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Poll Question: What's the finest early Rush smoker?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
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6 [14.29%]
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2 [4.76%]
12 [28.57%]
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3 [7.14%]
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    Posted: October 12 2012 at 23:11
This is a different kind of Rush poll. 

I wanted to offer up ten of my favorite early Rush "smokers".  By my definition these are their most ass-kicking SHORTer songs from the albums up through Hemispheres.  I'm not saying these are their best songs, but they are the short punchy ones, often packing speed and attitude. 

Not a bad mix disc there for the morning drive wake-up disc.  EnjoyBig smile






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Anthem for sure!
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Bastille Day
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2012 at 23:23
Those two are my faves too, along with Circumstances, would be my top 3 and I think those 3 will top the poll.  I can't decide yet thoughEmbarrassed


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Going with Circumstances, an often overlooked song, but still excellent.  Geddy's voice is phenomenal, and his bass licks are so good they should be illegal.  I especially enjoy the interlude, where the melody is traded between instruments so smoothly that you hardly notice where one instrument's melody ends, and the other takes over; a great musical depiction of the way in which we don't realize that the times and our lives are changing until we look back and realize that a new era has begun without us even noticing.
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.
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Oh, man, so many good ones! Beneath Between and Behind. Always loved that one
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 Circumstances, without a doubt.
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Circumstances in second, but Something for Nothing is a fantastic closer to the 'somewhat' good 2nd side of 2112. 
     
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Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Going with Circumstances, an often overlooked song, but still excellent.  Geddy's voice is phenomenal, and his bass licks are so good they should be illegal.  I especially enjoy the interlude, where the melody is traded between instruments so smoothly that you hardly notice where one instrument's melody ends, and the other takes over; a great musical depiction of the way in which we don't realize that the times and our lives are changing until we look back and realize that a new era has begun without us even noticing.

Well said, I agree 100%.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2012 at 05:33
Originally posted by Man With Hat

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Something for Nothing. Always liked that track!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2012 at 08:18
Anthem. Loved it from the second I first heard it. A great opener from a very good album.

In very close second place is 'Something for nothing'
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All the same, we take our chances...
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Bastille Day.  Great riff!  I also like how it has several different sections which bring the rockin' bits into sharper relief.

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Circumstances, one of my all time Rush favorites. Love the riffs and bass work.
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A Passage To Bangkok for me, i always loved the imagery of that track plus it's fairly dark with an Eastern vibe. Alex offers up some killer guitar too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Angelo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2012 at 10:10
Plus ca change, Plus c'est la meme chose.... Circumstances all the way.
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Circumstances
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I voted Bastille Day.  A Passage to Bangkok was up for strong consideration though.
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