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#1 Rod in Toronto

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:34 PM

I know this band has a lot of similarities with Rush, so there might be a few fans here in TRF. Earl is one of them for sure.

I attended their last ever show in Toronto last Saturday night, and here's my review:

http://www.sonicpers...-february-2018/

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:46 PM

wow, I had no idea that Saga has 21 studio albums !!!

I saw 'em open for Pat Benatar in 1982 that The Meadowlands Arena

In thinking about this, and the fact that, according to my recollection, Saga didn't go over well opening for Pat Benatar -- opening acts had a much more difficult time back in the 70s and 80s ... Maybe it's the fact that there is a much more diverse age range at shows these days -  but so many GOOD bands were booed and not really well received back when I was a teenager going to see shows ..

There were exceptions of course - Maiden opening for Priest .. and Saxon went over great when I saw them with Rush in 1980 ... but on the whole, being an opener was no easy task back then ..

Sorry for the digression

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:56 PM

I think they opened for Jethro Tull on the Broadsword tour.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:58 PM

Worlds Apart is absolutely  one of my fav albums of the 80's.  Fantastic band in general.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:06 PM

I thought it was a really unique experience to go see a band without knowing ANY of their songs, on a farewell concert. I didn't have any time to prepare, so I didn't listen to anything. But having listened to a couple of tracks to write the review, I think that "Don't Be Late", "You're not alone" and "On the Loose" are great songs!!!!

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:50 PM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 27 February 2018 - 10:06 PM, said:

I thought it was a really unique experience to go see a band without knowing ANY of their songs, on a farewell concert. I didn't have any time to prepare, so I didn't listen to anything. But having listened to a couple of tracks to write the review, I think that "Don't Be Late", "You're not alone" and "On the Loose" are great songs!!!!

I havent really delved a great deal into their catalog but my gateway was rhe Worlds Apart live concert I caught on youtube a few years back. Hooked.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:51 PM

I didn't realise they were quitting.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:00 PM

I think I got into them from MTV but I’ve always liked them

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:53 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 27 February 2018 - 10:51 PM, said:

I didn't realise they were quitting.
Neither did I.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:07 AM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 27 February 2018 - 09:34 PM, said:

I know this band has a lot of similarities with Rush, so there might be a few fans here in TRF. Earl is one of them for sure.

I attended their last ever show in Toronto last Saturday night, and here's my review:

http://www.sonicpers...-february-2018/

Rod!  In a perfect world I would have been there with you on that Saturday night.
I couldn't pull it off as you know.

SAGA is up there with RUSH and TRIUMPH.

I am one of the biggest SAGA fans on the earth.
Yet I never saw them.

I am one of the biggest Triumph fans on the earth.
Never saw them.

I am one of the biggest RUSH fans on the earth.

Seen them 60 times in 30 years.
It should have been 62 times.
My parents forced me to go to my senior ball in 1986.  I had my Sacramento ticket to see Rush again on the Power Windows Tour.  I had to eat it.
I was going to take my dad and brother down to LA to meet some friends for the S&A Tour.  I came down with the fuckingg chicken pox at a Rush Marysville concert during high winds and fire.

Unfuckking real.

It's true.

I picked up chicken pox at a Rush concert.  I was in my late 30's.

I wanted to die.

So I couldn't go to a Rush gig in LA.

Thank God I was at the LA Forum.

Snuck to the front row.

Saw Losing It.

Saw Neil take pics with his camera eye.

Saw Neil run to to front of the stage and break his barrier.

Everyone on the floor was hugging and crying.

I raced out of there and caught an uber.

Being alone and strong does have it's quirks.

I've got "No One to Depend On."

Love,

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:08 AM

SAGA RULES!

I am so mad I never saw them.

That's life.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:47 AM

View PostLaurabw, on 27 February 2018 - 11:00 PM, said:

I think I got into them from MTV

Probably like many, this was my intro to Saga:



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:23 AM

Unique band and I like a few songs, but I could never fully get into their albums for some reason. I like the alien bug thing on the covers though.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:00 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 28 February 2018 - 06:47 AM, said:

View PostLaurabw, on 27 February 2018 - 11:00 PM, said:

I think I got into them from MTV

Probably like many, this was my intro to Saga:



That's the tune I remember.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:33 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 28 February 2018 - 01:00 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 28 February 2018 - 06:47 AM, said:

View PostLaurabw, on 27 February 2018 - 11:00 PM, said:

I think I got into them from MTV

Probably like many, this was my intro to Saga:



That's the tune I remember.

and this one



#16 Rick N. Backer

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:52 PM

View PostRushman14, on 28 February 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 28 February 2018 - 01:00 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 28 February 2018 - 06:47 AM, said:

View PostLaurabw, on 27 February 2018 - 11:00 PM, said:

I think I got into them from MTV

Probably like many, this was my intro to Saga:



That's the tune I remember.

and this one



Yep.  I remember that one too, now that you posted it, but I don't remember them playing it when I saw them (they could have, of course).  I definitely remember them playing On the Loose at the show.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:06 PM

Saga-------------------> the polydor legacy, An import from Germany, fantastic collection. I have seen them many times.  SAGA RULES.

#18 Rod in Toronto

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:03 PM

Michael Sadler, Saga's singer, enjoyed my review and shared it on Facebook!!!!

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:28 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 28 February 2018 - 06:47 AM, said:

View PostLaurabw, on 27 February 2018 - 11:00 PM, said:

I think I got into them from MTV

Probably like many, this was my intro to Saga:


This was mine, which I received from my brother in law who is also a drummer.  A great live album.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 11:01 PM

View Postgoose, on 28 February 2018 - 08:28 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 28 February 2018 - 06:47 AM, said:

View PostLaurabw, on 27 February 2018 - 11:00 PM, said:

I think I got into them from MTV

Probably like many, this was my intro to Saga:


This was mine, which I received from my brother in law who is also a drummer.  A great live album.

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Made in Germany. :dweez:
Fantastic band and a damn fine album.




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