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#1 chemistry1973

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:47 PM




They were in their prime in 1992. 25 years ago. Holy Shit.

How good do they sound here? Phenomenal.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:45 AM

Thanks... I'd not seen that. Saw this tour though.

 

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 04:07 PM


They were twelve years past their prime in 1992. 25 years ago. Holy Shit.
How good do they sound here? Phenomenal.


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 04:14 PM

25 years ago tomorrow for me on the RTB tour.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:40 PM




They were in their prime in 1992. 25 years ago. Holy Shit.

How good do they sound here? Phenomenal.


They had gotten over a lot by this tour. The regular set list was meh but the last 18 minutes were the best 18 minutes since I saw them the first time in 1980. I was about to hang up my Rush fandom over the disappointment of 1986-1991 then this. It kept me going
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:05 PM

They had gotten over a lot by this tour. The regular set list was meh but the last 18 minutes were the best 18 minutes since I saw them the first time in 1980. I was about to hang up my Rush fandom over the disappointment of 1986-1991 then this. It kept me going

 

 

Presto was my first show. Of course I loved it, but when I saw the RTB outing at New Haven Coliseum, they were a different beast. Similar stage set with the rabbits, but they had somehow attained a certain ferocity that translated right to the crowd. And it's in just about every boot from this tour that I hear the crowd AMPED.

 

Where's My Thing is a good example - Neil's snare drum break in the middle of the song, at the bridge, just before they go back into the chorus, made the crowd go crazy. SOR at the end of the set was a very good idea, and I remember the entire coliseum clapping along to that. And you can see that the crowd in this boot is so energized, even for the new material!

 

Nothing like this in later tours - not even for Counterparts, which to me, when I saw them in Phoenix for that tour, the band seemed a bit sluggish. A bit. T4E was a proper return to form - and a return to old guitar sounds, and old songs, and a much longer set. But in 1992, they had 2 hours max to pack it in

 

—shit look at Alex Lifeson! Dude was hitting the gym! They all look great. Fucking Peart sounds like a monster hear. Nothing compared to later live albums, even Different Stages.



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:07 PM

I will add that having Primus on the bill with them made them up their game. Primus were a fellow trio and they had mutual respect for each other. And Primus was KILLING it on that tour.



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:54 PM

I was at that New Haven show. Second row. Closest I had gotten up until that time. Primus sucked!
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 07:13 PM

I was on the floor a few rows back. I think I paid 24.00 for tickets.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 11:08 PM

Presto was my first tour too, and I didn't like that show as much as later shows. Probably the T4E tour and the 2007 leg of S&A were my favorites. But I have found Rush to be pretty solidly outstanding every time I've seen them.
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:20 PM

I will add that having Primus on the bill with them made them up their game. Primus were a fellow trio and they had mutual respect for each other. And Primus was KILLING it on that tour.

 

It was very amusing to watch the reactions to Primus - I expected a lot more Rush fans to be aware of them but nope. It was more like "what the HELL is this." Then Claypool played the bass bit from Cygnus and everyone started paying attention.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:35 PM

It was very amusing to watch the reactions to Primus - I expected a lot more Rush fans to be aware of them but nope. It was more like "what the HELL is this." Then Claypool played the bass bit from Cygnus and everyone started paying attention.

 

I thought Primus got the best reaction out of any opening act I had seen for Rush.  The crowd enjoyed and were on it's feet for most of their set.  Marillion were the most understood.  The rest would just get the typical bored reaction.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 03:28 PM

  The rest would just get the typical bored reaction.

 

Candlebox...Mr. Big...yep

 

'Addicted to that Rush' ... good grief  :wacko:


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:11 PM

December 10th  1991  Worcester Centrum Mass.    

 

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:27 PM

Great tour !!

 

12/6/91 – Madison Square Garden, NY

12/7/91 – Madison Square Garden, NY

3/15/92 – Nassau Coliseum, NY

6/19/92 – Brendan Byrne Arena, NJ

6/20/92 – Jones Beach, NY


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:18 PM

Hey, I saw this tour as well. Hartford, 12/13/91. Brought a friend from work who wasn't huge into Rush but he loved it. When I reconnected with him on Facebook a year or two ago, one of the first things he said to me was, "remember that Rush show we went to? It was awesome"   :D Don't remember who the opener was for that date.


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#17 Always the Winner

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:37 PM

Hey, I saw this tour as well. Hartford, 12/13/91. Brought a friend from work who wasn't huge into Rush but he loved it. When I reconnected with him on Facebook a year or two ago, one of the first things he said to me was, "remember that Rush show we went to? It was awesome"   :D Don't remember who the opener was for that date.

It was Eric Johnson, some guitar guy. Primus opened when I saw them a few months later in New Haven. That show made me go out and get a fretted bass, because I wanted to learn to slap more. The irony is that Claypool was using a fretless. 


Hey...where's Perry?


#18 chemistry1973

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:09 PM

It was Eric Johnson, some guitar guy. Primus opened when I saw them a few months later in New Haven. That show made me go out and get a fretted bass, because I wanted to learn to slap more. The irony is that Claypool was using a fretless.


Vinnie Moore.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:54 PM

This is the one tour I missed ... :( 


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#20 Always the Winner

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:53 AM

Vinnie Moore.


Same thing...
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