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Jacob's Ladder or Circumstances?


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Poll: Jacob's Ladder or Circumstances? (27 member(s) have cast votes)

Jacob's Ladder or Circumstances?

  1. Jacob's Ladder (15 votes [55.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 55.56%

  2. Circumstances (12 votes [44.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.44%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:06 PM

Which song is more appealing to you?

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:07 PM

No contest, Jacob’s Ladder

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:33 PM

Is this even close for anyone?

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:59 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 11 February 2019 - 06:33 PM, said:

Is this even close for anyone?

Lucas maybe but I haven't seen him posting for a few months now.

Jacob's Ladder gets my vote without a second thought. The song was an instant classic from the first time I heard it. Circumstances is very good but I never got the feeling from it that Jacob's Ladder gives me.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:22 PM

My GOD - Circumstances all the way - it might have the greatest section in all of the Rush oeuvre. Which is that Moog/glockenspiel section that goes right into full ROCK. Orchestral, proggy, rockin' - it's the most rush moment in their entire catalog.

Jacob's Ladder is cool, but it kinda plods along - runs out of energy too. It builds to a climax that is pretty underwhelming.

Edited by chemistry1973, 11 February 2019 - 07:24 PM.


#6 ReRushed

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:38 PM

"Jacob's Ladder"

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:59 PM

Ditto

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:10 PM

I prefer the heavy guitars and the vocal shrieks of Circumstances! Geddy's voice almost reaches an E2 in the middle section of Jacob's Ladder, more Barry White than Jeddie Lee.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:58 AM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 11 February 2019 - 06:33 PM, said:

Is this even close for anyone?

It is for me but I went with Jacob's Ladder.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:12 AM

What Treeduck said.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:48 PM

R40 giving new life to Jacob's Ladder brings this closer...but Circumstances wins for me.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:19 PM

Jacob's Ladder is the song you play after you're exhausted from kicking so much ass with Circumstances.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:16 PM

View Postchemistry1973, on 12 February 2019 - 04:19 PM, said:

Jacob's Ladder is the song you play after you're exhausted from kicking so much ass with Circumstances.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 06:45 AM

Circumstances, although I love ESL's version of JL.

That crazy descending scale took me forever to learn, but it was well worth it... :)

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:24 PM

JL.....

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 04:56 PM

I've felt like, and voted for "Jacob's Ladder".  It's been my second favorite Rush song behind "Xanadu".

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:36 PM

had to make a choice......JL

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:12 AM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 11 February 2019 - 06:33 PM, said:

Is this even close for anyone?

Probably a lot of people but you didn't tell us your choice. Mine is Circumstances.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 02:36 PM

"Jacob's Ladder." "Circumstances" doesn't particularly appeal to me. Seems almost aggressively unmelodic.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 02:49 PM

Circumstances!




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