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"Hell's Kitchen" from "Mystic Rhythms"

Rush has never been fond of producing videos. One of their better ones is the original promotional video for "Mystic Rhythms" which features an assortment of surreal images and objects interspersed with footage of the band performing the song. The final 30 seconds of the video features "Hell's Kitchen", a one-of-a-kind hand-carved mechanical sculpture, or "automata", built in 1980 by Paul Spooner.

Hell's Kitchen is currently owned by Marvin Yagoda, the owner of Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The sculpture is over 7 feet tall, 3 feet wide, 2 feet deep, and weighs around 300 pounds. Although it is no longer on display in the museum (as the museum received too many complaints regarding the genitalia found on the sculpture), here is a clip of Hell's Kitchen extracted from a Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum promotional DVD. - Thanks to KevinWayte and Sniglets for the headsup!

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