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Poll: Victor Or My Favorite Headache, Which Solo album is better? (44 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Solo Album Is Better?

  1. Victor (7 votes [15.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.91%

  2. My Favorite Headache (37 votes [84.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 84.09%

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#21 Lorraine

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 12:33 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 03 September 2016 - 12:31 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 03 September 2016 - 12:13 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 03 September 2016 - 12:06 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 03 September 2016 - 10:43 AM, said:

I thought polls like this were supposed to be in Feedback?

Then nobody would ever see it.

I mean, who goes to the Feedback section :huh:

Precisely.  That was what I said when a handful of members wanted the polls out of this section and complained about them being here.  If you'd like, I can try to find the thread when we argued about moving the polls into Feedback.


Here you go:  http://www.therushfo...u/#entry3496898

I was behind the idea at first because in theory it did make sense. But I guess too many of us were already used to skipping that section and never broke out of that habit.

Yes, I know you were one of them.

Back to the poll at hand....


I favor My Favorite Headache.

Edited by Lorraine, 03 September 2016 - 12:35 PM.


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#22 ytserush

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 02:29 PM

Apples and Oranges.

But I love them both.

Depends on what you are looking for.

I'll listen to Geddy's more probably (Admittedly not an Edwin fan) but damn if Victor doesn't hit that sweet spot. The guy really is a musical genius.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 03:14 PM

no bigger fan of Al than me, in Rush simply the most imaginative rock guitarist there'll ever be imo but, Victor is complete garbage :) just gave it a listen now actually first time in years, only one little section in the middle of At The End does anything for me, sounds like coulda been on a Rush album.... Ged's solo effort on contrary is a fine piece of work, beautifully written and arranged, doesnt even miss Al's edge, makes it clear who main song arranger is in Rush

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 03:22 PM

MFH by a mile.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 03:37 PM

Victor stinks.  MFH is stellar.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 04:09 PM

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 03 September 2016 - 03:37 PM, said:

Victor stinks.  MFH is stellar.

:o

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 04:34 PM

I liked MFH so much, I have the T-shirt, which I would wear to Rush concerts.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:24 PM

Victor for me, and what would have made Victor even better is getting Dalbello to sing all of the record and not use Edwin at all. Or even Sebastian Bach, apparently he recorded a song with Lifeson early on in the project - Edwin's voice just isn't very interesting.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:27 PM

View PostYour_Lion, on 03 September 2016 - 11:52 AM, said:

Do I have to hand in my Rush fanclub membership if I admit that I haven't  listened to either album?
I guess take my card too then...

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:33 PM

View PostSurrender74, on 03 September 2016 - 04:09 PM, said:

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 03 September 2016 - 03:37 PM, said:

Victor stinks.  MFH is stellar.

:o

Victor is the best!

Edited by Surrender74, 03 September 2016 - 05:33 PM.


#31 Lucas

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:04 PM

Neither have much replay value ... My Favorite Headache is generic and predictable, and Victor sounds like Alex put a paintball up his ass and blew it out all over a white wall

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:59 PM

I'm not crazy about either record.  I agree with those who say that these two projects demonstrate why Alex and Geddy need each other.

I only listened to Victor once and found it to be such a mess that I haven't had any desire to revisit it.  I listen to My Favourite Headache from time to time, and it always appeals on a certain level because there's that familiar voice and that thing, whatever it is, about the way that Geddy plays bass that irresistibly attracts my ear, but ultimately I never find it very satisfying, and it just makes me want to listen to Rush.  

So, in short, neither, really, but My Favourite Headache, because Geddy.

Edited by GeddysMullet, 03 September 2016 - 09:06 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:13 PM

Burn them onto 1 cd and call it " Vic,s favourite mullet"

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:26 PM

I've just listened to both again. My opinion is unchanged as to which is best, but I will say that I too like MFH better than a few Rush albums. It really is very good. And I agree that I would rather Alex had went with another singer.

I'd welcome another Lee solo effort, and I would like to see Lifeson try again with more focus. On that note, I am fine with them working together.

Just don't call it Rush and it's no slight on Peart.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:07 PM

:o

How dare you guys hate on Victor!

Edited by Surrender74, 03 September 2016 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:15 PM

View PostSurrender74, on 03 September 2016 - 08:07 PM, said:

:o

How dare you guys hate on Victor!

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:17 PM

"Taking a chance" does not necessarily make a record good. I've read elsewhere that because Geddy "played it safe" and Alex did things he couldn't do in Rush, that makes Victor a better record. Using that mentality, The Elder by KISS would be good too or Diamond Dave by DLR would be great.

Edited by Fordgalaxy, 03 September 2016 - 08:19 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:39 PM

For my part I didn't say Geddy 'played it safe', I said it was safe. The former implies an attempt to release expected material, while the latter just means it was expected. I know you didn't single me out, I just wanted to clarify my own stance. I sounded like I really liked Victor, but the truth is that I really liked what Alex tried to do with Victor. Personally I assume Geddy tried to make a good album by his standards which unsurprisingly means sounding like Rush. Not saying he was consciously emulating Rush as much as that is what a Lee record sounds like.

With Victor I feel like I hear Alex trying to explore the whole map. That didn't make a good record, btw. But I like the challenge and I do think it was brave as their must have been pressure to do the expected once he decided to go very much another way.

I just respect the challenge and effort and I can see what he was going for. And I think it would have been a better record without Edwin's voice. I don't think he fit the songs in the style he chose. I might like it a lot better with a different voice.

Edited by Mosher, 03 September 2016 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 09:07 PM

Love Alex, but Geddy's album is by far my favorite.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 09:08 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 03 September 2016 - 08:17 PM, said:

"Taking a chance" does not necessarily make a record good. I've read elsewhere that because Geddy "played it safe" and Alex did things he couldn't do in Rush, that makes Victor a better record. Using that mentality, The Elder by KISS would be good too or Diamond Dave by DLR would be great.

The Elder has enormous kitch / nostalgic value .. I have no idea how it would sound to a first time listener today, and I hated it when I was 14, but there is something special in something that bad





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