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Re: Band: Rush

Postby zom-zom on Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:53 pm

Gramsci wrote: but after listening to Tool for the past 20 years



Ha ha ha ha
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby Gramsci on Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:59 pm

zom-zom wrote:
Gramsci wrote: but after listening to Tool for the past 20 years



Ha ha ha ha


Not exclusively, and as a guilty pleasure... in fact just Ænima, which I'm happy to defend as a decent album.
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby Redline on Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:10 pm

Gramsci wrote:
I didn't really hate it, or like it

2112 or Farewell To Kings is your next stop.

Besides hearing Fly By Night on FM radio, 2112 was the first lp I heard loud through a good stereo.



It probably helps to imagine you are 13 and all you hear is Bad Company on the radio. :D
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby zom-zom on Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:38 pm

I don't know how anyone could say that they "hate" most '70s rock.

That's where the rock came from for the most part, and it varies widely.
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby Gramsci on Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:41 pm

Redline wrote:It probably helps to imagine you are 13 and all you hear is Bad Company on the radio. :D


Good call. This would also be my Tool excuse in the mid 90s when the only thing on the radio was Candlebox and fucking Silverchair.
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby Gramsci on Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:43 pm

zom-zom wrote:I don't know how anyone could say that they "hate" most '70s rock.

That's where the rock came from for the most part, and it varies widely.


I over egged that a little. I'd more say I don't really connect with most 70s rock, I came "of age" in 1989, so that meant Pixies, Nirvana, Big Black et al were my Zep and Co.
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby Bernardo on Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:33 pm

I love a lot of 70's hard rock, including many prog bands, and still find Rush pretty dire.
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby mt on Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:03 pm

cover of Rolling Stone


Rolling Stone wrote:Lee, born Gary Lee Weinrib, is the child of Holocaust survivors, and he traces some of his drive to his parents' legacy. They met in a Polish work camp around 1941, and had fallen in love by the time they were both imprisoned in Auschwitz. "They were, like, 13 years old," Lee says over a late-night beer in a sleepy Tulsa bar, "so it was kind of surreal preteen shit. He would bribe guards to bring shoes to my mom." As the war went on, his mother was transferred to Bergen-Belsen, and his father to Dachau.

When the Allies liberated the camps, his father set out in search of his mom. He found her at Bergen-Belsen, which had become a displaced-persons camp. They married there, and immigrated to Canada. But years of forced labor had damaged Lee's father's heart, and he died at age 45, when Lee was 12. Lee's mother had to go to work, leaving her three kids in the care of their overwhelmed, elderly grandmother. "Had my dad survived," says Lee, "I might not be sitting here talking to you — because he was a tough guy, and if he didn't want me to do something, I may not have done it. It was a terrible blow that I lost him, but the course of my life changed because my mother couldn't control us."
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby TheMilford on Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:44 pm

Rush have spent 41 years mastering the art of no compromise. They've superserved their superfans while pretty much ignoring everyone else, and it's all worked out pretty well. There are weirder bands and there are bigger bands, but none quite so weird and quite so big. In each date of their current arena tour, Rush run through their catalog in reverse order, so nearly all of the show's second half is devoted to their Seventies work, showcasing the band in its purest, oddest, arguably most awesome form.


Going to see them in two weeks… then again in July in Phoenix… I will scream and cry like those girls in those Beatles audiences.
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby Evin Relocation on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:20 am

TheMilford wrote:Going to see them in two weeks… then again in July in Phoenix… I will scream and cry like those girls in those Beatles audiences.


... guess what's missing at a Rush show?
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby numberthirty on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:23 am

Evin Relocation wrote:
TheMilford wrote:Going to see them in two weeks… then again in July in Phoenix… I will scream and cry like those girls in those Beatles audiences.


... guess what's missing at a Rush show?


I know this one!

It's speaker cabinets!
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby M.H on Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:02 am

Bernardo wrote:I love a lot of 70's hard rock, including many prog bands, and still find Rush pretty dire.


Same here, though I like that they rarely worry about the wider context of the music scene. They never tried to develop their music in a pompous, neo-classical way (Dream Theatre) or adopted politically right on concepts lyrically (Queensryche). They got a little more synth-y during the new wave era, but that was a minor influence on their sound.

I've grown to respect them for always trying to develop their own specific band voice, even though I never want to listen to their music.
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby zom-zom on Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:14 am

Listened to 2112 last weekend. It's awesome still.
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby 154 on Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:17 am

M.H wrote:They got a little more synth-y during the new wave era, but that was a minor influence on their sound.


Uhh, they got a lot more synth-y for awhile, to the point where Lifeson had to say "what the fuck, guys."
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby TheMilford on Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:59 am

The synth stuff is my favorite! Hands down. Also, many many girls and women at the last few Rush shows I was at…

BTW: i might have an extra ticket or two for the NYC show on the 29th. Waiting for a response from somebody that might be flaking out… I will see what face-value was on the tickets if anybody is interested.
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby Redline on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:21 pm

Way more girls at Rush concerts, two years ago one of the wives went to the show!

The other wives had a get together and pretended they weren't married to us...
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby zom-zom on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:30 pm

The "Ha ha there are never any women at Rush concerts!" line is hilarious, considering that the vast majority of aluminum beardo yelling guy band shows are populated with an almost exclusively beardo man audience.
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby enframed on Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:44 pm

TheMilford wrote:The synth stuff is my favorite! Hands down.


Yeah, Grace Under Pressure and Signals are the two I listen to most.
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby Redline on Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:21 am

Signals

Even Rush's love letter to the Police, New World Man, is good.
I never bought Grace Under Pressure. It seemed too keyboardy.
Maybe one of these days.
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Re: Band: Rush

Postby projectMalamute on Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:37 am

The peak of the keyboard era is Power Windows and Hold Your Fire. Those are going to be a tough go if Signals makes you balk.

I like Rush a lot. My favorite stuff is the high prog run of 2112 - A Farewell to Kings - Hemispheres, but have found something to enjoy in almost everything I've heard.

I tuned out in the 90's and have never gone back and checked out anything post Counterparts. I should do that.
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