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Poll: Would RUSH Still Be One Of Your Favourite Bands If... (32 member(s) have cast votes)

Permanent Waves was their debut album

  1. Yes (30 votes [93.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 93.75%

  2. No (2 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

Signals was their debut album

  1. Yes (25 votes [78.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.12%

  2. No (7 votes [21.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.88%

Presto was their debut album

  1. Yes (11 votes [34.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.38%

  2. No (21 votes [65.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 65.62%

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#1 diatribein

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 07:51 PM

My answer is yes to all three, but I am less secure about the last choice. They would still be a favourite, but maybe not as highly regarded if Presto was their debut album.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 08:06 PM

This is an interesting thread, I said yes to Signals and Permanent Waves but no to Presto.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 08:06 PM

:yes:    :yes:      :yes:      To all three questions! Absolutely!


RUSH ON!!




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Posted 08 July 2017 - 08:28 PM

As far as the first two questions yes to one of my favorites but they wouldn't be my favorite as they have been for over 40 years now. The last question is an easy one because I would highly doubt I would even know who they are or have listened to them at all...

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 08:40 PM

One of my favorites yes, but no longer the favorite

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 10:48 PM

I hate Presto. If it was their debut album it'd be a long time before I ever listened to them again.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 11:13 PM

Rush is one of my favorite bands ... But had they not had that run from The Debut thru Hemispheres, they would not be ..

That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy the post 70s stuff, but "favorite" is very different than "enjoyable"

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 11:22 PM

I said yes to PW, but no to the rest.  But there's not really any way to tell what would've grabbed me or not with those later two albums.  If Subdivisions was their breakout tune, then I'd probably consider them a one hit wonder and leave it at that.  I would've like the song but not necessarily gotten into the band.  I don't dislike Signals, I don't dislike Presto.  Now if you'd substituted Grace Under Pressure for Signals or Presto, I would probably become a fan from that point on.  But of the choices you gave us, there is virtually nothing on PW that I dislike, or disliked at the time I first heard it (summer 1980).  The Spirit of Radio drew my sister and I in, listening to the whole of PW made us love it, looking up their back catalog made us fans.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:34 AM

I would say yes to all 3, because those 3 albums combined are better than the debut album.

The debut is not bad, but it's not a favorite Rush album of mine. I prefer there 80's stuff.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 01:49 AM

So would these albums be released in their perspective years or in '74?

For perspective years I would say the only one I would say yes to would be PW.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:27 AM

I would say YES only to PeW.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 07:25 AM

Of Course.  YES to all 3.   Rush is RUSH.   What an influence they are.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 07:29 AM

Y
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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:16 AM

YYY :rush:

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:47 AM

The only one I would say a cautious yes to would be PeW...

It would greatly decrease the length of their golden run which for me ended with HYF, so perhaps they would just be another band I liked , but not favourite.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:18 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 09 July 2017 - 01:49 AM, said:

So would these albums be released in their perspective years or in '74?

For perspective years I would say the only one I would say yes to would be PW.

They would be in the year they came out, so it would mean that the band had remained undiscovered up until the year that the album in question came out on.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:28 AM

View PostAlien Girl, on 08 July 2017 - 11:22 PM, said:

I said yes to PW, but no to the rest.  But there's not really any way to tell what would've grabbed me or not with those later two albums.  If Subdivisions was their breakout tune, then I'd probably consider them a one hit wonder and leave it at that.  I would've like the song but not necessarily gotten into the band.  I don't dislike Signals, I don't dislike Presto.  Now if you'd substituted Grace Under Pressure for Signals or Presto, I would probably become a fan from that point on.  But of the choices you gave us, there is virtually nothing on PW that I dislike, or disliked at the time I first heard it (summer 1980).  The Spirit of Radio drew my sister and I in, listening to the whole of PW made us love it, looking up their back catalog made us fans.

I thought about doing Grace Under Pressure for the second choice because it would be more evenly distributed (two albums between each choice), but ultimately I felt like the style shift was a little more pronounced between Moving Pictures and Signals than Signals and Grace Under Pressure. Also, the fact that both Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures are so highly regarded on the board influenced my choice. I am basically asking what is the difference in drop-off between those who need the 70s material to fuel their fandom versus the ones who could still love the band as long as they had those two iconic albums in their catalogue. If I add Signals to that cohort, I could be bringing in a whole different group of fans and lose the ability to pinpoint how important Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures are to some fans.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:37 AM

YYN

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 07:37 PM

View Postdiatribein, on 09 July 2017 - 11:18 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 09 July 2017 - 01:49 AM, said:

So would these albums be released in their perspective years or in '74?

For perspective years I would say the only one I would say yes to would be PW.

They would be in the year they came out, so it would mean that the band had remained undiscovered up until the year that the album in question came out on.

Then definitely only Permanent Waves.  They were unique and unusual back then. The more recent stuff is more mainstream.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:52 PM

YYZ....just turn the Z on its side. :P

If PeW, they'd still be my favorite.

If Sigs, they'd be one of my favorites, but not #1.





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