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Poll: Fly By Night tracks? (53 member(s) have cast votes)

Your top 3 FBN songs?

  1. Anthem (38 votes [24.36%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.36%

  2. Best I Can (7 votes [4.49%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.49%

  3. Beneath, Between & Behind (29 votes [18.59%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.59%

  4. By-Tor & the Snow Dog (35 votes [22.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.44%

  5. Fly by Night (18 votes [11.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.54%

  6. Making Memories (8 votes [5.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  7. Rivendell (4 votes [2.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  8. In the End (17 votes [10.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.90%

Your bottom FBN track(s)?

  1. Anthem (2 votes [2.04%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  2. Best I Can (16 votes [16.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.33%

  3. Beneath, Between & Behind (5 votes [5.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.10%

  4. By-Tor & the Snow Dog (1 votes [1.02%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.02%

  5. Fly by Night (7 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  6. Making Memories (21 votes [21.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

  7. Rivendell (39 votes [39.80%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 39.80%

  8. In the End (7 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

Is Fly By Night in your Top 10 Rush albums?

  1. Yes. (23 votes [43.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.40%

  2. No. (20 votes [37.74%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 37.74%

  3. Unsure. (10 votes [18.87%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.87%

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#21 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:09 AM

View PostTexas King, on 05 September 2017 - 08:03 AM, said:

Rivendell is one of the most boring songs Rush ever did.

If you made a poll stating this very sentence I'd vote "Yes, it is!". :yes:

But since it's not a poll (yet), I'm saying it here: Yes, it is! :P

***One of the most boring, yes. THE worst Rush tune, no. I don't mind it. I just kind of forget about it.

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#22 Stormtron

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:24 AM

I don't hate Rivendell, but it's too long and coming right after another not great song hurts the album a bit for me.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 12:15 PM

View PostTexas King, on 05 September 2017 - 08:03 AM, said:

Rivendell is one of the most boring songs Rush ever did.

Oh yeah?







;)

Edited by Lorraine, 05 September 2017 - 12:16 PM.


#24 treeduck

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 12:30 PM

View PostStormtron, on 05 September 2017 - 08:24 AM, said:

I don't hate Rivendell, but it's too long and coming right after another not great song hurts the album a bit for me.
I don't like the way Geddy sings it, it's like he's auditioning for some embarrassing role on a kids TV show

#25 Lorraine

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 12:33 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 05 September 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

View PostStormtron, on 05 September 2017 - 08:24 AM, said:

I don't hate Rivendell, but it's too long and coming right after another not great song hurts the album a bit for me.
I don't like the way Geddy sings it, it's like he's auditioning for some embarrassing role on a kids TV show
The job went to Mr. Rogers instead.


'Mr. Lee, don't let this keep you back from reaching for the stars."

#26 treeduck

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 01:15 PM

View PostLorraine, on 05 September 2017 - 12:33 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 05 September 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

View PostStormtron, on 05 September 2017 - 08:24 AM, said:

I don't hate Rivendell, but it's too long and coming right after another not great song hurts the album a bit for me.
I don't like the way Geddy sings it, it's like he's auditioning for some embarrassing role on a kids TV show
The job went to Mr. Rogers instead.


'Mr. Lee, don't let this keep you back from reaching for the stars."
I was thinking more of this...



#27 Lorraine

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 01:21 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 05 September 2017 - 01:15 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 05 September 2017 - 12:33 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 05 September 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

View PostStormtron, on 05 September 2017 - 08:24 AM, said:

I don't hate Rivendell, but it's too long and coming right after another not great song hurts the album a bit for me.
I don't like the way Geddy sings it, it's like he's auditioning for some embarrassing role on a kids TV show
The job went to Mr. Rogers instead.


'Mr. Lee, don't let this keep you back from reaching for the stars."
I was thinking more of this...


Cute little guy.  I dare not watch the video though.  :ph34r:

#28 treeduck

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 01:44 PM

View PostLorraine, on 05 September 2017 - 01:21 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 05 September 2017 - 01:15 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 05 September 2017 - 12:33 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 05 September 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

View PostStormtron, on 05 September 2017 - 08:24 AM, said:

I don't hate Rivendell, but it's too long and coming right after another not great song hurts the album a bit for me.
I don't like the way Geddy sings it, it's like he's auditioning for some embarrassing role on a kids TV show
The job went to Mr. Rogers instead.


'Mr. Lee, don't let this keep you back from reaching for the stars."
I was thinking more of this...


Cute little guy.  I dare not watch the video though.  :ph34r:
Scared??

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 01:46 PM

Four of eight tracks are top-shelf Rush: Anthem, By-Tor, BB&B, and In the End. The title track has never thrilled me but, like the remaining tracks (Best I Can, Making Memories, and the rather soporific Rivendell), it's inoffensive.

On most days I'd rank it 10th best, after (in no particular order) 2112 through HYF.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 02:06 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 05 September 2017 - 01:44 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 05 September 2017 - 01:21 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 05 September 2017 - 01:15 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 05 September 2017 - 12:33 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 05 September 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

View PostStormtron, on 05 September 2017 - 08:24 AM, said:

I don't hate Rivendell, but it's too long and coming right after another not great song hurts the album a bit for me.
I don't like the way Geddy sings it, it's like he's auditioning for some embarrassing role on a kids TV show
The job went to Mr. Rogers instead.


'Mr. Lee, don't let this keep you back from reaching for the stars."
I was thinking more of this...


Cute little guy.  I dare not watch the video though.  :ph34r:
Scared??
Never know with you.  Archivists can be strange folks.  :16ton: :kisshug:

Edited by Lorraine, 05 September 2017 - 02:06 PM.


#31 toymaker

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 02:14 PM

View PostStormtron, on 05 September 2017 - 08:24 AM, said:

I don't hate Rivendell, but it's too long and coming right after another not great song hurts the album a bit for me.

I more or less agree.  They could have done more with it.  I think the nylon string guitar is nice, the ethereal guitar is cool and appropriate, and the melody is pleasant enough - but rather than all those verses it would have been cool if the song progressed - maybe build in some more instrumentation and stick a nice long clean-sounding solo in there (or maybe one played on classical guitar).

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 02:54 PM

View PostLorraine, on 05 September 2017 - 02:06 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 05 September 2017 - 01:44 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 05 September 2017 - 01:21 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 05 September 2017 - 01:15 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 05 September 2017 - 12:33 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 05 September 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

View PostStormtron, on 05 September 2017 - 08:24 AM, said:

I don't hate Rivendell, but it's too long and coming right after another not great song hurts the album a bit for me.
I don't like the way Geddy sings it, it's like he's auditioning for some embarrassing role on a kids TV show
The job went to Mr. Rogers instead.


'Mr. Lee, don't let this keep you back from reaching for the stars."
I was thinking more of this...


Cute little guy.  I dare not watch the video though.  :ph34r:
Scared??
Never know with you.  Archivists can be strange folks.  :16ton: :kisshug:
I thought you'd put "activist" for a second...

#33 goose

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:12 PM

View PostTexas King, on 05 September 2017 - 08:03 AM, said:

Rivendell is one of the most boring songs Rush ever did.
Feel there's something calling me, I'm wanting to return...



...my copy of Fly By Night for one without Rivendell on it.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 03:39 AM

Great album that fizzes out with Rivendell and the over long plodder, In the End. Could have coped with Rivendell if it was followed by something epic.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 10:33 AM

View Posttas7, on 06 September 2017 - 03:39 AM, said:

Great album that fizzes out with Rivendell and the over long plodder, In the End. Could have coped with Rivendell if it was followed by something epic.
I used to love In The End, but it's dropped off my radar along with most of this album.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 04:09 PM

View Postgoose, on 06 September 2017 - 10:33 AM, said:

View Posttas7, on 06 September 2017 - 03:39 AM, said:

Great album that fizzes out with Rivendell and the over long plodder, In the End. Could have coped with Rivendell if it was followed by something epic.
I used to love In The End, but it's dropped off my radar along with most of this album.
In the End starts off great but by the end of the guitar solo it really plods along almost dirge like.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:34 PM

1.   By-Tor
2.   FBN
3.   Anthem (although I could have voted for Beneth, Between & Behind - hard to pick between such good songs).

Weakest - Making Memories

Top 10 - Yes.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:53 PM

View PostTheAccountant, on 07 October 2017 - 07:34 PM, said:

1.   By-Tor
2.   FBN
3.   Anthem (although I could have voted for Beneth, Between & Behind - hard to pick between such good songs).

Weakest - Making Memories

Top 10 - Yes.
Elves > Great Guitar Solo?

I think your math is off.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 11:52 PM

I like Rivendell,it makes a nice change from all that heavy guitar nonsense that seems to plague a lot of 70s albums.Now I will just get my slippers and a cup of tea.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 12:10 AM

View Postgrasbo, on 07 October 2017 - 11:52 PM, said:

I like Rivendell,it makes a nice change from all that heavy guitar nonsense that seems to plague a lot of 70s albums.Now I will just get my slippers and a cup of tea.
Don't forget your skirt.

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