Progrocktasticness!! Rush are back in the UK. Page 2

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  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,320 posts
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    Ha, that would be great! I'd love to do that. :)

    Though travelling to London for a concert by a Canadian rock group within a couple of weeks of my wife's due date is probably a non-starter. :D

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  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,320 posts
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    You should probably ditch those links now Mappy! :D

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    Will make do with Dream Theater later this year fingers crossed
  • boo 10 Oct 2007 09:45:15 11,845 posts
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    Progtastic splendiferousness last night. Right in front of Geddy Lee, 12 rows from the stage.

    Forgot to take earplugs though, so my ears are ringing quite a bit this morning.

    Good selection of tunes - plenty from the new album but loads of good stuff going way back. Nothing from Counterparts or Power Windows though :o(

    Drum solo not up to the standard of past performances I'd have to say. Still quite amazing, but I've seen him do better.

    Going back tonight, much to the disappointment of Mrs boo...

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  • X201 10 Oct 2007 09:55:37 15,587 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    Radio 2! Now! Spirit of Radio!

    How bizarre!

    Glad Maconie played that, The guitar at the start was used as a sample on a St Ettienne track years ago and I always wondered where they got it from.

  • boo 16 May 2012 19:12:44 11,845 posts
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    Heads up, Rush fans!
    Rush are back in the UK in May 2013, and tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am.

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  • boo 16 May 2012 19:17:17 11,845 posts
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    Tickets available 24 hours early, via Planet Rock.

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  • Vortex808 16 May 2012 20:38:42 7,316 posts
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    They're pretty expensive though aren't they? 60-75. Current ticket prices irk me. I still feel they should be about twenty quid odd. I was staggered at having to pay 55 to see Neil Young a few years back, that seems to be the norm now for big name bands.

    I am still tempted though.
  • localnotail 16 May 2012 20:45:24 23,093 posts
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    Tours are where the money is now, in the filesharing age.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • MadCaddy13 16 May 2012 20:47:02 1,988 posts
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    Slappa da bass man!
  • localnotail 16 May 2012 20:53:34 23,093 posts
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    MadCaddy13 wrote:
    Slappa da bass man!
    Ooh, are Level 42 touring again as well? ;)

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • jonsaan 16 May 2012 21:06:27 25,360 posts
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    I hate to say it but I think age is finally catching up with Geddy's vocal range.

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  • FanBoysSuck 16 May 2012 21:42:32 1,527 posts
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    Shhhhhh until Saturday I want good seats! ;)

    It's pricy but worth every penny. If I can get my hands on them, this will be my third time seeing them in a row. You're talking 3 and a half hours of quality music and showmanship on top of some amazing skits. The south park ones from the snakes and arrows tour still make me laugh just thinking about them. Go lil rush :D

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  • FuzzyDuck 16 May 2012 23:10:26 4,358 posts
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    @jonsaan

    I'd be inclined to agree. Was watching the 'R30' dvd the other day, i'd say age has been catching up with his range for a while now. He still sings most of the post 'Hemispheres' material pretty well (apart from the 'each of us, a cell of awarness...' part in 'Freewill', i guess that stood out for me as it's my fave Rush song).

    Seen them play in Dublin last year, was pretty epic stuff. Dunno if i would (or could) cough up that money again (i live the opposite side of Ireland, so you have the whole taking a few days off work, travel, bed, board, it adds up!), but i'd implore anyone into them who hasn't seen them live to do so if they can.
  • FuzzyDuck 16 May 2012 23:11:26 4,358 posts
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    @FanBoysSuck

    Yeah, the intro to Tom Sawyer was hilarious! :D
  • boo 16 May 2012 23:44:39 11,845 posts
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    Quite frankly, given that their combined age is heading towards 200, I'm amazed they do as well as they do!
    Geddy's voice is definitely not what it was, but they seem of have come up with arrangements that suit his current range.

    The past couple of times they've been over, I've been thinking 'Wonder if this is going to be the last time they tour before announcing their retirement?', but fortunately they seem to keep going.

    Can't wait for Clockwork Angels. Only another few weeks to go!

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  • FuzzyDuck 17 May 2012 02:47:21 4,358 posts
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    @boo

    Good point! It's mindboggling to think that a band approaching their 40th anniversary can continue to tour like they do. What blows me away even more is the fact that they're still putting out fantastic music!

    Indeed, super excited for Clockwork Angels now. Might start a marathon runthrough of their catalogue to get even more excited!
  • boo 17 May 2012 09:39:44 11,845 posts
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    Well that's our tickets sorted.
    For a gig that's over a year away!
    O_o

    136.25 for 2 tickets. That's daylight frickin' robbery! Got them via Eventim through Planet Rock. I'm also on the o2's mailing list, and they had a presale today too. Checked to see what they could come up with. Two tickets in row Z, at the side of the stage... 185.

    Mental.

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  • boo 17 May 2012 09:40:15 11,845 posts
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    Rush marathon! Liking the sound of that!
    Mrs Boo, probably less so...

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  • boo 17 May 2012 16:00:09 11,845 posts
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    Mmmm.

    Rush. Triff.
    Fly By Night. Also triff.
    Caress Of Steel. Much better than I remember. Haven't heard it in ages.

    2112 on now...

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  • Syrette 17 May 2012 16:27:35 43,790 posts
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    Best Rush related thing -

  • FuzzyDuck 17 May 2012 17:16:20 4,358 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Rush marathon! Liking the sound of that!
    Mrs Boo, probably less so...
    Hehe, i feel your pain! Although Rush marathons get the okay from Mrs. FuzzyDuck once i start threatening even 10 minutes of Frank Zappa! :D
  • boo 17 May 2012 17:19:12 11,845 posts
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    Up to Hemispheres now. I'd forgotten just how good the old stuff is!

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  • FuzzyDuck 17 May 2012 17:52:40 4,358 posts
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    Hemispheres took me a lot of time to get into, probably their most 'prog' album. Some of the lyrics and sounds on that record are so trippy!

    I'm going backwards through the catalogue, down as far as Counterparts. Defo my favourite out of Presto, Roll The Bones and Test For Echo. Might take a break for a live dvd! :D
  • boo 22 May 2012 10:53:25 11,845 posts
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    Nearly at the end! About to start Test For Echo.

    Then the iffy one...

    Never managed to 'get' Vapor Trails. It's just 'all riff, no tune', plus the well documented 'recorded too loud, with all the needles buried' issues.

    Still - One slightly iffy album in 35 years (and under trying circimstances) isn't bad. And Snakes and Arrows after that, which has become one of my favourites.

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  • FuzzyDuck 24 May 2012 21:22:29 4,358 posts
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    Really? Vapour Trails is actually my second favourite album this side of Hold Your Fire (S&A being my fave, of course). Apart from the whole 'loudness war' thing, i really love some of the songs (especially the title track, How It Is and Earthshine).

    I'd say my two least favourite out of the whole catalogue are probably Test and Presto. Never got the hate for Power Windows either, love that album! As you say though boo, the volume and timescale of their output is pretty darn impressive. Even if BU2B and Caravan turn out to be the only good songs on Clockwork Angels (which is highly unlikely!), they're pretty much in a league of 1 when it comes to their peers from the 70s. Gah, so excited for the new one now! :D
  • FuzzyDuck 25 May 2012 18:09:57 4,358 posts
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    @boo

    Interesting!
  • FanBoysSuck 13 Jun 2012 09:31:50 1,527 posts
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    For those who care, the new rush album came out on Monday....and it's bloody good!

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  • Fab4 13 Jun 2012 09:39:36 6,115 posts
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    FanBoysSuck wrote:
    For those who care, the new rush album came out on Monday....and it's bloody good!
    Woo!! Thanks for that! I'm so out of touch with what is being released.
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