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Why did they include 'In the Mood' in their live setlist for so long?

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#41 treeduck

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 12:33 PM



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#42 Lucas

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:29 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 23 July 2017 - 12:33 PM, said:



yeah, I was pretty pissed when they started to include In The Mood in the Livin' In A Box / Never Gonna Give You Up medley

#43 DirtyMidnighter

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 05:49 PM

I've been wondering about this for years. Honest to god. It just seems bizarre to play as the last encore song on EVERY TOUR until 1991 and then NEVER AGAIN. Like did Geddy just realize one night on the Presto tour,

"Holy shit, has this song actually always sucked and we didn't realize it?"

And then after that, the encore was a medley of 2112, Finding My Way, La Villa, Anthem, Red Barchetta and Spirit of Radio,

Which for the record, is roughly 1000x cooler.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 05:56 PM

View PostDirtyMidnighter, on 25 July 2017 - 05:49 PM, said:

I've been wondering about this for years. Honest to god. It just seems bizarre to play as the last encore song on EVERY TOUR until 1991 and then NEVER AGAIN. Like did Geddy just realize one night on the Presto tour,

"Holy shit, has this song actually always sucked and we didn't realize it?"

And then after that, the encore was a medley of 2112, Finding My Way, La Villa, Anthem, Red Barchetta and Spirit of Radio,

Which for the record, is roughly 1000x cooler.

They gave it up in 1990.  If I were to guess, I'd say Neil was the one who killed it when they passed around possible songs for the set for the Roll The Bones Tour.

  After what was done to it on the Presto Tour I was kind of glad they put it out of its misery.


Coolest thing about that Roll The Bones Tour encore was the Neil Peart Townsend windmill in Finding My Way.

Edited by ytserush, 25 July 2017 - 05:58 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:27 AM

I would say that after a couple of hours of fiddly guitar solos,tricky time signatures, drum solos not to mention arty farty lyrics ,that people were falling asleep,so to waken them they thrashed out a little dirty about sex. Sex sells.

#46 snowdogged

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:04 AM

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View Posttoddlimelight, on 03 February 2017 - 01:53 PM, said:

The song just doesn't represent who they are AT ALL.

So?? Who cares??

If they preform/preformed it then so be it.

I like that song tbh

There's no need to be dismissive of it.

I am just saying something, is all.

U were the one who made that rude comment, not me.

We each said our own thing, in our own belittling way. It's just a difference of style.

Yeah, but u did not have to be rude in saying it.

You did not have to be dismissive in saying yours.

I'm just trying to say something true.
In his defense, I think he was being truthful when he said "F#ck You".

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:18 AM

The song doesn't suck! It's ROCK & ROLL!!!

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

aq


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Edited by snowdogged, 16 August 2017 - 08:29 AM.


#49 Permanent-Rush

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:37 AM

View Postsnowdogged, on 16 August 2017 - 08:04 AM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 07 June 2017 - 02:56 PM, said:

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View Posttoddlimelight, on 03 February 2017 - 01:53 PM, said:

The song just doesn't represent who they are AT ALL.

So?? Who cares??

If they preform/preformed it then so be it.

I like that song tbh

There's no need to be dismissive of it.

I am just saying something, is all.

U were the one who made that rude comment, not me.

We each said our own thing, in our own belittling way. It's just a difference of style.

Yeah, but u did not have to be rude in saying it.

You did not have to be dismissive in saying yours.

I'm just trying to say something true.
In his defense, I think he was being truthful when he said "F#ck You".

Well that's rude :rage:

#50 snowdogged

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:00 PM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 16 August 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

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View Posttoddlimelight, on 03 February 2017 - 01:53 PM, said:

The song just doesn't represent who they are AT ALL.

So?? Who cares??

If they preform/preformed it then so be it.

I like that song tbh

There's no need to be dismissive of it.

I am just saying something, is all.

U were the one who made that rude comment, not me.

We each said our own thing, in our own belittling way. It's just a difference of style.

Yeah, but u did not have to be rude in saying it.

You did not have to be dismissive in saying yours.

I'm just trying to say something true.
In his defense, I think he was being truthful when he said "F#ck You".

Well that's rude :rage:
Don't take things so personally. We are just a bunch of idiots trying to have some fun in a forum on the internet.

Edited by snowdogged, 16 August 2017 - 01:02 PM.


#51 Babycat

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:33 AM

View Postsnowdogged, on 16 August 2017 - 08:21 AM, said:

aq


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#52 treeduck

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:55 PM

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:38 PM

View Posttoddlimelight, on 03 February 2017 - 01:53 PM, said:

Rush fans don't want to dance.  We're a different breed.

You sure you've been to a Rush concert? I only got to see them once, but people were noticeably dancing to some songs. They also played air guitar/drums, head-banged, and even did fistpumps!

Now, as a Deadhead, dancing is basically my nature, and I can dance to whatever music I listen to. Rush is no different. Music moves in more ways than one, and I've seen Rush fans dance.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 11:29 PM

Maybe it got a good crowd reaction? Obviously enough people liked it or else they would have scrapped it sooner.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 02:36 PM

Odd that it went from a permanent fixture in the setlist to never appearing again. I don't think there's another song like it in that respect...

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 08:22 PM

Geddy wants you that take notice that it’s 7:45 and he’s feeling horny

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:51 PM

I understand that a lot of people hate it, but I love it.

#58 Grover

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:29 PM

I never liked that song. On the Grace Under Pressure tour (my third tour) my friend and started yelling NOOOO when they started to play it. While I agree that Neil used to overplay on the songs from the first album, I thought his drumming on In The Mood on the ASOH video was so uninspiring and I thought at the time that he was either really tired of that song or just tired.




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