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That's a tough band to get into if you're not in high school. Luckily, I discovered them in high school (early 80s) when they were about at their peak. They're pretty consistent with their albums, I can't think of any real stinkers, but everyone's got their favorites. Every album has a couple songs I absolutely love and a couple songs that bore me. My favorite at the moment is "Grace Under Pressure" I think. I used to like 2112 a lot, but it hasn't aged well for me. The new one Snakes and Arrows is pretty good, their best in a while. "Moving Pictures" is an absolute classic, you've heard probably at least 3 of those songs on the radio.

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It's a shame you never had a kid's life.................... :wink:

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Neil Peart is the best drummer ever in the history of the world.

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If you choose not to decide (on an album) you still have made a choice.

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sorry, but rush SUCKS!

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Can't go wrong with Permanent Waves and, most of all, Moving Pictures, a true gem... Hemispheres and Farewell to Kings are really good too.

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The Trees
"There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.

The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw."

Peart wrote these too!

I got to see them play this on the Power Windows tour. That was a long time ago.

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sorry, but rush SUCKS!

Why do you say that?


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I won't say Rush sucks, in fact I think musically speaking, they are quite talented and put out a lot of sound for three guys (I think that's right).

However, what they did put out has never done a damn thing for me.

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Yes dude, yes! That one's a favorite.

Geddy's real name is Gary. Like someone with an accent saying Gary. Hee, hee...

True.

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that rush setlst been fuckin rubbed in the ground
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christ, that's goin' on 32 tours old now
they gotta come up with some new shit




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I still think that is their best album. (hemispheres )

I like Rush OK.

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No offense like Rush is legendary rock band,well i never heard one of their songs 8)

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The instrumental "La Villa Strangiato" is one of the best things they've ever done, and "The Trees" is pretty amazing too, but I've never really liked the sidelong suite on side one that much.

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It's absolutely astonishing that Rush can put out something not only as good as Snakes & Arrows in the year 2008, but something as vital that still keeps their sound moving forward more than 30 years later.

Anyways, Hemispheres is my favorite but there is no better place to start than Moving Pictures. Classic beyond classic.


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Tough call as to which album to start with.......But Id recommend Moving Pictures. Yeah, start with that...


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The instrumental "La Villa Strangiato" is one of the best things they've ever done, and "The Trees" is pretty amazing too, but I've never really liked the sidelong suite on side one that much.


I think you are a just a Xanadu hater.


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feetlightup wrote:
That's a tough band to get into if you're not in high school.


More like junior high. As a Canadian/Acadian in 1974, Rush was the be all and end all in rock (except for BTO of course 8) ). I had everything (Carress of Steel was a favorite) they did until a big Live record came out, saw them a few times....then i discovered JAZZ, then PUNK arrived....that was the end of RUSH for me...I have not heard anything by them since that 2112 artsy farsty thing.

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After Frank, RUSH was the nest band I discovered and delved into deep. My first tattoo was a blue star in a red circle. I have seen them 17 times and own all their CD's. Great band, fun guys and awesome musicians. If you dig progressive rock w/ meaningful and deep lyrics, they are the best.

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I loved Rush when I was in high school too. Most of their music just doesn't hold up well now, same with Iron Maiden.

Some really embarassing lyrics, nothing memorable in the last 25 yrs. Neil Peart & Steve Harris both have the same problem of reading too many books, then making "epic" songs about them. Fans think it's serious intellectual rock, but it's a pile of shit.
Xanadu, gayest song ever! :shock:

BTW, Neil Peart is not the greatest rock drummer, especially live. I saw them three times in a 10 yr span, and the drum solo was basically the same choreographed thing every night. Yeah he's precise and everything, but where's the improv? There are rock drummers today who are way more interesting, and if I want to hear the greatest '70s/'80s rock drummer who actually can improvise, I'll put on a live King Crimson disc w/ Bill Bruford.

There's my Rush rant.


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Best band ever.

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