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Poll: The Spirit Of Radio vs Tom Sawyer (43 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is the best Rush classic?

  1. The Spirit Of Radio (35 votes [81.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 81.40%

  2. Tom Sawyer (8 votes [18.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.60%

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#1 YYZumbi

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:27 AM

Two classic Rush songs met eye to eye in a battle to death! Which song will win? The Spirit Of Radio or Tom Sawyer?

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 08:42 AM

The Spirit of Radio is better because it has much more energy.  It's a really uplifting song.  And it was the first song I heard live, so there's that.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 11:25 AM

TSOR.  

Tom Sawyer is great, but I'm tired of it being the cliche Rust hit everyone's grandma knows...

TSOR is just better anyways.  So is Limelight.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 11:58 AM

The Spirit of Radio, hands down.  It's probably my all-time favourite song (off my all-time favourite album); a well-written, well-composed, yet fun and catchy tune, and the lyrics mean so much to me given my close association with radio for many years.

Tom Sawyer has some great music, yes, but the lyrics are stupid.  "Catch the spirit, catch the spit."  :wtf:

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:04 PM

TSOR. It was the first Rush song I heard and every time I listen to it, it doesn't disappoint.

Tom Sawyer doesn't have the heart that TSOR does and the lyrics mean so much more.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:13 PM

The Spirit Of The Radio for me.

I love Tom Sawyer, but I think imo The Spirit Of The Radio is better.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 02:20 PM

I'll never forget the first time I heard The Spirit Of Radio .. My Dad had the radio on in the car, and the DJ says "And here's the new one from Rush" - there was a momentary pause, I held my breath in anticipation, and then that guitar

Loved it immediately

The Spirit Of Radio it is

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 04:10 PM

TSOR. More 'spirit' and more difficult to play. Tom Sawyer is great but it's duh duh duh duhhhhhhhhh (power chord), duh duh duhhhhhhh (next power chord), etc. etc.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 04:13 PM

The Spirit Of Radio won me since I first listened. Among my personal top 10, surely.  :yes:

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:51 PM

Tom sawyer

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 01:13 AM

TSOR, one of the most original guitar works around

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 01:29 AM

They're both great songs but TSOR wins by a length.

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 07:01 AM

View PostGotNeilPeart?, on 23 October 2016 - 01:13 PM, said:

The Spirit Of The Radio

I know you always type it like this on purpose, but why?

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 12:13 PM

I refuse to choose.

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 03:08 PM

View PostStormtron, on 24 October 2016 - 07:01 AM, said:

View PostGotNeilPeart?, on 23 October 2016 - 01:13 PM, said:

The Spirit Of The Radio

I know you always type it like this on purpose, but why?
Compromise, I think.

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 09:52 AM

Very close & hard to pick.  Lets put it this way, TSOR is a top 15 Rush song for me.  I don't think it cracks the top 10 - for me.  Tom Sawyer is a top 10 Rush song.

Voted for Tom Sawyer.

#17 Derek19

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 03:39 PM

There is the same one, has been the same as "Tom Sawyer Vs. the Spirit of Radio", and two of Rush's breakthrough hit songs, with "Closer to the Heart", and "the Trees".  For that reason, I didn't vote.

Edited by Derek19, 04 April 2019 - 06:02 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:15 AM

Tom Sawyer easily. Catch the mystery, catch the drift...

Edited by GeddyLeeRoth, 09 May 2019 - 10:16 AM.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 06:00 PM

The Spirit of Radio... The song is just so ELECTRIC. I love me some Tom Sawyer, but TSOR is just next level.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:53 PM

Both make my Rush top 10, but TSOR makes my Rush top 5.




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