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Re: Katt's Top 50 Albums v. One moment's high, and glory rolls on by [#41]
« Reply #280 on: June 11, 2019, 07:25:56 PM »
Are there any bands from that time period that your parents played that you really liked?
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« Reply #281 on: June 11, 2019, 07:38:55 PM »
Tesla sounds nothing like Appetite. Tesla sounds like my toilet backing up. :biggrin:
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« Reply #282 on: June 11, 2019, 07:40:03 PM »
Are there any bands from that time period that your parents played that you really liked?
Well, there's Def Leppard of course and then Rush is my favorite band of all time thanks to my dad playing Moving Pictures for me when I was around 5 or 6. Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Watchtower, Steely Dan, Savatage, Dire Straits, Queensryche, Deep Purple, Supertramp, Yes, Boston, Styx, Chicago, Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, Journey, Bad Company, ELP, Van Halen, Crimson Glory, Scorpions, Judas Priest, W.A.S.P., and Loverboy were the ones that either my Mom or Dad or both listened to when I was growing up that I remember really enjoying. Still love all those bands.

There were a few that never clicked with me though. Like Nightranger, Tesla, Aerosmith, AC/DC, etc....

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« Reply #283 on: June 11, 2019, 07:45:19 PM »
Power Windows sounds like my toilet backing up. :biggrin:

Your's too, huh?




Are there any bands from that time period that your parents played that you really liked?
Well, there's Def Leppard of course and then Rush is my favorite band of all time thanks to my dad playing Moving Pictures for me when I was around 5 or 6. Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Watchtower, Steely Dan, Savatage, Dire Straits, Queensryche, Deep Purple, Supertramp, Yes, Boston, Styx, Chicago, Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, Journey, Bad Company, ELP, Van Halen, Crimson Glory, Scorpions, Judas Priest, W.A.S.P., and Loverboy were the ones that either my Mom or Dad or both listened to when I was growing up that I remember really enjoying. Still love all those bands.

There were a few that never clicked with me though. Like Nightranger, Tesla, Aerosmith, AC/DC, etc....

Well Nightranger blows.

That's a hell of a band list to hear from your parents.

My parents played the Beach Boys, Johnny Mathis, and Barry Manilow! :lol
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« Reply #284 on: June 11, 2019, 07:47:46 PM »
Sending out the Bat Signal!

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« Reply #285 on: June 11, 2019, 07:51:43 PM »
Now you've done it!!  :lol
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« Reply #286 on: June 11, 2019, 07:52:05 PM »
Are there any bands from that time period that your parents played that you really liked?
Well, there's Def Leppard of course and then Rush is my favorite band of all time thanks to my dad playing Moving Pictures for me when I was around 5 or 6. Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Watchtower, Steely Dan, Savatage, Dire Straits, Queensryche, Deep Purple, Supertramp, Yes, Boston, Styx, Chicago, Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, Journey, Bad Company, ELP, Van Halen, Crimson Glory, Scorpions, Judas Priest, W.A.S.P., and Loverboy were the ones that either my Mom or Dad or both listened to when I was growing up that I remember really enjoying. Still love all those bands.

There were a few that never clicked with me though. Like Nightranger, Tesla, Aerosmith, AC/DC, etc....

Well Nightranger blows.

That's a hell of a band list to hear from your parents.

My parents played the Beach Boys, Johnny Mathis, and Barry Manilow! :lol
Yeah, I never understood my mom's fascination with Nightranger. But yeah, that is quite a list of awesome bands, now that I look back on it. To be fair, my parents also liked country music back then (still do to some extent, especially my dad) and then really like stuff like Michael Jackson and Prince, and stuff like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.

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« Reply #287 on: June 11, 2019, 07:52:54 PM »
Your Dad is the same age as my wife.
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« Reply #289 on: June 11, 2019, 08:18:26 PM »
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« Reply #290 on: June 11, 2019, 10:47:39 PM »
I heartily applaud the selection of Power Windows. I got it pretty recently and haven't had enough listens for it to settle in, but I'm definitely enjoying it. And Grace Under Pressure is a top 3 Rush album for me, so this is definitely an era of Rush that I enjoy.

One thing you sort of mentioned in your writeup that I want to state my take on: I think that Geddy's voice sounds best in this era. It seems to fit this type of music better than the rockier stuff, and he uses it tastefully instead of doing the screeching of the earlier eras.

Something I cannot endorse, though, is Caress of Steel. Bastille Day is great and Lakeside Park is good, and that's it.
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« Reply #291 on: June 12, 2019, 04:55:24 AM »
Nice to finally see a good album in this list  :lol

Kidding aside, this is a fantastic album. Not sure I would say it's Rush's best, but it certainly is high in my list.
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« Reply #292 on: June 12, 2019, 05:08:22 AM »
Fucking love Power Windows.  Simply brilliant album.

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« Reply #293 on: June 12, 2019, 05:23:02 AM »
Fucking love Power Windows.  Simply brilliant album.

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« Reply #294 on: June 12, 2019, 05:25:19 AM »
Kinda ambivalent towards Rush, I may check this out but I think I've already done that in the past and wasn't a fan.

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« Reply #295 on: June 12, 2019, 05:28:29 AM »
Fucking love Power Windows.  Simply brilliant album.

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« Reply #296 on: June 12, 2019, 05:33:20 AM »
 :lol

It does.
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« Reply #297 on: June 12, 2019, 05:50:24 AM »
How can people think this isn't the greatest Rush album? HOW?!

Because it isn't.  Doesn't even crack my top 5.  Song-for-song, it's excellent, and has a couple of high moments, but overall, there are better Rush albums.

However, I can totally see this appealing to someone discovering Rush all at once, and after the 'end' of Rush.  For your tastes, it completely makes sense.

And yeah, it's your best album on the list so far.   ;)
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« Reply #298 on: June 12, 2019, 06:08:02 AM »
Power Windows, Hemispheres, and Counterparts are my top 3 Rush albums (not sure after that, although GUP and Permanent Waves are up there). Caress of Steel rocks imo - I really like both of the epics, Lakeside Park is a gem, Bastille Day is nice, and the bald song is just fun. I guess that song, and the length of the other two can be offputting, but I love that album.

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« Reply #299 on: June 12, 2019, 06:30:19 AM »
Power Windows is probably the Rush album I listen to most often, and is definitely in my top 3 with Moving Pictures and Permanent Waves.  For me, it sums up everything about the 80's both in terms of the sounds on the record and the lyrical themes.  And, it's probably Neil's best drum performance.
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« Reply #300 on: June 12, 2019, 08:22:19 AM »
Really? How old is your Dad?
55. I believe i've posted this elsewhere, but my parents listened to all the classic hard rock and metal bands from the 70's and 80's from the time i was a small child. I grew up with all of that.

Stadler is your father??
As far as I know he isn't  :lol

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« Reply #301 on: June 12, 2019, 08:24:13 AM »
Are there any bands from that time period that your parents played that you really liked?
Well, there's Def Leppard of course and then Rush is my favorite band of all time thanks to my dad playing Moving Pictures for me when I was around 5 or 6. Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Watchtower, Steely Dan, Savatage, Dire Straits, Queensryche, Deep Purple, Supertramp, Yes, Boston, Styx, Chicago, Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, Journey, Bad Company, ELP, Van Halen, Crimson Glory, Scorpions, Judas Priest, W.A.S.P., and Loverboy were the ones that either my Mom or Dad or both listened to when I was growing up that I remember really enjoying. Still love all those bands.

There were a few that never clicked with me though. Like Nightranger, Tesla, Aerosmith, AC/DC, etc....

Nope, not me.  That's as firm as a paternity test right there.  I still go see Night Ranger whenever they come to town.  And there's no Rainbow, Deep Purple or Cinderella on that list. 

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« Reply #302 on: June 12, 2019, 08:26:03 AM »
Power Windows, Hemispheres, and Counterparts are my top 3 Rush albums (not sure after that, although GUP and Permanent Waves are up there). Caress of Steel rocks imo - I really like both of the epics, Lakeside Park is a gem, Bastille Day is nice, and the bald song is just fun. I guess that song, and the length of the other two can be offputting, but I love that album.

The best is yet to come! This is merely 41!

Stand your ground!  Caress isn't as bad as many - including the band - make it out to be.   It's certainly better than Grace Under Pressure.  What a debacle that is.  :)

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« Reply #303 on: June 12, 2019, 08:30:24 AM »


There were a few that never clicked with me though. Like Nightranger,

Nope, not me.  That's as firm as a paternity test right there. 

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« Reply #304 on: June 12, 2019, 09:57:45 AM »
Power Windows, Hemispheres, and Counterparts are my top 3 Rush albums (not sure after that, although GUP and Permanent Waves are up there). Caress of Steel rocks imo - I really like both of the epics, Lakeside Park is a gem, Bastille Day is nice, and the bald song is just fun. I guess that song, and the length of the other two can be offputting, but I love that album.

The best is yet to come! This is merely 41!

Stand your ground!  Caress isn't as bad as many - including the band - make it out to be.   It's certainly better than Grace Under Pressure.  What a debacle that is.  :)

I hope you turn around on GUP one day but I get why you don't like it. I think it's really good!
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« Reply #305 on: June 12, 2019, 10:09:50 AM »
Sending out the Bat Signal!



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« Reply #306 on: June 12, 2019, 10:13:18 AM »
No, no, you're all mixed up. A Farewell to Kings blows. Not Power Windows.  :loser:

EDIT: #40 a bit later. We're starting to get into "deeply meaningful and impactful" territory. Transitioning to that most cheesy layer of sentimentality. #40 is perfectly balanced, as all things should be...
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« Reply #307 on: June 12, 2019, 11:01:10 AM »
A Farewell to Kings blows Power Windows away.

Exactly.
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« Reply #308 on: June 12, 2019, 11:07:46 AM »
Yeah, as sleeping medication!!
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« Reply #309 on: June 12, 2019, 11:17:01 AM »
AFTK is my #4 AOTY, so yeah.  Mike's getting a cunt-punch when we ever meet.
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« Reply #310 on: June 12, 2019, 11:18:33 AM »
Atlanta 2020. I TRIPLE dog dare ya!  :lol
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« Reply #311 on: June 12, 2019, 11:27:29 AM »
Atlanta 2020. I TRIPLE dog dare ya!  :lol

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« Reply #312 on: June 12, 2019, 11:32:16 AM »
AFTK is my #4 AOTY, so yeah.  Mike's getting a cunt-punch when we ever meet.
And one for me.  Hemispheres was always at that spot, but I got the 40th anniversary edition or whatever it is and listened to it on a drive across Florida at 11:30 at night a couple weeks ago, and it was one of the best listening experiences of my entire life.   That is one strong album.

The 5.1 version on the box sets is pretty strong too (and Rush 5.1's generally are not good). 

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« Reply #313 on: June 12, 2019, 11:38:44 AM »
Yeah, disliking A Farewell to Kings is still the strangest thing about Kattelox....

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« Reply #314 on: June 12, 2019, 11:44:48 AM »
Welcome to Katt's Top 50 Most Disappointing Albums! Today's pick, "A Farewell To Kings" by Rush. Looking at the tracklist now. Title track? Freaking yawn. Xanadu? The best thing here, not bad, just too long, and not a great chorus (sue me). Closer to the Heart is inoffensive but I am just annoyed by it and sick of hearing it. Cinderella Man and Madrigal are boring. Cygnus is boring as well and too long. :neverusethis:

I know it's very popular and revered by most Rush fans. I just don't see why. It doesn't have much of anything I really love about the band. I want to like it but I can't.
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