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#141 The Enemy Within

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:46 AM

I really like both those songs. We Built this City is so corny but so feelgood anyway.

I have no recollection of writing the post you replied to, I've always liked White Rabbits so can't believe I'd make a derogatory comment about it. Maybe about We Built This City On Rock & Roll but never White Rabbits.

I was hammered though...



#142 Three Eyes

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:20 AM

There's the off-chance that he really has suffered blunt-force head trauma, in which case I'm a bad person for my interpretation of him as a troll pretending to be a raging moron.

But most likely, he's a troll pretending to be a raging moron.

 

His humor, if it is indeed intentional, is downright Kaufmanesque.


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#143 MrSkeptic

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:53 AM

I have no recollection of writing the post you replied to, I've always liked White Rabbits so can't believe I'd make a derogatory comment about it. Maybe about We Built This City On Rock & Roll but never White Rabbits.

I was hammered though...

 

I bleeve it's singular. As in, White Rabbit. But you were hammered so...


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#144 jeffro

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:46 PM

Coldplay? Please tell me you're kidding.

 

I think he meant Oasis ;)


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#145 gomer

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:46 AM

Rush needs to get moptop haircuts or one direction haircuts and publicity photos. And they could land at Kennedy airport or yy zed and come up with one liners ..Honestly..the Beatles have better material with their songs that were left off albums than 99% of pop acts.They are an anomaly that will be remembered in posterity..like 100 years from now.Most popular music is forgotten .I think rush has some stuff that will be remembered I know I will

#146 Three Eyes

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:49 AM

Rush's whole plan was to be remembered at least until 2112.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:29 AM

Paul turned 75 today.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:52 AM

Here is is colluding with the Russians.


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#149 timbale

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:46 PM

It's funny that this old thread came back to life just as I am absorbed in the brand new Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary Box Set.  Anyone who questions their greatness should strap on some headphones and listen to the new stereo mix of this record - and also the early takes compiled in this set.  These guys were an amazing band who, especially at this juncture in their career, were just overflowing with ideas.  I mean, listening to the 2015 remix of Strawberry Fields alone is astounding... I am a big ole Rush fan, but this track by itself has as much creativity and vision crammed into it as 2112 or Hemispheres does.  


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:32 AM

They are both great bands.  I don't think it's fair to compare them because they are different genres.  Rush is progressive rock/hard rock.  The Beatles were pop/rock. 


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#151 timbale

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:11 PM

They are both great bands.  I don't think it's fair to compare them because they are different genres.  Rush is progressive rock/hard rock.  The Beatles were pop/rock. 

 

I totally agree, Boots.  It just seemed like there were people who were saying the Beatles were nothing special, but by their existence on this board I'm assuming they think Rush are extraordinary in some way.  And to me, if Rush is extraordinary (which I think they are) then there's no way the Beatles aren't.  That just doesn't make any sense.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 03:57 PM

I think the Beatles broke far more new ground than Rush over their career in terms of musical growth, exploration, and production.

 

Then again, they had George Martin doing all those arrangements for them and immediate access to anything they wanted.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:05 PM

There were pre-Beatles, influences (Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash) but none had that "bam" impact on the world at that one time.  You have to look at why people picked up instruments and decided that writing their own songs, playing and singing them was the thing to do.  The Beatles, definitely got that started.  No Rush if there were no Beatles.

 

Led Zeppelin is derivative and yes, overrated.  No question though, that Led Zeppelin set the blueprint for 70s hard rock.  Had their been no Led Zeppelin, there would still have been a Rush, but I don't think you'd see a band have the courage to try different ways of performing, acoustically, electric blues, progressive leanings were it not for Led Zeppelin showing that you can do all of these things and still be macho and still get the ladies.


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#154 chemistry1973

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:12 PM

The Beatles compilation "1" has sold as much as Rush's entire catalog.

There is no comparison. Beatles influenced prog- Yes, Genesis and Floyd.

Rush is brilliant but in some ways - very derivative.
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