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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by circles, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 21, 2015
    USA
    Been a fan for along time. First concert...still have the shirt.

    Saw them 3x. Now that the opportunity has ended I probably should have went to a few more shows.

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  2. nigelr

    nigelr Strat-O-Master

    984
    Aug 28, 2014
    Switzerland
    I was too young to see them when they played the music I wanted to hear, and never took the chance later on. Probably one of my biggest musical regrets.
     
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  3. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    I remember seeing a couple times, once up in Vancouver.

    They played side one of 2112 that time, among other things. Right before the show Geddy came out and said "I hope you've all taken your proper medication!, crowd went nuts. There was a lot of haze in the air, some kind soul passed me half finished herb. Good show.

    OK just one last one, a medley fans might recognize bits of:

     
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  4. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    I think Geddy has one of the best bass sounds.
     
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  5. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    Amazing!

    I wish I could take my own passage to Bangkok, but it's not in the cards at the moment.
     
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  6. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA

    Tone man, tone.
     
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  7. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA

    I've had a hard time being a fan. But sooooo many swear by them. I should give them yet another chance? Can so many be wrong?
     
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  8. Stark

    Stark Ghost of Johnny Thunders Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    49
    Jul 16, 2011
    Richmond Annex, CA
    I’ve seen them a few times over the years - still love them. Seems to be an unpopular opinion around here but I don’t mind.
     
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  9. oldrank

    oldrank Strat-Talker

    Age:
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    121
    Feb 2, 2017
    mi
    Their sound is similar to nails on a chalkboard to me.
     
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  10. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Not everybody likes everything. :thumb: Nor are they currently in heavy rotation in my listening world. But I would not mind seeing them play again, but with them not playing as Rush anymore, guess I won't.

    Besides, I'm not into concerts anymore. $150+? Nah. I've seen everyone I wanted to, except for LZ I suppose
     
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  11. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    I'm mostly into NPR thesee days anyway.

    I've been meaning to explore RUSH for sometime.
     
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  12. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    I love Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, the news quiz show, and the jazz and blues stuff they play a lot of around here. Used to listen to Click and Clack, just for the laughs, I never learned anything.

    I believe they have a documentary out there - but I would recommend getting in the mood, settle in your seat, dim the light, and put Moving Pictures on. I think they were peaking both in song writing and studio technique. Side one: Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, YYZ, Limelight. The drums on Limelight are epic.

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  13. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Rush, Fly by Night, (never liked Caress of Steel) 2112, A Farewell to Kings, for me - (Hemispheres was a let down and then i never went back because i was 16 and Talking Heads: 77 reached me and that was the end of that one. )
     
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  14. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    I hate Wait Wait, because they can't go thirty seconds without their personal political biases showing. Click and Clack were great. There is a public radio station in Dallas, 91.7, that is just music, and I've heard many great things on there that I ended up listening to. They play pretty much every genre and on Sunday morning they play a live variety show out of San Fran that is awesome.
     
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  15. RnR Nolan

    RnR Nolan Strat-Talker

    Age:
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    271
    Sep 5, 2017
    Back Bay, Massachusetts
    Oh yes, hands down. His tone is incredible.



    This is the first video that came to my mind when I read your post...

    I can never get my bass to sound that nice no matter what I do.
     
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  16. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    I can see not appreciating the bias, that's cool. Really that's what my only little radio is set to, but it's usually only on on weekends. Also the radio in my car shut itself off when it thought it was being stolen a couple years ago, so I don't listen to the radio in the car. You know what - I don't miss it! Oddly enough I have this little wind up powered radio in my car, when I'm sitting at a super long light, I'll wind it up and listen to stuff.

    Oh yea, Rush...

     
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  17. mudshark60

    mudshark60 New Member!

    5
    Jan 25, 2019
    California
    For me, the golden age of Rush is 2112 to Power Windows. I kinda lost interest until I saw them again on the Time Machine tour. Reaffirmed my Rush-nerdhood.
     
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  18. dirocyn

    dirocyn Strat-O-Master

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    827
    Jan 20, 2018
    Murfreesboro, TN
    I've been a Rush fan for decades. Geddy Lee's playing was a big part of why I learned to play bass. And I'm especially impressed with his ability to sing while playing those complicated bass lines--a trick I could never figure out. Yeah, I can sing and play eighth notes and change notes once per measure like Sting does. I can sing and play rhythm guitar, I can do the singing/lead question & answer style like a lot of rockers do (only my lead playing has a LOT of room for improvement). Geddy Lee plays these badass complicated bass lines while singing--it's a special skill that not many people have. Geddy and Paul McCartney, I can't think of another.

    And I can't say enough good about Alex Lifeson's playing. He holds down rhythm and lead at the same time, like a boss. And Neil Pert, jeez what a drummer.

    My wife can't stand Geddy's voice though.
     
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  19. mikej89

    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    29
    May 12, 2016
    River Falls, WI
    I'm not the biggest Rush fan but Limelight is my favorite! It's a beautifully haunting piece and the bridge/outro gets me everytime!
     
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  20. Greg

    Greg Strat-Talker

    420
    Apr 25, 2017
    Atlanta area
    Any RUSH song,,,,,,
     
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