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#1 Jaminbenb

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:55 PM

Would have been nice to finally have a live show with some of that stuff.   (and if I remember correctly, they recorded the Massey Hall shows on that tour)

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:57 PM

Didn't sell enough records.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:16 PM

"Team Duckie"??????

Cute!  :)

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:24 PM

View PostLorraine, on 06 December 2017 - 04:16 PM, said:

"Team Duckie"??????

Cute!  :)
Aye!

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:32 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 06 December 2017 - 03:57 PM, said:

Didn't sell enough records.

^^^^^^Yeah that is true, it's one of there worst selling albums and a lot of people hate it (Not me but i'm not huge on it) . Even the band said themselfs it was there "Down The Tubes Tour" because the record did not hold well at all. They almost called it quits after that so like yeah, and i'm sure the band doesn't like it eather.

Edit: fixed the quotations part

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:44 PM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 06 December 2017 - 04:32 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 06 December 2017 - 03:57 PM, said:

Didn't sell enough records.

^^^^^^Yeah that is true, it's one of there worst selling albums and a lot of people hate it (Not me but i'm not huge on it) . Even the band said themselfs it was there "Down On The Dumps Tour" because the record did not hold well at all. They almost called it quits after that so like yeah, and i'm sure the band doesn't like it eather.
Wasn't it the Down the Tubes Tour?

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:48 PM

View PostLorraine, on 06 December 2017 - 04:16 PM, said:

"Team Duckie"??????

Cute!  :)

View Posttreeduck, on 06 December 2017 - 04:24 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 06 December 2017 - 04:16 PM, said:

"Team Duckie"??????

Cute!  :)
Aye!
The Cat digs and approves!

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:50 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 06 December 2017 - 04:44 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 06 December 2017 - 04:32 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 06 December 2017 - 03:57 PM, said:

Didn't sell enough records.

^^^^^^Yeah that is true, it's one of there worst selling albums and a lot of people hate it (Not me but i'm not huge on it) . Even the band said themselfs it was there "Down On The Dumps Tour" because the record did not hold well at all. They almost called it quits after that so like yeah, and i'm sure the band doesn't like it eather.
Wasn't it the Down the Tubes Tour?

Oh yeah whoops, thanks man!

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:58 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 06 December 2017 - 04:24 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 06 December 2017 - 04:16 PM, said:

"Team Duckie"??????

Cute!  :)
Aye!
That gives me an idea..............................................

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:58 PM

View PostLorraine, on 06 December 2017 - 04:58 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 06 December 2017 - 04:24 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 06 December 2017 - 04:16 PM, said:

"Team Duckie"??????

Cute!  :)
Aye!
That gives me an idea..............................................
Yeah?

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:03 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 06 December 2017 - 04:58 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 06 December 2017 - 04:58 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 06 December 2017 - 04:24 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 06 December 2017 - 04:16 PM, said:

"Team Duckie"??????

Cute!  :)
Aye!
That gives me an idea..............................................
Yeah?
http://www.therushfo...67-team-duckie/

#12 Jaminbenb

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:17 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 06 December 2017 - 03:57 PM, said:

Didn't sell enough records.

They didn't exactly make "hits" in those days...

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:41 PM

A 40th anni release of COS would have been something that I would have loved. I am relatively new to the band, so it would have been a good introduction to that time.
I am new to this forum too. This is my first post.
A 40th anni of COS would have been timely considering the band was on a farewell tour.

Nice to meet everyone here btw



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:58 PM

View PostPrincess2112, on 06 December 2017 - 05:41 PM, said:

A 40th anni release of COS would have been something that I would have loved. I am relatively new to the band, so it would have been a good introduction to that time.
I am new to this forum too. This is my first post.
A 40th anni of COS would have been timely considering the band was on a farewell tour.

Nice to meet everyone here btw

Nice to meet u too man!! U need song suggestions btw??

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:14 PM

View PostJaminbenb, on 06 December 2017 - 05:17 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 06 December 2017 - 03:57 PM, said:

Didn't sell enough records.

They didn't exactly make "hits" in those days...
That's not the point. Whoever is pushing for these 40th Anniversary sets wants to make money so they only choose the better selling ones.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:19 PM

Because it's generally a steaming pile with a couple glimmers of corn sparkly somethings.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:23 PM

View PostPrincess2112, on 06 December 2017 - 05:41 PM, said:

A 40th anni release of COS would have been something that I would have loved. I am relatively new to the band, so it would have been a good introduction to that time.
I am new to this forum too. This is my first post.
A 40th anni of COS would have been timely considering the band was on a farewell tour.

Nice to meet everyone here btw

Welcome to the forum.

I don't know why they didn't do a 40th anniversary release of COS, but the members of Rush are on record as considering the album something of an embarrassment and as others here have pointed out it is one of their worst selling albums.

There are some big fans of it on the forum but it's not particularly popular here either so far as I can tell.

I personally think that Lakeside Park and Bastille Day are great songs and think Alex's guitar playing on The Necromancer is  kick ass.

This was supposed to be their breakthrough album and at the time they were very proud of it.

The listening public didn't agree; album sales were low and the tour supporting the album drew thin crowds and saw them playing ever smaller venues; they jokingly referred to it as the "Down The Tubes" tour because they figured they were finished as a band.

Rush excitedly played some of the material from the album (then still not finished) for members of the band Kiss while touring with them as an opening act and the members of Kiss were decidedly underwhelmed.

Following the disastrous reception of COS their record company essentially gave them an ultimatum to the effect that if their next album didn't return to the more conventional hard rock format of their previous recordings they would be dropped from the label.

Rush famously defied the ultimatum by following COS with the decidedly unconventional 2112, which ended up being the breakthrough album they hoped COS would be; one of the ballsiest moves in the history of rock.

If you haven't seen the great Rush documentary film "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage", you should definitely see it. Aside from being a great film, it gives a much better description of the problems the band encountered following the release of COS than I could possibly provide.

Again, welcome to the forum!


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:33 PM

View Postrftag, on 06 December 2017 - 06:23 PM, said:

View PostPrincess2112, on 06 December 2017 - 05:41 PM, said:

A 40th anni release of COS would have been something that I would have loved. I am relatively new to the band, so it would have been a good introduction to that time.
I am new to this forum too. This is my first post.
A 40th anni of COS would have been timely considering the band was on a farewell tour.

Nice to meet everyone here btw

Welcome to the forum.

I don't know why they didn't do a 40th anniversary release of COS, but the members of Rush are on record as considering the album something of an embarrassment and as others here have pointed out it is one of their worst selling albums.

There are some big fans of it on the forum but it's not particularly popular here either so far as I can tell.

I personally think that Lakeside Park and Bastille Day are great songs and think Alex's guitar playing on The Necromancer is  kick ass.

This was supposed to be their breakthrough album and at the time they were very proud of it.

The listening public didn't agree; album sales were low and the tour supporting the album drew thin crowds and saw them playing ever smaller venues; they jokingly referred to it as the "Down The Tubes" tour because they figured they were finished as a band.

Rush excitedly played some of the material from the album (then still not finished) for members of the band Kiss while touring with them as an opening act and the members of Kiss were decidedly underwhelmed.

Following the disastrous reception of COS their record company essentially gave them an ultimatum to the effect that if their next album didn't return to the more conventional hard rock format of their previous recordings they would be dropped from the label.

Rush famously defied the ultimatum by following COS with the decidedly unconventional 2112, which ended up being the breakthrough album they hoped COS would be; one of the ballsiest moves in the history of rock.

If you haven't seen the great Rush documentary film "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage", you should definitely see it. Aside from being a great film, it gives a much better description of the problems the band encountered following the release of COS than I could possibly provide.

Again, welcome to the forum!

Btw I think it's on Netflix if u wanna watch it, depends on country thou.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:27 PM

Seminal album, classical Rush, when i go through a COS phase i often think possibly even their best

Is album i actually chill too the most has a beautiful laid back old worldly feel to it but nothing wilder than Al letting rip in The Necromancer, nothing.

10/10



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:32 PM

View PostPrincess2112, on 06 December 2017 - 05:41 PM, said:

A 40th anni release of COS would have been something that I would have loved. I am relatively new to the band, so it would have been a good introduction to that time.
I am new to this forum too. This is my first post.
A 40th anni of COS would have been timely considering the band was on a farewell tour.

Nice to meet everyone here btw

Hey Princess, welcome to the forum !!

And great point about the timing, and how the band could have capitalized with all the R40 hype that was happening

I would have been all in on a Caress Of Steel set - it's up there with their best




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