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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:30 PM

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:musicnote:  RUSH is dead they say... Long live RUSH!  :musicnote:

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:45 PM

View Postgoose, on 26 January 2018 - 10:30 PM, said:

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:musicnote:  RUSH is dead they say... Long live RUSH!  :musicnote:

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That song has my favorite line from any Rock song, ever "We were the first band to vomit in the bar and find the distance to the stage too far:.".

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:51 PM

View PostTransverse Leaf Spring, on 18 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

If I had missed R40 maybe I’d be bitter.
I would have to agree with you on that. I've never seen Rush live before so I pretty much have been feeling bitter about it since then.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:57 PM

View PostBenjaminW, on 26 January 2018 - 10:51 PM, said:

View PostTransverse Leaf Spring, on 18 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

If I had missed R40 maybe I’d be bitter.
I would have to agree with you on that. I've never seen Rush live before so I pretty much have been feeling bitter about it since then.
I've got really good news for you! If you want to see Rush, just look at your avatar.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:21 PM

View PostBenjaminW, on 26 January 2018 - 10:51 PM, said:

View PostTransverse Leaf Spring, on 18 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

If I had missed R40 maybe I’d be bitter.
I would have to agree with you on that. I've never seen Rush live before so I pretty much have been feeling bitter about it since then.
Same mate same

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:42 PM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 26 January 2018 - 11:21 PM, said:

View PostBenjaminW, on 26 January 2018 - 10:51 PM, said:

View PostTransverse Leaf Spring, on 18 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

If I had missed R40 maybe I’d be bitter.
I would have to agree with you on that. I've never seen Rush live before so I pretty much have been feeling bitter about it since then.
Same mate same

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View PostPermanent-Rush, on 21 January 2018 - 05:09 PM, said:

Tbh Rush doesn't seem like a good live band


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:50 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 26 January 2018 - 11:42 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 26 January 2018 - 11:21 PM, said:

View PostBenjaminW, on 26 January 2018 - 10:51 PM, said:

View PostTransverse Leaf Spring, on 18 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

If I had missed R40 maybe I’d be bitter.
I would have to agree with you on that. I've never seen Rush live before so I pretty much have been feeling bitter about it since then.
Same mate same

Why would you agree when you said this?:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 21 January 2018 - 05:09 PM, said:

Tbh Rush doesn't seem like a good live band

Bc I would've saw em live, I said same bc I felt that way some of last year.

Thou they don't seem like a good live band.

Edited by Permanent-Rush, 26 January 2018 - 11:51 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 12:53 AM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 26 January 2018 - 11:50 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 26 January 2018 - 11:42 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 26 January 2018 - 11:21 PM, said:

View PostBenjaminW, on 26 January 2018 - 10:51 PM, said:

View PostTransverse Leaf Spring, on 18 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

If I had missed R40 maybe I’d be bitter.
I would have to agree with you on that. I've never seen Rush live before so I pretty much have been feeling bitter about it since then.
Same mate same

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View PostPermanent-Rush, on 21 January 2018 - 05:09 PM, said:

Tbh Rush doesn't seem like a good live band

Bc I would've saw em live, I said same bc I felt that way some of last year.

Thou they don't seem like a good live band.
Rush was not a good live band...they were a super-awesome live band.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 01:00 AM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 26 January 2018 - 11:50 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 26 January 2018 - 11:42 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 26 January 2018 - 11:21 PM, said:

View PostBenjaminW, on 26 January 2018 - 10:51 PM, said:

View PostTransverse Leaf Spring, on 18 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

If I had missed R40 maybe I’d be bitter.
I would have to agree with you on that. I've never seen Rush live before so I pretty much have been feeling bitter about it since then.
Same mate same

Why would you agree when you said this?:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 21 January 2018 - 05:09 PM, said:

Tbh Rush doesn't seem like a good live band

Bc I would've saw em live, I said same bc I felt that way some of last year.

Thou they don't seem like a good live band.

So you’re bitter about not seeing a band you think wasnt good live?

Is that correct? If so, how does that make sense?

And before you think you’re getting attacked or something similar, I’m simply trying to make sense of that.



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Posted 27 January 2018 - 02:56 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 27 January 2018 - 01:00 AM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 26 January 2018 - 11:50 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 26 January 2018 - 11:42 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 26 January 2018 - 11:21 PM, said:

View PostBenjaminW, on 26 January 2018 - 10:51 PM, said:

View PostTransverse Leaf Spring, on 18 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

If I had missed R40 maybe I’d be bitter.
I would have to agree with you on that. I've never seen Rush live before so I pretty much have been feeling bitter about it since then.
Same mate same

Why would you agree when you said this?:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 21 January 2018 - 05:09 PM, said:

Tbh Rush doesn't seem like a good live band

Bc I would've saw em live, I said same bc I felt that way some of last year.

Thou they don't seem like a good live band.

So you’re bitter about not seeing a band you think wasnt good live?

Is that correct? If so, how does that make sense?

And before you think you’re getting attacked or something similar, I’m simply trying to make sense of that.
You may not be attacking him but I just think he's talking stupid shit!

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 07:38 AM

View Postsnowdogged, on 27 January 2018 - 02:56 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 27 January 2018 - 01:00 AM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 26 January 2018 - 11:50 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 26 January 2018 - 11:42 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 26 January 2018 - 11:21 PM, said:

View PostBenjaminW, on 26 January 2018 - 10:51 PM, said:

View PostTransverse Leaf Spring, on 18 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

If I had missed R40 maybe I’d be bitter.
I would have to agree with you on that. I've never seen Rush live before so I pretty much have been feeling bitter about it since then.
Same mate same

Why would you agree when you said this?:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 21 January 2018 - 05:09 PM, said:

Tbh Rush doesn't seem like a good live band

Bc I would've saw em live, I said same bc I felt that way some of last year.

Thou they don't seem like a good live band.

So you’re bitter about not seeing a band you think wasnt good live?

Is that correct? If so, how does that make sense?

And before you think you’re getting attacked or something similar, I’m simply trying to make sense of that.
You may not be attacking him but I just think he's talking stupid shit!

I'm a girl n I do understand he is not trying to attack me lmao

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:30 AM

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View Postfraroc, on 19 January 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

To be honest, part of me feels kind of glad that they bowed out when they were somewhat healthy....I would have loved to see Rush live a second time, but I think that them retiring is a less painful than say, a few years down the road, one of them gets hooked on painkillers and then dies of an overdose....

More often than not R40 was a pretty painful watch on most nights (via periscope anyway. Saw three shows in person and the consistency wasn't what it had been.) But that's just my opinion.

Live, the show was great fun.  The CD?  It’s not a very good listen.  It’s understandable.  If you think Geddy sounds as good now as he did in 1981, you’re denigrating how great he was then.

Discounting a lot of the R40 shows I prefer Geddy's voice in the years after Moving Pictures. I don't get how that would be "denigrating" his voice.

I think he'd even tell you he became a better singer in the following years, but that doesn't make what he did before that bad...just different.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:38 AM

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View PostNate2112, on 21 January 2018 - 09:49 PM, said:

I'm shocked to see how well the forum is taking the final split up of Rush

Some of has have known since 2013.  R40 was never supposed to happen but Neil gave it one last shot. Like him, I wasn't sad either but proud.

I'll be the first to admit that I've been spoiled by this band and I'm likely to have a different point of view than someone who has never seen them before or has become a fan in the last several years or whatever other circumstances there are.
What point of view do you have?  I have been a fan for 40 years and Rush never failed to amaze me.  I guess that i can be called a "fanboi" as I have pretty much zero complaints about anything that Rush did.  I don't care about drop tuning or whatever...i don't care if Geddy sounds worse...i don't care if Alex or Neil missed a few more notes..Rush just brought me pure joy and excitement!

A similar point of view to yours, apparently.  I only have a few minor complaints. I'm extremely proud of this band and what they have accomplished.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:42 AM

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:54 AM

Not much left to discuss on this forum anymore then and even the Neil bashers can't have a go at him due to his silence! Shall we wrap it up?

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 11:30 AM

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Not much left to discuss on this forum anymore then and even the Neil bashers can't have a go at him due to his silence! Shall we wrap it up?
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Not much left to discuss on this forum anymore then and even the Neil bashers can't have a go at him due to his silence! Shall we wrap it up?

Well, I suppose you're right.  Website cancelled.  Adieu, everyone!

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 01:42 PM

It’s over.
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 02:25 PM

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View PostRick N. Backer, on 22 January 2018 - 09:18 PM, said:

View Postytserush, on 22 January 2018 - 07:49 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 19 January 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

To be honest, part of me feels kind of glad that they bowed out when they were somewhat healthy....I would have loved to see Rush live a second time, but I think that them retiring is a less painful than say, a few years down the road, one of them gets hooked on painkillers and then dies of an overdose....

More often than not R40 was a pretty painful watch on most nights (via periscope anyway. Saw three shows in person and the consistency wasn't what it had been.) But that's just my opinion.

Live, the show was great fun.  The CD?  It’s not a very good listen.  It’s understandable.  If you think Geddy sounds as good now as he did in 1981, you’re denigrating how great he was then.

Discounting a lot of the R40 shows I prefer Geddy's voice in the years after Moving Pictures. I don't get how that would be "denigrating" his voice.

I think he'd even tell you he became a better singer in the following years, but that doesn't make what he did before that bad...just different.

I actually think the peak of his voice was Signals through PowerWindows.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 02:38 PM

View Postlerxt1990, on 27 January 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

View Postytserush, on 27 January 2018 - 10:30 AM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 22 January 2018 - 09:18 PM, said:

View Postytserush, on 22 January 2018 - 07:49 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 19 January 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

To be honest, part of me feels kind of glad that they bowed out when they were somewhat healthy....I would have loved to see Rush live a second time, but I think that them retiring is a less painful than say, a few years down the road, one of them gets hooked on painkillers and then dies of an overdose....

More often than not R40 was a pretty painful watch on most nights (via periscope anyway. Saw three shows in person and the consistency wasn't what it had been.) But that's just my opinion.

Live, the show was great fun.  The CD?  It’s not a very good listen.  It’s understandable.  If you think Geddy sounds as good now as he did in 1981, you’re denigrating how great he was then.

Discounting a lot of the R40 shows I prefer Geddy's voice in the years after Moving Pictures. I don't get how that would be "denigrating" his voice.

I think he'd even tell you he became a better singer in the following years, but that doesn't make what he did before that bad...just different.

I actually think the peak of his voice was Signals through PowerWindows.

I agree, but would extend that through HYF. Say what you will about the songs -- HYF is a very polarizing album among Rush fans -- but Geddy wrote some really nice vocal melodies on that album, and he sang them well.




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