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#1 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:00 AM



Is that how I was at that age? With Rush I wasn’t anyway. I was already hardcore by the time I was 9. I knew all the lyrics, all the trivia, etc. I can’t exactly remember what I actually said about them to classmates though.

A year later as a 5th grader, I was considered cool because I was going to the Signals concert. That might’ve been the last time anyone thought I was cool. :P

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:02 AM

Nice video man!!

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:05 AM

What did you guys think of Rush when you were that age (9-12)?

Were you even aware of the band?

What do/did your kids think of Rush at that age?



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:12 AM

"That's a guy" lol. Some of those kids look and act older than 9. Boy, they grow up quick.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:21 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 25 January 2018 - 09:00 AM, said:



A year later as a 5th grader, I was considered cool because I was going to the Signals concert. That might’ve been the last time anyone thought I was cool. :P

I think you are cool

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:23 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 25 January 2018 - 09:05 AM, said:

What did you guys think of Rush when you were that age (9-12)?

Were you even aware of the band?

What do/did your kids think of Rush at that age?

I was not aware of the band at that age.  I think I first heard Rush when I was about 12 or 13 and became an instant fan upon first listen.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:24 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 25 January 2018 - 09:05 AM, said:

What did you guys think of Rush when you were that age (9-12)?

Were you even aware of the band?

When I was 12, it was 1973, and I was into 45's and K-Tel vinyl records with 20 edited versions of hit pop songs.

Two years later, I discovered KISS.  Got sucked into that Cult for a couple of years.

Then I woke up and discovered real Rock & Roll in all its glory....  :haz:

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:41 AM

I was about 13 when I first heard Rush. Instantly loved them.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:37 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 25 January 2018 - 09:05 AM, said:

What did you guys think of Rush when you were that age (9-12)?

Were you even aware of the band?

What do/did your kids think of Rush at that age?

Let's see, when I was 12, I would've been in...about 7th grade, maybe 6th. I'd have just been getting into music and I think I was still not completely sure who they were yet. It would only be a year of so though until my dad told me to listen to 2112, I bought 2112 and CA off of iTunes as two of my first four album purchases ever in my life (the other two being Queen and Queen II), and I fell madly in love.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:39 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 25 January 2018 - 09:00 AM, said:



Is that how I was at that age? With Rush I wasn’t anyway. I was already hardcore by the time I was 9. I knew all the lyrics, all the trivia, etc. I can’t exactly remember what I actually said about them to classmates though.

A year later as a 5th grader, I was considered cool because I was going to the Signals concert. That might’ve been the last time anyone thought I was cool. :P

The Signals concert, I'm kinda surprised anyone thought you were cool then. :P

I love Signals, but it's not exactly their "coolest" album, lol.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:45 PM

View Postpxr5, on 25 January 2018 - 09:12 AM, said:

"That's a guy" lol. Some of those kids look and act older than 9. Boy, they grow up quick.

Everyone has their "that's a guy?!" moment. Even on the relatively low TS vocal, Ged just does not sound like a dude to the uninitiated ear, :lol:

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 01:32 PM

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View Postpxr5, on 25 January 2018 - 09:12 AM, said:

"That's a guy" lol. Some of those kids look and act older than 9. Boy, they grow up quick.

Everyone has their "that's a guy?!" moment. Even on the relatively low TS vocal, Ged just does not sound like a dude to the uninitiated ear, :lol:

That happened to me with a co-worker who heard Anthem. He thought it was a girl and refused to believe otherwise until I showed him a photo of the band.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 01:45 PM

I was 10, and Rush hit me like a ton of bricks .. The acoustic guitar, the glockenspiel, the explosions in the A Farewell video

But it was her voice that was the "it" factor

Geddy rules

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 01:50 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 25 January 2018 - 09:00 AM, said:



Is that how I was at that age? With Rush I wasn’t anyway. I was already hardcore by the time I was 9. I knew all the lyrics, all the trivia, etc. I can’t exactly remember what I actually said about them to classmates though.

A year later as a 5th grader, I was considered cool because I was going to the Signals concert. That might’ve been the last time anyone thought I was cool. :P

I was only a little older than you when I got into Rush (10 as opposed to 9) and went to my first concert of theirs the next year at the age of 11 (Moving Pictures, 1st concert in general). My sister (who was 14) and I were the only 'girls' there.   I can assure you that, at the time, amongst my peers, I was never considered cool.  ;)

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:02 PM

I  must have been 17 when i first heard Rush because they didn't exist here in Oz.Moved in with abloke who had zillions of records and he had just boughtHemispheres on import about 1979.Played me the Trees which i thought was silly but i was hooked.Btw there is a You tube video of Bon Scott.He is being interviewed by our so called rock guru Ian 'Molly' Meldrum.Bon mentions that AC/DC will be touring with Rush.Molly hasn't a clue who they are.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:42 PM

View Postgrasbo, on 25 January 2018 - 03:02 PM, said:

I  must have been 17 when i first heard Rush because they didn't exist here in Oz.Moved in with abloke who had zillions of records and he had just boughtHemispheres on import about 1979.Played me the Trees which i thought was silly but i was hooked.Btw there is a You tube video of Bon Scott.He is being interviewed by our so called rock guru Ian 'Molly' Meldrum.Bon mentions that AC/DC will be touring with Rush.Molly hasn't a clue who they are.

I've seen that interview, Bon's such a great guy, especially for giving Rush that shoutout. On the surface the two bands seem just so different, but at their cores they were both pretty much following the same instincts about music.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 04:19 PM

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View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 25 January 2018 - 12:45 PM, said:

View Postpxr5, on 25 January 2018 - 09:12 AM, said:

"That's a guy" lol. Some of those kids look and act older than 9. Boy, they grow up quick.

Everyone has their "that's a guy?!" moment. Even on the relatively low TS vocal, Ged just does not sound like a dude to the uninitiated ear, :lol:

That happened to me with a co-worker who heard Anthem. He thought it was a girl and refused to believe otherwise until I showed him a photo of the band.
I'm surprised that worked.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 04:30 PM

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View PostWil1972, on 25 January 2018 - 01:32 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 25 January 2018 - 12:45 PM, said:

View Postpxr5, on 25 January 2018 - 09:12 AM, said:

"That's a guy" lol. Some of those kids look and act older than 9. Boy, they grow up quick.

Everyone has their "that's a guy?!" moment. Even on the relatively low TS vocal, Ged just does not sound like a dude to the uninitiated ear, :lol:

That happened to me with a co-worker who heard Anthem. He thought it was a girl and refused to believe otherwise until I showed him a photo of the band.
I'm surprised that worked.
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:45 PM

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View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 25 January 2018 - 09:00 AM, said:



Is that how I was at that age? With Rush I wasn’t anyway. I was already hardcore by the time I was 9. I knew all the lyrics, all the trivia, etc. I can’t exactly remember what I actually said about them to classmates though.

A year later as a 5th grader, I was considered cool because I was going to the Signals concert. That might’ve been the last time anyone thought I was cool. :P

The Signals concert, I'm kinda surprised anyone thought you were cool then. :P

I love Signals, but it's not exactly their "coolest" album, lol.

Some Rush history in perspective...

- Signals followed Rush’s most well-known album. So naturally, Signals wasn’t considered uncool.

- Subdivisions and Countdown were played like crazy on the still relatively new, immensely popular MTV. All the Moving Pictures hits were still being played on MTV too.

- “Video Killed the Radio Star” was MTV’s first video played but Subdivisions was MTV’s first video played under the later, often used heading “World Premiere Video”. Why can’t I find confirmation of this somewhere online? No idea. My memory is solid.

- There were many Rush fans who were nerds but nobody thought you were uncool BECAUSE you liked Rush. At that time anyway.

- a 5th grader in ‘82-‘83 going to a Rush show? That’s cool baby!

Look how cool I was back in 5th grade! (sitting in the front row, far right)
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:57 PM

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A year later as a 5th grader, I was considered cool because I was going to the Signals concert. That might’ve been the last time anyone thought I was cool. :P

I think you are cool

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