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Topic: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: varigb707
Posted 2012-11-28 11:39:34 and read 2378 times.

It is time now :

Vote for the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The top five artists chosen by you will comprise a fan's ballot.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...ll-hall-of-fame-inductees-20121004

"We Have Assumed Control..."

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: KPDX
Posted 2012-11-28 13:23:42 and read 2335 times.

Hell yeah! Just got done listening to 2112 in its entirety, coincidentally.  

Voted.. And what the hell is N.W.A. doing on this??   

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: Dreadnought
Posted 2012-11-28 13:26:42 and read 2331 times.

Can't believe some of the nominees...

But I voted for Deep Purple (how the hell have they never won before?), Albert King and Rush.

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: TheRedBaron
Posted 2012-11-28 21:03:36 and read 2262 times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyfGL_nKcP0

my recording of last wednesday RUSH concert in San Diego...WHOOOOOO... and I got an aborted landing at LAX !!!

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: Superfly
Posted 2012-11-28 21:30:27 and read 2254 times.

Haha!
I voted and I'm glad to see them in the lead - at the moment.

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: Dreadnought
Posted 2012-11-29 13:29:32 and read 2172 times.

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: JAGflyer
Posted 2012-12-01 00:29:54 and read 2095 times.

Rush for the win. Those guys deserve anything they have coming to them for their incredible performance after over 40 years of musical contribution. Coincidentally I have a little Carve Away the Stone going on the iPod now!

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: Superfly
Posted 2012-12-01 09:34:42 and read 2076 times.

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 6):
Rush for the win.

Yay!   

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 6):
Coincidentally I have a little Carve Away the Stone going on the iPod now!

I was surprised to see their recent LP 'Clockwork Angels' on a recent flight on Qatar Airways in their song selection list.

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: JAGflyer
Posted 2012-12-01 20:57:25 and read 2035 times.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):

I'm not a big fan of CA. Even S&A doesn't really ignite that passion for Rush that albums like Moving Pictures and Power Windows does.

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: Superfly
Posted 2012-12-01 23:06:31 and read 2026 times.

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 8):
I'm not a big fan of CA.

I think 'Clockwork Angels' is their worst album to date. I thought Vaportrails would be tough to beat.
Snakes & Arrows was a small improvement because of the instrumentals.
I'm disappointed with the heavy for the sake of being heavy sound as well as the layers and layers of guitars, Geddy's layers of voice tracks and too many words. 'Clockwork Angels' has too many songs that sound the same. It's just a bunch of noise.
The last flawless album in my opinion is Hold Your Fire.

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: DarkSnowyNight
Posted 2012-12-01 23:34:43 and read 2020 times.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
The last flawless album in my opinion is Hold Your Fire.

There is no song on that album unworthy of being turned up, should it come on over the radio. I think my favorites from that one are Prime Mover and Tai Shan, though, as I said, they're all good.

I think their best work would be that album, Power Windows, Presto, & Roll the Bones. Though I can see the argument being made that 'Bones was probably the beginning of the end for their awesomeness, even if Counterparts was still a good album too.

Power Windows I think would be hard to equal again. Even songs like Middletown Dreams, which come off as somewhat mundane on the first listen, really grow on you after a while.

I really wish they would come out with more work from that "synth" era, as that is what they do best.

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: Superfly
Posted 2012-12-01 23:44:21 and read 2017 times.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 10):
Power Windows I think would be hard to equal again. Even songs like Middletown Dreams, which come off as somewhat mundane on the first listen, really grow on you after a while.

That was that album that pulled me in. That album is like magic.
I can listen to that album over and over again and hear nuances that I didn't hear the previous time.
I love the orchestra on Middletown Dreams and it's a shame Rush didn't use their string section to play those parts on their current tour.

I consider Presto to be the beginning of the end although Test For Echo was decent.
As far as this 'raw' sound goes, I prefer the first album, Fly By Night and Caress Of Steel.
THAT is raw, not the muddied mess they've been putting out over the last 10 years.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 10):
I really wish they would come out with more work from that "synth" era, as that is what they do best.


Agreed.
I wish they had went more with a Ozric Tentacles or Dream Theater style instead of this grunge sound which they don't do very well.

Neil Peart needs to put down his ink pen and stop writing so many lyrics. I know he has a lot on his mind but it doesn't mean Geddy has to sing everything that comes to his mind. The newer songs are too wordy.

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: DarkSnowyNight
Posted 2012-12-02 04:40:59 and read 1997 times.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
That was that album that pulled me in. That album is like magic

It really is.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
I can listen to that album over and over again and hear nuances that I didn't hear the previous time.

And I think that's a good barometer of what's just a good band/album vs the kind of thing you'll probably listen to over and over again for life. Rush obviously has a lot of that going on.

I feel that way about a lot of my personal favorites (I can listen to Type O Negative's Life is Killing Me or October Rust and find new ways to enjoy those on a near weekly basis.)

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
Agreed.
I wish they had went more with a Ozric Tentacles or Dream Theater style instead of this grunge sound which they don't do very well.

You know, it's really interesting you mention this. I've been a Dream Theater fan since about Images and Words. Much like Rush, they're really great about their lyrical content staying away from the "Boy meets girl"/"Boy cheats on girl and hears about for all eternity"/"Boy and Girl are insecure as all hell about each other and want the whole freakin world to know about it" schtick that a lot of otherwise great bands waste their existence on.

I can probably listen to Pull Me Under three times a day, though I actually think that Metropolis Pt 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper is quite possible one of the best "sleeper" songs ever. As awesome as that one is, I'm always surprised it's not a hell of a lot more well known than it is.

I'm also impressed with the fact that DT regularly plays three and four hour sets when they go on tour these days. Maybe you were at the show they did in Bangkok not so long ago where they played the opening bit from Rush's Passage to Bangkok. I'll bet that would have been neat to see...

Anyway, yes, that would have been a much, much better direction for Rush to take, if they really wanted a more "edgy" rock sound. I very much doubt any of their fans would have been displeased to see that direction taken. I think we all know they could have done it well. Oh well, perhaps on their next evolutionary shift...


PHX787, if you're reading this thread, and aren't already familiar with Dream Theater, I would advise getting acquainted. Japan is all about the DT.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
Ozric Tentacles

Ok, I don't know how I missed that one! A quick youtube tour has convinced me give this one a thorough listen through. That baseline/keyboard from Spacebase is making me wish I could smoke things that would imperil my career, lol...

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: Superfly
Posted 2012-12-02 05:20:16 and read 1991 times.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 12):
Type O Negative

A good friend of mine who is also a huge Rush fan is also a fan of Type O Negative.
They're a good band but that thick New York accent ruins it for me.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 12):
You know, it's really interesting you mention this. I've been a Dream Theater fan since about Images and Words.

I can probably listen to Pull Me Under three times a day

Pull Me Under was the song that pulled me in.  
Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 12):
Metropolis Pt 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper

Reminds me of summer 1992.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 12):
Maybe you were at the show they did in Bangkok not so long ago where they played the opening bit from Rush's Passage to Bangkok. I'll bet that would have been neat to see...

                                   
You just HAD to remind me didn't you?
I was at cruising altitude on a United Airlines 747-400 en-route to Bangkok from Tokyo during that concert.
I was a day late.  

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 12):
Anyway, yes, that would have been a much, much better direction for Rush to take, if they really wanted a more "edgy" rock sound. I very much doubt any of their fans would have been displeased to see that direction taken.

Yes indeed. Many Rush fans like those bands as well. Seeing that they've been touring South America recently, it would be neat if they'd incorporated some Brazilian sounds in to their music. Brazil has a rich music heritage as well.
Back in early 2001, Sting had incorporated Arabic sounds to his music as well as Carlos Santana with Cheb Khaled and I was hoping that style of music would catch on in the West. I think 9/11 put the kabosh on that trend.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 12):
Oh well, perhaps on their next evolutionary shift...

Probably not going to happen. Neil Peart is already 60 and Geddy & Alex will hit 60 next year.
Their tours are getting shorter and I think they're just getting tired.
They've been on auto-pilot for 10 years now.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 12):
Ok, I don't know how I missed that one!

They are obscure for sure and don't have a lead singer. It's all instrumental. I saw these guys 10 years ago live at The Fillmore in San Francisco.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 12):
That baseline/keyboard from Spacebase is making me wish I could smoke things that would imperil my career, lol...

LOL!  
Feast your ears on these;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqxtBRbOTM8



This is the song that pushed me over the edge and made me a fan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSQNRZKkhVQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNJ48c4dVdc

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: JAGflyer
Posted 2012-12-02 16:25:31 and read 1938 times.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
LOL!
Feast your ears on these;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqxtB...bOTM8

Hmm sounds like a cool classic prog act. I've got a few tracks from some of those types of bands (Van Der Graaf Generator) If we're now on the topic of prog rock bands I'll insert this contribution:
http://youtu.be/pmo1VW_wA_o

[Edited 2012-12-02 16:26:03]

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: DarkSnowyNight
Posted 2012-12-02 22:19:13 and read 1913 times.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 12):
Type O Negative

A good friend of mine who is also a huge Rush fan is also a fan of Type O Negative.
They're a good band but that thick New York accent ruins it for me.

It's certainly a "love it or hate it" thing, yes. I actually think it takes a lot of the pretentiousness away that a lot of Symphonic Heavy Metal acts carry around. Plus, it made them that much better live, I always thought.

In that respect, they actually give me the same feeling that say Beasty Boys are good for. A lot of talent, without the "we're so full of ourselves" bit.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):

Probably not going to happen.

I know. But it would be really great.

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: Superfly
Posted 2012-12-02 23:27:15 and read 1903 times.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 15):
I actually think it takes a lot of the pretentiousness away that a lot of Symphonic Heavy Metal acts carry around.

There is nothing pretentious about prog rock or Symphonic Heavy Metal.  
Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 15):
Beasty Boys

  
You just had to throw a turd in the punch bowl.   

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 14):
Hmm sounds like a cool classic prog act. I've got a few tracks from some of those types of bands (Van Der Graaf Generator) If we're now on the topic of prog rock bands I'll insert this contribution:
http://youtu.be/pmo1VW_wA_o

Good stuff! Thanks for the link.

Here is a Canadian artist that went prog-rock for a period of time in the 1970s, even though he is known for his adult contemporary hits.
Gino Vannelli - A Gist Of The Gemini (this is an entire album side track that is broken up on YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0p1HWEFhFY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJVMXsPLltI

Sorry the full song isn't available online.

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: DarkSnowyNight
Posted 2012-12-03 04:33:08 and read 1886 times.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
There is nothing pretentious about prog rock or Symphonic Heavy Metal.  

I might have said that wrong. I've been to a lot of TON's shows & they really do come off as a good bit more laid back and not very contrived, which is hard to do in that genre. Plus, they were always real big on gags and wordplay, both in studio and on stage.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
You just had to throw a turd in the punch bowl.   

Famous for that one. But seriously, did you know they actually do have a pretty great instrumental album too? The In Sound from the Way Out, actually turned out to be great driving music during a recent European roadtrip.

Speaking of which... I hate to say it, but I've kind of gotten lazy about listening to the last few Rush albums. Do they still at least do instrumentals here and there?

Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
Back in early 2001, Sting had incorporated Arabic sounds to his music as well as Carlos Santana with Cheb Khaled and I was hoping that style of music would catch on in the West. I think 9/11 put the kabosh on that trend.

Didn't hear most of that Album, but Desert Rose is a great tune, I have to say.

Topic: RE: Attn Pilots Of The Solar Federation!
Username: Superfly
Posted 2012-12-03 04:45:58 and read 1880 times.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 17):
I might have said that wrong. I've been to a lot of TON's shows & they really do come off as a good bit more laid back

I knew what you meant the first time. I would say prog bands tend to be very cerebral. My idea of pretentious would be U2 and REM.   

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 17):
Famous for that one. But seriously, did you know they actually do have a pretty great instrumental album too? The In Sound from the Way Out, actually turned out to be great driving music during a recent European roadtrip.

Sorry, they just come off as punks.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 17):
Speaking of which... I hate to say it, but I've kind of gotten lazy about listening to the last few Rush albums. Do they still at least do instrumentals here and there?

You're not missing much. The songs on the new album have great intos but plunge in to a muddy mess of noise.
Snake & Arrows album (2007) had two good instruments.
Like to hear it?
Here it goes....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeUWJbs9Q5E


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ajfuf9W6B0


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