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The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« on: September 08, 2010, 07:40:20 AM »
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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 07:51:00 AM »
Well, if the album is as good as Caravan and BU2B, then... :metal
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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 08:24:49 AM »
I feel like a kid whenever there's a Rush CD on the horizon.
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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 08:29:50 AM »
Well, if the album is as good as Caravan and BU2B, then... :metal

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 08:56:00 AM »
I really hope the quality of song-writing for the other 10 songs really stands up to (or above!) "Caravan" and "BU2B"! It always seems like whenever there's a Rush album coming out, the rest of that year has great music coming out!

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 09:02:08 AM »
Don't forget about Rush Hashanah on VH1 Classic starting tonight at 7pm ET.  24 hours of Rush!   :hefdaddy
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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010, 06:18:36 PM »
Well, if the album is as good as Caravan and BU2B, then... :metal

Yeah, if that is the average quality of the record, then we're in for something amazing.

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 06:26:42 PM »
I've only listened to the studio versions of these songs twice. I don't want to ruin the new album experience.

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010, 06:27:58 PM »
I was reminded today of how lame the online Rush forums are.  I occasionally lurk at and post at both CP and TRF, but only because I cannot stomach too much of the online fan base for more than eight seconds.  Between some fan girl on the CP forum acting like it is her divine right to push her way into the front row at every Rush concert and the peeps at TRF acting like dopes about it, the headache I almost got from reading the threads on both forums about it was like a reminder saying, "Online Rush forums = The SUCK."


I still haven't found a Rush forum that I'm that comfortable with.  I try and get back into The Rush Forum here and there but I'm just not into much of the discussion. There are some Rush collectors there and those that are into more of the history, but those are few and far between.  I just find the signal to noise ratio on most Rush boards to be unbearable most of the time.

I'm as much of a Rush geek as the next guy I suppose, but I don't think I come across that way, do I?  (I know I'm anal and you're just going to have to accept that)



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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 06:32:26 PM »
Those two tracks are better than most of the tracks on Snakes and Arrows IMO.

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010, 10:20:53 PM »
I was already really looking forward to Clockwork Angels. Now even more so.
I'm finding Rush really comforting right now. Over 35 years with the current lineup, and still going strong.

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2010, 10:45:25 PM »
I was already really looking forward to Clockwork Angels. Now even more so.
I'm finding Rush really comforting right now. Over 35 years with the current lineup, and still going strong.

Don't jinx it. Before we know it Neil Peart is going to walk out of Rush and join some shitty band as well...:sadpanda:
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2010, 10:48:24 PM »
Hot damn, Far Cry is such a catchy song. :yeahbaby:
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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2010, 10:49:27 PM »
ITS A FAR CRY FROM THE WORLD WE THOUGH WE'D INHEREIT
ITS A FAR CRY FROM THE WAY WE THOUGHT WED SHARE IT

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2010, 08:16:55 AM »
I just really like the vibe from the two songs we've heard so far. It really makes me think of Counterparts, and I love Counterparts.

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2010, 04:41:57 PM »
I love Counterparts but I prefer Test For Echo.

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2010, 11:31:09 AM »
With Mike Portnoy's departure from Dream Theater, a band that has always seemed pretty solid, yet has had four member leave or get fired in 21 years (since the release of the debut), it really makes you realize how special a band like Rush is.  Since Neil Peart joined in the summer of '74, it has been the same three guys.  36 years with no breakups, no member changers, only one hiatus (for obvious reasons), etc.  It really is amazing when you think about it.  It is very hard for a marriage to last 36 years, much less a rock band, but they have somehow managed to do it. :tup :tup

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2010, 04:08:19 PM »
Don't jinx it Kev!
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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2010, 05:37:44 PM »
I love Counterparts but I prefer Test For Echo.
I really like Test For Echo musically, but lyrically, it's embarrassingly bad at times. Luckily, their lyrics since then have been fine.

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2010, 07:08:03 AM »
With Mike Portnoy's departure from Dream Theater, a band that has always seemed pretty solid, yet has had four member leave or get fired in 21 years (since the release of the debut), it really makes you realize how special a band like Rush is.  Since Neil Peart joined in the summer of '74, it has been the same three guys.  36 years with no breakups, no member changers, only one hiatus (for obvious reasons), etc.  It really is amazing when you think about it.  It is very hard for a marriage to last 36 years, much less a rock band, but they have somehow managed to do it. :tup :tup

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2010, 09:56:05 AM »
You realize just due to age Rush is going to be gone while you're relatively young no matter what?

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2010, 10:00:28 AM »
With Mike Portnoy's departure from Dream Theater, a band that has always seemed pretty solid, yet has had four member leave or get fired in 21 years (since the release of the debut), it really makes you realize how special a band like Rush is.  Since Neil Peart joined in the summer of '74, it has been the same three guys.  36 years with no breakups, no member changers, only one hiatus (for obvious reasons), etc.  It really is amazing when you think about it.  It is very hard for a marriage to last 36 years, much less a rock band, but they have somehow managed to do it. :tup :tup

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2010, 10:00:49 AM »
You realize just due to age Rush is going to be gone while you're relatively young no matter what?
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« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2010, 10:04:40 AM »
With that said

RUSH TUESDAY YES YES YESSSS!

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« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2010, 12:15:20 PM »
Don't jinx it Kev!

Bah, there is nothing to jinx.  They have given us over 3 1/2 decades of music and tours.  If they retired tomorrow, sure, I'd be bummed, but still satisfied about everything they have done and given to us fans.  Really, at this point, everything they do is gravy. :coolio

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2010, 02:31:51 PM »
DAMNIT, They better NOT retire tomorrow. They can retire next Sunday after I see them.

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« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2010, 02:38:35 PM »
They can retire after we hear Clockwork Angels. 

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2010, 02:59:01 PM »
They can retire after they start to suck. I think hell freezing over will come first though.

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« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2010, 05:50:51 PM »
With that said

RUSH TUESDAY YES YES YESSSS!

Except I don't know how I'm getting to Boston.  :lol

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« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2010, 06:21:14 PM »
They can retire after they start to suck. I think hell freezing over will come first though.

Then they should've retired after Moving Pictures /trollroll

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« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2010, 06:22:56 PM »
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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2010, 07:21:58 PM »
Top 10 Rush songs for me:

1. Xanadu
2. Cygnus X-1
3. The Pass
4. Freewill
5. Virtuality
6. The Spirit Of Radio
7. Caravan
8. Between The Wheels
9. The Camera Eye
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« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2010, 10:10:39 PM »
Top Twenty:

1. Natural Sciencee
2. Limelight
3. Freewill
4. 2112
5. Red Barchetta
6. A Farewell to Kings
7. YYZ
8. Xanadu
9. Tom Sawyer
10. Marathon
11. Caravan
12. Working Man
13. Subdivisions
14. Bravado
15. Leave That Thing Alone
16. Anthem
17. Spirit of Radio
18. Closer to the Heart
19. La Villa Strangiato
20. Manhattan Project

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Re: The Rush Thread v. Clockwork Angels
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2010, 11:11:29 AM »
Happy Birthday to Neil Peart! Greatest drummer of all-time.

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« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2010, 11:41:21 AM »
My birthday is only one day after Neil's?  Curses!