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Poll: Synth song knockout: Kid Gloves or Manhattan Project? (41 member(s) have cast votes)

Kid Gloves or Manhattan Project?

  1. Kid Gloves (22 votes [53.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 53.66%

  2. Manhattan Project (19 votes [46.34%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.34%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 01:06 PM

Like both, but Kid Gloves easily wins for me.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 01:23 PM

No hesitation - KG.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:02 PM

Love both songs and the kid wins

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:47 PM

Kid Gloves. One of Lifeson's best solos. Crazy stuff.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:50 PM

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 03:20 PM

Manhattan Project.  Far and away.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 03:28 PM

Kid Gloves smokes and Manhattan burns, turned into ashes...

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:53 PM

Kid Gloves hands down.

I personally was never a fan of GuP but Kid Gloves was my favorite song on the album. It also struck me at the time as being the least synthy and most guitar oriented song on a very synthy album (which is not to say it isn't a synth driven song but at least Alex's guitar makes itself known here).

It's an interesting song for me in terms of the new direction Rush took in the 80s and how the way my evaluation of what constituted a 'good' Rush song changed in the wake of that change.

Before GuP came out, when their last studio album was Signals (which I perceived as a profoundly disappointing follow up to Moving Pictures), I regarded the song Vital Signs as the weakest track on Moving Pictures because it sounded like a Signals song.

By 1984 when GuP finally came out (and I was very disappointed with it), I regarded Kid Gloves as the strongest track on the album - because it sounded like a Signals song.

Given the unbroken stream of near perfect albums that had preceded Signals, I was confident that Signals was an outlier and was very much looking forward to the next album being a return to form.

But I was even more disappointed with GuP than I was with Signals.

So yeah; not a fan of the synth period.

Edited by rftag, 03 July 2017 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 05:15 PM

Manhattan Project easily.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 05:52 PM

View Postrftag, on 03 July 2017 - 04:53 PM, said:

Kid Gloves hands down.

I personally was never a fan of GuP but Kid Gloves was my favorite song on the album. It also struck me at the time as being the least synthy and most guitar oriented song on a very synthy album (which is not to say it isn't a synth driven song but at least Alex's guitar makes itself known here).

It's an interesting song for me in terms of the new direction Rush took in the 80s and how the way my evaluation of what constituted a 'good' Rush song changed in the wake of that change.

Before GuP came out, when their last studio album was Signals (which I perceived as a profoundly disappointing follow up to Moving Pictures), I regarded the song Vital Signs as the weakest track on Moving Pictures because it sounded like a Signals song.

By 1984 when GuP finally came out (and I was very disappointed with it), I regarded Kid Gloves as the strongest track on the album - because it sounded like a Signals song.

Given the unbroken stream of near perfect albums that had preceded Signals, I was confident that Signals was an outlier and was very much looking forward to the next album being a return to form.

But I was even more disappointed with GuP than I was with Signals.

So yeah; not a fan of the synth period.

i am a big synth era guy.  but.......Grace is indeed the weakest album from that period for me.

just never clicked.  it's very popular here though.

baffling to me but ah well, lol

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 06:06 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 03 July 2017 - 05:52 PM, said:

View Postrftag, on 03 July 2017 - 04:53 PM, said:

Kid Gloves hands down.

I personally was never a fan of GuP but Kid Gloves was my favorite song on the album. It also struck me at the time as being the least synthy and most guitar oriented song on a very synthy album (which is not to say it isn't a synth driven song but at least Alex's guitar makes itself known here).

It's an interesting song for me in terms of the new direction Rush took in the 80s and how the way my evaluation of what constituted a 'good' Rush song changed in the wake of that change.

Before GuP came out, when their last studio album was Signals (which I perceived as a profoundly disappointing follow up to Moving Pictures), I regarded the song Vital Signs as the weakest track on Moving Pictures because it sounded like a Signals song.

By 1984 when GuP finally came out (and I was very disappointed with it), I regarded Kid Gloves as the strongest track on the album - because it sounded like a Signals song.

Given the unbroken stream of near perfect albums that had preceded Signals, I was confident that Signals was an outlier and was very much looking forward to the next album being a return to form.

But I was even more disappointed with GuP than I was with Signals.

So yeah; not a fan of the synth period.

i am a big synth era guy.  but.......Grace is indeed the weakest album from that period for me.

just never clicked.  it's very popular here though.

baffling to me but ah well, lol

Mick

Grace really had to grow on me. The production is just way too dry and simplistic for one, and Kid Gloves and Red Lenses came off as serious filler the first time I heard them.

As soon as I put on PoW I was in love though. Every track there is incredible.

I will say though I do not share your love of HYF, to me it's weaker than GuP. Presto beats it easily.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 06:12 PM

Love Kid Gloves.   My vote

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 03 July 2017 - 06:06 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 03 July 2017 - 05:52 PM, said:

View Postrftag, on 03 July 2017 - 04:53 PM, said:

Kid Gloves hands down.

I personally was never a fan of GuP but Kid Gloves was my favorite song on the album. It also struck me at the time as being the least synthy and most guitar oriented song on a very synthy album (which is not to say it isn't a synth driven song but at least Alex's guitar makes itself known here).

It's an interesting song for me in terms of the new direction Rush took in the 80s and how the way my evaluation of what constituted a 'good' Rush song changed in the wake of that change.

Before GuP came out, when their last studio album was Signals (which I perceived as a profoundly disappointing follow up to Moving Pictures), I regarded the song Vital Signs as the weakest track on Moving Pictures because it sounded like a Signals song.

By 1984 when GuP finally came out (and I was very disappointed with it), I regarded Kid Gloves as the strongest track on the album - because it sounded like a Signals song.

Given the unbroken stream of near perfect albums that had preceded Signals, I was confident that Signals was an outlier and was very much looking forward to the next album being a return to form.

But I was even more disappointed with GuP than I was with Signals.

So yeah; not a fan of the synth period.

i am a big synth era guy.  but.......Grace is indeed the weakest album from that period for me.

just never clicked.  it's very popular here though.

baffling to me but ah well, lol

Mick

Grace really had to grow on me. The production is just way too dry and simplistic for one, and Kid Gloves and Red Lenses came off as serious filler the first time I heard them.

As soon as I put on PoW I was in love though. Every track there is incredible.

I will say though I do not share your love of HYF, to me it's weaker than GuP. Presto beats it easily.

Lol that's ok....different tastes.

Yea everyone always cites signals as having the bad production.  to me Grace was a bout 10 steps way down production wise.

I can't explain my love of Power Windows.  it's production is awash in synths.  but sue me i adore it, lol

Mick

Edited by bluefox4000, 03 July 2017 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 06:20 PM

I love both songs a lot but I will go with Kid Gloves

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 06:21 PM

View Postrftag, on 03 July 2017 - 04:53 PM, said:

Kid Gloves hands down.

I personally was never a fan of GuP but Kid Gloves was my favorite song on the album. It also struck me at the time as being the least synthy and most guitar oriented song on a very synthy album (which is not to say it isn't a synth driven song but at least Alex's guitar makes itself known here).

It's an interesting song for me in terms of the new direction Rush took in the 80s and how the way my evaluation of what constituted a 'good' Rush song changed in the wake of that change.

Before GuP came out, when their last studio album was Signals (which I perceived as a profoundly disappointing follow up to Moving Pictures), I regarded the song Vital Signs as the weakest track on Moving Pictures because it sounded like a Signals song.

By 1984 when GuP finally came out (and I was very disappointed with it), I regarded Kid Gloves as the strongest track on the album - because it sounded like a Signals song.

Given the unbroken stream of near perfect albums that had preceded Signals, I was confident that Signals was an outlier and was very much looking forward to the next album being a return to form.

But I was even more disappointed with GuP than I was with Signals.

So yeah; not a fan of the synth period.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 06:04 PM

On a scale of 1 - 5 stars, with 1 being a very bad son (the sort I just don't listen to or might once a year) and 5 being a great Rush song,  I give Kid Gloves 2 stars.  Perhaps 3 if I am feeling very kind.

Manhattan Project is a 5 star gem (IMO).  Love the lyrics - Power Windows & HYF are 2 of Neil's best albums.

Obviously I voted for Manhattan Project.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 01:52 AM

Kid Gloves sucks a big one.

Manhattan Project all the way.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 10:36 AM

Kid Gloves is weak. Really guys?

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:24 AM

Kid Gloves. No contest.  A great guitar solo, as others have noted.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:02 AM

Easy. The Manhattan Project.




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