Rush: Classic or Dud?

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No one has asked this one yet (and I have a sneaking suspicion I know why, but I'll ask it anyway)...

What do you think of them crazy prog-rockin' Canadians, then? Super? Sucky? Somewhere in the middle? Please write your response in the form of a haiku.

Dan Perry, Thursday, 21 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Why I Like Rush: A Haiku" by Alex in NYC

Rush Rock Like No One Ex-Cept May-Be Pla-Ce-Bo Neil Peart, Wow, He's Good.

Alex in NYC, Thursday, 21 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Rush -- i get high on

you and my spacey invade

ers get by on you

Mark, Thursday, 21 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hi points - the drum beat of "Tom Sawyer" (as everyone knows by now), & one of the best fake-Led-Zeppelins ever in "Working Man" (great gtr solo!). Other than that, they can go & read the complete works of Ayn Rand. (I'd rather attempt to eat the entire works of Ayn Rand).

duane, Thursday, 21 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hilarious fact abt Ayn Rand: when she went round in the 60s giving lectures on how unfettered capitalism was the BEST BEST BEST, she wd wear a black cape covered in gold $ signs!!

mark s, Thursday, 21 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

As a band: dud. As a rite of passage: classic.

scott p, Thursday, 21 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'd like Rush a lot more if they wore black capes covered with gold $ signs...

duane, Thursday, 21 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I think Rush sucks. Any band where the drummer writes the lyrics is bound to suck. Do you know what RUSH stands for? "Running Under Satan's House." I did learn something in school... "Anti-Christ Devil Child," "We Are Satan's People,""Knights in Satan's Service," etc.

andy, Thursday, 21 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

---------> "Je suis Le By-Tor."

"Non. Vous etes Le Chien d'Neige." <------------

"Les pommes frites! Mon dieu!!!"

Jean-Luc Godard, Friday, 22 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The good woman claims to like Rush, although I've never seen any evidence of this.

Dirty Vicar, Friday, 22 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The only Rush track I've heard is 'The Spirit of Radio' from 'The Permanent Waves alb (1980). It was the nearest thing Rush had to a hit single in the UK (top thirty?) Now I don't know what Canadian radio was like back when this single was released, but English pop radio at the time, which for me basically meant Radio One, was horrendous. The 'Breakfast Show' was the station's prime time biggie, only entrusted to Radio One's biggest 'personalities'/tossers - Noel Edmonds, Dave Lee Travis, Steve Wright, all endlessly yakking over the few pop hits they played in-between their 'banter'. So the lyrics to 'Spirit of Radio', clearly written to suck up to radio station DJs, were not only v. horrible, but also a million miles from the truth. Here's the opening verse:

"Begin the day with a friendly voice/A companion, unobtrusive/ Plays the song that's so elusive/And the magic music makes your morning mood"

Dud for that alone.

Andrew L, Friday, 22 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

they were good before
Lee's voice dropped, and Lifeson
stopped using distortion

tarden, Friday, 22 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Rush are r0x0r, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Check out the k-kewl sartorial elegance displayed on the back cover of "2112" if you don't believe me. Stylee! Neil Peart's RAD, d00d (etc etc)

x0x0

/<-r/-\/>, Friday, 22 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I am proud to say that I once voted Rush the greatest band of the 80's. They had a lot of good moments, 'Xanadu' appeared in Tommy Vance's poll for the top ten rock tracks of all time throughout most of the 1980s. I think they peaked with 'The Weapon' on Signals (1982). They differed from their contemporaries in being more interested in playing around with the time-signature of their tracks. But ultimately, in an oft repeated pattern, instrumental virtuosity ceased to be musically interesting and just became self-indulgent.

Conor Kostick, Friday, 22 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

But ultimately, in an oft repeated pattern, instrumental virtuosity ceased to be musically interesting and just became self-indulgent.

Are you describing your personal development or that of the band? Because, if anything, the band got less and less showy as the years went on. "Counterparts" (the last one I heard) was even "grunge" influenced, allegedly. Rush was my favorite band all throughout high school.

Kris, Friday, 22 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hey, it's supposed to be a HAIKU, people !

Guitar mag gruel
Less smart than it wants to be
Pretty harmless now

Hey, gimme a break, I've never written a haiku before.

Patrick, Friday, 22 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Stoner's favourite

'Tom Sawyer' plays through art class

Turn that shit off now!

suzy, Saturday, 23 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Geddy Lee = King of the Mullet People

Kim, Sunday, 24 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm in Canada I like said prog band less Than I did before

Dave M., Sunday, 24 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Truly dreadful, they Give "chops", prog-rock a bad name. Two good songs* -- rest's dud.

*( I reluctantly but freely admit that both Tom Sawyer and YYZ are both decent songs.)

Phil, Sunday, 24 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh dear, where did my line breaks go...

Phil, Sunday, 24 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Childhood memories
Older brother worships them
Despite this, they ROCK

Dan Perry, Monday, 25 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Repeated listens
Render it annoying, eh
Still, sentimental

Sean Carruthers, Monday, 25 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
I'm so bored tonight that I'm reading vintage "classic or dud"'s, and I have to say that the stipulation of submitting answers in haiku format is pure, unhomogenized genius. More please!

Alex in NYC, Friday, 2 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Objectivist Rock a la Ayn Rand = DUD!

Jack Cole, Friday, 2 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Unhomogenised
Gen-i-us?" You would say that,
Since you started it!

Jeff W, Friday, 2 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

BA da BA BA BA

da BA BA BA BA da-da

BA da BA BA BA...

Joe, Friday, 2 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Neil Peart squeals, righteous in his Objectivist zeal but all their songs suck

Shaky Mo Collier, Friday, 2 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Drummers Who Write songs
Didn't make Hüsker Dü suck
it was Geddy's voice.

Mr Noodles, Friday, 2 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
They may be cheesy
But add rocking conviction
Who else but Rush eh?

piers (piers), Friday, 8 October 2004 04:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Rush sucks my big dick
Geddy lee is a scourge on Earth
prog rock motherfucks

The TAO that can be Posted is not the TAO! (The Tao that can be Posted is), Friday, 8 October 2004 04:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

more rush haikus please

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 8 October 2004 04:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Andrew L missed the whole point of "Spirit of Radio"! TAO: Your second line would actually fit haiku conventions if you made it "Geddy is a scourge on Earth".

sundar subramanian (sundar), Friday, 8 October 2004 04:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Fly by night limelight
Too many notes played at once
Blame's on Toronto

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 8 October 2004 05:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

thank you sweet sundar, you are correct. that is what i meant to do. *tries to awkwardly plant a kiss on sundar's cheek and is promptly slapped on the face* ouch.

The TAO that can be Posted is not the TAO! (The Tao that can be Posted is), Friday, 8 October 2004 05:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ayn Rand prog rockin'
Canadian eunuch squeals
You people so dumb!

Confucius, Friday, 8 October 2004 06:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

moving pictures has
the very worst cover art
which is such a shame

subdivisions rocks
which counters all that i've been
told about this band

the lyrics are too
obvious but what can you
expect from hosers?

derrick (derrick), Friday, 8 October 2004 06:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'Limelight' licks are great
'Signals' is a true classic
The rest smells like wee

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Friday, 8 October 2004 07:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Once I crossed the street
Geddy Lee almost hit me
In his Land Rover

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Friday, 8 October 2004 07:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

CLASSIC as long as this man was Prime Minister:

http://www.clevernet.on.ca/pierre_trudeau/images/pic_trudeau_beer.jpg

DUD thereafter

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Friday, 8 October 2004 09:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

[...wish I coulda found a picture of him riding on a train & flipping off protesters thru the window!]

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Friday, 8 October 2004 09:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Rush is good
for opening up my pooper
so other men can do me

Good Dog, Friday, 8 October 2004 10:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

. . . Or maybe not

Space-jazz-rock-tronic
If rednecks didn't like them
They'd be Kraftwerk-hip

Geddyvox

Less boy or girl than
Alien; Precise
Enunciation

sundar subramanian (sundar), Friday, 8 October 2004 15:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

fact checkin cuz to thread

sleep (sleep), Friday, 8 October 2004 16:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Songs(works) and arrangements: Classic
Lyrics and vocals: Dud

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Friday, 8 October 2004 22:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I love Rush probably more than any other band....I don't think there BETTER than alot of bands, but they were a big part of my childhood....

Great band, I think.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 8 October 2004 22:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Young Black Teenagers
Seeking the phattest of shit
Sample Tom Sawyer

dlp9001, Saturday, 9 October 2004 00:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

has anyone seen the episode of "trailer park boys" where they kidnap alex liefson?
i gained new respect for the man after watching that.

m0stly clean (m0stly clean), Saturday, 9 October 2004 13:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have no haiku to offer which I why I didn't say anything before. But great, of course.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 9 October 2004 13:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i was at a party with some guys who were really entranced with some kind of video of stevie ray vaughn stranglin' the blues back in the '80s. doo-rags. these guys were such geeks, glued to the tube while there were girls to hit on and barbecue to scarf. then they got into "moving pictures," talking about the "production values" and saying things like "you can't deny the musicianship," while trying to be "ironic" about the whole stinkin' thing. typical night with people in nashville trying to be hip about not being hip or whatever that convolution is. then, everyone got drunk the host attempted to explain the shaggs to these geeks and everyone *listened hard and they got it*!! ahh. so, rush sucks and that's it, that's just like being "ironic" about kiss or worryin' about montgomery gentry, i think (as in the video where that goober takes off his cowboy hat to reveal an expensive-looking doo-rag/headwrap of some kind), and only the man upstairs can say whether rush is great or not...yes, rush did a record of covers i understand includes a version of eddie cochran's summertime blues done like blue cheer! so, they have roots like the rest of us, cuz.

eddie hurt (ddduncan), Saturday, 9 October 2004 15:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Power WIndows>Presto>>>Hold Your Fire.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 5 January 2018 15:06 (three months ago) Permalink

HYF would be a killer 40-minute album. Subtle changes already when looking at the shift towards CD, even from 1985.

(I bet that for many fans at the time, HYF was the Rush album they first bought on CD)

Master of Treacle, Friday, 5 January 2018 15:13 (three months ago) Permalink

I think A Show of Hands was the first Rush album I bought when it came out, which perhaps explains my affinity for Hold Your Fire.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 5 January 2018 17:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Presto might be more consistent but the highs on Hold Your Fire are WAY higher and way more memorable than most Presto songs therefore I would take HYF over Presto

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 5 January 2018 17:58 (three months ago) Permalink

I agree. I like HYF slightly more than Presto because the good songs are really good, but there are plenty of not-so-good songs. There are more consistently decent songs on Presto (still plenty of clunkers), but none of them really thrill me. Roll The Bones has about 4 solid tracks and the rest are pretty much garbage. Also, I don't love the production on HYF, but I actively hate the sound of Presto and RTB.

Moodles, Friday, 5 January 2018 18:28 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B52bvzudAvQ

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 January 2018 02:11 (three months ago) Permalink

I think reaction videos are weird, and that is not the first of these I've seen for YYZ, but awesome to see the enthusiasm, and even better to watch the awestruck reactions coming right when you'd expect them too. And now I am thinking of Michael Jackson, too.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 13 January 2018 04:29 (three months ago) Permalink

"i feel cool as hell listening to this"

budo jeru, Saturday, 13 January 2018 04:32 (three months ago) Permalink

Thanks a lot for sending me down the youtube rabbit hole. This dude covering "Emotion Detector" (maybe my favorite deep cut) is awesome, not least because he focuses on the Moog foot pedals. Not that the foot part is hard or anything, but it's nice to see what someone's, well, feet might be up to during this, and imagine how hard it would be for Geddy to sing, play bass, play synths and do this somewhat syncopated pedal bass part as well, all at the same time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPcSC2BHTuU

Needless to say, one of a relatively small handful of songs Rush never played live.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 13 January 2018 04:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Haha, just found the long list of songs they never played live:

I feel like I post this a lot in this sub, but here's the list of every song that they've never played live.
*Take A Friend
*Before And After
*Making Memories
*Rivendell
*The Fountain Of Lamneth
*Lessons
*Tears
*Madrigal
*Different Strings
*Emotion Detector
*Open Secrets
*Second Nature
*Tai Shan
*High Water
*Chain Lighting
*Anagram
*Red Tide
*Hand Over Fist
*Available Light
*Face Up
*The Big Wheel
*Heresy
*Neurotica
*You Bet Your Life
*Cut To The Chase
*Alien Shore
*Speed Of Love
*Everyday Glory
*The Color Of Right
*Totem
*Dog Years
*Carve Away The Stone
*Peaceable Kingdom
*The Stars Look Down
*How It Is
*Vapor Trail
*Sweet Miracle
*Nocturne
*Freeze
*Out Of The Cradle
*Bravest Face
*Good News First
*We Hold On

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 13 January 2018 04:45 (three months ago) Permalink

And now I am thinking of Michael Jackson, too.

I'd never made that connection before, but yeah, Rush were apparently big fans of Off The Wall.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 13 January 2018 13:17 (three months ago) Permalink

That "YYZ" video is great. They really nail it when they point out that it doesn't sound like anything else. A large part of Moving Pictures' appeal is that it feels almost completely sui generis. Tracks like "YYZ", and "Tom Sawyer" even more, just feel like they have no antecedent, no previous songs that you can point to as an influence.

Moodles, Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Well, I think you can find antecedents. What makes it so ingenious is that in a certain way it's sort of a prog pastiche, but they hide it super well, and a musical sense of humor, rare as that is in the first place, goes a long way. Also, brevity is the soul of wit.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:49 (three months ago) Permalink

That's a real shame they've never played "The Fountain Of Lamneth" or "Madrigal".

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 13 January 2018 18:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Weirdest was when they didn't play "Losing It" on the tour that had a string section! They did it once or twice on the last tour, I guess.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 13 January 2018 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

forget burn out or fade away, the best way to go is just to stop, ideally on top.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 20 January 2018 20:35 (three months ago) Permalink

surprised they didn't chain lightning on the presto tour, that's one of the best songs on the album imo

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Guitar solo possibly unplayable?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:53 (three months ago) Permalink

heh yeah it is really "out there" like super fripp/belew/reeves gabriel shit

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 20 January 2018 22:10 (three months ago) Permalink

I think it just might be backwards!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 20 January 2018 22:24 (three months ago) Permalink

heh yeah it is really "out there" like super fripp/belew/reeves gabriel shit

― bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown

how do guitarists rate Gabrels?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 20 January 2018 22:33 (three months ago) Permalink

I am not much of a guitarist, but I have never liked him, from when the first Tin Machine album came out on.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 20 January 2018 22:46 (three months ago) Permalink

wait, when did rush play "i think i'm going bald" live?

Arnold Schoenberg Steals (rushomancy), Saturday, 20 January 2018 23:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Reeves Gabrels is seemingly a very charming, wonderful person. Now that he lives in Nashville, it's weird to see him popping up in the comments of my friends' facebook posts just like no biggie.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 20 January 2018 23:59 (three months ago) Permalink

i def remember him being one of the "weird guitar mag" dudes that would get props like Belew, Fripp, Vernon Reid, Alan Holdsworth, Zappa

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 21 January 2018 01:15 (three months ago) Permalink

xpost Huh, yeah, I don't know if they ever played "Bald" live. I saw this: "Along with "The Fountain of Lamneth" it is widely believed to never have been played live, although there are no known records of when they headlined during the "Down The Tubes Tour" (Caress of Steel) so they may have been played live."

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 21 January 2018 02:16 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm glad they got to stop just being the butt of stupid jokes way before they called it quits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhVJEKb_xG8

\m/

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:57 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

If this is it for them, it’s such a good run. They are the Ultimate Dude Band – I’m not sure I ever met a woman who liked them. However, VH-1 was showing a few documentaries on them a number of years back and I had my wife—who fucking hates Rush—watch the biography with me. She came away super impressed and had a real respect for them.

It’s not hard to see why – they are just such underdogs who by all rights shouldn’t have made it out of the Toronto bar scene but instead had a massive career for four decades and maintained their dignity the whole way, while also managing to make a bunch of really impressive records. They were terrific in the 70/ and had some moments in the 90s but Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, ... Exit Stage Left, Signals, Grace Under Pressure, and Power Windows is such an unbelievable run. Bon voyage, indeed.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 23 March 2018 03:59 (one month ago) Permalink

counterpoint: my brother's wife is the biggest Rush fan I have ever met and I find that at least 50% of my conversations with her, no matter where they start, wind up in Rush territory.

omar little, Friday, 23 March 2018 04:07 (one month ago) Permalink

This is nice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYx5AOMtwU0&app=desktop

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 23 March 2018 04:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Hmmmm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYx5AOMtwU0

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 23 March 2018 04:27 (one month ago) Permalink

counterpoint: my brother's wife is the biggest Rush fan I have ever met and I find that at least 50% of my conversations with her, no matter where they start, wind up in Rush territory.

Yeah upthread I posted how many women I saw at the Time Machine show seven or eight years ago. I had completely forgotten!

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 23 March 2018 04:27 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm kind of in awe of this guy's chops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD5Xo1Tkh4U

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 23 March 2018 04:31 (one month ago) Permalink

I just started Power Windows this week. I'm really impressed, I had heard very mixed things but this has some great stuff on it, "International" is amazing. Do any of the following albums have this sound?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 23 March 2018 17:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Hmm, sort of. Hold Your Fire is in the same vein, but more mushy 80s in sound.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 March 2018 17:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Grace Under Pressure is great (a little different but very 80s in a good way imo)

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 March 2018 17:40 (one month ago) Permalink

They are the Ultimate Dude Band – I’m not sure I ever met a woman who liked them.

― Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, March 22, 2018 8:59 PM (yesterday)
Have heard this said in various ways for decades and accepted it without much thought. It's true that the biggest Rush fans I've known have all been nerdy guys, but that's hardly a surprise, given my personality & social circles. Might say more about me & mine than the fandom at large (I've never been to a Rush show, so I wouldn't know).

Anyway, I mentioned this bit of received wisdom the other day, to the bemused shock of my GF and her best friend. They love Rush. They see/embrace the nerdiness and had never noticed any "dudes only" signage. Which kind of shocked me in turn, but only because I habitually mistake my imaginary version of "what people think" for reality.

will work for cultural capital (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2018 17:59 (one month ago) Permalink

I know at least a few female Rush fans, and the last few times I saw the band live there were plenty of women in the audience.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 March 2018 18:03 (one month ago) Permalink

They are definitely a "nerd" band, though.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 March 2018 18:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Grace Under Pressure is a darker, more stark album, but just as fantastic. JiC is correct that Hold Your Fire comes off as a lesser follow up. It has a lot of the same synth stabs and sound effects, but lacks the exuberance that's all over Power Windows.

various XPs

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 23 March 2018 18:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Welcome back, contendo! Did you spend your entire time away crafting that last line as new board description fodder?

how's life, Friday, 23 March 2018 18:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Thanks! And yes, yes I did.

will work for cultural capital (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2018 18:35 (one month ago) Permalink

hey contendo :)

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 March 2018 19:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Grace Under Pressure and Power Windows are my two favorites. The former is, yeah, starker and darker. The latter is more polished/expansive and ... invigorating, despite the sometimes equally dark themes.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 March 2018 19:42 (one month ago) Permalink

favorite buried gem: "entre nous"

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 23 March 2018 20:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Hold your fire IMO has great songwriting imo and I like the ‘arrangements’ too. Just not the soundspace they are in. But the good easily outweighs that

when worlds collide I'll see you again (Jon not Jon), Friday, 23 March 2018 23:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Double imo

when worlds collide I'll see you again (Jon not Jon), Friday, 23 March 2018 23:16 (one month ago) Permalink

"Grace Under Pressure and Power Windows are my two favorites" two of mine also. actually I don't really care for any of their full albums after Power Windows. Hold Your Fire has some good stuff and there is good stuff on all their subsequent albums but to me PW is their last great back-to-front album.

akm, Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Test for Echo is the only Rush album that I have no fondness for at all. But I really like Grace and PW for the mix of tight arrangements and triggering/electronics, which, ironically, probably would not be so prominent of they weren't dated. There was some great article I read - or maybe an excerpt from a book? - that went into all the pioneering sampler stuff they were doing to do what they were doing.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:36 (one month ago) Permalink


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