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Chris Marquardt
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Posted: 30 April 2007 at 6:38pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Got an "advance" copy of the CD over the weekend (but will still be buying
both legitimate versions, as well)...

There is a LOT to absorb there. And it's very, very cool. This will definitely
require a number of listens to fully digest, but that's the best part, as we
discussed above.

I will say, though, that "The Main Monkey Business" is NUTS in a very subtle
way. It doesn't initially sound that complex, but every time I listen to it I just
end up laughing at the sheer amount of craziness going on. I can't wait to
see if they pull it off live.
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Al,i will still have to wait like you guys for my 5.1 copy,probably longer as it needs to cross the Atlantic! I cannot understand why the U.S. has Tuesdays as it`s release day not Mondays.
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Well, I've got it now, have had a chance to listen to it three times,

and it's Freakin' Amazing!
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Jeremiah Hetherington
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It's a Dagwood Sandwich of an album.

"All my life, I've been working those angels. Overtime."

Signature Rush. They've done it again. This one's a grower though. Give it a bit of time to really sink in. They've thrown in everything but the kitchen sink (they found a mellotron though), and this is one heavy-duty rock album. Beautifully produced.

Check for spindrift before listening.    

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Jeremiah Hetherington
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Main Monkey Business. Lifeson. Just on fire here. And Peart is drumming like his life depended on it. YEAH!!!

There's a great story behind this title.

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Chris Marquardt
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<< Main Monkey Business. Lifeson. Just on fire here. And Peart is
drumming like his life depended on it. >>

I read a review that said Neil's drumming sounds like trigonometry. What
an awesome quote.

And here's the story, taken from Neil's essay on the making of the CD:

<< The elaborate instrumental, “The Main Monkey Business,” was
certainly the most painstaking song of all to write, arrange, and record (it
took me three days just to learn it). Its title comes from a
conversation Geddy had with his Polish mother.

Talking about a cousin of theirs, she said, “I have a feeling he’s up to
some monkey business.”

Geddy laughed, saying, “What kind of monkey business?”

“You know,” she said, with Old World wisdom, “The main monkey
business.”

Everybody knows about that. >>

Great stuff all around.
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Jeremiah Hetherington
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Thanks Chris!^ I got a kick out of that story.
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Bill Collins
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What,Geddy`s cousin is Peter Jackson? ;-)

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. I know King Kong is an ape!



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Bill Collins
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Ok,now we have shown our appreciation of the music,what about Hugh Syme`s great booklet art designs aided by Andrew Macnaughton?
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Check out the "Lets See Your Desktop Thread", Bill. 'Good News First' is
currently gracing my screen...
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Nice!
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Now that I've had Snakes & Arrows for a couple of weeks, I think I can
objectively say that it may very well be their masterpiece.

Everyone should listen to this album -- not just Rush fans.

And I'm serious about trying to find a way to get it to JB...
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