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Old 03-27-2008, 11:57 AM   #16
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Not only just playing arenas, but they still have the energy to play 3 hour shows, and almost always find something in their back catalog that hasn't been played in years and unlike at aU2 show where huge % of 'fans' go get a beer or go 'WTF is THAT' during oldies like An Cat Dubh the Rush fans actually appreciate the older and more obscure songs being played.

The video screens Rush took around with them last tour were a thing of beauty, comparing them to U2s 'lights on a string' in terms of effect were like comparing HDTV to your grandparents' black and white TV. And tickets were about half of what U2 tickets were.

I'd like to see U2 have enough of a sense of humor to use South Park in their show........

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I'd like to see U2 have enough of a sense of humor to use South Park in their show........

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That's good More groups should do stuff like that.

Well, I'm not a big Rush fan, but I can come up with a list.

2112
The Trees
Subdivisions
Something for Nothing
Closer to the Heart
Witch Hunt
New World Man
Spirit of the Radio

Saw the Moving Pictures tour......... was underwhelmed, so I haven't been back But we did have a lot of fun with 2112 back in college
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:46 PM   #19
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The Pass
War Paint
Red Barchetta
The Spirit Of Radio
The Analog Kid
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I'd like to see U2 have enough of a sense of humor to use South Park in their show........
Yeah, or Garth on drums!
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you're right, you changed my mind.
what was i thinking.
Lol - they are very divisive.

I have a love/hate thing going with them. Well, more like a like/meh thing. They're still played like crazy on Canadian classic rock stations. Every 5 years or so, I'll go on a Rush binge for a couple of days, and then I'll have had my fill for the next 5 years. I had to reach to come up with even 10 songs, but out of those, there are a couple that I absolutely love that I'm in the mood for at any time (those are asterisked):


Fly By Night
Lakeside Park*
The Spirit of Radio
Closer To The Heart
Cinderella Man
Subdivisions*
Distant Early Warning
Ghost of a Chance*
Time Stand Still
Battlescar (a collaboration they did circa 1980 with another Canadian band, Max Webster)

As you can see by the list, I'm not overly fond of anything by them that's too prog-y.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:07 AM   #22
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As you can see by the list, I'm not overly fond of anything by them that's too prog-y.
I'm suprised then that you don't have more of their radio-friendly, poppier stuff from the 80's on your list. I bet you would enjoy alot of the material from Power Windows/Hold Your Fire/Presto...and even into the 90's with Roll The Bones.
My list is UN-prog stuff(except Xanadu). Check it out!
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Yeah, or Garth on drums!
well there's a difference between a 1-time-just-for-MTV thing and having it be a staple of your set. Rush incorporates a lot of stuff like tha tin their set, and as for them being 'relevant', what's the yardstick and who gets to make that call ? Certainly no one here !
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I'm suprised then that you don't have more of their radio-friendly, poppier stuff from the 80's on your list. I bet you would enjoy alot of the material from Power Windows/Hold Your Fire/Presto...and even into the 90's with Roll The Bones.
My list is UN-prog stuff(except Xanadu). Check it out!
Of those three late 80's albums you mentioned, there's really not much that appeals to me other than Time Stand Still. Roll The Bones has a few more songs I like on it.

I think much of the problem is, here in Canada (well, Ontario specifically, not sure of the rest of the country), they're played to death on classic rock radio, and not just a few of their hits, but a fairly wide range of all eras of the material. When you've listened to decades of it, I think it leads to listener fatigue for many of the songs.
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When you've listened to decades of it, I think it leads to listener fatigue for many of the songs.
I hear ya on overplay. Though I wish I had Canadian radio sometimes, because we don't enough of the Rush nuggets down here.
Just Tom Sawyer over and over!

In fact, as a kid I hated Rush because thats all I heard was Tom Sawyer.

The I saw "A Show Of Hands" concert on my satelitte and loved all those I'd never heard before and been hooked ever since.

Time Standstill is a great song off of Hold Your Fire, but that's only my 4th favorite on the album after Mission, Prime Mover, and Second Nature
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and as for them being 'relevant', what's the yardstick and who gets to make that call ?
That's the everlasting question, isn't it?
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In fact, as a kid I hated Rush because thats all I heard was Tom Sawyer.
If that's all I'd ever heard of them, I'd hate them, too. I have an almost violent reaction to that album, because of its connection to an ex.
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Jacob's Ladder
Circumstances
Earthshine
The Twilight Zone
Vital Signs
Losing It (underrated!)
The Enemy Within
Cygnus X-1
Cygnus X-1: Book Two - Hemispheres
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That's the everlasting question, isn't it?
Well, one answer could be that if one finds them relevant, they indeed are.

Just a thought.
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No particular order. . .

1. Fly By Night
2. Tom Sawyer
3. YYZ (7-minute drum solo version)
4. Distant Early Warning
5. The Spirit of Radio
6. Subdivisions
7. Closer to the Heart
8. Red Barchetta
9. Limelight
10. The Body Electric
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