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David Whiteley
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Continued from "Uncanny 137 Question" thread.

"Didn't Vapor Trails come in in 2004?"

Not quite. "Vapour Trail" was 2002. "Feedback" was 2004.

I've only seen Rush twice but looking forward to seeing them more.
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My 3 favorite RUSH songs in no particular order:

"The Big Money"

"The Spirit of Radio"

"Red Barchetta"

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I saw them for MOVING PICTURES back in 1981.

Amazing show....

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Posted: 02 February 2007 at 8:18pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Horace, good choices. I also dig driven - especially the live version.
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Posted: 02 February 2007 at 9:33pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

First saw them live on their Power Windows tour.  Haven't missed a tour since then...

I have to say, I was underwhelmed with Test for Echo.  For awhile, I thought my tastes and the band's direction had diverged.  Then Vapor Trails came out.  Possibly my favorite of all their albums.

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70`s=Hemispheres

80`s=Power Windows

90`s=Counterparts

I didn`t include Moving Pictures in my 80`s choice as that deserves a category all of it`s own=Best Rush album ever.

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The Night I Became a Rush Fan:  "A Farewell to Kings", "Closer to the Heart" and "Xanadu" videos air on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, 1977.

Tours I've seen to date:  Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Signals, Test for Echo, Vapor Trails.

Single Most Expensive Rush-ish Purchase I Ever Made: Rickenbacker 4001 bass guitar back in high school.

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David Whiteley
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I so want to splurge on the $100+ collection of tour guides they are
selling...
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I so want to splurge on the $100+ collection of tour guides they are
selling...

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Where are those, David?

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Jacob Reyn
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Posted: 04 February 2007 at 11:02am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

David, is there any way to find out their next list of tour dates? I've only been to their concert twice back in the eighties and then again at an ampitheatre. There is no other group than a Rush concert that I would like to watch again. It is an experience in the back of an auditorium when they're cranking the volume all out. I still remember the Big Money Power Windows presentation on the backdrop display and the red laser scan that resonated throughout the auditorium.
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David Whiteley
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Posted: 04 February 2007 at 11:42am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Jacob: They have not announced or listed their upcoming tour dates as of
yet. I'll be watching their web site though.

Gene: You can find the collection I mentioned on this site:

Complete Tourbook

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I liked the look of that,there was a limited edition of signed copies a while ago,the cost of shipping such a weighty tome to Europe put me off!
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Thanks, David! 

Now THAT'S cool ...

 

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Al Cook
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New album rumours:

May be called "Snakes & Arrows" (or possibly "Snakes & Ladders")

Should be out in April.

Will be their best ever.

Expect a complete makeover of their website.
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David Whiteley
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Posted: 05 February 2007 at 11:21am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Time for a remake of "Take Off", I think.
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OK, maybe "will be their best ever" is less a rumour than an expectation, but
Lifeson has said it will be "heavier and more powerful than ever before.

Speculation -- first single will be out late March.

Time's a ticking!
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Al Cook
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Posted: 06 February 2007 at 2:15pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

This just in:

Album Title: Snakes & Arrows

First Single: Far Cry -- due March 13th. Add four to six weeks for album
debut, so late April. Tour kicks off in June.

Very excited now.
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Awesome - thanks Al.
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Chris Marquardt
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Long-time member, seldom-poster, but BIG Rush fan. Got this off one of
the mailing lists I subscribe to:

New Rush single Far Cry to hit radio on March 19-20
Posted at 09:35 AM
According to _FMQB.com, the first Rush single titled Far Cry from the new
album Snakes and Arrows will be released on March 19-20 rather than
March 13 as was originally rumored. Yesterday Blabbermouth.net and
FMQB.com both reported on the single and rumored tour dates first
leaked to the net (via Counterparts) earlier this week. Just to recap, the
rumored dates are as follows:
Jun. 13 - Nashville, TN @ Starwood Amphitheater
Jun. 15 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphitheater
Jun. 16 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheater @ Florida State Fairgrounds
Jun. 18 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheater
Jun. 19 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jun. 27 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
Jul. 02 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheater
Jul. 04 - Darien Lake, NY @ Six Flags
Jul. 07 - Homdel, NJ @ PNC Arts Center

Anyone here read any of Neil's books? I've often felt that he and JB might
get along very well given their similar philosophical viewpoints. Then
there's the whole 2112 thing (yes I know it's a coincidence).

There's also an interesting article on the recording process for the new
CD on Neil's web site NeilPeart.net

Enjoy!
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Posted: 11 February 2007 at 7:34am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

I have all Neil`s book`s,i had to do a worldwide search for Masked Rider,eventually getting it from a second hand book store in Halifax Nova Scotia,it was well worth the effort.Ghost Rider is heartbreaking,but brilliant.Traveling Music and Roadshow are equally good,he is a brilliant writer and lyricist.
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Ian Carroll
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I am a big Rush fan. I own all of their remastered CDs (where's that Vapor
Trails remaster?), and have barely forgiven myself for missing the
Counterparts and Test For Echo tours (otherwise I've seen every tour since
Presto in 1990 -- four shows in all). Thank goodness Neil recovered
from his grief and they got back together! I can't wait for the new album
and another tour.

I love Neil's prose writing. I particularly enjoyed his book Traveling
Music, with all of the vignettes about his struggle to "make it" as a
drummer in London, among other autobiographical details. Also, he
turned me on to Sinatra with his discussion of several of Ol' Blue Eyes'
albums, for which I will always be grateful.

Since Neil's last book, Roadshow, recounted his experiences during the
30th Anniversary tour, perhaps he could write about the creative process
of writing, rehearsing, and recording the new album next time. The
column discussing the topic he posted on his website (which Chris
mentioned) was a fun read.
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Posted: 12 February 2007 at 12:29pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Ian,he usually writes that kind of stuff in the tour programmes.Also try `Contents Under Pressure` by Martin Popoff it collects loads of that kind of stuff too.
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David Whiteley
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Just got "Ghost Rider" yesterday, going to start reading today.

The tour programmes are awesome. The REPLAY X3 DVD set has versions of
the ones from "A Show of Hands," Exit Stage Left" and "Grace Under
Pressure" to go with the shows contained within.
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Chris Marquardt
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Posted: 12 February 2007 at 11:52pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Seconding Bill, "Ghost Rider" is brilliant. I haven't read it in a while,
and I may just go back to it. I just finished "Roadshow" and really
don't understand the disappointment other readers feel. A lot of
postings on Rush boards are of the "you owe us" attitude when it
comes to trying to meet Neil in public, and he's very
uncomfortable with that. Again, not unlike JB's experiences, it
seems that the fanatics and the rude spoil it for the rest of us.

Anyway: music?

70s: Hemispheres
80s: Power Windows
90s: Presto (barely edging out Test for Echo)
00s: R30

Finally, if anyone's interested, I humbly direct you to the following
site:

Rush TabCon Project

A group of musicians (myself included) who've gathered regularly
over the last 10 years to spend an entire weekend setting up way
too much gear and playing way too many Rush songs just for fun.
Three of us actually ended up as the official tribute band playing
at the first Rush fan convention in Toronto in 2001. Lots of fun!
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Very cool, Chris!

Back in 1981, my high school band did a Rush medley ... opened with the 2112 Overture/Temples of Syrinx into Xanadu into Cygnus X-1 into Natural Science ... we even played Entre Nous in its entirety (great composition).  Later, my college band did Distant Early Warning, Subdivisions, Vital Signs, and opened our 3rd set with La Villa Strangiato (big mistake LOL).

Rush songs are a blast to play, aren't they?

 

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