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Jacob's Ladder VS Headlong Flight?

  1. Jacob's Ladder (42 votes [71.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 71.19%

  2. Headlong Flight (17 votes [28.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.81%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

Jacob's Ladder for me.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:48 AM



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:50 AM

Ladder

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:50 AM

A classic tune which isn't in my top 3 from that perfect album

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The first or second best song on their last album

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Two great songs but no hesitation here--I'm going with the classic! :hail:


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:53 AM

I'm going with Jacob's Ladder, one of my favorite Rush songs.

I've never found Headlong Flight to be all that great.  I enjoyed it a lot more live, but Jacob's Ladder during R40 was even more amazing.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:33 AM

Rush were nearly perfect in the early 80s.  But Headlong Flight is a really good tune.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:25 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 May 2017 - 10:50 AM, said:

A classic tune which isn't in my top 3 from that perfect album

vs.

The first or second best song on their last album

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Two great songs but no hesitation here--I'm going with the classic! :hail:

I pretty much echo JB here.  Although I'd have HF after the title track and The Anarchist.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:28 PM

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 07 May 2017 - 10:53 AM, said:

I'm going with Jacob's Ladder, one of my favorite Rush songs.

I've never found Headlong Flight to be all that great.  I enjoyed it a lot more live, but Jacob's Ladder during R40 was even more amazing.
Jacob's Ladder went up about 100 notches for me because of R40.  DVD only though...didn't experience it live unfortunately.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:40 PM

Jacob's Ladder by a country furlong.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:54 PM

Ancient Ways needs to be forced to watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers games after voting for HF...oh wait...

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:06 PM

Headlong Flight is an excellent song, but Jacob's Ladder is of Biblical proportion

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:13 PM

Oh, lets see.....a song from one of their very best albums, when the band were on fire vs a song from an album  nearly thirty years after their peak...

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:24 PM

Now I love Jacobs Ladder.

But HF is easily a favourite of mine from an album I don't love.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:04 PM

Im voting on Headlong Flight. I don't think Jacob´s Ladder is that good, very overrated song. Natural Science is a MUCH better song from same album.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:02 PM

Odd matchup. They're nothing alike.

Jacob's Ladder for me but I do like HF.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:06 PM

I certainly enjoy Headlong Flight, but there's no deliberation required--Jacob's Ladder is phenomenal and wins this easily for me.  And like Cy said, while I feel that Headlong Flight is improved live, it's no match for how mind-blowing Jacob's Ladder was on the R40 tour.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:26 PM

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 07 May 2017 - 12:25 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 May 2017 - 10:50 AM, said:

A classic tune which isn't in my top 3 from that perfect album

vs.

The first or second best song on their last album

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Two great songs but no hesitation here--I'm going with the classic! :hail:

I pretty much echo JB here.  Although I'd have HF after the title track and The Anarchist.
Close. If I'm forced to put my top 3 from CA, I'd go Anarchist-HF-CA

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:36 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 May 2017 - 05:26 PM, said:

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 07 May 2017 - 12:25 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 May 2017 - 10:50 AM, said:

A classic tune which isn't in my top 3 from that perfect album

vs.

The first or second best song on their last album

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Two great songs but no hesitation here--I'm going with the classic! :hail:

I pretty much echo JB here.  Although I'd have HF after the title track and The Anarchist.
Close. If I'm forced to put my top 3 from CA, I'd go Anarchist-HF-CA

Those are the album's super heavyweights.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:43 PM

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 07 May 2017 - 05:36 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 May 2017 - 05:26 PM, said:

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 07 May 2017 - 12:25 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 May 2017 - 10:50 AM, said:

A classic tune which isn't in my top 3 from that perfect album

vs.

The first or second best song on their last album

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Two great songs but no hesitation here--I'm going with the classic! :hail:

I pretty much echo JB here.  Although I'd have HF after the title track and The Anarchist.
Close. If I'm forced to put my top 3 from CA, I'd go Anarchist-HF-CA

Those are the album's super heavyweights.

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:lol:

On a side note, Earthquake looks ((I hesitate to say)) SLIMMER than my memory says he was. And Typhoon's ((wasn't he Tugboat at first?)) bicep appears bigger than I remember. Yokozuna though is exactly the same fat bastard that I remember :lol:

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:54 PM

Lyrics - Jacob's Ladder.
Music - Headlong flight.

I'm voting for Headlong Flight, only because IMO it is musically more exciting than Jacob's ladder ( IMO JL holds onto the same musical 'ideas' for too long).

Jacob's Ladder Live R40 was however the highlight of the show.




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