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#1 baldiepete

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:01 PM

Hot off the press, an extensive interview with Alex and Geddy for UK magazine Classic Rock.

 

Bands in the 70's did lot's of drugs. Who'd have believed it?

 

Kiss (well Simmons and Stanley) are pricks. Who'd have believed it?

 

Alex is proud of Caress of Steel. Who'd have believed it?

 

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for that Pete. Excellent interview.
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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:51 PM

tl;dr


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Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:57 PM

Love all the talk aboot drugs!
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Posted 18 May 2015 - 08:08 PM

Some pretty good stuff there. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 18 May 2015 - 08:46 PM

think some of the mistakes we're hearing on the tour from alex are him fukkin worryin and overthinkin too much about the arthritis and its effects

 

maybe he needs to smoke a bit before the show


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 09:04 PM

It looks like it's Alex's arthritis that might finish the band as much as Neil's reluctance to tour.

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 09:23 PM

time for geddy to call up matt cameron and larry lalonde


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 09:28 PM

time for geddy to call up matt cameron and larry lalonde

That'd be an interesting outfit. I'm in.


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 10:28 PM

Nice one Pete.

But, wow the bit where Geddy complains that the long instrumentals from the '70s seem "so pretentious".. more than once back then I remember that very accusation being put to him in an interview and of course, he'd refute it vigorously.


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 10:34 PM

Good interview. Thanks for posting that.



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 11:42 PM

It looks like it's Alex's arthritis that might finish the band as much as Neil's reluctance to tour.

It can't be easy for any of them, still doing what they do.

 

I'm feeling for Alex right now. From the YouTube videos I've watched of the R40 tour, he seems to be the one struggling most...



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 11:44 PM

lol Geddy

"I don't want to get out there as a shadow of my former self."
But he'll totally Yoko Ono the shit out of songs no longer in his vocal range.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 01:24 AM

lol Geddy

"I don't want to get out there as a shadow of my former self."
But he'll totally Yoko Ono the shit out of songs no longer in his vocal range.

LMFAO!!!!


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:39 AM

Great interview—thank you for that.



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:40 AM

Oh—and they are most definitely breaking up.



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 04:47 AM

theyre done after this shit

 

id reather get 3 more studio albums than another big tour

Oh—and they are most definitely breaking up.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:11 AM

It looks like it's Alex's arthritis that might finish the band as much as Neil's reluctance to tour.

That is unfortunate because there are supplements and remedies for arthritis. Only if he knew about them.

 

time for geddy to call up matt cameron and larry lalonde

Portnoy!



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:29 AM

lol Geddy

"I don't want to get out there as a shadow of my former self."
But he'll totally Yoko Ono the shit out of songs no longer in his vocal range.

 

Don't insult Yoko like that.


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Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 01:27 PM

If I may address the question of "Proper Rush" as raised by the interviewer in conversation with Geddy - to me it's not the complexity or duration of the tunes, it's the cleverness and inspiration of the chords and melodies. So a short tune like Bacchus' Plateau is proper Rush to me, whereas One Little Victory, just based on a dumb riff being repeated, is improper Rush.


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