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MOVING PICTURES

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

4.41 | 1922 ratings

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smuggledmutation
4 stars A TRUE MUST HAVE FOR ANY RUSH FAN, AS WELL AS ANY PROG FAN.......But, and thats a big BUT, it is at the end of their first wave of music, which indefintely was the best time for the band's music. after 1981, just like most other high caliber prog bands (yes, genesis), a new feel entered into their music, and that feel is "corny". These guys always rocked, but nothing beats their raw, heavy prog of the 1970's, they are heavy prog right? well they were in this period, and made some of the most memorable music in the history of rock and roll, progressive rock, and hard core trio's. Greatest trio ever lived???? this one I will debate til the day I die between them and e.l.p......I will never be able to pick, even though rush rips better than most bands to this very day in their older age. Unfortunately I was never able to see them in those days, but did manage to catch recent shows, 3 of them in the early 2000's....and they were fantastic. I have to admit, when they delved into music of the 80's is when I went on my beer run to the stands, but highlights are always songs off this album. YYZ I tried learning on drums when I was 10 years old. I have had a passion for this tune my whole life. Tom sawyer is a classic and surpasses any criticism of being played too much on the radio because good music will never get old and this song is a classic heavy prog song that encompasses all aspects of good well-rounded musicianship. Limelight? red barchetta? also classics, and also part of one of my favorite live albums of all time 'exit stage left' For anyone who loves guitar heavy music, with bass leading alot of the time, and a flawless drummer who's regarded as one of the best in history, this band is for you and you can start out with this album. But venture earlier as 'hemispheres' is a wonderful example of a lengthy prog-epic....'fairwell to kings' is a must have......as well as 'fly by night'

p.s. want an opinion of one of the greatest heavier prog songs ever done? cygnus x-1.....as well as second part to it, hemispheres. neither are on this particular album I know, but to me are considered high points in a very, very stable 70's decade into early eighties with 'moving pictures' and 'exit stage left' all albums are must-listens....and if you like one of them, you'll like any others between 1971-1981

smuggledmutation | 4/5 |

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