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#21 Lucas

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:31 PM

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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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Great pic JB !!

ok, sitting in the front row, dead center - I guess every school had that one big kid who appeared older and larger than everyone else ... We had that same kid in the 5th too !!!

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:25 PM

View PostLucas, on 25 January 2018 - 08:31 PM, said:

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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)
Posted Image


:blaze:

:lol:

Great pic JB !!

ok, sitting in the front row, dead center - I guess every school had that one big kid who appeared older and larger than everyone else ... We had that same kid in the 5th too !!!
:cheers:

Yeah, that big lug was a gentle giant. We nicknamed him “Dinky Dog” in reference to his last name and the Hanna Barbera cartoon that was popular around that time.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:42 PM

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"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.

Haha!

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:43 PM

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"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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Steven Tyler was a poet when he wrote "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" :P

I avoided using 70s era Rush as proof for this very reason!

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 04:28 PM

You know Geddy has a high voice when a kid thinks he's a woman. Lol.

Edited by New_World_Man, 26 January 2018 - 04:28 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:37 PM

Ugh. Don't give Fine Brothers Productions any clicks. They're f***ing scum.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:49 PM

I first heard Tom Sawyer when I was 11 (when it came out).

I immediately loved it, though it would be a few years before I realized that the same band that played Tom also made Closer, Spirit, Freewill, Subdivisions, Body Electric, etc.

Despite immediately loving it, a neighbor kid who was 15 threatened to beat up any of us if we didn't like it. I'm sure he was kidding, but that was how big Tom Sawyer was.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 07:40 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 fell in love with "Tom Sawyer" when it first hit the streets.  I was in the 8th grade.  I was already two years into drum lessons.  I remember my drum instructor Ray Libby wanted to teach me Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" and it was simple.
The following week I brought in my "Moving Pictures" cassette and asked him to teach me "YYZ."  He did.  I've been obsessed with drumming to RUSH music ever since.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:20 PM

“That’s a guy”?

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 04:55 AM

View PostMosher, on 26 January 2018 - 05:49 PM, said:

I first heard Tom Sawyer when I was 11 (when it came out).

I immediately loved it, though it would be a few years before I realized that the same band that played Tom also made Closer, Spirit, Freewill, Subdivisions, Body Electric, etc.

Despite immediately loving it, a neighbor kid who was 15 threatened to beat up any of us if we didn't like it. I'm sure he was kidding, but that was how big Tom Sawyer was.

Sorry if I scared you back then. You’re right, I wasn’t really going to beat you guys up.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 07:30 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?

I was 12 when I got into them.  Their latest album was Permanent Waves.

My son and I saw the R40 show when he was 12.  He loved it.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:11 PM

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

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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.
That didn't even help my first wife... she saw Geddy in his kimono and said "That's a kinda homely chick," or something pretty close.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 06:50 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.
That didn't even help my first wife... she saw Geddy in his kimono and said "That's a kinda homely chick," or something pretty close.

Haha!

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:47 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.
That didn't even help my first wife... she saw Geddy in his kimono and said "That's a kinda homely chick," or something pretty close.
:lol:




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