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#21 bootruss

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 04:08 PM

Some good songs, played with passion, but poorly mixed. Then it was ruined further by the Botrill remix.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 05:09 PM

I enjoyed reading these responses very much.

Got a few good laughs too.

"Shitter Trails"

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 06:04 PM

Yeah, just wasn't that big into it, but I know a lot of rush fans love it more than any other album they put out, I was shocked at how much praise this record gets..

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 07:08 PM

Said it before: VT was something I needed at the time it came out...it was something positive when not much for me was.

However...that mix is unforgivable. How a record label, management team and band could allow that to be released i can't understand.

The songs have a lot of potential I just can't listen to them anymore due to the sound.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:06 PM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 09 September 2017 - 07:08 PM, said:

Said it before: VT was something I needed at the time it came out...it was something positive when not much for me was.

However...that mix is unforgivable. How a record label, management team and band could allow that to be released i can't understand.

The songs have a lot of potential I just can't listen to them anymore due to the sound.

Get the remix.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:40 AM

I still like it.  :)

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:40 AM

View Postedhunter, on 09 September 2017 - 08:06 PM, said:

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 09 September 2017 - 07:08 PM, said:

Said it before: VT was something I needed at the time it came out...it was something positive when not much for me was.

However...that mix is unforgivable. How a record label, management team and band could allow that to be released i can't understand.

The songs have a lot of potential I just can't listen to them anymore due to the sound.

Get the remix.

They cleaned it up as much as they could but the original tracks were way oversaturated.

It's really a crime the way they hiked up the bass drum so far in the mix.  It's particularly annoying in Ceiling Unlimited and One Little Victory.  Like somebody slapping you upside the head with a bass pedal.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:15 AM

I know I go on about it but it's shocking.. What possessed him to think that a bass drum should sound and sit in the mix like that! Possibly the worst drum sound ever created.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:24 AM

Like the OP, I was really excited to hear this record. Immediately I was disappointed by the sound quality. It is hard for me to listen to music that sounds bad but I persisted! Ended up liking "Ceiling Unlimited" and "How It Is" the most. The rest of the album is just okay at best. The remixed version did redeem it a little. But just a little.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:57 AM

Similar result as TFE...a handful of decent songs but the rest are throwaways.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:07 AM

I remember hearing ceiling unlimited for the first time and I was like, wow rush officially went bad. this is one bad song...

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:25 AM

View PostHemiBeers, on 10 September 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Similar result as TFE...a handful of decent songs but the rest are throwaways.
That's what I think of AFTK.  Funny how things go with music.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:42 PM

Masterpiece.

Top five for me.

1. Hold Your Fire
2. Moving Pictures
3. Vapor Trails
4. Grace Under Pressure
5. Roll The Bones

(A Farewell To Kings has dropped to 6th place...)

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:49 PM

I listened to it the other day. Despite the oft-complained about sound issues, I still like it more than the album before it & after it.

VT has a lot tunes I don't care about but there's nothing on there that I dislike.

My 3 favorites are Earthshine, Ghost Rider, and Vapor Trail.

Having said all that, it's certainly still somewhere in my 5 least favorite Rush albums.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:10 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 10 September 2017 - 06:42 PM, said:

Masterpiece.

Top five for me.

1. Hold Your Fire
2. Moving Pictures
3. Vapor Trails
4. Grace Under Pressure
5. Roll The Bones

(A Farewell To Kings has dropped to 6th place...)
Bones has snuck in there.  What are your favs from that one?

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:08 AM

View Postbootruss, on 10 September 2017 - 02:15 AM, said:

I know I go on about it but it's shocking.. What possessed him to think that a bass drum should sound and sit in the mix like that! Possibly the worst drum sound ever created.
No that belongs to Lars Ulrich on St Anger.

Edited by grasbo, 11 September 2017 - 08:09 AM.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:31 AM

I loved it when it came out. Played it all the time. For some reason it just hit me in the right spot. Nowadays theres about 3 songs I really love but I never listen to it.

Ceiling Unlimited
Secret Touch
Earthshine

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:32 AM

View PostHemiBeers, on 10 September 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Similar result as TFE...a handful of decent songs but the rest are throwaways.

See now I can listen to Test all day and aside from Virtuality I think its loaded with great stuff. BTJM YMMVOC.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:34 AM

View Postgoose, on 10 September 2017 - 11:25 AM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 10 September 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Similar result as TFE...a handful of decent songs but the rest are throwaways.
That's what I think of AFTK.  Funny how things go with music.

I cant stand Cinderella Man and Madrigal I dont think I could tell you how that goes but aside from that its awesome.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:30 AM

Multi-tracking, why? Did Geddy, one of the best bass players in rock music really need to put down 3 mediocre bass tracks for each tune then I read that Alex had used 50(really??) guitars or something? Wtf?




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