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VintagePunk 03-28-2008 01:41 AM

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Originally posted by Zoomerang96


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.

LastEdgeOnEarth 03-28-2008 07:07 AM

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Originally posted by VintagePunk



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!

toscano 03-28-2008 09:34 AM

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Originally posted by beegee


Yeah, or Garth on drums! :wink:

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 !

VintagePunk 03-28-2008 01:54 PM

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Originally posted by LastEdgeOnEarth


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.

LastEdgeOnEarth 03-28-2008 04:48 PM

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Originally posted by VintagePunk

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

BVS 03-28-2008 05:45 PM

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Originally posted by toscano

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?

VintagePunk 03-28-2008 06:27 PM

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Originally posted by LastEdgeOnEarth


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. :angry:

liamcool 03-29-2008 08:47 AM

Natural Science
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

toscano 03-29-2008 10:38 AM

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Originally posted by BonoVoxSupastar


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.

rickysbaby 04-02-2008 01:11 PM

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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