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    Posted: January 09 2014 at 12:21
Originally posted by Crumple

So judging from recent comments it would seem most would rank 2000s Rush as

1. Clockwork Angels
2. Vapor Trails
3. Snakes & Arrows

Or would you flip 1 and 2?

I've only heard Clockwork...which has taken me quite a bit of time to bond with (still trying). The first few spins I found it impenetrable and a bit leaden/wooden/relentlessly thick...almost...sludgy?

People laugh at me for "trying" to like some music...haha...but I know myself...if it clicks right away I usually forget it a month later. If it takes some time...it rewards for a lifetime in some cases. ;)

anyone else like that?


Yes I'm like that it took a good half a dozen spins to get into CA, but mow I love it. What a great album.
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^ yes! Headlong Flight blew my mind this morning.



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I hope I'm barking up the right tree here when I say that I've never been able to get into Rush and I need help....

Any help???

I know musical specifics help but I'd rather just have someone throw their tastes at me...
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Originally posted by BirdzzZ on day Flu

I hope I'm barking up the right tree here when I say that I've never been able to get into Rush and I need help....

Any help???

I know musical specifics help but I'd rather just have someone throw their tastes at me...
I'd recommend giving 2112 a shot.  The title track, anyway.  Side 2 is iffy for me.
Or maybe A Farewell To Kings.
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Originally posted by infocat

Originally posted by BirdzzZ on day Flu

I hope I'm barking up the right tree here when I say that I've never been able to get into Rush and I need help....

Any help???

I know musical specifics help but I'd rather just have someone throw their tastes at me...
I'd recommend giving 2112 a shot.  The title track, anyway.  Side 2 is iffy for me.
Or maybe A Farewell To Kings.


I'd agree with A Farewell to Kings. Good place for any prog fan to start if they're looking into Rush.
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Anything from the first album to Signals is solid.  Power Windows through Roll the Bones is 80s sounding, but still great songs.  
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Originally posted by Metalmarsh89

Originally posted by infocat

Originally posted by BirdzzZ on day Flu

I hope I'm barking up the right tree here when I say that I've never been able to get into Rush and I need help....

Any help???

I know musical specifics help but I'd rather just have someone throw their tastes at me...
I'd recommend giving 2112 a shot.  The title track, anyway.  Side 2 is iffy for me.
Or maybe A Farewell To Kings.


I'd agree with A Farewell to Kings. Good place for any prog fan to start if they're looking into Rush.


It depends on your musical taste.  I would contend that their 80s stuff is probably better than the majority of their 70s material.  If you're into well-crafted, concise songs with clear progressive elements but not over-the-top, start at Permanent Waves and progress forward.  If you're more into big long progressive rock epics with lots of guitar solos and screaming and stuff, start with Hemispheres and then work your way around the 2112-Moving Pictures Period.  If you're more into modern-sounding music and don't mind grunge/alt rock influences, anything from Counterparts-Clockwork Angels would probably be your thing, although Test For Echo isn't quite as good as the rest. 


Edited by Ambient Hurricanes - January 11 2014 at 10:09
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Post Options Post Options   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2014 at 18:53
^Very good options.  Though I'm not sure I'd recommend starting with Hemispheres.  I think one needs time to work up to that one.
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I actually put off listening to Cyguns X-1/Hemispheres for a long time because the title sounded really nerdy and didn't think they had topped 2112. LOL (My dad did, and still does, blast 2112 a lot, so I've been familiar with it for years.) 
Getting into some of their more popular stuff first made me more open to listening to it, though, and well... now Hemispheres is my PA name.Smile

Anyway, yeah. I'd actually recommend checking out their songs that you may already be familiar with like Freewill, Spirit of Radio, Fly By Night, Far Cry, Tom Sawyer, Limelight, Time Stand Still, The Big Money etc. (Those are the ones I grew up with on the radio, at any rate. I imagine it would be a different list for people in other countries or provinces.) Hearing those songs on the radio is good, but when you actually choose to listen to them on your own, you'll be surprised at how much more is actually packed into every song, from subtle background vocals to odd but effective drum samples.

Once you know which of the hits you prefer the most, you can probably narrow down which era you prefer and look more into albums from that time period.


Edited by HemispheresOfXanadu - January 11 2014 at 19:24
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Originally posted by infocat

^Very good options.  Though I'm not sure I'd recommend starting with Hemispheres.  I think one needs time to work up to that one.


Well, I mean, if 70s prog is already the type of music you're into, then Hemispheres is as close to the 70s progressive rock sound (if you can define such a thing) as the band ever got.  If you're approaching Rush from the angle of a prog rock fan who's into all the long convoluted epics and stuff, anything before Hemispheres might be a bit hard rock to the taste.
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Originally posted by infocat

^Very good options.  Though I'm not sure I'd recommend starting with Hemispheres.  I think one needs time to work up to that one.


Well, I mean, if 70s prog is already the type of music you're into, then Hemispheres is as close to the 70s progressive rock sound (if you can define such a thing) as the band ever got.  If you're approaching Rush from the angle of a prog rock fan who's into all the long convoluted epics and stuff, anything before Hemispheres might be a bit hard rock to the taste.
Yes, it is their most "proggy".  I guess I'm just remembering from when I first heard it, before I was really in to prog.  So you could well be right!
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Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Originally posted by Metalmarsh89

Originally posted by infocat

Originally posted by BirdzzZ on day Flu

I hope I'm barking up the right tree here when I say that I've never been able to get into Rush and I need help....

Any help???

I know musical specifics help but I'd rather just have someone throw their tastes at me...
I'd recommend giving 2112 a shot.  The title track, anyway.  Side 2 is iffy for me.
Or maybe A Farewell To Kings.


I'd agree with A Farewell to Kings. Good place for any prog fan to start if they're looking into Rush.


It depends on your musical taste.  I would contend that their 80s stuff is probably better than the majority of their 70s material.  If you're into well-crafted, concise songs with clear progressive elements but not over-the-top, start at Permanent Waves and progress forward.  If you're more into big long progressive rock epics with lots of guitar solos and screaming and stuff, start with Hemispheres and then work your way around the 2112-Moving Pictures Period.  If you're more into modern-sounding music and don't mind grunge/alt rock influences, anything from Counterparts-Clockwork Angels would probably be your thing, although Test For Echo isn't quite as good as the rest. 
 
Straight from the horses mouth.....as usual pretty well spot on for a recomendation.
 
      
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my advice would be to get Hemispheres and play it loud. Start there.


Edited by Crumple - January 13 2014 at 09:28
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Originally posted by zumacraig

Anything from the first album to Signals is solid.  Power Windows through Roll the Bones is 80s sounding, but still great songs.  


And Grace Under Pressure is one powerful album!
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ok which era is your fav. for me its form.


Rush to Signals.

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Hard to say. I could pick from 4-5 different albums which tend to rotate as my favorite, and they come from different eras. Caress of Steel ---> Hemispheres had some great high points, but Permanent Waves ---> Hold Your Fire was such a consistent period with good music. But then I'm also a huge fan of Presto, Counterparts, and Clockwork Angels. My usual answer is the 80's because of the consistency and Geddy's hairstyle. Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Crumple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2014 at 12:20
Finally watched Beyond The Lighted Stage.

Great movie, really enjoyed it.

Interesting how Alex shows disdain for the 80s stuff. Geddy still supports it. Must have been interesting times for these friends.
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^What an awesome set list!

Maybe they will do a tour of 70s material only someday.
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That's not Exit Stage Left ? That's a CD part of the Different stages - Live CD - I have it.
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