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#561 Three Eyes

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:21 PM

The guy bending over the BMW looks like Neil to me. The guy on the right is too thin it seems.


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 02:35 AM

One of Gene's favorite bands? Why do I get the feeling that Gene has only listened to RUSH (purposefully) a handful of times?


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 05:28 PM

The thread on Peanuts playing 2112 reminded me that a few years ago I made Muppet versions of Didacts and Narpets and Closer To The Heart.


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 05:29 PM


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:28 PM

^^^ Those are awesome!!  :2  thumbs up:


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:35 PM

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:08 PM

It’s a shame I only had some crappy quality video to work with. I ripped clips from other Muppet videos on YouTube, especially the Metallica Master of Muppets video.



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:47 PM

The Didacts and Muppets one is an instant classic.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 01:44 AM

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Pompous, hipster twat telling us why the bands we like are no good.

https://www.theatlan...ic-ever/534174/


I take this critique as a badge of courage. I’m not wed to prog rock in its entirety as a genre. I like Rush, and I mostly cherry pick the more Rush-like songs and albums from other bands. Rush created progressive metal and did it by combining the right hard rock elements with the right prog elements. The parts Rush discarded are everything that make these other bands more douche chill-inducing to the person who wrote this article. He clearly doesn’t not know Rush.

Rush hit a balance for people who were underserved by just about every other band out there. Musicians are drawn to them by their complexity and proficiency at their instruments. Non-musicians hear something they need in the music. I don’t know what about Rush draws in non-musicians. As much as I know about Rush, I’ve never understood what specifically draws them to the band (non-musicians help me here). I have always been a musician so this part I just can’t process as well as others.

Anyhoo I always kind of laugh inside when I read these kind of things. No there’s nothing wrong with us. This guy just doesn’t get it.
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 12:06 PM

I take this critique as a badge of courage. I’m not wed to prog rock in its entirety as a genre. I like Rush, and I mostly cherry pick the more Rush-like songs and albums from other bands. Rush created progressive metal and did it by combining the right hard rock elements with the right prog elements. The parts Rush discarded are everything that make these other bands more douche chill-inducing to the person who wrote this article. He clearly doesn’t not know Rush.

Rush hit a balance for people who were underserved by just about every other band out there. Musicians are drawn to them by their complexity and proficiency at their instruments. Non-musicians hear something they need in the music. I don’t know what about Rush draws in non-musicians. As much as I know about Rush, I’ve never understood what specifically draws them to the band (non-musicians help me here). I have always been a musician so this part I just can’t process as well as others.

Anyhoo I always kind of laugh inside when I read these kind of things. No there’s nothing wrong with us. This guy just doesn’t get it.

 

It's just such an easy, lazy argument to make.  Particularly the last line.

 

I recently listened to Marc Maron interview Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols.  Maron was going on about the divide between pompous rock and the clean sweep of punk in the 70's, and Steve Jones was really having none of it.  He talked about all of that being a media construction.  He said he always just thought he was in a rock band, and that NOW, when he hears something like Jethro Tull, it seems as radical, in its own way, as what the Pistols were doing.  That the "enemy", if there even was one, was the world of commercialism...of pop hits.  In that frame, most the prog bands have more in common with punk than with anyone else.  This is always the way I've seen it, too.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 12:36 PM

With regard to articles/opinions like that, Matt Stone said it right...

 


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 05:46 PM

38 years ago today (and tomorrow) I finally got to see Rush. I should have seen them on the Hemispheres tour but after a fuck up by my friend Don I missed out on getting a ticket.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 01:15 AM

38 years ago today (and tomorrow) I finally got to see Rush. I should have seen them on the Hemispheres tour but after a fuck up by my friend Don I missed out on getting a ticket.

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Sure but best set list ever was Perm Waves tour. My first as well. I was 14.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:14 AM

My first was December 11, 1982 at the (now gone) New Haven Coliseum (CT). Sadly, by the time they had started to faze out some of the older, longer songs. Looking over some bootlegs from the Hemispheres to pre-MP era, I would have loved to have gone to shows then. For me, those were mostly god-set lists


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 01:32 PM

My first was December 11, 1982 at the (now gone) New Haven Coliseum (CT). Sadly, by the time they had started to faze out some of the older, longer songs. Looking over some bootlegs from the Hemispheres to pre-MP era, I would have loved to have gone to shows then. For me, those were mostly god-set lists

 

I was at that show.  Yes, when they introduced "Subdivisions" on the ESL tour extension, but sadly the epics were going.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:49 PM

I got in just a couple years too late :(


Pure fat, topped with a layer of fat - Alex Lifeson

 

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Dangles my dream
Makes all that I've seen
Seem so obscene - Kings X, Skeptical Winds


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:35 AM


The guy bending over the BMW looks like Neil to me. The guy on the right is too thin it seems.


Guy on the right looks like Michael the security guy/riding partner.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 12:06 AM

38 years ago today (and tomorrow) I finally got to see Rush. I should have seen them on the Hemispheres tour but after a fuck up by my friend Don I missed out on getting a ticket.
 

 

Don't you mean "ex-friend"???



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Posted 16 June 2018 - 07:56 PM

It's just such an easy, lazy argument to make.  Particularly the last line.

 

I recently listened to Marc Maron interview Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols.  Maron was going on about the divide between pompous rock and the clean sweep of punk in the 70's, and Steve Jones was really having none of it.  He talked about all of that being a media construction.  He said he always just thought he was in a rock band, and that NOW, when he hears something like Jethro Tull, it seems as radical, in its own way, as what the Pistols were doing.  That the "enemy", if there even was one, was the world of commercialism...of pop hits.  In that frame, most the prog bands have more in common with punk than with anyone else.  This is always the way I've seen it, too.

 

Nice to hear that Steve Jones talking some sense. My teenage brain was baffled as to why I shouldn't be listening to The Ramones and Yes and enjoy both. I would equate ingesting music to ingesting food. A well prepared gourmet meal and a juicy hamburger can be equally enjoyable - and I don't want to eat either for every meal. 


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:02 AM

Rush’s backstage rider from the Presto tour.

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