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Offline waffen

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« on: January 17, 2007, 02:12:10 PM »
Around 1979 my redneck stoner brother threw a LP record at me and said "you're a poof..you should like this record a lot!" That record turned out to be the rush album "hemispheres". He was half right. ( no, I'm not a poof) but I did like that record a lot. and a lot of other rush records as time moved on.

My rush cd favorites in no order,
2112
all the worlds a stage
Hemispheres
A Farewell to Kings
Moving Pictures
Permanent Waves
Signals
Different Stages
exit stage left

I think this my all time favorite rush song

Xanadu live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kuJ2noXqMU

I'm more into their art rock phase

what about you?


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Re: Rush
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2007, 02:22:39 PM »
I know very little about Rush, but for a short while the fledgling cable channel over here in NZ when they were Kiwi Cable played tapes of Much Music, so there was Rush on occasionally, I remember quite liking Nobodies Hero, and one where this guy was tied to chair on top of a pole?


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Re: Rush
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007, 02:26:14 PM »
It'd odd, much as I like me some Prog Rock, I enjoy Rush the most when they're more straightforward. Sure, Hemispheres and Farewell to Kings have their qualities, but my favorite Rush albums are probably Moving Pictures, Power Windows and Counterparts.
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Re: Rush
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007, 06:46:03 PM »
Where's the love for Grace Under Pressure?
my entry made my girlfriend laugh a few times, the best I can hope for really.

I'd say Whalberg definately qualifies as really good.


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Re: Rush
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007, 08:31:31 PM »
Aren't they a band who have an incredibly hard song on Guitar Hero 2?  ;D


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Re: Rush
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007, 11:18:23 PM »
Aren't they a band who have an incredibly hard song on Guitar Hero 2?  ;D

"YYZ" is on GH2, but I think it's one of the easier tunes on there.  It's probably a lot tougher if you haven't heard the song a million times.  It has some unusual time signatures that probably give some people fits.

I like Rush a lot, though they lost me after Presto.  Their music had become kind of more conventional by then, and Neil Peart's lyrics had become just plain banal.  Since their musical inventiveness and kooky lyrics were the reason I was there in the first place, that was the end for me.

My favorites are Hemispheres, A Farewell to Kings, and Permanent Waves, in that order.  Moving Pictures and Signals are also close to the top, but their impact has been lessened somewhat over the years by radio play and the fact that their synthesizer sound has aged less than gracefully under pressure.

Geddy Lee's voice took me some time to warm to, but it's hard not to love the guy after hearing "Take Off".


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Re: Rush
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2007, 02:22:54 PM »
I saw them live in Houston in support of their last studio album and they killed.   It was fantastic.   They could probably play live until their 90s.


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Re: Rush
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2007, 02:55:11 PM »
I saw them live in Houston in support of their last studio album and they killed.   It was fantastic.   They could probably play live until their 90s.

Oh, yes, they are a magnificent live band.  The first time I saw them I was shocked at how well they managed to replicate their album sound on stage; though on album you don't get the wacky spinning laser drum kit solo, of course.

Seeing Geddy play bass and keyboards at the same time is a kick, too.


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Re: Rush
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2007, 03:43:38 PM »
Saw them live on the most recent anniversary tour as well and they are still stellar.  Haven't liked the albums much in the past 10 years or so but the classics continue to impress, just as difficult a feat IMO.


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Re: Rush
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2007, 07:51:59 PM »
I only know them for Owner of a Lonely Heart.

Which BTW, if you remember, was referenced in 2 MST episodes...Can you name them?


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Re: Rush
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2007, 08:12:19 PM »
I only know them for Owner of a Lonely Heart.

Which BTW, if you remember, was referenced in 2 MST episodes...Can you name them?

Wasnt that the reconfigured "Yes" and not "Rush"?   


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Re: Rush
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2007, 09:45:53 PM »
I only know them for Owner of a Lonely Heart.

Which BTW, if you remember, was referenced in 2 MST episodes...Can you name them?

Wasnt that the reconfigured "Yes" and not "Rush"?   

Indeed it was.  I believe the default Rush song would be "Tom Sawyer".

I mean, come on Gammer, they're a Canadian band, eh?
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Re: Rush
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2007, 10:04:43 PM »
I only know them for Owner of a Lonely Heart.

Which BTW, if you remember, was referenced in 2 MST episodes...Can you name them?

Wasnt that the reconfigured "Yes" and not "Rush"?   

Indeed it was.  I believe the default Rush song would be "Tom Sawyer".

I mean, come on Gammer, they're a Candian band, eh?

OH  SNAP!!

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Re: Rush
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2007, 06:16:56 AM »
Indeed it was.  I believe the default Rush song would be "Tom Sawyer".

I mean, come on Gammer, they're a Canadian band, eh?

Yeah, but I was a bit young for their music 'back in the day'.

There aren't many Canadian bands that I like right now...that reminds me to start a new thread...

http://www.rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=1692.0

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Re: Rush
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2007, 09:13:54 AM »
Does anyone actually like Tom Sawyer? I always skip it when it comes up on my player. The real question is, why don't I just delete it? Maybe subconsiously I really like Tom Sawyer...or at least the first 5 seconds of it.