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    Posted: July 31 2012 at 20:59
I saw someone post on another site that while side one is great side two is pretty lame(not his exact words but close enough). Ok. So we all know side one is great. No, side two isn't as good as side one but I don't think it's that bad. It starts off good("passage to bangkok")and ends good("something for nothing"). In between not so much but still. It's less prog than anything off of COS so maybe that's why this person didn't like it. Who knows. 
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I love side two ven more than side one
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Post Options Post Options   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2012 at 21:02
It's a mixed bag. Passage to Bangkok and Something for Nothing are awesome. Twilight Zone, Lessons and Tears are... less awesome.
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Originally posted by thellama73

It's a mixed bag. Passage to Bangkok and Something for Nothing are awesome. Twilight Zone, Lessons and Tears are... less awesome.


I pretty much agree. I think "tears" is a pretty nice song. It might be a good song to lure your girlfriend into liking Rush. Wink Twilight zone at least has pretty cool lyrics. Smile


Anyway, I would probably rank them like this:

1. A passage to bangkok
2. Something for nothing
3. Tears
4. Twilight Zone
5. Lessons

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Post Options Post Options   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2012 at 21:19
For me it's
 
1.Something for Nothing
2.Twilight Zone
3.Lessons
4.Tears
5.2112
6.Passage to bankok
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Post Options Post Options   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2012 at 21:24
Originally posted by Prog_Traveller

Originally posted by thellama73

It's a mixed bag. Passage to Bangkok and Something for Nothing are awesome. Twilight Zone, Lessons and Tears are... less awesome.


I pretty much agree. I think "tears" is a pretty nice song. It might be a good song to lure your girlfriend into liking Rush. Wink Twilight zone at least has pretty cool lyrics. Smile


Anyway, I would probably rank them like this:

1. A passage to bangkok
2. Something for nothing
3. Tears
4. Twilight Zone
5. Lessons



My ranking is exactly the same. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog_Traveller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2012 at 21:32
Originally posted by smartpatrol

For me it's
 
1.Something for Nothing
2.Twilight Zone
3.Lessons
4.Tears
5.2112
6.Passage to bankok



Well if I was going to put side one in the mix it would be:

Side one(2112 suite)
then my initial list of 1-5 for 2 through 6. ;)
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I like the suite better, but side 2 isn't bad at all.
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Just as good as side one. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wu Bi Shuai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2012 at 23:18
I feel like side 2 is good, but if the first side stood alone I would rate the album higher.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ambient Hurricanes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2012 at 23:28
I quite like side 2; it's been a while since I've listened to it, though.  A Passage to Bangkok is cool with its eastern tinge, Tears is a nice song, Twilight Zone is good but somewhat incoherent, Lessons is excellent, imo, with kind of the same vibe as Fly By Night, and Something to Nothing is a good song, but a bit simplistic (musically and lyrically) at times.
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I agree with the general consensus, Passage to Bangkok is great, and Something for Nothing is pretty rockin.

Twilight Zone - my least favorite Rush song I've heard yet. It just seems awkward, and the vision that the band might have had with the concept fell flat on its face imo.
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I only like Lessons and Something for Nothing from that side.  Never cared much for Bangkok, Twilight, or Tears.  I guess Tears isn't too bad, just very non-Rush-like.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2012 at 23:39
It's a decent, in it's own right, but this was time of evolution and change for Rush. I could definitely see those tunes being on Fly By Night, but when you've already released album prior, that features a lot of experimental elements, I just don't think it was appropriate for Rush to turn back. Through a commercial context, it definitely benefited them - probably the reason why 2112 was so commercially successful. Following after the first side though, in comparison, it has no match, in my opinion. It's got some nice tunes though - Tears, Lessons. Lessons has a great pentatonic guitar solo courtesy of Lerxst. Thumbs Up
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1. Tears
2. Lessons
3. A Passage To Bangkok
4.The Twilight Zone
5. Something For Nothing
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2012 at 00:24
I think side 1 is more exciting, side 2 is also very good and I don't think there is even one bad song in it.
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No, no, no, no, no. The Twilight Zone is awesome, Passage to Bangkok too, but the other ones seem too bland.

1. The Twilight Zone
2. Passage to Bangkok
3. Something for Nothing
4. Tears
5. Lessons
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Companion album for Tarkus
 
I think both bands were hedging their bets about future direction. The success of both albums proved that going with a side long track for a side one was not only brave but smart.
 
Both albums have interesting tracks on side two. Both albums are good.
 
That said 2112 has a better side two than Tarkus. Its more consistent througout. Twilight Zone is very underated song as is Something For Nothing. Passage to Bangkok is a Rush classic. Tears I like. Lessons I can't even remember and is perhaps the only weak track but I will need to have another listen
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cthulhu42 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2012 at 01:11
Well, since we're all doing rankings:

1. A Passage to Bangkok
2. Something for Nothing
3. Lessons
4. Tears
5. The Twilight Zone
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2012 at 02:53
Something For Nothing is pretty good. Twilight Zone is alright. PTB is alright as well, but not as alright as TZ. So I suppose 'meh' is my general thoughts.
 
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