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From Moving Pictures onwards, with the exception of Power Windows, the words convey more than the sounds i guess. Fancy gedding to know that lot in your wildest times, being in three different circles of friends, they all are talking about the others (what effectually now an appropriate procedure shows) one of their friends had picked up 2112 (go away with that one then) and we new band of gold cruising like dragonflies on all record till Permanent Waves. On the day when first-mentioned Lp got published another pal form a record-shop, not acquainted with Rush yet, ..trippin, Tom So-Lala.

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I really loved Grace Under Pressure, I think it is better than the previous two albums. That's right, you heard right!

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I really loved Grace Under Pressure, I think it is better than the previous two albums. That's right, you heard right!


You fucking piece of shit. How dare you.

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Thanks for the reviews... Wasn't Faithless performed during the snakes and arrows tour?

yes it was...

with all this talk of the 80's Rush albums..
anyone have any thoughts on "Snakes and Arrows" or "Vapor Trails" or any of the newer albums
I think S&A and VT are phenominal

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I had Snakes and Arrows when it came out. Never heard vapour trail, but I LOVED Snakes and Arrows. Espacially Which Way the Wind Blows, I thought that song was beautiful.
And I think I'm Going Bald wasn't on any of those!

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FOWL wrote:
I had Snakes and Arrows when it came out. Never heard vapour trail, but I LOVED Snakes and Arrows. Espacially Which Way the Wind Blows, I thought that song was beautiful.
And I think I'm Going Bald wasn't on any of those!


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Isn't I think I'm Going Bald the song where they peaked on their Led Zeppelin sound alike phase?

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In 1982, I was a huge Rush fan and knew a ton of the lyrics by heart. My friend thought his older brother was the coolest guy in the school and also huge Rush fan. So, his brother told him to test me and see if I knew the lyrics of I Think I'm Going Bald..... I didn't :(

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Thanks for the reviews...


No problem.

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Wasn't Faithless performed during the snakes and arrows tour?


No. In fact, at the LA show, Geddy even made a point of stating that it's never been performed live before this current tour...

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The only problem I am having to go and see them performing in Rio, in October, is the ticket price: around U$ 250,00 for the in front of the stage area (those are not seats, only an open area to stand up). I can also choose a ticket to watch it from afar for around U$ 110,00 (those are not seats, those are standing up, in a croweded area, watching little ants on the stage...) :x


Yikes! Yeah, promoters are pricing the Rio and Sao Paulo shows way too high. Though, the Praça da Apoteose in Rio appears to have a capacity of 20,000 for this show. So, if you buy the $110 ticket, you probably won't be as far away from the stage as you might think, compared to when Rush last played Rio in 2002 at Maracana Stadium (82,000). For their current North American shows, the top tier price is around $300 but that price includes 7 or 8 merch items. However, I'm not sure if the South American shows will have those merch items included in their top tier price?

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FOWL wrote:
I really loved Grace Under Pressure, I think it is better than the previous two albums. That's right, you heard right!


You fucking piece of shit. How dare you.

I Think I'm Going Bald = genius.


What the fuck are you talking about you fucking fuck?! I also love I Think I'm Going Bald...but Grace Under Pressure is one of their five best albums! :P :wink:

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with all this talk of the 80's Rush albums..
anyone have any thoughts on "Snakes and Arrows" or "Vapor Trails" or any of the newer albums
I think S&A and VT are phenominal


My love for Vapor Trails & Snakes And Arrows are about equal. But if I had to choose which was the better album, I'd probably pick SAA...


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Have you guys heard their two new songs, Caravan & BU2B? And if so, what you do think?

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Listening to Signals for the first time. Subdivisions is of course awesome, but I knew that song already, the next two were weak for me, I actually really enjoyed Digital Man though, and feel it was a successful attempt at New Wave, I can see with this song why they moved on from their prog days, did that, rocked that, let's try something new.
Loving the drums in the intro to The Weapon! One thing I'm noticing is once again Peart is referencing the other songs on the album. I love how Rush always does that, creates some continuity across songs. The song loses points for the line "He's a little afraid of dying, but he's more afraid of your lying"!!!
New World Man is pretty good, about average in interest for this album for me.

Losing it is a great contrast to the rest of the album! Awesome!

And Countdown is pretty good too.

Overall not the best Rush album, but certainly not a letdown. I guess knowing ahead of time what I was walking into helps it not be a disappointment, merely a step in a new direction.

I love Signals, and I wish they had maintained the partnership with Terry Brown for longer, at least until the next album P/G...

Chemistry is one of my favourite Rush tunes, so is Subdivisions. I also like the closing track very much, Countdown. Analogue Kid, Digital Man and the one with the odd Violin solo, are all OK. The ones I care less are the Fear chapter and the New World Man, although I really dug it when they played it live in Rio, 2002. So much swing I never though Rush had...

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Thanks for the reviews... Wasn't Faithless performed during the snakes and arrows tour?

yes it was...

with all this talk of the 80's Rush albums..
anyone have any thoughts on "Snakes and Arrows" or "Vapor Trails" or any of the newer albums
I think S&A and VT are phenominal

I like VT a lot, because it is the album that brought them back from the pit of darkness, showing they were still up to it...

Now, I really enjoy Snakes and Arrows, I think it might be their best album since Moving Pics and that golden era. Although I have to confess that I think some side of Peart's lyrics are hard to swallow these days and sound like a fundamentalist most of the time. It is like Evangelic Rock, backwards (no offence meant)...

The only records I am not familiar at all (listened a handful of times in 20 years) are the Rush and the Caress of Steel albums.

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I Think I'm Going Bald = genius.

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So, his brother told him to test me and see if I knew the lyrics of I Think I'm Going Bald..... I didn't :(

I think I am going bald :shock:

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Have you guys heard their two new songs, Caravan & BU2B? And if so, what you do think?

Yes, not from the single yet, but from the audience recordings circulating. BU2B is the same as some SAA songs: really nice music, fundamentalist lyrics (as if I really knew this lyrics). The other one, appeals more to me. I am really looking forward for this new album...

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The only problem I am having to go and see them performing in Rio, in October, is the ticket price: around U$ 250,00 for the in front of the stage area (those are not seats, only an open area to stand up). I can also choose a ticket to watch it from afar for around U$ 110,00 (those are not seats, those are standing up, in a croweded area, watching little ants on the stage...) :x

Now, where are the voices of indignation and protest for this poor 3rd world man? You actually think those are reasonable ticket prices, Rhonda?

If you guys did not watch the new documentary, go do it, now!!!

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I'm glad to hear other people like Grace Under Pressure as much as I did, that was a great surprise for me!
I still think Peart has thoughtful and relevant lyrics. There is cheese in there, but I really can't fault the man, as he has things to say, and I often agree with them. No one can fault him for not trying, he really has effort there, and takes it seriously, and so far, he doesn't have a single lyric that pisses me off, and that's rare!!!!

Caress of Steel is AWESOME! You should really dig that one out. Rush not so much, frankly I think it's their weakest album.

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I heard a local interview with Geddy a couple of years ago and "Trees" was probably written under the influence.


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Here's a good example of what I think of Rush these days. This is from a show my cousin went to 3 days ago. Working man started off in that cheezy reggaeish way which doesn't do anything for me, but then check out the shredding at about 2:30.

http://www.youtube.com/v/LWb0D7X84Wg?fs=1&hl=en_US

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Regardless, Trees is lyrically amazing I think. I love how it shows both sides, how the lower and middle classes feel about each other, and then how communism in the end harms them both. I think it's brilliant.

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In the recent documentary, Geddy says they barely remember anything about recording Caress of Steel due to drug use!

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Oh yeah, that Documentary... Get Billy Corgan off the damn thing! Smashing Pumpkins are fucking lame!

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calvin2hikers wrote:
I heard a local interview with Geddy a couple of years ago and "Trees" was probably written under the influence.


I heard that too
"a Passage to Bangkok" speaks for itself too.

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Thanks for the reviews... Wasn't Faithless performed during the snakes and arrows tour?

yes it was...


I was thinking of "Hope" for some reason....
Faithless was not played on the SaA tour.

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Now, where are the voices of indignation and protest for this poor 3rd world man? You actually think those are reasonable ticket prices, Rhonda?


Well, if the $250 price includes the 7 or 8 merch items, like the North American shows do, then yes. Otherwise, no. But to be honest, the $110 price isn't that bad. I paid about $100 when I saw them in Vegas and about $90 in LA. Remember, Rush are playing two sets per show. And in total their show is over 2 1/2 hours long.

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Oh absolutely! Highly recommended!

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Oh yeah, that Documentary... Get Billy Corgan off the damn thing! Smashing Pumpkins are fucking lame!


I'm not a big Smashing Pumpkins fans...but I definitely have to admit that Corgan did an exceptional job describing Rush's music, pop cultural impact, or lack thereof, and how underrated they really are...

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Oh yeah, that Documentary... Get Billy Corgan off the damn thing! Smashing Pumpkins are fucking lame!


I'm not a big Smashing Pumpkins fans...but I definitely have to admit that Corgan did an exceptional job describing Rush's music, pop cultural impact, or lack thereof, and how underrated they really are...

Clearly, you have the benefit, that I do not, of being open-minded about BC. I'm not talking about what he said, I'm saying consider the source and whether that source deserves to be included to comment on a band that I like as much as I do Rush. However, I readily admit that my judgement is suspect since I live near Chicago and have to see BC far too often, including Cubs games. (MTF, if you are reading, keep your baseball insight to yourself!)(All others are welcome to spew baseball insight)

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Listening to Power Windows now, okay, this is the weakest albums since the first one.

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You think so? could be, but that piece "Territories" is saying a lot and the built-up to the main melody is one of their best, innit?

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Terrritories was the highlight of the album yes. Actually I find it depressing that an album with heavy lyrics about war, power, and the money masters was put to such fluffy music.

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Well, if the $250 price includes the 7 or 8 merch items, like the North American shows do, then yes. Otherwise, no.


No such things man! And I bet you payed for a seat not a piece of ground you have to defend with your teeth...

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I just couldn't rationalize paying that much for any concert. But there are far bigger Rush fans than me. I did consider paying quite a bit for a meet and greet with Dream Theater before the concert but still couldn't do it.


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