------------------------
-3--------5-----------------5-5-5-5-|-----------------------------------------
-3--------3-----------------5-5-5-5-|-----------------------------------------
-1--------3-----------------3-3-3-3-|-----------------------------------------
 Play 6x                    d d d u

--8-------8---8----10------10---10-|--8-------8---8----15--15--15--15--15-15|-
--8-------8---8----10------10---10-|--8-------8---8----13--13--13--13--13-13|-
-10------10--10----12------12---12-|-10------10--10----12--12--12--12--12-12|-
-10------10--10----12------12---12-|-10------10--10----12--12--12--12--12-12|-
--8-------8---8----10------10---10-|--8-------8---8-------------------------|-
--8-------8---8----10------10---10-|--8-------8---8-------------------------|-


---------------|---------------------------|------------------------------|---
---------------|---------------------------|------------------------------|---
---------------|-4--4-4--4-4----5-5-5-5--5-|--4--4-4--4--4----5-5-5-5-5-5-|---
---------------|-5--5-5--5-5----5-5-5-5--5-|--5--5-5--5--5----5-5-5-5-5-5-|---
---------------|-5--5-5--5-5----3-3-3-3--3-|--5--5-5--5--5----3-3-3-3-3-3-|---
---------------|-3--3-3--3-3----x-x-x-x--x-|--3--3-3--3--3----x-x-x-x-x-x-|---
 Play Riff-A 2x

---------------------------|---------------------|----------------------|-----
---------------------------|---------------2--2--|---------------2--2---|-----
-4--4-4--4-4----5-5-5-5--5-|--1--1-1---1---2--2--|-1--1-1---1----2--2---|-----
-5--5-5--5-5----5-5-5-5--5-|--2--2-2---2---2--2--|-2--2-2---2----2--2---|-----
-5--5-5--5-5----3-3-3-3--3-|--2--2-2---2---0--0--|-2--2-2---2----0--0---|-----
-3--3-3--3-3----x-x-x-x--x-|--0--0-0---0---------|-0--0-0---0-----------|-----
                                                .                      .

-----------------2--------------------2-|-------------------------------------
-----------------3--------------------3-|-------------------------------------
-2--2------------2--2--2--------------2-|-------------------------------------
-2--2------------2--2--2--------------2-|-------------------------------------
-0--0--0----0-------0--0--0-0----0------|-------------------------------------
---------3b---3---------------3b---3----|-------------------------------------


-------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------
-------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------
-6--6-6---6----7-7-7-7-7-|--6--6-6--6-6----7-7-7-7--7-|-----------------------
-7--7-7---7----7-7-7-7-7-|--7--7-7--7-7----7-7-7-7--7-|-----------------------
-7--7-7---7----5-5-5-5-5-|--7--7-7--7-7----5-5-5-5--5-|-----------------------
-5--5-5---5----x-x-x-x-x-|--5--5-5--5-5----x-x-x-x--x-|-----------------------


----------------------|-5--------------------------------|--------------------
----------------------|-5--5--5--5--5--------------------|--------------------
-6----6------7-7-7-7--|-6--6--6--6--6----11--12-12-12-12-|--------------------
-7----7------7-7-7-7--|-7--7--7--7--7----11--12-12-12-12-|--------------------
-7----7------5-5-5-5--|-7--7--7--7--7-----9--10-10-10-10-|--------------------
-5----5------x-x-x-x--|-5-----------------9--10-10-10-10-|--------------------


---------------------------|----------------------|------------|--------------
---------------------------|----------------------|------------|--------------
-4--4-4--4-4----5-5-5-5--5-|-4--4-4-4--5-5-5-5--5-|------------|--------------
-5--5-5--5-5----5-5-5-5--5-|-5--5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-|------------|--------------
-5--5-5--5-5----3-3-3-3--3-|-5--5-5-5--3-3-3-3--3-|------------|--------------
-3--3-3--3-3----x-x-x-x--x-|-3--3-3-3--x-x-x-x--x-|------------|--------------
                                                    Play Riff-A

-----------------------|-3--------3-------------------------|-----------------
-----------------------|-3--------3-------------------------|-----------------
-2--2---------2p0-2-2-2|-5--------5-----------------4-4-4-4-|-----------------
-2--2----0h2h4----2-2-2|-5--------5-----------------5-5-5-5-|-----------------
-0--0-------------0-0-0|----------3-----------------5-5-5-5-|-----------------
-----------------------|----------------------------3-3-3-3-|-----------------
  .                      Play 5x                    d d d u

--8-------8---8----10------10---10-|-5---5-----5---5-----3---3-----3---3---|--
--8-------8---8----10------10---10-|-5---5-----5---5-----3---3-----3-----3-|--
-10------10--10----12------12---12-|-6---6-----6---6-----5---5-----4-4-----|--
-10------10--10----12------12---12-|-7---7-----7---7-----5---5-----5-------|--
--8-------8---8----10------10---10-|-7---7-----7---7-----3---3-----5-------|--
--8-------8---8----10------10---10-|-5---5-----5---5-----3---3-----3-------|--
 Play 2x

-5---5-----5---5-----3---3-----3---3---|-1---1-----1---1-----3---3-----3---3--
-5---5-----5---5-----3---3-----3---3---|-1---1-----1---1-----3---3-----3---3--
-6---6-----6---6-----5---5-----4---4---|-2---2-----2---2-----4---4-----4---5--
-7---7-----7---7-----5---5-----5---5---|-3---3-----3---3-----5---5-----5---5--
-7---7-----7---7-----3---3-----5---5---|-3---3-----3---3-----5---5-----5---3--
-5---5-----5---5-----3---3-----3---3---|-1---1-----1---1-----3---3-----3---3--


-3-|-1---1-----1---1----------------------------|-----------------------------
-3-|-1---1-----1---1-----0--0--0--0---0-0-------|-----------------------------
-4-|-2---2-----2---2-----4--4--4--4---4-4--2----|-----------------------------
-5-|-3---3-----3---3-----5--5--5--5---5-5--2----|-----------------------------
-5-|-3---3-----3---3-----5--5--5--5---5-5--0----|-----------------------------
-3-|-1---1-----1---1-----3--3--3--3---3-3-------|-----------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------12^------------5-5p4p0-0--0-4-5-5p4-5-7--7-7p5p4p0-0--
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------3p0---------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Guitar Solo  Bar Down . H  Bar Up

----------------------------------------------------------------|-8vv----7----
-------5---5-6--5-6-8p6-5-5-6p5-5-5-----------------------------|-----10------
-4-5-7---7--------------------------7-5-5--7-5-4-4--4vvvp0vvvvv-|-------------
----------------------------------------------------------------|-------------
----------------------------------------------------------------|-------------
----------------------------------------------------------------|-------------
                                                     Bar  Bar

--------------------------------------------------|-15b-15r-14-15-14-12-------
-10-8-10-8-----------------8-10-8-----------------|---------------------15----
-----------10-9-10v10-9-10--------9-10-9-7-9-7v---|---------------------------
--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------
--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------
--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------
                                              Bar  Pitch Shifter throughout

-12---------------------------------------------------------------------------
----15-13-12-13--15-15b-15r-13-15-12-13-12------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 the rest of the Guitar Solo            Bar down while holding note and then

-----------|----------------------------------------------------------------|-
-----------|--10vvv-8-12vvv-8-10vvv-8-12--8-10-8----------------------------|-
-----------|-------------------------------------10-9-6-7-6-----------------|-
-----------|------------------------------------------------7-5-------------|-
-----------|----------------------------------------------------------------|-
-----------|----------------------------------------------------------------|-
 return bar                                                   Bar Down

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--10p8----8-12p8----8-10p8----8--8----8h10p8----8----10p8----8-12p8----8-10p8-
-------10--------10--------10------10--------10---10------10--------10--------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


---------------------|--------------------------------------------------------
----8-12p8----8-10p8-|-17-15-13-17-15-13-17-15-13-17-15-13-17-15-13-17-15-13--
-10--------10--------|--------------------------------------------------------
---------------------|--------------------------------------------------------
---------------------|--------------------------------------------------------
---------------------|--------------------------------------------------------


-------------------|----------------------------------------------------------
-17-15-13-17-15-13-|-13-13-13-13/15-15-15-15-17-17-17-17/18-18-18-18-20bvvvvv-
-------------------|----------------------------------------------------------
-------------------|----------------------------------------------------------
-------------------|----------------------------------------------------------
-------------------|----------------------------------------------------------
                                                                         Bar

-----|-5---5-----5---5-----3---3-----3-3---3---|------------------------------
-vvv-|-5---5-----5---5-----3---3-----3-3---3---|------------------------------
-----|-6---6-----6---6-----5---5-----4-4---4---|------------------------------
-----|-7---7-----7---7-----5---5-----5-5---5---|------------------------------
-----|-7---7-----7---7-----3---3-----5-5---5---|------------------------------
-----|-5---5-----5---5-----3---3-----3-3---3---|------------------------------


-5---5-----5---5-----3---3--3-----3---3--3---|-1-1---1-----1-1-----1----------
-5---5-----5---5-----3---3--3-----3---3--3---|-1-1---1-----1-1-----1-----3----
-6---6-----6---6-----5---5--5-----4---4--4---|-2-2---2-----2-2-----2-----4----
-7---7-----7---7-----5---5--5-----5---5--5---|-3-3---3-----3-3-----3-----5----
-7---7-----7---7-----3---3--3-----5---5--5---|-3-3---3-----3-3-----3-----5----
-5---5-----5---5-----3---3--3-----3---3--3---|-1-1---1-----1-1-----1-----3----


------------------|-1---1-----1---1-----3--3--3--3--3-3---|-5---5-----5---5-5-
-3-----3---3--3---|-1---1-----1---1-----3--3--3--3--3-3---|-5---5-----5---5-5-
-4-----4---5--4---|-2---2-----2---2-----4--4--4--4--4-4---|-6---6-----6---6-6-
-5-----5---5--5---|-3---3-----3---3-----5--5--5--5--5-5---|-7---7-----7---7-7-
-5-----5---3--5---|-3---3-----3---3-----5--5--5--5--5-5---|-7---7-----7---7-7-
-3-----3---3--3---|-1---1-----1---1-----3--3--3--3--3-3---|-5---5-----5---5-5-


----3---3-----3---3--3---|-5--5-5-----5---5--5-5-----3---3-----3---3--3---|---
----3---3-----3---3--3---|-5--5-5-----5---5--5-5-----3---3-----3---3--3---|---
----5---5-----4---4--4---|-6--6-6-----6---6--6-6-----5---5-----4---4--4---|---
----5---5-----5---5--5---|-7--7-7-----7---7--7-7-----5---5-----5---5--5---|---
----3---3-----5---5--5---|-7--7-7-----7---7--7-7-----3---3-----5---5--5---|---
----3---3-----3---3--3---|-5--5-5-----5---5--5-5-----3---3-----3---3--3---|---


-5---5-----5---5-5-----3---3-----3---3--3-|--------------|------------------|-
-5---5-----5---5-5-----3---3-----3---3--3-|--------------|------------------|-
-6---6-----6---6-6-----5---5-----4---4--4-|--------------|-2----------------|-
-7---7-----7---7-7-----5---5-----5---5--5-|--------------|-2----------------|-
-7---7-----7---7-7-----3---3-----5---5--5-|--------------|-0----------------|-
-5---5-----5---5-5-----3---3-----3---3--3-|--------------|------------------|-
                                           Play Riff-A 2x  Fade away w/synth