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#261 HemiBeers

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 04:02 PM

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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.
HYF lacks all 'pole' so it's not polarizing...it just sucks balls.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 04:27 PM

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 05:42 PM

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God forbid we should have a little clarity.  Go on, then: go back to your  ambiguous syntax.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 05:42 PM

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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.
HYF lacks all 'pole' so it's not polarizing...it just sucks balls.

So, I take it you don't like HYF?

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 06:27 PM

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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.

With all due respect, this is something of a straw man.  I’m not talking about whether Geddy sounded better on Signals than he did on PeW.  I’m talking about Geddy circa 2015 vs. Geddy in his prime.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 08:36 PM

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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.

Very true.  Mission and Turn The Page are two of my favorites..

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 11:56 PM

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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 think his voice on Presto and Roll the Bones is stellar.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 12:16 AM

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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 think his voice on Presto and Roll the Bones is stellar.

Geddy's voice is amazing on every record up to "Counterparts."

JMO

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 12:16 AM

"Counterparts" is the last great record by the boys.  JMO

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 12:17 AM

"Alien Shore" kicks ass.  Should have been played live at every show.  Alex Hendrix Jr.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 06:00 AM

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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

So then how about answering my question?

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 09:41 AM

Regarding Geddy's vocals:

He did all right on the R40 tour, but it was clear that there was plenty of older material that didn't quite fit him anymore, especially Lakeside Park, which might have worked better as an acoustic song.  You'll note that they didn't even try to do any of the vocals from Cygnus X1, turning it into an instrumental.

It's hard to say when Geddy was in his prime in terms of his voice.  Certainly he could do the screams in the 70's and early 80's, but he became a much better singer in the late 80's and 90's.  Plus, any artist worth their salt will realize their limitations and write songs that take those limitations into account.  Thus, even material from VT, S&A and CA fit his current vocals quite nicely.

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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.
HYF lacks all 'pole' so it's not polarizing...it just sucks balls.

Yup. A lot of Rush albums are exceptional. Most of the rest are very good and strong material. They have only put out 2 albums I'd consider bad IMO. Hold Your Fire would be one of them for me. There's so much that went wrong on it. Way way way too synthy, Alex Lifeson missing in Action, lousy production and sound, and lyrics that are cringe worthy at times. I enjoy Force Ten and Mission a lot. A couple other songs are ok, and the rest is not up to snuff. Vapor Trails is the other bad album for me...

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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 think his voice on Presto and Roll the Bones is stellar.

Geddy's voice is amazing on every record up to "Counterparts."

JMO

I think his voice is still quite good up to Test for Echo...it’s just that I don’t like that album all that much. (It's third from the bottom for me).

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