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Which decade of studio albums would you take for the rest of your life?

70's (Rush through Hemispheres)
80's (Permanent Waves through Presto)

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2020, 10:11:49 AM »
I hesitated, then went with 70s.  It'd kill me to mis out on Red Barchetta, but while all the 80s albums are rock solid start to finish, my most preferred individual tracks are from the 70s - Xanadu, La Villa, 2112, Cygnus.

Either way, there's just too much left out.  How about "75-85" then "85-95"?   :)

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2020, 12:07:11 PM »
I hesitated, then went with 70s.  It'd kill me to mis out on Red Barchetta, but while all the 80s albums are rock solid start to finish, my most preferred individual tracks are from the 70s - Xanadu, La Villa, 2112, Cygnus.

Either way, there's just too much left out.  How about "75-85" then "85-95"?   :)

That would be the biggest no-brainer in the history of anything.

I might be the weird one but I find myself listening to the albums of 85-95 more than the albums 75-85...

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2020, 12:18:50 PM »
Based on which I like more, I could go either way. Both eras have 4 albums that I really dig. I think I'd probably have to roll with the 80s, though. The reason is that even though I don't like Power Window through Preso at all, I'm also not particularly familiar with them. There's a great deal I could learn, and no doubt plenty of tiny bits that I'd adore if I were to really hunker down with those albums. At this point they might as well be new music to me.
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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2020, 12:18:59 PM »
I canít vote. I just canít.

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2020, 12:24:24 PM »
I hesitated, then went with 70s.  It'd kill me to mis out on Red Barchetta, but while all the 80s albums are rock solid start to finish, my most preferred individual tracks are from the 70s - Xanadu, La Villa, 2112, Cygnus.

Either way, there's just too much left out.  How about "75-85" then "85-95"?   :)

That would be the biggest no-brainer in the history of anything.

I might be the weird one but I find myself listening to the albums of 85-95 more than the albums 75-85...

No?

Ok I'm the weird one

Hmmm, thatís a weird break in the discography. 1975-1985 gets you Fly By Night through Power Windows (10 albums), whereas 1985-1995 gets you Power Windows through Counterparts (only 5 albums).

A better question would be 1975-1983 (Terry Brown era, 8 albums) v. 1984-2012 (everything else, 10 albums).

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2020, 12:28:28 PM »
Based on which I like more, I could go either way. Both eras have 4 albums that I really dig. I think I'd probably have to roll with the 80s, though. The reason is that even though I don't like Power Window through Preso at all, I'm also not particularly familiar with them. There's a great deal I could learn, and no doubt plenty of tiny bits that I'd adore if I were to really hunker down with those albums. At this point they might as well be new music to me.

Give Presto a fire. 

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2020, 12:30:33 PM »
I hesitated, then went with 70s.  It'd kill me to mis out on Red Barchetta, but while all the 80s albums are rock solid start to finish, my most preferred individual tracks are from the 70s - Xanadu, La Villa, 2112, Cygnus.

Either way, there's just too much left out.  How about "75-85" then "85-95"?   :)

That would be the biggest no-brainer in the history of anything.

I might be the weird one but I find myself listening to the albums of 85-95 more than the albums 75-85...

No?

Ok I'm the weird one

Hmmm, thatís a weird break in the discography. 1975-1985 gets you Fly By Night through Power Windows (10 albums), whereas 1985-1995 gets you Power Windows through Counterparts (only 5 albums).

A better question would be 1975-1983 (Terry Brown era, 8 albums) v. 1984-2012 (everything else, 10 albums).

Yeah, you're right; it was more of a statement than an actual question.  I think for me, and no disrespect to Fritz, but 75-83 is an easy one.  That takes zero thought, I'm giddy with joy I don't get GUP, and I'm only sparing about 90 seconds of lament that I don't get Presto. 

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2020, 12:31:17 PM »
Based on which I like more, I could go either way. Both eras have 4 albums that I really dig. I think I'd probably have to roll with the 80s, though. The reason is that even though I don't like Power Window through Preso at all, I'm also not particularly familiar with them. There's a great deal I could learn, and no doubt plenty of tiny bits that I'd adore if I were to really hunker down with those albums. At this point they might as well be new music to me.

Give Presto a fire.

Set Power Windows on fire.
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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2020, 12:43:53 PM »
It already is since it's a bright star of an album.  :biggrin:
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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2020, 12:45:13 PM »
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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2020, 01:05:07 PM »
The only Rush music I have any interest in at all are the albums up to and including Moving Pictures.  They morphed into a very different group after that. 


But if I'm being totally honest, if you told me I couldn't listen to any Rush ever again it wouldn't bother me all that much since I honestly can't remember the last time I actually put on a Rush album.  Might have been to listen to the first few tracks of that Clockwork album they released a while back.  It just confirmed for me that modern Rush doesn't do anything for me.


All of that said, I have always admired Rush for sticking together for so long.  Very, very few bands stay together as long. 

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2020, 01:27:27 PM »
Based on which I like more, I could go either way. Both eras have 4 albums that I really dig. I think I'd probably have to roll with the 80s, though. The reason is that even though I don't like Power Window through Preso at all, I'm also not particularly familiar with them. There's a great deal I could learn, and no doubt plenty of tiny bits that I'd adore if I were to really hunker down with those albums. At this point they might as well be new music to me.

I'd give Power Windows another shot. I promise that all the bad things people say about it are completely wrong.  :)

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2020, 01:34:24 PM »
Based on which I like more, I could go either way. Both eras have 4 albums that I really dig. I think I'd probably have to roll with the 80s, though. The reason is that even though I don't like Power Window through Preso at all, I'm also not particularly familiar with them. There's a great deal I could learn, and no doubt plenty of tiny bits that I'd adore if I were to really hunker down with those albums. At this point they might as well be new music to me.

I'd give Power Windows another shot. I promise that all the bad things "3" people say about it are completely wrong.  :)

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #48 on: December 11, 2020, 01:57:37 PM »
I hesitated, then went with 70s.  It'd kill me to mis out on Red Barchetta, but while all the 80s albums are rock solid start to finish, my most preferred individual tracks are from the 70s - Xanadu, La Villa, 2112, Cygnus.

Either way, there's just too much left out.  How about "75-85" then "85-95"?   :)

That would be the biggest no-brainer in the history of anything.

I might be the weird one but I find myself listening to the albums of 85-95 more than the albums 75-85...

No?

Ok I'm the weird one

Hmmm, thatís a weird break in the discography. 1975-1985 gets you Fly By Night through Power Windows (10 albums), whereas 1985-1995 gets you Power Windows through Counterparts (only 5 albums).

A better question would be 1975-1983 (Terry Brown era, 8 albums) v. 1984-2012 (everything else, 10 albums).

It doesn't make sense to count POW for both groups, so doing 75-84 and 85-94 would make more sense.  If you do it that way, while it's 9 albums versus 5 albums, it's almost the same amount of music.  FBN through GUP is 313:21, and POW through Counterparts is 289:07 (using album lengths as listed on Wikipedia).
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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #49 on: December 11, 2020, 02:00:36 PM »
I hesitated, then went with 70s.  It'd kill me to mis out on Red Barchetta, but while all the 80s albums are rock solid start to finish, my most preferred individual tracks are from the 70s - Xanadu, La Villa, 2112, Cygnus.

Either way, there's just too much left out.  How about "75-85" then "85-95"?   :)

That would be the biggest no-brainer in the history of anything.

I might be the weird one but I find myself listening to the albums of 85-95 more than the albums 75-85...

No?

Ok I'm the weird one

Hmmm, thatís a weird break in the discography. 1975-1985 gets you Fly By Night through Power Windows (10 albums), whereas 1985-1995 gets you Power Windows through Counterparts (only 5 albums).

A better question would be 1975-1983 (Terry Brown era, 8 albums) v. 1984-2012 (everything else, 10 albums).

It doesn't make sense to count POW for both groups, so doing 75-84 and 85-94 would make more sense.  If you do it that way, while it's 9 albums versus 5 albums, it's almost the same amount of music.  FBN through GUP is 313:21, and POW through Counterparts is 289:07 (using album lengths as listed on Wikipedia).

It makes sense to include Power Windows for both groups because itís the best Rush album and essential listening no matter what. ;-)

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2020, 03:09:39 PM »


It makes sense to include Power Windows for both groups because itís the best Rush album and essential listening no matter what. ;-)

I like the way you think.  :tup :tup

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2020, 03:28:56 PM »
Power Windows is outstanding

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« Reply #52 on: December 11, 2020, 03:31:10 PM »
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #53 on: December 11, 2020, 03:37:06 PM »
No

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« Reply #54 on: December 11, 2020, 03:39:06 PM »
Tim is to Power Windows what a certain prominent poster years ago was to Scarred: he never misses an opportunity to shit all over it.

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« Reply #55 on: December 11, 2020, 03:43:05 PM »
One day Tim will be obsessed with Power Windows and Promised Land

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #57 on: December 11, 2020, 04:02:00 PM »
Tim is to Power Windows what a certain prominent poster years ago was to Scarred: he never misses an opportunity to shit all over it.

 :lol :lol

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #58 on: December 11, 2020, 04:36:33 PM »

It makes no sense to include Power Windows for both groups because itís one of the most skippable Rush albums no matter what. ;-)

Agree.




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« Reply #59 on: December 11, 2020, 04:46:54 PM »
The Power Windows debate is pretty interesting. People either love it or hate it. Interesting

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #60 on: December 11, 2020, 04:53:07 PM »

It makes no sense to include Power Windows for both groups because itís one of the most skippable Rush albums no matter what. ;-)

Agree.






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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #61 on: December 11, 2020, 11:17:16 PM »
Tim is to Power Windows what a certain prominent poster years ago was to Scarred: he never misses an opportunity to shit all over it.

 :lol :lol

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« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2020, 05:32:04 AM »
I miss Blob too. Anyone knows what he's up to?

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« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2020, 05:56:16 AM »
I miss Blob too. Anyone knows what he's up to?

I think King follows him on Twitter.  I'm FB friends with him, but he never posts there.
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« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2020, 06:10:55 AM »
Yeah, he is active on Twitter.
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« Reply #65 on: December 12, 2020, 09:07:41 AM »
Note: my post was not intended to be a criticism of Blob, just so no one thinks I was trying to take a shot at him.  He just had a knack for ripping Scarred, just like Tim does for Power Windows.  And to be fair, like I used to for Kiss, but I decided that Kiss isn't even worth the keystrokes to type anymore (this sentence notwithstanding). :P :P

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Re: Rush for the rest of your life: 70's vs 80's
« Reply #66 on: December 12, 2020, 09:43:45 AM »
Where did people find Permanent Waves released on January 1st, 1980?

everything I find says January 14th, 1980.

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« Reply #67 on: December 12, 2020, 09:57:17 AM »
Where did people find Permanent Waves released on January 1st, 1980?

everything I find says January 14th, 1980.

I saw January 1st the other day. I'll try and find it. It's still a 70's album. :P
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« Reply #68 on: December 12, 2020, 10:25:51 AM »
Where did people find Permanent Waves released on January 1st, 1980?

everything I find says January 14th, 1980.

I saw January 1st the other day. I'll try and find it. It's still a 70's album. :P

I only found 1 site that showed that date, https://rush.fandom.com/wiki/Discography

Yet Wikipedia, Rateyourmusic, and many others sites, including their Official Site say January 14th
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I mean it's not such a big deal, other than when people cite anniversaries and for myself, I have made, and am remaking a list of Historical Album Release Date Calendars, I like to have things as accurate as possible. At this point, i am assuming it was released on January 14th, 1980.

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« Reply #69 on: December 12, 2020, 10:43:56 AM »
Where did people find Permanent Waves released on January 1st, 1980?

everything I find says January 14th, 1980.

I saw January 1st the other day. I'll try and find it. It's still a 70's album. :P

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