Witch Hunt (4:45)

Cover of Moving Pictures

From Moving Pictures and 28 other releases

“Witch Hunt” is a song by progressive rock trio Rush from their album Moving Pictures.

It is a part of the “Fear Series,” or as it’s more commonly known among Rush’s fanbase, “The Fear Trilogy,” which is a set of four songs dealing with fear in different incarnations. Though this was the first song of the trilogy to be released, it is actually the third song in the trilogy, as lyricist Neil Peart found its concept easier to tackle than the other two concepts he had in mind for the trilogy as a whole.

The concept of Witch Hunt explores how manipulators use fear to “possess the ignorant masses”, recalling the infamous the Salem Witch trials.

Trivia:
At the beginning, the “mob sounds” were in fact the band layering sounds they made while drinking outside the studio in the snowy winter.

It was recorded the night John Lennon died on December 8, 1980.

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Play with Spotify

Albums featuring this track (29)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
Rush - Vital Signs 4:46 103,187
Rush - The Camera Eye 11:01 105,229
Yes - Yours Is No Disgrace 15:09 85,531
Yes - We Have Heaven 1:39 70,982
Camel - Supertwister 3:19 53,235
Genesis - After the Ordeal 4:15 61,958

Listening Trend

103,642listeners all time
437,444scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Listen to, buy or share

Buy

Send Ringtones to Cell

The night is black without a moon
The air is thick and still
The vigilantes gather on
The lonely, torchlit hill

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners