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Rush (or otherwise interesting) song of day...

Discussion in 'The Cave' started by NeilBB, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. JoeBranca

    JoeBranca Silver

    My introduction to Rush was 1988/89. I was a freshman at a Catholic High School, and I didn't do too well with the attempted forcing of social conformity through dress codes and what not, which did nothing to alleviate the base cruelty of archetypal cliques raging strong (I didn't fit into the right groups). And my older brother, at that time he played for me two vinyl records, Moving Pictures and Signals (these were released during the end of his high school years).

    It was a perfect entry point, first the sonic experience of hearing these sounds fresh on vinyl, and second that my bro took the time to walk me through the themes and meaning of every song. Talk about an active listening experience! The lyrics on many songs from those two albums put a little cohesion to that strange point in my young life. And the music instrumentally spoke quite clearly of individual freedom over against arbitrary conventions.

    After that initial exposure, I went out with my allowance and bought two cassettes from Tower Records, purely based on which album covers spoke to me musically, which were the blue owl emerging from the snow (Fly By Night) and three crimson spheres suspended in space (Hold Your Fire). It took a while to wrap my head around this being the same band, but I was immersed in each album's own world.
     
  2. NeilBB

    NeilBB New Member

    I was in 8th grade at a Catholic high school when Moving Pictures came out. I bought the vinyl then and played the grooves off of it. I had a friend at school who was a huge rushhead at the time. He introduced me to 2112, Fly by Night, Permanent Waves, etc, that same year. I went on to become an even bigger rushhead than he was. He is now a musician, plays bass in a band in Austin...
     
  3. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    I love hearing stories about how people come to music and how it resonates with them. I find it interesting how with both album covers and book jackets that the covers themselves can persuade us to buy things we wouldn't have considered before seeing it. Those covers and the music/words have a resounding impact upon us. I remember first coming upon Sommerset Maughanm's A Razors Edge and was COMPELLED to buy it. I read it in under 3hrs cover to cover. I also remember stumbling upon Talking Heads Little Creatures Album. I was 11 at the time, and it stayed in my "knock off" Walkman. The kids at school made fun of me for listening to crap as they called it... but damn that Album sent me on a spiral into Alternative/Modern Rock before it was cool. shortly there after I picked up the Violent Femmes Add it Up and I didn't look back. I remember when I about 7 I'd take out my mom's HAIR album from the musical - it was AWESOME. And I still have the Don McLean's American Pie Vinyl. The song that struck a chord with me was Vincent - and from there I dived in to the great artists..... its all connected... most don't see it...
     
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  4. JoeBranca

    JoeBranca Silver

    atypical rock drummer interview, lots of discussion about writing, life, history

     
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  5. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    I suppose now wouldn't be the proper time to reveal that the only rock concert I ever fell asleep at was a Rush concert...
     
  6. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    HAHAHA.... Sally. We all have our ares of enjoyment...


    I am not someone who understands programming.... yet I know what I want computer programs and databases do for me...
     
  7. NeilBB

    NeilBB New Member

    Lol. That's quite an achievement considering the noise, lights, and explosions... You must have had really bad seats...like in the parking lot!

     
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  8. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    So I'm not ready for the Christmas season.... It takes me until Winter Solstice to get in the groove... but I'm trying to get in the mood a bit early. While not rush... you can never go wrong with the dropkick murphys

     
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  9. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    Yeah, I was surprised myself at the time. It was in 1978 I think, no explosions but quite loud. Our seats were off to the side, not on the main floor. Before the kids came around, I used to sleep incredibly soundly...
     
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  10. NeilBB

    NeilBB New Member

    Well, their budget was a little smaller back then--light show was a lot more modest. But I still envy you being there then, awake or asleep. I have bootlegs from that tour--was raw and heavy! I didn't get to see them for first time until 1984 in New Orleans.

    Okay, here's one of my favorites. Explores the unrelenting human need to fight over dogmas and "beliefs"...

     
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  11. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    excellent choice this morning @NeilBB
     
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  12. NeilBB

    NeilBB New Member

     
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    NeilBB New Member

     
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  14. JoeBranca

    JoeBranca Silver

    Alex's best solo? (outside of Limelight)

     
  15. NeilBB

    NeilBB New Member

    Here's a change of pace today. Truth bomb from the world of comedy...
     
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  16. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    I missed 3 days of Rush..... in my forced seclusion from the intrawebz.... (Damn you work)

    Nice selection gentlemen!!
     
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  17. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    Where are the Comedians that call the ass hats on the carpet any more. no one does this any more. George and Sam - were effing awesome.... Now I need to go find some good old Sam Kinison
     
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  18. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    Personally I've kinda been on a buffet tear...

     
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  19. NeilBB

    NeilBB New Member



     
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  20. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    well played. well played. excellent choices....
     

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