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Albums that you consider to be turning points in the 70's/80's Rush discography?


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#1 Texas King

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:45 AM

In your opinion what are those albums?
Turning points from a musical aspect.

I'm going with:
2112
Permanent Waves
Signals

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#2 Lorraine

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:58 AM

Permanent Waves was definitely one.  It gave a nod to the decade it was leaving (Jacob's Ladder, Entre Nous and Different Strings - all of this belonged on AFTK way  more than CTTH) and gave fans a glimpse of the Rush to come with The Spirit of Radio, Freewill and Natural Science.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:23 PM

Also Fly By Night, new drummer, new lyrics, new proggier style.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:46 PM

Yeah, Fly By Night is probably the most different to its immediate predecessor than any other album in their discography.

Edited by ClashWho, 14 March 2019 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:14 PM

Nearly tempted to say Moving Pictures because of Vital Signs but no greater turning point in rush musical history than Signals of course. If you'd included the 90s i would then have said Counterparts

Edited by lifeson90, 14 March 2019 - 01:14 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:30 PM

Fly by night- as said above new drummer and lyricist

Perm waves- shorter tunes and the beginning of the reggae influence

Notice i said reggae and not the police. Lol. Somemany here overstate the influence of the police and miss the bigger picture.

Power Windows.  No more reggae? More keys including hired guns with pop music backgrounds.

Vapor trails. Testicular regeneration......

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:46 PM

....the correct answer is PeW

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 04:27 PM

View Posttangy, on 14 March 2019 - 03:30 PM, said:



Notice i said reggae and not the police. Lol. Somemany here overstate the influence of the police and miss the bigger picture.
The influence of Andy Summers on Alex cannot be overstated, imo.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 04:43 PM

AFT Kings, no question.  This is the album where they started using synthesizers, Taurus pedals and double-neck guitars... Neil's kit grew to include a pile of percussion instruments like tubular bells, wind chimes, temple blocks, etc.  But, mainly this album is where they really became a prog rock band.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 04:52 PM

I see each album just a little to a big different to the last whether it is positive progression or not.Pew was definitely a change but they perfected it on MP.Signals,GUP,PoW saw the synths really take over but each was different but still undeniably Rush.For me the big albums of change AFTK,PeW,GUP and Presto where they started stripping back the synths.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:23 PM

"Pivotal" changes...

2112
PW
PoW

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:24 PM

View Postgoose, on 14 March 2019 - 04:27 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 14 March 2019 - 03:30 PM, said:



Notice i said reggae and not the police. Lol. Somemany here overstate the influence of the police and miss the bigger picture.
The influence of Andy Summers on Alex cannot be overstated, imo.

Nor can the influence of reggae upon andy.

Reggae was a big influence on pop music back in the day and this well before the police. From eric clapton to led zeppelin.  Lots of folks were dabbling in those types of riffs imo

Edited by tangy, 14 March 2019 - 05:25 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:34 PM

View Posttangy, on 14 March 2019 - 05:24 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 14 March 2019 - 04:27 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 14 March 2019 - 03:30 PM, said:



Notice i said reggae and not the police. Lol. Somemany here overstate the influence of the police and miss the bigger picture.
The influence of Andy Summers on Alex cannot be overstated, imo.

Nor can the influence of reggae upon andy.

Reggae was a big influence on pop music back in the day and this well before the police. From eric clapton to led zeppelin.  Lots of folks were dabbling in those types of riffs imo
Robert Fripp is cited by Andy as being a major influence, and Andy specifically by Alex.

Edited by goose, 14 March 2019 - 05:35 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:53 PM

View Postgoose, on 14 March 2019 - 05:34 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 14 March 2019 - 05:24 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 14 March 2019 - 04:27 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 14 March 2019 - 03:30 PM, said:



Notice i said reggae and not the police. Lol. Somemany here overstate the influence of the police and miss the bigger picture.
The influence of Andy Summers on Alex cannot be overstated, imo.

Nor can the influence of reggae upon andy.

Reggae was a big influence on pop music back in the day and this well before the police. From eric clapton to led zeppelin.  Lots of folks were dabbling in those types of riffs imo
Robert Fripp is cited by Andy as being a major influence, and Andy specifically by Alex.

I can see that and i am not saying there was zero influence from police.

Rather i am saying that the interest in reggae music probably started around the same time by members of both groups.


Edited by tangy, 14 March 2019 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:33 PM

FBN
AFTK
MP

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:47 PM

FBN
2112
PW
Signals
GuP (losing Terry makes this incredibly important)
Presto
CP
VT
CA

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:43 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 14 March 2019 - 06:47 PM, said:

FBN
2112
PW
Signals
GuP (losing Terry makes this incredibly important)
Presto
CP
VT
CA

Good call with the terry brown comment. For sure a pivotal moment.




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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:26 PM

Permanent Waves (shorter songs and Geddy started singing in a lower register, making them a more pop-friendly band)
Grace Under Pressure (a bigger departure than Signals, mostly because of the absence of Terry Brown)
Counterparts (announcing themselves as a hard rock band again, which they hadn't really been since the early '80s)

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:07 PM

View PostClashWho, on 14 March 2019 - 12:46 PM, said:

Yeah, Fly By Night is probably the most different to its immediate predecessor than any other album in their discography.

Never mind.

Edited by ClashWho, 15 March 2019 - 04:08 PM.





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