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#41 HemiBeers

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:11 PM

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:13 PM

View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 07:16 PM, said:

What's wrong with Snakes?  I was shamed into listening to that album again by a TRF member.  I thought the album was so bad the first time, I vowed to never listen to it again.

But the second time was a charm.  :)

Subpar songwriting... The melodies sound forced, like rejected Ged solo songs. Usually a Rush album will grow on me with time. This one continues to bore me. I have to say it is the only Rush album - along with RtB - that does little for me. SnA is well produced. Al's guitar playing is great. But the songs are just bad. Far Cry, Main Monkey Business... Best tracks.

Edited by Wil1972, 22 November 2017 - 08:14 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:19 PM

View PostWil1972, on 22 November 2017 - 08:13 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 07:16 PM, said:

What's wrong with Snakes?  I was shamed into listening to that album again by a TRF member.  I thought the album was so bad the first time, I vowed to never listen to it again.

But the second time was a charm.  :)

Subpar songwriting... The melodies sound forced, like rejected Ged solo songs. Usually a Rush album will grow on me with time. This one continues to bore me. I have to say it is the only Rush album - along with RtB - that does little for me. SnA is well produced. Al's guitar playing is great. But the songs are just bad. Far Cry, Main Monkey Business... Best tracks.
Al saved what there was to save of the album.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:38 PM

Scars on high volume just awesome, almost a nightclub dance track, there's a great live improv version of it out there somewhere

general sound of Presto & RTB probably influenced by Rupert Hine a bit light of course but overall beautifully put-together albums of usual top drawer Rush standard

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:40 PM

View Postlifeson90, on 22 November 2017 - 08:38 PM, said:

Scars on high volume just awesome, almost a nightclub dance track, there's a great live improv version of it out there somewhere

general sound of Presto & RTB probably influenced by Rupert Hine a bit light of course but overall beautifully put-together albums of usual top drawer Rush standard
Scars is a great song at any volume, but the louder, the better for sure.  :)

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:56 PM

View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 06:50 PM, said:

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 22 November 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 04:43 PM, said:

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 22 November 2017 - 04:41 PM, said:

From another thread:

I remember buying it the day it came out. Ran to my dorm room. Put it in the cd and rocked out approvingly to Show Don’t Tell...and then sat there speechless as the crap started to ooze out of the CD player. Mostly awful songs. Awful production. Awful album. It still stings a little how much this album disappoints me.
Haven't you come to appreciate any of it after all this time?

No. Indeed time has only increased my conviction that Presto is an uninspired milksop of an album to which I give no quarter.
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You laugh at my trauma?!?!?!?????? Heaven forfend!!!!

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:30 PM

Well, I shoplifted my first copy and remember wishing I had stole candy instead


But I have grown to love it

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:27 PM

I remember liking "Chain Lightning", otherwise in 1989 Rush wasn't on my radar. Now? I like the album. Good Rush pop music.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:48 PM

One of my top 5 favorite albums. I love almost every song on it. A very solid record. Show Don't Tell, Presto, Chain Lightning, Red Tide and Available Light were all on heavy repeat

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 01:46 AM

View PostNate2112, on 22 November 2017 - 11:48 PM, said:

One of my top 5 favorite albums. I love almost every song on it. A very solid record. Show Don't Tell, Presto, Chain Lightning, Red Tide and Available Light were all on heavy repeat
It's uplifting to see 3 Canadian liberals deeply inspire a man who quotes Adolf Hitler.

edit: socialists to liberals

Edited by Union 5-3992, 23 November 2017 - 12:32 PM.


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 08:20 AM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 22 November 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 06:50 PM, said:

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 22 November 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 04:43 PM, said:

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 22 November 2017 - 04:41 PM, said:

From another thread:

I remember buying it the day it came out. Ran to my dorm room. Put it in the cd and rocked out approvingly to Show Don’t Tell...and then sat there speechless as the crap started to ooze out of the CD player. Mostly awful songs. Awful production. Awful album. It still stings a little how much this album disappoints me.
Haven't you come to appreciate any of it after all this time?

No. Indeed time has only increased my conviction that Presto is an uninspired milksop of an album to which I give no quarter.
:lol:

You laugh at my trauma?!?!?!?????? Heaven forfend!!!!
No.  I laughed at the string of words used to describe it.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 08:22 AM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 23 November 2017 - 01:46 AM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 22 November 2017 - 11:48 PM, said:

One of my top 5 favorite albums. I love almost every song on it. A very solid record. Show Don't Tell, Presto, Chain Lightning, Red Tide and Available Light were all on heavy repeat
It's uplifting to see 3 Canadian socialists deeply inspire a man who quotes Adolf Hitler.
If they are socialists, why aren't they giving 90% of their millions to us lesser folk?

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 12:13 PM

View PostLorraine, on 23 November 2017 - 08:22 AM, said:

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 23 November 2017 - 01:46 AM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 22 November 2017 - 11:48 PM, said:

One of my top 5 favorite albums. I love almost every song on it. A very solid record. Show Don't Tell, Presto, Chain Lightning, Red Tide and Available Light were all on heavy repeat
It's uplifting to see 3 Canadian socialists deeply inspire a man who quotes Adolf Hitler.
If they are socialists, why aren't they giving 90% of their millions to us lesser folk?
I misspoke. *liberals*

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 12:29 PM

View PostLorraine, on 23 November 2017 - 08:22 AM, said:

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 23 November 2017 - 01:46 AM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 22 November 2017 - 11:48 PM, said:

One of my top 5 favorite albums. I love almost every song on it. A very solid record. Show Don't Tell, Presto, Chain Lightning, Red Tide and Available Light were all on heavy repeat
It's uplifting to see 3 Canadian socialists deeply inspire a man who quotes Adolf Hitler.
If they are socialists, why aren't they giving 90% of their millions to us lesser folk?
For Alex and Geddy, I believe they do their charitable work based what their heart tells them.

For Peart, his motives are a little more ulterior, in my opinion...

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 01:36 PM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 22 November 2017 - 04:41 PM, said:

From another thread:

I remember buying it the day it came out. Ran to my dorm room. Put it in the cd and rocked out approvingly to Show Don’t Tell...and then sat there speechless as the crap started to ooze out of the CD player. Mostly awful songs. Awful production. Awful album. It still stings a little how much this album disappoints me.

Pretty much my experience.  I remember digging the start of the second track up until "sun dogs fire on the horizon" . . . what a huge letdown.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:04 PM

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View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 04:34 PM, said:

Does anyone here remember their first reaction to the album when it came out?
Not really. I just remember really dig it. GUP was jarring to me, nothing I expected after PeW, MP, and Signals. Power Windows smoothed things out, I dug the sound. Then the HYF follow up. So Presto is just what I wanted, I had matured becoming a man. No longer living off the meat of Heavy Metal.
Are you serious or are you pulling my leg?  It's hard to tell with you.
Totes literally serious.

Fam, your reaction is well lit! Proper good vibes son! Chill to the soul, peace to the max!

Presto is a great album. Flawed but its best songs make up most of my top ten lmao

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:05 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 23 November 2017 - 01:46 AM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 22 November 2017 - 11:48 PM, said:

One of my top 5 favorite albums. I love almost every song on it. A very solid record. Show Don't Tell, Presto, Chain Lightning, Red Tide and Available Light were all on heavy repeat
It's uplifting to see 3 Canadian liberals deeply inspire a man who quotes Adolf Hitler.

edit: socialists to liberals

Can we not bring politics into this. If you must, rant your panties off in SOCN, not in Lorraine's thread.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:11 PM

Hold Your Fire and Roll The Bones are better.

My favourite songs are:

Show Don't Tell
Chain Lightning
Presto
The Pass
Superconductor
Available Light

Red Tide is great as well. The rest is a bit meh.

Production is weak but I always enjoy coming back to this one.

But funnily enough Roll The Bones, an album I used to hate, I now find overall a lot better. But Presto is a top ten Rush album for me still.

I really miss Rush. I need to get back to these guys!

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:12 PM

I am going to spin Presto tonight. For some reason I really feel like I need this band right now.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 05:05 PM

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