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NFT: Favorite RUSH Tune?

Grey Pilgrim : 2/11/2018 3:30 pm
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Analog Kid - ( New Window )
Another Great One!  
Grey Pilgrim : 2/11/2018 3:36 pm : link
:yes:
Entre Nous - ( New Window )
Circumstances  
GeorgeAdams33 : 2/11/2018 3:36 pm : link
Xanadu

Can't decide
Limelight.  
AcidTest : 2/11/2018 3:43 pm : link
Great song.
One song?  
Vinny from Danbury : 2/11/2018 3:47 pm : link
I don't think I can pick just one? Maybe a dozen or so? Even that would be hard for me. My choices would change after hearing another Rush song. Hehe...

For today I'll go with Lessons. Tomorrow might be Xanadu, Anthem, Circumstances, The Trees, Natural Science, 2112 Suite, Entre Nous, Freewill, Fly By Night, Lakeside Park, etc... The list goes on and on. lol
Too many  
giant24 : 2/11/2018 3:48 pm : link
The Trees, 2112 Overture/Temple of Syrinx, Working Man, Fly by night, Road to Bangkok
Subdivisions  
MBavaro : 2/11/2018 4:02 pm : link
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Subdivisions - ( New Window )
Something newer  
MBavaro : 2/11/2018 4:02 pm : link
..
Far Cry - ( New Window )
Closer to the Heart  
trueblueinpw : 2/11/2018 4:11 pm : link
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Depends on when you ask me..  
sb from NYT Forum : 2/11/2018 4:20 pm : link
...Right now it's Xanadu.
Live at the Hammersmith Odeon - 1978 (from Different Stages CD) - ( New Window )
Canít really pick one...  
Chris in Philly : 2/11/2018 5:05 pm : link
Maybe La Villa Strangiato at the moment.
Natural Science  
Gap92 : 2/11/2018 5:46 pm : link
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At the moment  
Gregorio : 2/11/2018 5:51 pm : link
Red Barchetta. Temples of Syrinx and Subdivisions are close though.
What's the difference they all sound the same...  
Torrag : 2/11/2018 6:03 pm : link
...yes, I'm poking the bear.
So many  
Mark from Jersey : 2/11/2018 6:19 pm : link
But spirit of the radio is my fav
Rush sucks  
8 Ball : 2/11/2018 6:19 pm : link
Like nails on a chalkboard
8 balls  
XBRONX : 2/11/2018 6:36 pm : link
You dont love Geddy's screaming?
Trees  
Reb8thVA : 2/11/2018 6:55 pm : link
Or Limelight. Temple of Syrinx is up here
Is the opening theme song to the Rush Limbaugh Show  
Jalapeno : 2/11/2018 7:19 pm : link
a Rush song?
I will admit  
NYG07 : 2/11/2018 7:22 pm : link
that I can't stand Geddy Lee's voice. I had so many long road trips as a kid listening to my dad blast rush songs.

I will also admit that Spirit of Radio is a fantastic song. Brilliant drums as always by Neil Peart.
Territories  
Mike in Prescott : 2/11/2018 7:29 pm : link
With better people, and better foid, and better beer.
Territories - ( New Window )
RE: Territories  
Mike in Prescott : 2/11/2018 7:33 pm : link
*food
RE: Is the opening theme song to the Rush Limbaugh Show  
jnoble : 2/11/2018 7:35 pm : link
In comment 13829366 Jalapeno said:
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a Rush song?


No, he uses a Pretenders song. Although I did hear him use Fly By Night as a bumper song between commerical breaks once a long time ago
From Caress of Steel  
Mike in Prescott : 2/11/2018 7:37 pm : link
Great solo by Alex.
No One at the Bridge - ( New Window )
too many to choose from  
jnoble : 2/11/2018 7:44 pm : link
Anthem, 2112 Grand Finale, Cygnus X-1, La Villa, Entre Nous, Afterimage, Time Stand Still, Superconductor, Where's My Thing, Half The World, How It Is

Funny someone brings this up now. I took a long drive today for a work trip to Massachusetts and brought with me their last two studio albums Snakes and Clockwork Angels and despite multiple attempts over the years, I find both of them totally unlistenable beyond two songs (Far Cry and Malignant Narcissism). Snakes is largely a mid tempo dirge of bad lyrics and non existent melodies and Clockwork is a thick dense wall of distorted noise also with non existent melodies and crappy vocals by Geddy which I don't enjoy saying. He did the best he could given the lyrics he was handed which were almost impossible to set to good music IMHO
I know the band, especially Neil, considered Clockwork to be their late career masterpiece but I literally can't sit through it. It's like work lol
RE: From Caress of Steel  
jnoble : 2/11/2018 7:44 pm : link
In comment 13829388 Mike in Prescott said:
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Great solo by Alex. No One at the Bridge - ( New Window )


That's one of my favorite Alex solos.
Time Stand Still  
pjcas18 : 2/11/2018 8:04 pm : link
I really like Aimee Mann's vocals and it always makes me melancholy thinking about how fast my kid's are growing up.

I never get depressed thinking about my own age or mortality, but every time I hear the end of that song:

Quote:
....Summer's going fast
Nights growing colder
Children growing up
Old friends growing older

Freeze this moment
A little bit longer
Make each sensation
A little bit stronger

Experience slips away
Experience slips away
The innocence slips away...


it really makes me think about life and priorities.

RE: Time Stand Still  
jnoble : 2/11/2018 8:13 pm : link
In comment 13829406 pjcas18 said:
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I really like Aimee Mann's vocals and it always makes me melancholy thinking about how fast my kid's are growing up.

I never get depressed thinking about my own age or mortality, but every time I hear the end of that song:



Quote:


....Summer's going fast
Nights growing colder
Children growing up
Old friends growing older

Freeze this moment
A little bit longer
Make each sensation
A little bit stronger

Experience slips away
Experience slips away
The innocence slips away...



it really makes me think about life and priorities.


Many Rush fans dislike that era of the band...too keyboard-centric and not heavy enough but I've always considered that song one of the best overall they ever wrote
Do Rush fans dislike Tom Sawyer?  
Steve in South Jersey : 2/11/2018 8:16 pm : link
surprised it has not been posted.
RE: Do Rush fans dislike Tom Sawyer?  
jnoble : 2/11/2018 8:20 pm : link
In comment 13829417 Steve in South Jersey said:
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surprised it has not been posted.


It's such an obvious choice I think most of us want to go deeper. Its like saying Satisfaction is your favorite Stones song or Yesterday your fav Beatles tune
Well I didn't become  
pjcas18 : 2/11/2018 8:23 pm : link
a Rush fan until Moving Pictures like a lot of my generation.

Tom Sawyer, Limelight, Red Barchetta, etc.

so Time Stand Still isn't that much of a departure IMO.

I did go back caught up over the years on their older stuff, but I still consider Moving Pictures the one that hooked me and not just their biggest commercial success, but their best overall album, so I'm not in the same category of some fans.

Most of my favorites are among the biggest commercial successes. besides Time Stand Still and Moving Pictures the album, I like Spirit of Radio, Freewill, Closer to the Heart, The Trees, Working Man, Subdivisions, etc.
Cygnus X-1, Working Man, Red Barchetta, 2112  
JCin332 : 2/11/2018 8:43 pm : link
amongst others...
Vital Signs  
Steve L : 2/11/2018 10:05 pm : link
Love that song. Temples of Syrynx for sure. I also love Distant Early Warning and Anthem.
Xanadu  
RodneyHamp : 2/11/2018 10:17 pm : link
Dream Theater just recorded a really good cover of it too
We named our son Tom Sawyer  
Tom in DC : 2/12/2018 8:02 am : link
For his first and middle names. All the men in my and my wife's family are coincidentally named Tom. We call him by his middle name. He has a pretty good theme song.
Spirit of Radio is one of the greatest Rock songs of all time, IMO...  
x meadowlander : 2/12/2018 9:31 am : link
...perfection. I remember hearing it for the first time as a jaw-dropping, WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST HEAR moment - from the insane opening guitar lick, to the balls-to-the-walls sound of the hook that the piece is built upon - awesome crescendo's repeatedly hit - the song is designed to deliver emotions normally reserved for live performance, and it does that in spades.

It took me a solid 2 months of work before I could nail the sick bass lick during the transitions into the hook.

Amazing song - RUSH pushed the technical envelope in a big way in the late 70's, really raised the bar for popular Rock and Roll in a way nobody had since YES and King Crimson first hit.

Yes, RUSH has more complex and thought provoking pieces than this one, but it's always been my favorite.
A very close one/two  
Scott in Montreal : 2/12/2018 12:22 pm : link
with Spirit of Radio and Subdivisions
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