honestly, everyone who was in KC (from the point Bruford joined) seem like sensible, honest, talented musicians as opposed to almost everyone in Yes who seem like egomaniac assholes.
― akm, Monday, 10 April 2017 14:09 (eight months ago) Permalink
Yeah, I get the feeling that in Yes, with everything being intricately arranged, that certain members would have a tendency to get precious about their parts or their material etc. King Crimson seems more "free", I guess, the type of band where people have room to express themselves, even if Fripp is ultimately the gaffer.
― ...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Monday, 10 April 2017 15:28 (eight months ago) Permalink
I got an email today offering tickets to a Yes show in October that will include Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, and Trevor Rabin.
― Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 10 April 2017 15:32 (eight months ago) Permalink
xpmuch as I like his playing on both Yes and KC records, IMO Bruford seems a bit of priss about some things. He's got a snobbiness that, say, Neal Peart absolutely doesn't.
― Dominique, Monday, 10 April 2017 15:32 (eight months ago) Permalink
but I've been trying to have beef with him for some time now so
― Dominique, Monday, 10 April 2017 15:34 (eight months ago) Permalink
I think Fripp and his approach are so disciplined that you have to sort of align with his vision to fit in at all, and once you do that (and assuming you have the chops) the rest is relatively "easy," albeit still rigorous. Whereas with Yes, yeah, the challenge is everyone fitting their little bits of the puzzle in, which is how you end up with frantic songs and complicated side-long epics. To Yes's credit (and I'm at best a casual fan) their tracks and epics all sort of cohere despite that, as opposed to a band like, say, Metallica, who is very much A -part, B-part, C-part etc.
Since this is a Rush thread I should say that I've always been amazed at Rush's ability to go compact and concise. All their parts just make sense, and that they can fit so many ideas in 5-minute, hook-filled songs is pretty incredible. But then, I only think of them as a nominal prog band with only a couple of albums that fit the part, imo.
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 10 April 2017 15:36 (eight months ago) Permalink
I am 46 and time stands still is making my eyes tear up rn, what can ya do.
So glad I got to see these guys one time but I wish I'd made it to more than that.
― iris marduk (Jon not Jon), Monday, 10 April 2017 16:46 (eight months ago) Permalink
Oh yeah, I have no doubt that Bruford is a little bit of a snob about certain things... I get the feeling that Bruford would find playing in a basic rock band where all the songs are in 4/4 beneath him, whereas Peart would have no problem with the idea.
― ...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Monday, 10 April 2017 16:51 (eight months ago) Permalink
Early 70s interviews with Bruford are incredibly posh.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 10 April 2017 16:54 (eight months ago) Permalink
Wakeman's speech is hilarious (apart from the bit about his wife). Still puncturing his bandmate's pomposity to the end. And yeah, Geddy was awesome.
― Jeff W, Monday, 10 April 2017 19:29 (eight months ago) Permalink
Reminds me of the Amadeus film, "I'm a vulgar man but my music is not".
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 10 April 2017 20:36 (eight months ago) Permalink
if geddy stepped in as the permanent Yes bassist I'd have no issues with that. I hate Billy Sherwood
Anderson et all released a press release today stating that going forward ARW are known as "Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor kRabin,and Rick Wakeman". We'll see how long before Yes freak out and sue them, although apparently that's how they were being booked and promoted in europe already.
― akm, Monday, 10 April 2017 21:02 (eight months ago) Permalink
Wish that Sam Dunn documentary had a bigger variety of fans like Stephen Malkmus and Nicky Wire.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 6 May 2017 20:11 (seven months ago) Permalink
He's a metal dude, and doesn't have much knowledge of much outside that scene. But yes, some output from outside metal/hard rock would have been cool to see.
― A. Begrand, Saturday, 6 May 2017 21:35 (seven months ago) Permalink
I do like his stuff generally but I wonder if he sometimes pretends to know less than he does. Like in the power metal episode he sounded like he knew absolutely nothing about the genre and that doesn't seem possible.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 6 May 2017 21:43 (seven months ago) Permalink
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― Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 29 October 2017 17:55 (one month ago) Permalink
I don't know where to see the whole thing, but there are bits of clips and stuff:
― Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 29 October 2017 18:01 (one month ago) Permalink
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Ha, yes! Manic Street Preachers got the title of their album Lifeblood from one of the last lyrics on '2112' ("my lifeblood spills over") and the title track of Journal For Plague Lovers is blatantly influenced by 'The Spirit of Radio' ...
― Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Sunday, 29 October 2017 18:40 (one month ago) Permalink
Amazing. "Three new species of microbe found in the guts of termites have been named after members of the Canadian prog-rock band Rush, owing to the microbes’ long hair and rhythmic wriggling under the microscope." (h/t @annielogue) https://t.co/dHxzbRQNqy— Annie Zaleski (@anniezaleski) November 27, 2017
― mookieproof, Monday, 27 November 2017 19:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink
man I've been pretty into rush this past week out of the blue. really a shame I never managed to see them live.
― akm, Monday, 27 November 2017 23:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink
They were good but you didn't miss much, imo. They were famous - and justly so - for replicating the studio versions pretty much perfectly.
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 01:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink
You didn't really get much in the way of per se surprises but you did feel the general enthusiasm live for sure -- perfect balance between technical flash and heartland arena rock vibes leavened with a bit of humor as it went. Good working formula!
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 01:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Actually, the best experience of seeing Rush live was being in a big place surrounded by other dorks really into Rush. That and watching people try to air drum/bass/guitar at the same time.
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 03:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink
I'm listening to Counterparts for the first time, at least the reissue on Spotify. I always avoided it because I hated "Nobody's Hero". I still skipped that song, but, otherwise, I'm surprised by how much I actually really like this. Mostly not that different mainstream rock of the early 90s (which I have a nostalgic spot for) but the playing elevates it, pushes the songs ahead, and the sound is clear and muscular. Lifeson esp sounds great. Solos on "Alien Shore" (esp) and "Cold Fire" are great and "Leave That Thing Alone" is up there with the back catalogue.
― No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 4 December 2017 17:23 (one week ago) Permalink
I think that was a record they did after hearing a lot of the bands they'd inspired, like Primus. I remember hearing the lead single "Stick It Out" and thinking, wow they're finally coming back! iirc album as a whole not *tons* better than the ones preceding it, but it was a kind of "welcome to the 90s" for them.
― Dominique, Monday, 4 December 2017 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink
Counterparts is one of my favorite Rush albums. Thought it was a big step up from Hold Your Fire, Presto, and Roll The Bones.
― Moodles, Monday, 4 December 2017 19:31 (one week ago) Permalink
It was consciously their "return to guitar" record, iirc.
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 4 December 2017 19:42 (one week ago) Permalink
I did a buddy of mine's taxes one year and his payment was taking me to see Rush on the Counterparts tour! They were so good that tour.
― BlackIronPrison, Monday, 4 December 2017 19:44 (one week ago) Permalink