The X.



Bush Days — Years later, that little X we got on Bush records here in Canada is still so very precious to me. Maybe I’m crazy in that way; I know it was a legal requirement, but it almost seemed like an extra gift to Canadians. Plus, if you ask me, the name Bush X simply smacks of badassery.

Shortly after the release of the record, Bush rolled into Muchmusic headquarters in Toronto to perform an Intimate & Interactive concert, a series for which artists or bands would spend some equal time performing their music and sitting in interview, taking questions from fans in the studio, on the street outside, by email, by submitted video, and more.

And I remember so well that night when the host introduced them for interview, how Gavin Rossdale sort of winced and politely asked if they could be called ‘Bush’ just for the night… if only he knew how appreciated that uniqueness really was.

Sure, at the time we diehards knew to drop the X when speaking of the group. But now we recall fondly the individuality that those simple legal proceedings induced, as we gently thumb the liner notes from those two great records from so long ago.

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    My name is Bobby.

    I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things.

    I write occasionally for Smashing Magazine and the London Community News online, and weekly for Interrobang, the student voice newspaper at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

    I've also been published by the Canadian University Press.
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