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#1 Red3angel

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:03 PM

Presto not a big favorite from most but some love it. I feel a lot of rush songs are very positive. My question to you all is am I the only one who loves the song anagram? I think the album is overlooked by people who like signals for example.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:13 PM

Beautiful track, one of the bands best

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:16 PM

A true gem.  The lyrics are pure genius.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:16 PM

Along with a nice homage to "Blazing Saddles."

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:57 PM

Big Presto fan here!

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:21 AM

One of my favourite albums by any band ever. And it's better than Signals.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:54 AM

It´s the first one I bought upon release, but I hated it when it came out - I was getting into thrash at the time, and bought due to one of my friend´s recommendation, but thought it was too "light". Then I got Caress of Steel and thought it was too old. It would take me another 5 years to get into a headspace that allowed me to enjoy their music - I got A Show of Hands at a used records store, and never looked back!

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:55 AM

I just might say The Pass is better than anything on Presto and every Rush song released after it.

A lot of good stuff on that album

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:29 AM

A point in favor of the case that an entire album can indeed be filler.

It makes for an expensive coaster but sometimes you have to bow to the inevitable and realize that you have to recognize a sink cost when you see/hear it.

But I bought RTB, so I guess that was an instance of "lessons taught but never learned".    At least that had Dreamline, the reason Presto had no valleys is that it had no peaks.   The only good to come from this album is that a really good line came from this when Geddy came to the realization that sometimes people do indeed like crap.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:34 AM

Well, I met my first challenge of the day with post 9.   A whole post about Presto without mentioning Sominex or using Sn to describe it. It's all downhill from here, with the lone saving grace that at least I'll make it through the day without listening to that execrable money grab.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:54 AM

Presto was recorded without a bass guitar. It is therefore disqualified.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:21 AM

For me it's when things started to go Pete Tong....production issues aside (and the production is indeed shitty) I reckon there is about half an album worth of decent to good songs with two of them being outstanding (Title track and Available Light). The rest....filler.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:31 AM

Presto is a Rush album, therefore I love it.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:54 AM

I  know  people that the ONLY :rush: album they dig is Presto....... :huh:

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:03 AM

View PostGeddy Jazz, on 09 March 2018 - 09:54 AM, said:

I  know  people that the ONLY :rush: album they dig is Presto....... :huh:
As far as drumming goes, it may be Neil's best "feel" album.  And it has some great lyrics as well.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:20 AM

Apart from the lack of low end, I love the production on it. It's a real treat to listen to on a good pair of headphones.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:34 AM

View PostJARG, on 09 March 2018 - 10:20 AM, said:

Apart from the lack of low end, I love the production on it. It's a real treat to listen to on a good pair of headphones.
I've mentioned before that it sounds a lot like the Police's Synchronicity album.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 11:22 AM

Presto is amazing as is Anagram......very over looked track.  Neil's fill on after the last saint's turned to sin.  is probably my fav fill he's ever done.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 11:28 AM

View Postbluefox4000, on 09 March 2018 - 11:22 AM, said:

Presto is amazing as is Anagram......very over looked track.  Neil's fill on after the last saint's turned to sin.  is probably my fav fill he's ever done.

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All around, the drums sound fantastic on this album.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 11:32 AM

View Postgoose, on 09 March 2018 - 11:28 AM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 09 March 2018 - 11:22 AM, said:

Presto is amazing as is Anagram......very over looked track.  Neil's fill on after the last saint's turned to sin.  is probably my fav fill he's ever done.

Mick
@ +/- 3:30?



All around, the drums sound fantastic on this album.

that's it.  Yea.  this whole album has Neil's most interesting drumming of his career, IMO.

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