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Poll Question: Which magical land version are you up in?
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    Posted: May 24 2008 at 05:54
 
Straight fight:
 
The best song Rush ever made or Olivia Newton-John.
 
 
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(is it just me or was she dynamite)?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 06:04
Just love the way Olivia uses those temple blocks and bell trees and wind chimes at the beginning of the song   gonna have to go with her  besides Rush's version is far too commercial and the movie wasn't that good  !   Approve














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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 06:38
I want to hear Rush play You're the One That I Want. Not sure who'd sing Travolta's part...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 08:10
Rush - Xanaduright
Olivia - Xanadudu LOL
Though I'll admit Olivia is cuter than anyone in Rush. Embarrassed


Edited by Slartibartfast - May 24 2008 at 08:11
Released date are often when it it impacted you but recorded dates are when it really happened...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 10:19
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 11:47
If it was straight up fight between Geddy and Olivia it would be too close to call.  I can't put into words how much i hated the Travolta/John stuff back then.Still haven't watched "Grease" even though my daughter still plays it(one of her favs). Now the song "Xanadu" by RUSH always amazed me back in the late seventies. In my little bedroom at my parents house i had this cheap used record player and i spent a lot of time spinning that LP,but "Xanadu" always intrigued me because of how it took you on a journey and the way the song changed moods and tempo so often. Only Yukorin would come up with this poll.LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 11:49

I knew first the Olivia`s Xanadu and actually loved it, i still like it, but c`mon, the Rush Xanadu is wonderful!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 11:56
Rush's Xanadu is a masterpiece, probably their best song ever. There is no possible comparison with Olivia's song of the same title - moreover, being a woman, I can't even claim that she is cuter than any member of Rush (who are not so unpleasant to look at, btw... I've seen much worse in my lifetime).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 14:22
X A N A D U !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 14:36
Originally posted by Ghost Rider Ghost Rider wrote:

Rush (who are not so unpleasant to look at, btw... I've seen much worse in my lifetime).
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 14:41
Originally posted by Ghost Rider Ghost Rider wrote:

(who are not so unpleasant to look at, btw... I've seen much worse in my lifetime).
 
Seen worse? Those three knife-jacked the ELP juggernaut-express thumbing a lift in '72
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 15:19
Originally posted by Yukorin Yukorin wrote:

 
(is it just me or was she dynamite)?


I'd Xanadu that. EmbarrassedLOL

Seriously, though. Rush's version is one of their better songs. The other one was only really listenable in video format.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 17:19
I'd rather Xanadu Olivia Newton John she was pretty hot back in the day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 18:01
the original is always better.  ESPECIALLY in prog
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2008 at 19:37
Rush although Olivia was some eye candy back in the day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2008 at 00:54
Rush wins the battle of Xanadus, but there are few songs more beautiful than Olivia's Suspended in Time from that same album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2008 at 01:20
Checked out her web site, still pretty cute, eh? Tongue



And Rush...



OK, not sure if I'd find them cute if I were attracted to men.


Edited by Slartibartfast - May 25 2008 at 08:29
Released date are often when it it impacted you but recorded dates are when it really happened...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2008 at 10:10
oooooo that  Geddy Lee with his come hither stare. LOLLOLLOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2008 at 12:31
Oh definitely Olivia, wouldn't give those talentless monkeys my vote if i were paid... Rush only got where they are and were because of their great looks and mainstream appeal...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2008 at 13:02
Originally posted by Relayer09 Relayer09 wrote:

oooooo that  Geddy Lee with his come hither stare. LOLLOLLOL


What's really funny is that I didn't have to work too hard to post either of those pics, and come to think it of those Rush guys are really trying to do a come hither stare.
Released date are often when it it impacted you but recorded dates are when it really happened...

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