Progrocktasticness!! Rush are back in the UK.

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  • boo 30 Mar 2007 09:50:11 11,756 posts
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    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

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  • OnlyMe 30 Mar 2007 10:34:19 3,104 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
  • Murbal 30 Mar 2007 10:43:54 22,092 posts
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    /digs out 2112
  • bauhaus 30 Mar 2007 10:47:13 3,512 posts
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    Bytor and the Snowdog!!
  • Murbal 30 Mar 2007 10:48:40 22,092 posts
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    Radio 2! Now! Spirit of Radio!

    How bizarre!
  • boo 23 Apr 2007 16:42:14 11,756 posts
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    Sounds... promising.

    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.

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  • boo 23 Apr 2007 16:46:17 11,756 posts
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    otto wrote:Heh, Neil Peart and his bloody cryptofascist Ayn Rand obsession. :D

    Have you read 'The Fountainhead'?

    If not, you should - good book!

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  • Megapocalypse 26 May 2007 10:37:40 5,390 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.
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,314 posts
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    Mapster wrote:
    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.
    Heh, Neil Peart and his bloody cryptofascist Ayn Rand obsession. :D

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  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,314 posts
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    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)

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  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,314 posts
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    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

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  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,314 posts
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    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!

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  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,314 posts
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    Listened to all of them now, yeah very reminiscent of late 80s stuff.

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