Got our tickets for Wembley, Oct 9th & 10th.|
Bit of a problem, Oct 9th is Mrs Boo's birthday, and I'm not sure whether tickets to see Rush are the most acceptable pressie...
Edited by boo at 09:50:31 30-03-2007
Progrocktasticness!! Rush are back in the UK.
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OnlyMe 3,117 posts
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Prog-rockers should visit www.magicpie.net for a sample. Or if you're lazy, just go to http://www.myspace.com/magicpiehome for some quick listenings.
Their last album, Motions of Desire, claimed excellent reviews when it came out (out of 70+ reviews, the rating would probably end up on around 9/10), and they're currently working on their next album, to be released 30th of April. The album will be called Circle of Life, and the album will contain the first song (Pointless Masquerade) from the myspace.
They're also going to co-headline Rosfest 2007 on release day with Spock's Beard.
(As I'm the band leaders (Kim Stenberg) brother, and wrote the lyrics for all but one of the songs on the album, I have also heard the album to the fullest. It's fantastic, and no doubt one of my favourite albums ever.)
Perfect for Spock's Beard, early Genesis, Dream Theater, Flower Kings and Rush fans, among many others.
Edited by OnlyMe at 10:38:19 30-03-2007
/digs out 2112
bauhaus 3,514 posts
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Bytor and the Snowdog!!
Radio 2! Now! Spirit of Radio!
I too wasn't all that impressed with Vapor Trails. A lot of riffing but light on tunes.
Fingers crossed for a better album this time round.
otto wrote:Heh, Neil Peart and his bloody cryptofascist Ayn Rand obsession.
Have you read 'The Fountainhead'?
If not, you should - good book!
Heh, very, quite enjoyable. Don't know how long this lot have been around but the seem very like yes, genesis and all that lot. A similar age I'd imagine.
Heh, I do love this type of music. I've got a compilation called 'greatest prog rock album ever' and some of the lyrics are just fantasitc.
One of my favourite songs is actually 'dancing with the moonlight knight' by genesis. Never really knew what prog rock was until my dad asked for the album for his birthday, I probably listen to it more than him now.
Just doing so, the introduction to the fountain is...wow.
RichDC 6,070 posts
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Got Snakes and Arrows yesterday and am enjoying it. Tempted to go and see them. They were very good in 2005.
Mapster wrote:Heh, Neil Peart and his bloody cryptofascist Ayn Rand obsession.
There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.
The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.
There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads
So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.
Peart's lyrics were a large part of why I loved Rush so much back when I was a nasty little Tory teen. Now I still love their music (pre-Signals) but I really do get uncomfortable listening to their lyrics.
Did I ever link to this? (Search 'Neil Peart' on that page)
You need to go and find and listen to The Fountain of Salmacis NOW! After that listen to the Return of the Giant Hogweed.
Gabriel-era Genesis FTMFW
Oh and then listen to The Masters of the Universe by Hawkwind
Though of course nothing will ever in the history of the universe surpass the greatness of 2112. Well, maybe Caress of Steel. Actually, Fly By Night (By-Tor & the Snow Dog, oh yes baby)
Edited by otto at 14:01:42 19-05-2007
I haven't but on your recommendation I'll give it a whirl. Rush albums are always growers, that's the best thing about them. Listening to monkey business, sounds good!
Listened to all of them now, yeah very reminiscent of late 80s stuff.