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Poll: POLL: Worst Rush song? (65 member(s) have cast votes)

Worst Rush song?

  1. Rivendell (11 votes [16.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.92%

  2. I'm Think I'm Going Bold (3 votes [4.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.62%

  3. Madrigal (2 votes [3.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.08%

  4. Red Lenses (2 votes [3.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.08%

  5. Emotion Detector (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Tai Shan (9 votes [13.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.85%

  7. Superconductor (3 votes [4.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.62%

  8. Face Up (6 votes [9.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.23%

  9. Neurotica (5 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  10. Speed of Love (5 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  11. Dog Years (10 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  12. The Stars Look Down (2 votes [3.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.08%

  13. Bravest Face (6 votes [9.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.23%

  14. Virtuality (1 votes [1.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.54%

How do you feel about a chosen song?

  1. I still like it, though it's the worst. (2 votes [3.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.17%

  2. It's kinda OK. (9 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  3. I don't care for it (and very rarely listen it). (13 votes [20.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.63%

  4. I just dislike it. (19 votes [30.16%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.16%

  5. I loathe it! (20 votes [31.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.75%

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#61 LedRush

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:46 PM

View PostThe Cat 3, on 08 January 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

"In a dog's life
A year is really more like seven
And all too soon a canine
Will be chasing cars in doggie heaven"

Quite possibly the worst rock lyrics by any artist, anywhere and at anytime in history.


:facepalm:

That’s f***ing genius compared to Counterparts lyrics, including Speed of Love.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:49 PM

View PostLedRush, on 08 January 2018 - 11:46 PM, said:

View PostThe Cat 3, on 08 January 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

"In a dog's life
A year is really more like seven
And all too soon a canine
Will be chasing cars in doggie heaven"

Quite possibly the worst rock lyrics by any artist, anywhere and at anytime in history.


:facepalm:

That’s f***ing genius compared to Counterparts lyrics, including Speed of Love.
We'd elect each other president!



#63 LedRush

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:53 PM

View Postgoose, on 08 January 2018 - 11:49 PM, said:

View PostLedRush, on 08 January 2018 - 11:46 PM, said:

View PostThe Cat 3, on 08 January 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

"In a dog's life
A year is really more like seven
And all too soon a canine
Will be chasing cars in doggie heaven"

Quite possibly the worst rock lyrics by any artist, anywhere and at anytime in history.


:facepalm:

That’s f***ing genius compared to Counterparts lyrics, including Speed of Love.
We'd elect each other president!

It’s the earnestness of the Counterparts lyrics which make them so horrible...Neil is being playful and funny in Dog Years, so it’s tough for me to criticize jokes which I still think are a bit funny.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 12:19 AM

View PostLedRush, on 08 January 2018 - 11:53 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 08 January 2018 - 11:49 PM, said:

View PostLedRush, on 08 January 2018 - 11:46 PM, said:

View PostThe Cat 3, on 08 January 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

"In a dog's life
A year is really more like seven
And all too soon a canine
Will be chasing cars in doggie heaven"

Quite possibly the worst rock lyrics by any artist, anywhere and at anytime in history.


:facepalm:

That’s f***ing genius compared to Counterparts lyrics, including Speed of Love.
We'd elect each other president!

It’s the earnestness of the Counterparts lyrics which make them so horrible...Neil is being playful and funny in Dog Years, so it’s tough for me to criticize jokes which I still think are a bit funny.
Same here.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:22 AM

View PostThe Cat 3, on 08 January 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

"In a dog's life
A year is really more like seven
And all too soon a canine
Will be chasing cars in doggie heaven"

Quite possibly the worst rock lyrics by any artist, anywhere and at anytime in history.


:facepalm:
Not even the worst lyrics on T4E....ever heard Half the World?

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 06:13 AM

I changed my vote from Rivendell to Red Lenses.

Although Rivendell bores my sh*tless, Red Lenses is one of the few Rush songs I loathe.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:01 AM

Neurotica, It's kinda ok

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:37 AM

Out of this list, I only have a favorable opinion of Emotion Detector and a neutral opinion of The Stars Look Down.  Everything else is below average or just plain bad.  

I went with Rivendell because I always feel embarrassed (for Rush I guess?) when listening to it.

Rivendell - embarrassingly bad
I'm Think I'm Going Bald - bad lyrics, subpar music
Madrigal - boring and drags down an otherwise amazing album
Red Lenses - I find it really annoying but I can sort of appreciate some of it from a musical perspective
Emotion Detector - I kind of like
Tai Shan - boring, too soft, what were they even thinking? at least it is easy to skip
Superconductor - bad song that is frustratingly catchy
Face Up - Not the worst song on this album
Neurotica - There are actually some good parts to this song but overall a mess (also where is You Bet Your Life???)
Speed of Love - One of their worst but I sort of love that it exists to make fun of
Dog Years - Bad lyrics and the music isn't all that great either
The Stars Look Down - I have no major problems with this song...just pretty average/boring
Bravest Face - Singing is rough (also Good News First is worse)
Virtuality - Bad lyrics but not quite as bad as Dog Years

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:42 AM

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"... I always feel embarrassed (for Rush I guess?) when listening to it".

My sentiments exactly lol!

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:13 AM

Bravest Face wins but the unlisted You Bet Your Life is a strong second place and is pressing for the gold medal of shit.

Neurotica, Face Up, and Speed of Love are in a tight race for the bronze medal.

I can’t say I loathe any of these tunes...but it is a strong disliking that I have.

Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 11 January 2018 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:26 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 11 January 2018 - 10:13 AM, said:

Bravest Face wins but the unlisted You Bet Your Life is a strong second place and is pressing for the gold medal of shit.

Neurotica, Face Up, and Speed of Love are in a tight race for the bronze medal.

I can’t say I loathe any of these tunes...but it is a strong disliking that I have.
Many of them are just so...unnecessary.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:09 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 11 January 2018 - 10:13 AM, said:

Bravest Face wins but the unlisted You Bet Your Life is a strong second place and is pressing for the gold medal of shit.

Neurotica, Face Up, and Speed of Love are in a tight race for the bronze medal.

I can’t say I loathe any of these tunes...but it is a strong disliking that I have.

Emotion Detector has zero votes in this poll. How do you feel about that tune? I always thought of it as a filler on Power Windows.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:08 PM

View PostTexas King, on 11 January 2018 - 11:09 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 11 January 2018 - 10:13 AM, said:

Bravest Face wins but the unlisted You Bet Your Life is a strong second place and is pressing for the gold medal of shit.

Neurotica, Face Up, and Speed of Love are in a tight race for the bronze medal.

I can’t say I loathe any of these tunes...but it is a strong disliking that I have.

Emotion Detector has zero votes in this poll. How do you feel about that tune? I always thought of it as a filler on Power Windows.

I’m not surprised it has zero. I’d say it’s the best thing on there...but that’s not saying it’s THAT good. To me, it’s just okay. It’s my least favorite tune off Power Windows...which is better than any album which followed. A very solid 8 out of 10 points for the album, probably 5/10 for that song.

Also, it doesn’t surprise me that Rivendell is winning. For me, I don’t like it but I always forget about it. But with my worst (Bravest Face) the thought “I really dislike this” enters my mind immediately.

Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 11 January 2018 - 08:09 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:44 PM

There's one that everyone's forgotten the 1973 pre-RUSH album Johnny Blaze penned song. Co-written with Alex and Geddy under the name John Slutsey in September 1972, how could you forget the truly Godawful "Play Like a Tool, Act Like a Fool, You're Stuck on My Shoe Like a Sample of Stool" It's so bad it's a classic of it's own kind!

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:59 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 11 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

There's one that everyone's forgotten the 1973 pre-RUSH album Johnny Blaze penned song. Co-written with Alex and Geddy under the name John Slutsey in September 1972, how could you forget the truly Godawful "Play Like a Tool, Act Like a Fool, You're Stuck on My Shoe Like a Sample of Stool" It's so bad it's a classic of it's own kind!

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Shortly later, this would be reworked into “You Can’t Fight It”. Not one of my best but what can I say, I was only a month old in September ‘72.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:55 AM

All these worst songs are proof that, as great as Rush surely is (was?) there sure have crafted some stinkers.

Maybe the producers were too afraid to say anything?

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:26 AM

went with Madrigal (which is kinda ok), but would have chosen Rivendell except I love Tolkien and I laugh at the lyric:

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Lying in the warm grass
feel the sun upon your, um, er, uh.... face


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:25 PM

Rivendell. As both a Tolkien and Rush fan, it is an unmitigated abomination.

p.s., because of this thread I revisited Red Lenses and I just might hate it more; as bad as is Rivendell it more amuses me than angers me; Red Lenses on the other hand...

Edited by Rutlefan, 12 January 2018 - 12:28 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:09 PM

I'll go with Rivendale as well... it seems to be heavy in the rotation on rushradio.org and always seems to come on when I'm working out and need a high energy song.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:36 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 06 January 2018 - 04:43 PM, said:

Neurotica is the bottom of the barrel for me when it comes to Rush. Just wimpy and annoying.

Don’t forget repetitive and derivative of their own work. And sucky.




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