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Poll: Show Don't Tell vs. Test For Echo title track. (24 member(s) have cast votes)

Show Don't Tell vs. Test For Echo title track. Which? Why?

  1. Show Don't Tell (let's see exhibit A) (14 votes [58.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 58.33%

  2. Test For Echo (Clutching at the straws of respectability) (10 votes [41.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

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#1 A rocket that ignites itself

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:27 PM

Which song is your favorite?  Be the judge, and the jury.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:33 PM

Show Don't Tell is one of the many underrated songs on Presto, going for that one

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:53 PM

Test For Echo but i love both.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:57 PM

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 16 February 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

Which song is your favorite?  Be the judge, and the jury.

How about the executioner ??

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:06 PM

T4E and it's not even close, and I like Show Don't Tell

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:26 PM

Probably one of the most even match-ups I've seen on the forum. T4E by the slightest.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:35 PM

View PostBigbobby10, on 16 February 2017 - 06:33 PM, said:

Show Don't Tell is one of the many underrated songs on Presto, going for that one
That's how I feel about SDT.  Underrated for sure.   I'm less enthused about T4E (lyrics mainly), but it's decent.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:36 PM

View PostLucas, on 16 February 2017 - 07:57 PM, said:

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 16 February 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

Which song is your favorite?  Be the judge, and the jury.

How about the executioner ??
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:44 PM

View PostLucas, on 16 February 2017 - 07:57 PM, said:

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 16 February 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

Which song is your favorite?  Be the judge, and the jury.

How about the executioner ??
My sentiments exactly...

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:30 AM

Test for Echo. One of the three songs I like on that album.

Show Don't Tell has never done anything for me. It's the only album opener I don't like.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:21 AM

It is kinda close, both songs lyrically are kinda dumb.   I think Show Don't Tell rocks out more, so I'm going with that one.

Test for Echo repeats "video, vertigo, in slow mo,".....too much, sounds like it was written by a fifth grader.  The whole serious tone about seeing and analyzing kid gangsters on TV news is laughable.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:23 AM

View Posttoddlimelight, on 17 February 2017 - 09:21 AM, said:

It is kinda close, both songs lyrically are kinda dumb.   I think Show Don't Tell rocks out more, so I'm going with that one.

Test for Echo repeats "video, vertigo, in slow mo,".....too much, sounds like it was written by a fifth grader.  The whole serious tone about seeing and analyzing kid gangsters on TV news is laughable.

I can't say I like too many lyrics on T4E anyway. Musically, T4E (the song) isn't bad. But Show Don't Tell easily wins this for me.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:43 AM

T4E by quite some distance for me....I like both songs, but there is an underlying brooding menace to T4E that SDT doesn't have.

Also, Neil had been taking lessons from Freddie Gruber prior to this, and it's really noticeable in this track...there's a groove and swagger unlike a lot of his past work.

To those criticising T4E lyrics, the whole point of the song is that it's meant to be laughable...Neil is taking what should be a serious and lofty concern (justice) and caricaturing it to make it seem cartoonish and two-dimensional.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:53 AM

TFE by quite a large margin. I love the dark feel to it.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:23 PM

If this is a poll between the Rush songs about the Judicial System, shouldn't Lock and Key be part of this?

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:33 PM

View PostJustus_2112, on 17 February 2017 - 10:23 PM, said:

If this is a poll between the Rush songs about the Judicial System, shouldn't Lock and Key be part of this?

If Lock and Key had anything to do with the Judicial system, then I'm sure it would have been ;)

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:55 PM

View PostFridge, on 18 February 2017 - 01:33 PM, said:

View PostJustus_2112, on 17 February 2017 - 10:23 PM, said:

If this is a poll between the Rush songs about the Judicial System, shouldn't Lock and Key be part of this?

If Lock and Key had anything to do with the Judicial system, then I'm sure it would have been ;)
It's a clever thought song title wise, but content wise it didn't click for me.

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:26 PM

View PostBigbobby10, on 16 February 2017 - 06:33 PM, said:

Show Don't Tell is one of the many underrated songs on Presto, going for that one

Same here.  T4E is good, solid & fine  - just not in the same class as Presto.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:56 AM

View PostLucas, on 16 February 2017 - 07:57 PM, said:

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 16 February 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

Which song is your favorite?  Be the judge, and the jury.

How about the executioner ??

We're Canadian. We don't believe in capital punishment!

Edited by diatribein, 19 February 2017 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 02:36 PM

TFE easily.




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