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#1 Moving Target

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 08:48 AM

I have still never owned a copy of 2112.



#2 Three Eyes

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:13 AM

The number of Rush shows I attended is in the single digits.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:37 AM

I've only listened to Counterparts about 5 times, the last 4 really only out of curiosity.



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Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:54 PM

I don't listen to Rush everyday.  I pull out Rush and binge listen to albums on occasion, then leave it alone for a while.  Too much Rush can definitely ruin your appreciation for other kinds of music and I'd never want to do that.  I spent a lot of my life holed up with my Rush collection and missed everything else that passed me by.  When I discovered the non-Rush music later I was disappointed that I missed this trend when it was happening.  I also do not listen to many current prog bands (except YYNOT) because today's version of prog and even alternative is too soft for me.


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#5 Rick N Backer

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 05:00 PM

The number of Rush shows I attended is in the single digits.

 

Same here.  As in... two shows.  But oh, were they good ones (Hemispheres and Perm. Waves)...


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#6 Rick N Backer

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 05:06 PM

I've only listened to Counterparts about 5 times, the last 4 really only out of curiosity.

 

Same here.  And my opinion of it hasn't changed.

 

 

On the other hand, I like most of Test for Echo.  And I like "Madrigal"...


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 05:37 PM

The number of Rush shows I attended is in the single digits.

 

Same here. I knew of them and liked them just fine in the 80s, but I was a latecomer to recognizing their genius, and I didn't become a serious fan until 2004 or so. I saw them 5 times between S&A and R40.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 05:44 PM

The number of Rush shows I attended is in the single digits.


Just five for me, all London.

 

I didn't bother to turn out for S&A or Clockwork Angels.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 07:15 PM

I still haven't seen that last documentary, the one in theaters last year.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 08:11 PM

I still haven't seen that last documentary, the one in theaters last year.


Meh, only new bits were an extended commercial for Geddys bass book and the Jacobs Ladder soundcheck, the rest was the r40dvd.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:12 PM

I've only listened to Counterparts about 5 times, the last 4 really only out of curiosity.

Same for me with Vapid Trials.

 

I've never played golf with my Rush golf Balls.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:17 PM

I still haven't seen that last documentary, the one in theaters last year.


 

Neither have I.  Probably never will.  Don't care.



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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:19 PM

I still think that COS is Suckfest 75. Side 2 is plodding and boring.  Puts me to sleep.



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Posted 30 January 2020 - 01:27 AM

Single-digit number of shows here as well: 7. 

 

Stopped buying live albums (or anything but new studio albums) after A Show of Hands. Actually at that point I stopped listening to rock altogether for many years because I discovered classical. I first heard Presto maybe ten years after it came out.

 

Rarely listen anymore to any of their albums now, much less the ones I don't like, such as T4E.


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 01:38 AM


Just five for me, all London.

 

I didn't bother to turn out for S&A or Clockwork Angels.

 

Seven for me:

 

Perm. Waves - Brown County Arena - Green Bay WI

Signals - Brown County Arena - Green Bay WI

GUP - Mecca Arena - Milwaukee WI

T4E - Blockbuster Pavilion - Devore CA (my favorite Rush show)

VT - Staples Center - Los Angeles CA

R30 - Hollywood Bowl

R40 - LA Forum (the very last show)


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 01:44 AM

Same here.  As in... two shows.  But oh, were they good ones (Hemispheres and Perm. Waves)...

 

P. Waves is as early as I got. Damn, you saw Hemispheres! That is deep 70s prog fantasy Rush right there. 


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 02:40 AM

I also do not listen to many current prog bands (except YYNOT) because today's version of prog and even alternative is too soft for me.

 

Dude, I just read on their FB page that Joel the drummer quit the band. Haven't found out why yet. Sucks. He was a beast.


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 02:45 AM

I didn’t care for the VT Remix.

Shows:
Signals, Champaign IL
HYF, Chicago
RTB, Albuquerque
TFE, Phoenix (x2)
VT, Denver
R30, Portland, OR, Las Vegas
SnA, The Gorge, WA and Portland
TM, Auburn, WA
CA, Kansas City (closing night of tour)
R40, Portland

Took my kids to CA and R40. My son is now 15 and plays drums (like me). His fav album is COS, which never did much for me. I listen to him play along to Bytor, Lakeside Park, Bastille Day and other old songs and it makes me smile. I’m glad he got to see them live.
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#19 Moving Target

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 08:57 AM

I still haven't seen that last documentary, the one in theaters last year.


Hello Kathryn.

 

Time Stand Still? Saw it on the telly the other day. Found it very moving. Especially on the very final song, which went on for longer than usual as they didn’t want to stop.



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Posted 30 January 2020 - 03:10 PM

I haven't listened to Roll The Bones all the way through, this century.

 

I travelled from the UK to Toronto for a weekend to see the CA tour. The weekend was fantastic socially but I didn't enjoy the gig much.

 






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