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Geddy using triggers/pedals on the 2112 tour


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#1 zappafrank

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:15 PM

Last night, I watched the Capitol Theatre show from December '76, and was really surprised to see Geddy triggering some flourishes in Lakeside Park of all places (sounds I've never heard in the song before).

I was really surprised b/c I'd always had it in my head that it wasn't really until the "A Farewell to Kings" era that they started toying around with pedals and triggers, let alone having added them earlier into a song like Lakeside Park that never had them to begin with usually.

Anyone else have any thoughts/feedback on this?  Was really kind of a revelation for me.

Here's footage of just Lakeside Park if you want.

Edited by zappafrank, 13 January 2018 - 11:15 PM.


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#2 blueschica

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:07 AM

Good catch! I had never noticed that even though I've watched this concert a lot. :heart: :heart:

Interesting to see/hear.

Edited by blueschica, 14 January 2018 - 12:08 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:25 AM

Yeah same here. Cool catch.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:14 AM

View Postblueschica, on 14 January 2018 - 12:07 AM, said:

Good catch! I had never noticed that even though I've watched this concert a lot. :heart: :heart:

Interesting to see/hear.

Just wanted to say, I'm in Pittsburgh, too!

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:04 PM

Those are his Taurus pedals, not exactly a trigger as that's more about samples and sequencing, I guess they were a fairly new addition and Geddy was just making a little extra use of them and experimenting with them perhaps!

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:05 PM

This technically would've been the ATWAS Tour where Geddy got his new toys. On the AFTK live version that was just released, he plays them all throughout the ending of the song with the tempo kicked up a tad.  He's a beast!

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:52 PM

View Postzappafrank, on 14 January 2018 - 05:14 AM, said:

View Postblueschica, on 14 January 2018 - 12:07 AM, said:

Good catch! I had never noticed that even though I've watched this concert a lot. :heart: :heart:

Interesting to see/hear.

Just wanted to say, I'm in Pittsburgh, too!
  :hi:  I grew up in Pittsburgh and lived there for many years and I live near Harrisburg now. However, you can take the girl out of Pittsburgh but you can't take the Pittsburgh out of the girl! :lol:

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:07 PM

You can see Geddys pedals on the ATWAS album photos and I always wondered what he used them for at the time

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:15 PM

MIDI didn't arrive until the late 1980s , Same with Sampling.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:51 PM

View Postpatjnev, on 14 January 2018 - 09:15 PM, said:

MIDI didn't arrive until the late 1980s , Same with Sampling.

1983 to be specific.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:05 AM

One of the things about Rush is that even the earlier songs - which were a bit more raw - still had all this room for introducing and adding newer things as time went by .. and the impact was even stronger

Neil adding the tubular bells to Something For Nothing later on was subtle but it was just so Rush ..

All of those early songs had the great bones, and they built off them as time went by

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:18 AM

View PostLucas, on 15 January 2018 - 12:05 AM, said:

One of the things about Rush is that even the earlier songs - which were a bit more raw - still had all this room for introducing and adding newer things as time went by .. and the impact was even stronger

Neil adding the tubular bells to Something For Nothing later on was subtle but it was just so Rush ..

All of those early songs had the great bones, and they built off them as time went by

* "had the great bones, and they rolled them as time went by"

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:33 PM

View Postjnoble, on 14 January 2018 - 05:07 PM, said:

You can see Geddys pedals on the ATWAS album photos and I always wondered what he used them for at the time

Are there Taurus pedals on ATWAS? Can't recall picking that sound out...






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