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2112 vs. A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers

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Poll Question: Which of these prog epics do you prefer?
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    Posted: April 28 2012 at 20:59
These two 20+ minute epics are similar mainly in that they follow first-person stories which end with the suicide of the protagonist.  They also both contain some great, heart-wrenching vocals.

Have at it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2012 at 21:01
While not even close to my favorite Rush songs, I'll take almost anything over Pawn Hearts.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Junges Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2012 at 21:02
2112
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A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers for it's atmosphere and introspect.
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it must be 2112 <3 love RUSH!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2012 at 23:49
Vdgg easy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tamijo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2012 at 01:30

Vdgg

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Rush will still be playing 2112 when 2112 arrives.....
      
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Love them both. Voted VDGG.
 
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When I saw the poll, I thought that this was a strange match-up, and hadn't really considered the lyrics of both, but all things are a part and apart.  The are considerable structural similarities between the two (suites), so an interesting match-up.

Originally posted by snowsnow

Love them both. Voted VDGG.
 


Same.  Both are great tracks.  Really love the VdGG one, though.

I used to be obsessed with "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers", and Pawn Hearts generally, despite being really into Rush many years ago, I had not listened to "2112" in many, many years until now since I don't like to vote unless both songs are fresh in my mind, unless like with "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" it's been absorbed to the point that I don't need to listen again.  I'm still voting for the VdGG, which is from my preferred band, but I got to say, listening to 2112 just really got me back into Rush.  I didn't think so much of Rush's 2112 when I was a teenager and was really into Rush, but I have to say that my opinion has changed. 




Edited by Logan - April 29 2012 at 02:34
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2012 at 05:53
2112. Van der Graaf Generator has one weak side: 20+ minute epics.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2012 at 07:02
Originally posted by tamijo

Vdgg
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PabstRibbon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2012 at 09:02
Since 2112 is losing I'll vote for it. I love both pieces 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote King Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2012 at 09:39

A plague of lighthouse keepers is next to Supper´s Ready my favourite epic ...

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Originally posted by Epignosis

While not even close to my favorite Rush songs, I'll take almost anything over Pawn Hearts.
 
I agree completely.
 
But as everyone in my local prog group says, this site is full of VDGG fanboys, so they'll win.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2012 at 09:58
Though 2112 is one of my favorite Rush tracks, i've been a VdGG fan much less so Lighthouse is more fresh and overall has more depth with it's composition. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yanch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2012 at 10:02
2112 for sure. My introduction to Rush. Have never been a VdGG fan.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2012 at 10:33
"A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" sounds like it was composed with more skill, IMO, so it gets my vote. As a band, however, I enjoy Rush way more than VdGG.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2012 at 15:12
Originally posted by Hercules

Originally posted by Epignosis

While not even close to my favorite Rush songs, I'll take almost anything over Pawn Hearts.
 
I agree completely.
 
But as everyone in my local prog group says, this site is full of VDGG fanboys, so they'll win.

this place is at least equally full of Rush fanboys

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Post Options Post Options   Quote akaBona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2012 at 16:53
Originally posted by Man With Hat

Vdgg easy.

jep!
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