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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 09 2012 at 20:08
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

If you think i'm going to read a novel about a joke post i made weeks ago, you're crazy.

you obviously did.   LOL

my post was a rant and i appreciate DM's response.  it's hard to explain opinions clearly on the internet forums.  my writing may have been reactionary, but i stick with my points.  it's just a fascinating subjuect to me how production values have changed over the decades and how, time after time, bands are oblivious.  some noteworthy exceptions are Wilco and Neil Young.

ANYWAY-I'm still psyched for this record.  the songs seem like they are going to be good.  with that, i can get past production.  Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 09 2012 at 20:42
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

If you think i'm going to read a novel about a joke post i made weeks ago, you're crazy.


Sorry, my bad. I forget, today's generation has the attention span of a Kim Kardashian tweet.

Perhaps I should have replied to you:

U R so kewl. Dino-Man Zuma is so old skewl. New RUSH rox. LOL!

But this is pretty cool:
http://www.billboard.com/news/geddy-lee-talks-rush-legacy-moving-pictures-1005608552.story#/news/geddy-lee-talks-rush-legacy-moving-pictures-1005608552.story

Geddy talks about playing the complete Hemispheres album one day, perhaps....

""you can tuck a 45-minute album in there and still play lots of new things and lots of other things. If we were really out of our minds, we would attempt something like [1978's] "Hemispheres." If Rush has a cult following, within that cult following there's a following for "Hemispheres" [laughs]."

Also Alex talks possible future 5.1 RUSH remixes:
http://www.metalexpressradio.com/menu.php?main=interviews&id=991

He says that Permanent Waves multi-tracks are missing and so are parts of the 2112 record, but he doesn't mention that Hemispheres is missing.  Which is a good sign. Big smile

P.S. Did you check out The Flower Kings - The Chicken Farmer Song yet?


To the group:


Sorry, I don't seem to be able to talk about RUSH and not mention, defend or promote RUSH - Hemispheres.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 09 2012 at 23:54
Originally posted by MattGuitat MattGuitat wrote:

Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks Fox On The Rocks wrote:

^ Horizons, man, beautifully said - exactly my thoughts as well. I just finished listening to Permanent Waves as well, for about the 40th time, I think? The album never ceases to astonish and amaze me. The musicianship is just so well crafted and the songwriting is pristine. Every track is of impeccable quality and consistency. Alex's tone and technique is my favourtie on that album, Ged's voice is perfect and the professor behind the drum kit just rips, he just rips... My 3 favourite musicians to ever grace this planet, hands down.
Rush doing polka would be interesting. LOL Tongue

Did you see the intro video to the Time Machine Tour? You may have seen some polka Rush-style LOL

Sorry for a late reply. Yeah, I did see it when I was them live in Toronto. It was hilarious, especially Lerxst's character - the overweight German. I share that kind of goofy humour style with the guys and those Rash shirts, man. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 00:02
I like Rush, but I haven't seriously been considering seeing them in concert in the future.  But I'd change my mind if they were seriously going to play Hemispheres!
Did see them on the Presto tour.  So long ago, don't remember much about it.  (My memory is pretty bad; yes I know some of you remember concerts from the 70s!)  They played "2112" (the song; or at least parts of it), which was cool.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 10:46
Yeah, if the guys played all of Hemispheres in one run, that would be amazing. That, and Permanent Waves would be awesome. I mean, when's the last time they really played Jacob's Ladder and Natural Science?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 11:14
If you guys have not already seen this, it's a great live version. I don't have the DVD, but all the stuff is up on youtube. Ged's voice is a bit suffering, but he still rocks that bass. Honestly, these guys are playing better now then they ever have. Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 11:34
Got the fan pack - love the magazine.

Best album since Counterparts.  Loving it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 15:56
Originally posted by rushaholic rushaholic wrote:

Clockwork Angels fan packs are shipping!!!


Listening to it now. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 16:12
It's a good record, continuing the late career renaissance indicated by Snakes And Ladders. It's not incredibly fantastic but it sounds good and once again, Rush show how capable they are of sounding modern. They've always had an easier time of "fitting in" with modern expectations of sound (without sounding too uncomfortable or forced) than almost all of their prog peers and that's no different here. Some really good tracks like the title one and The Garden. Fans should feel totally confident about picking it up, though newcomers to Rush should probably go back to the classics like A Farewell To Kings and Permanent Waves. Clockwork Angels is good enough and no embarrassment, but it's not a monster, little too straightforward for that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 18:44
Its here!!!!!! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Clap
 
Now leave me alone as I go play with my new toy! Big smile
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 19:25
Ok....here are more pics of the package....OMG!!!!!! The first 3 songs are ummm brilliant!!
 
Here is the book, I have not looked thru this yet.....
 
The CD package is hardbound book style, nothing cheap at all. the artwork is amazing!!
 
 
Here is the CD booklet open to inside cover.......awesome!!
 
 
Here is the CD....ready to grace my system!
 
 
This is the poster with all the names of people who pre-ordered....and I did find my name!! Sweet
 
 
This is the other side of one of them
 
 
These are the other images on the posters other sides..
 
 
Hope you enjoy the pics....Only item I am not showing is the keychain......Anyhow this album is freaking Awesome so far.....I am listening to Carnies right now.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 19:28
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Its here!!!!!! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Clap
 
Now leave me alone as I go play with my new toy! Big smile
 


It looks awesome!

I am listening to a borrowed CD now and so far very impressed with: 
 Clockwork Angels (7:31)
 The Anarchist (6:52)
 Carnies (4:52)
  Seven Cities of Gold

I need to hear it a few more times to give any review of tracks.

One thing for sure is my initial reaction is its better than Snakes and Arrows and the last few albums!

 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 19:44
Originally posted by rushaholic rushaholic wrote:

Got the fan pack - love the magazine.

Best album since Counterparts.  Loving it.

Wow I just finished my first listen of the whole album.

I love Counterparts too! My opinion is every album following was a step down in the quality and consistency of great tracks - you would get some excellent tracks of course but the rest would disappoint.

Snakes and Arrows grew on me eventually and I think its excellent but the songs on Clockwork Angels immediately grab me and thats a good sign. I would rate it at least 4 stars  but maybe more as the songs hook into my brain,\\


After its over I can only remember 2 songs but they are Caravan and Headlong Flight proving it takes time to let the music sink in.


I do like The Garden, Wish Them Well and The Wreckers also as well as the first 5 tracks so there is not really a bad song on it. Its a relief really as this could have flopped but it definitely won't as there is consistent quality and depth in the lyrics. I have to sit down and go over the lyrics now as I dont actually get the concept yet....Confused 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 19:52
I really love the segways in a couple of the songs, gives it more of that concept album feel. Headlong Flight makes more sense to me hearing it on the album.
I also have the vinyl ordered.....That might give more of that concept feel too.
 
This album definately as a whole has some experimental quality to it......BU2B2....interesting, like what they are doing there.
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 20:08
Ok...The Garden, has to be Geddy Lee at his best on vocals..Superb!! That is gonna be one of my favorites songs for sure......Its magical as well as excellent!
 
Awesome way to end the album.
 
This album exceeds my expectations.....the Tour is gonna be an experience for sure, can't wait for November. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 20:21
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 20:53
I wish these guys would come to New Zealand already.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 23:01
Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks Fox On The Rocks wrote:

If you guys have not already seen this, it's a great live version. I don't have the DVD, but all the stuff is up on youtube. Ged's voice is a bit suffering, but he still rocks that bass. Honestly, these guys are playing better now then they ever have. Big smile


Very nice!
Though I think Alex needs to borrow Neil's head covering...Ouch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2012 at 00:50
I certainly hope my fan pack has shipped! I must the resist the temptation to pick up a copy on Tuesday at Best Buy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2012 at 03:36
^^^ Yeah its not easy to wait. I couldn't as we get the mag pack about a month from now. 

Okay I love the album - heard it twice but still need a few more listens to really understand it.... what is it all about? 


You promise every treasure, to the foolish and the wise
Goddesses of mystery, spirits in disguise
Every pleasure, we bow and close our eyes
Clockwork angels, promise every prize

Clockwork angels, spread their arms and sing
Synchronized and graceful, they move like living things
Goddesses of Light, of Sea and Sky and Land
Clockwork angels, the people raise their hands - As if to fly






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