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Chris Marquardt
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Posted: 16 April 2007 at 12:14pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

<< Malignant Narcissism leaked -- has anyone heard it? >>

Yep. Geddy's first-ever recording with a fretless bass and Neil
using only a 4-piece kit... and it's amazing. It's also short (just
over 2 minutes) and feels more like a rehearsal jam session, but
my jaw still dropped.

<< New snippet on Rush.com -- 30 seconds of Spindrift: WOW! >>

See, I might have to listen a few more times or wait until I hear
the full song, because this didn't grab me like Far Cry or Malignant
Narcissism did. Still nice to hear something new, though.
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John Griggs Jr
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Posted: 16 April 2007 at 2:26pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I so want to splurge on the $100+ collection of tour guides they are
selling...
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 16 April 2007 at 2:47pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

So do i,but the cost of mailing such a weighty tome to the U.K. puts me off!
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Al Cook
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Chris:

The "Spindrift" snippet didn't immediately grab me either, but I found after
listening to it a couple of time and writing it off it started to creep into my
head and now I love it -- can't wait to hear the whole thing! (Love the chord
progressions...)

Two more weeks!
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Chris Marquardt
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The "Spindrift" snippet didn't immediately grab me either, but I
found after listening to it a couple of time and writing it off it
started to creep into my head and now I love it -- can't wait to
hear the whole thing! (Love the chord progressions...)
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And I'll probably feel the same way. In fact, I find that some of my
favorite Rush tunes are ones that DIDN'T initially grab me, but
took a while to absorb into my brain. For example: Territories,
Peaceable Kingdom, and most of Counterparts (especially Alien
Shore - now THAT'S a song!).
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Al Cook
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Posted: 18 April 2007 at 6:56pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

You got that right!
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Jeremiah Hetherington
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Posted: 20 April 2007 at 5:09am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Faithless: "I believe in love and that's faith enough for me." N.Peart.

 

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Mark Heinz
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"I find that some of my favorite Rush tunes are ones that DIDN'T initially grab me, but
took a while to absorb into my brain."

Oh man, isn't that true. I never came as close to actually NOT liking a new Rush album as when "Hold Your Fire" first came out. Over the years, it's become one of my favorites.

BTW, hello, everybody.
Huge Rush fan here.

With the possible exception of Black Sabbath (in the Ozzy and Dio incarnations) they are my favorite band of all time.

 Favorite albums include.. well, all of 'em, but esp. Presto, Vapor Trails and Signals.


Only seem 'em once. On the Presto tour. Best concert I've ever seen.
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Jeremiah Hetherington
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Big HYF fan here. too. That's a thoughtful, moving album. I love it.

Looking forward to this tour! I have 6 shows lined up, including the first three. I can't get enough.

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Bill Collins
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I had serious trouble getting into Signals,but as with all Rush albums from Fly By Night onwards repeated listening gives great rewards.
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Rush was disappointed with Signals, as well.

They fired Terry Brown after that record.  Alex was interviewed in Guitar Player (?) in 1984, and said that he felt the keyboards and the guitar were fighting over the same frequencies on that record, resulting in a murky mix.  Moving Pics, by contrast, gave each of the instruments its own sonic territory within which to play.

You'll notice on Grace Under Pressure that the keyboard sounds changed dramatically - Geddy moving towards higher bell-like sounds, less synth pads, and Alex playing more staccato - getting out of each other's way, and opening up more sonic space.  The change in sound got more dramatic with PW and HYF, too.

The irony is that 20 years later, Vapor Trails suffered from a even more cumbersome muddiness without any keyboards on the record at all!

 

 



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Thinking about the subject matter on the upcoming Snakes & Arrows has me
thinking that someone here who knows how to get such a thing to him
should send JB a copy. (And throw in a copy of Roadshow as well...)
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