Rush: Classic or Dud?

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There's no Primus going on. Nice psych groove on "Caravan", though. Not unlike the new Cathedral.

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 22:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ha NOW you're talkin'!

it takes a lot to laugh, it takes a crane shot to 'NOOOOOO' (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 22:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Off to download now. This is my first official purchase of music from ITunes, lol!

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 22:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

I suppose I've always liked this neither fish nor fowl quality of the band. Is it metal? Well, no. Prog? Not really. Hard rock? In the most generic sense, yes, but ...

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 22:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

I just became a Yes convert, and I can feel Rush on the horizon..what is happening to me??!!

iago g., Tuesday, 1 June 2010 22:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

Cathedral is probably a better comparison, actually.

Sundar, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 23:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Can't stress enough how much a new Rush fan will get out of Sam Dunn's new documentary. Watch it asap Iago G :)

Nate Carson, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 00:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

I want to watch it BADLY but it's not in wide release yet is it???

it takes a lot to laugh, it takes a crane shot to 'NOOOOOO' (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 00:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Will do, Nate--maybe it's on Netflix I'll check--thks for the tip

iago g., Wednesday, 2 June 2010 00:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's in theaters now. On DVD in a month or so.

As for the new single - LOVE IT. I'm a big Snakes & Arrows guy, and this follows it in the best way (heavy rock, creative songwriting), and leaves out the filler (acoustic instruments, blues jams).

More stoked than ever for Clockwork Angels LP + Time Machine tour.

Nate Carson, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 00:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

wow Rush excitement! Really want to see the doc, as I was a major Rush head for a while in HS and early college. Liked what I heard of the new single too

Dominique, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 01:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'll be seeing the doc at the Alamo Drafthouse in 1 1/2 weeks. Pretty much the ideal setting for a Rush doc, if you ask me.

Moodles, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 13:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

A friend went to the Charter One Pavilion box office (only open on show nights) and got us tix for 7/7 show for $49.50, NO SERVICE FEES! I didn't think that was even possible for shows in that venue! Now I can spend what I saved on one 32 ounce can of Bud Light Ultra 64 Lite...

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 4 June 2010 04:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Correction, he got these through the LiveNation website, which is having a special on no service fees for certain concerts.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 4 June 2010 04:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

Those are lawn seats, right?

Nate Carson, Friday, 4 June 2010 07:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

I hate to even post what I spent on 2 tickets for the San Antonio concert, it is a truly shocking amount. I love Rush and want an opportunity to go see them and have pretty good seats, but prices are getting way out of control.

Moodles, Friday, 4 June 2010 13:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

I mean we are talking about $50 dollar tickets as if that is cheap. That's double what tickets cost about 15 years ago, and that represents the absolute least you can spend now, so really ticket prices have tripled or quadrupled in a fairly short amount of time.

Moodles, Friday, 4 June 2010 13:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Trying to get press passes. If that fails, I'm looking at $200 seats...

Nate Carson, Friday, 4 June 2010 18:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Not even playing in New England. C'mon guys, we're practically Canada up here!

EZ Snappin, Friday, 4 June 2010 18:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Unforgettable 2002 São Paulo concert (maybe better than 'Rush in Rio'). Hope they come to Brazil this time.

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Friday, 4 June 2010 20:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

And Caravan is awesome.

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Friday, 4 June 2010 20:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

A band like Rush would normally play a much larger outdoor stadium where the tickets would be more like $70 to $100 with fees. I've vowed never to go to those shows again, as they're not very fun, and lousy value. However Charter One Pavilion is smaller. It's all metal fold-out chairs and high school-style bleachers, and it seemed like all seats had a good view of the stage and weren't too far away. I saw Dio w/ Heaven & Hell there last year, and it sounded great.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 5 June 2010 00:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've seen Tom Petty there, Destiny's Child, Wu-Tang, Stevie Nicks and a couple of other things there, and it's a great place to see a show.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 5 June 2010 01:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

My (modest) feature review of the documentary:

http://wweek.com/editorial/3631/14141/

Nate Carson, Thursday, 10 June 2010 01:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Nice work Nate!

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 10 June 2010 01:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Even if Geddy Lee’s banshee wail drives you up the wall, one viewing can’t help but bring him a little closer to your heart.
excellent sentence :)

an outlet to express the dark invocations of (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 June 2010 03:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

the Doc is playing in Chicago (one night only!) at the new Icon theater on Roosevelt at Clark...

only problem is that I have an old high school friend in town that I need to hang out with and I'm pretty sure she isn't a huge Rush fan, and even if she was, there is the free Otis Taylor / Hubert Sumlin thing over at Millennium Park, and I love both those dudes to death. Man there is SO much competing shit in Chicago this weekend it is nuts. the aforementioned conflict on Thursday, then Blues Fest all weekend, Lit Fest all weekend, Cubs/Sox series, Hawks parade on Friday, Dave Holland is in residence at the Jazz Showcase now thru Sunday, and somehow I gotta fit in the USA/England match on Saturday... egads

Stormy Davis, Thursday, 10 June 2010 05:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

have to say that I'm going back and listening to some of the 80s Rush I never gave a chance to back when I was a fan, and these are *huge* productions. Grace Under Pressure is killing my poor laptop speakers, sound is everywhere.

Dominique, Thursday, 10 June 2010 17:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

grace under pressure is kinda of a masterpiece IMO

the dj screwtape letters (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 June 2010 17:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

Love that record. Always makes me wonder how the fates would have treated the band had the booked producer, one Steve Lillywhite, not backed out at the last minute.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 June 2010 18:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm going to see the doc tonight in chicago -- seems like it would be more fun to see it in a theater full of people vs dvd
it's reserved seating!

an outlet to express the dark invocations of (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 June 2010 18:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm missing the theatrical release to be in Hollywood w/Yob. Can't complain.

Nate Carson, Thursday, 10 June 2010 21:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

i missed the first ten minutes of the movie, but what a joy it was! i especially loved the lady from WMMS when she talked about how they broke "working man" -- that's one of the stations i grew up listening to and it was fun to hear the discussion of midwestern rock fans. it's SO true.

an outlet to express the dark invocations of (La Lechera), Friday, 11 June 2010 12:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

This movie is such a blast, I had a big, stupid grin on my face during the whole thing, as did everyone else in the jam-packed theatre tonight.

I'm really glad the doc was so thorough, I was worried they'd gloss over the 82-87 era, which I'm fondest of.

A. Begrand, Saturday, 12 June 2010 03:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Caught the docu on Thursday night, and it was brilliant. Can't stop listening to all Rush, now. Sheesh.

J, Saturday, 12 June 2010 15:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Rush is so genuinely inspirational. Irony free, but totally with a sense of humor. Utmost respect.

Nate Carson, Sunday, 13 June 2010 04:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

" I was worried they'd gloss over the 82-87 era, which I'm fondest of."

That's probably my least favorite Rush era. And they are by far one of my favorite bands.

Chicago to Philadelphia: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Monday, 14 June 2010 13:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've been in northeast Ohio visiting family and I've heard "Tom Sawyer" 2x and "Working Man" once on the radio. <3

an outlet to express the dark invocations of (La Lechera), Monday, 14 June 2010 18:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

Must be listening to WNCX 98.5!

I guess for copraphiles this is gonna be awesome (Pancakes Hackman), Monday, 14 June 2010 18:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm seeing the film tonight!!!

Moodles, Monday, 14 June 2010 19:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

That's the station!!

an outlet to express the dark invocations of (La Lechera), Monday, 14 June 2010 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Rush doc is on VH1 Classic at 9 tonight (EST), kids!

iago g., Sunday, 27 June 2010 00:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh man subdivisions

mookieproof, Sunday, 27 June 2010 00:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

If I only had cable...

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 27 June 2010 00:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh sweet! Half an hour away!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 27 June 2010 00:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's also showing on plain ol' VH1, FYI. Watching now.

Born In A Test Tube, Raised In A Cage (unperson), Sunday, 27 June 2010 01:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Rush doc is excellent, except my god were they weird, even weirder than I though

iago g., Sunday, 27 June 2010 02:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

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iago g., Sunday, 27 June 2010 02:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

OK, wow, Neal Peart is freaking me out...I am going to have to read this thread carefully after this things ends.

iago g., Sunday, 27 June 2010 02:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol @ teenage Alex being a little shit at his parents' dinner table.

After that, it got really really good. And I'd forgotten what a demanding listen Hemispheres is. I'm going to have to dig it out asap.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 27 June 2010 03:35 (3 years ago) Permalink


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