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#1 TheGhostRider

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:22 AM

I really enjoy listening to Rush Bootlegs because I’m a young Rush fan and only got to attend 2 concerts before their retirement. So it kind of fills in the gaps for me for all the years they toured when I wasn’t even around so to speak. But I know not everybody views them in the same light. What are your thoughts on this? I’d like to hear what everyone has to say.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 12:59 PM

Rush bootlegs are the best.    They are a treasure, and I will always be grateful to each and every person who took the time and went to the trouble of recording those shows.  Today it's easy; it wasn't so easy to do in the 70's and 80's.   Many of the boots are absolute gems.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:15 PM

They are a godsend if its of a tour or show that was never released officially. That and if they are unedited. All of the Rush live albums up until RIR were edited with songs missing. I had a friend burn me a copy of a Moving Pictures tour show so I can hear what Exit Stage Left wouldve sounded like if it wasn't cut into pieces in post production

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:33 PM

If it's a halfway decent one, I love them!  Actually even if it's not I love them anyway; it reminds me of being there so the extra noise usually doesn't bother me. :lol: Hearing Geddy's voice, live, when it was at it's peak (same for Alex's guitar work although that had a longer run) is a wonderful experience.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 03:10 PM

Anyone who listens to one should be arrested.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 03:11 PM

Here's my favorite:


Edited by chemistry1973, 13 May 2019 - 03:12 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 03:36 PM

Can't get enough of them and there are so many available... It's been my experience that there are more good quality boots than poor quality ones. They have really enhanced my Rush experience and we should all feel blessed that they are available for us to listen to. Some of my favorites are the ones from 74-78...

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:11 PM

View Postchemistry1973, on 13 May 2019 - 03:10 PM, said:

Anyone who listens to one should be arrested.

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:   Occifer, I think we're all guilty !!

Edited by blueschica, 13 May 2019 - 05:11 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 07:29 PM

12-13 years ago I was obsessed with them. I started out doing B&P trades, then I got onto Dime. That lasted about a week because I accidently did something which gave me a bad ratio, and a mod was a total douche when I asked what happened. I've lost track of how many I had. Probably about 40 or so, and some Dvd's. Haven't listened to them in 10 years or so.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:51 AM

Aside form owning Rush 'N' Roulette, I have zero interest in bootlegs

How many times can you listen to the same set of songs, with varying degrees of quality and performance?

That said I would murder someone for a full version of the ESL tour...

:P

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:18 AM

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Aside form owning Rush 'N' Roulette, I have zero interest in bootlegs

How many times can you listen to the same set of songs, with varying degrees of quality and performance?

That said I would murder someone for a full version of the ESL tour...

:P

Bootlegs from that tour exist. I’m pretty sure several of the shows recorded are on YouTube in their entirety.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:19 AM

View Posttks95747, on 13 May 2019 - 03:36 PM, said:

Can't get enough of them and there are so many available... It's been my experience that there are more good quality boots than poor quality ones. They have really enhanced my Rush experience and we should all feel blessed that they are available for us to listen to. Some of my favorites are the ones from 74-78...

That’s pretty similar to my thoughts on them. I can take a journey back in time by just listening to a show and that for me is a awesome experience.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:21 AM

View PostPlanet X-1, on 14 May 2019 - 06:51 AM, said:

Aside form owning Rush 'N' Roulette, I have zero interest in bootlegs

How many times can you listen to the same set of songs, with varying degrees of quality and performance?

That said I would murder someone for a full version of the ESL tour...

:P
Have you heard RUSH: ANAHEIM - The Definitive Edition? Although this would technically be the MP Tour..

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:21 AM

View Postchemistry1973, on 13 May 2019 - 03:11 PM, said:

Here's my favorite:



I’ve seen that compilation. His YouTube channel is pretty awesome. He’s done some phenomenal work on stabilizing Rush video Bootlegs. Hopefully he comes out of inactivity sometime soon.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:23 AM

View PostLorraine, on 13 May 2019 - 12:59 PM, said:

Rush bootlegs are the best.    They are a treasure, and I will always be grateful to each and every person who took the time and went to the trouble of recording those shows.  Today it's easy; it wasn't so easy to do in the 70's and 80's.   Many of the boots are absolute gems.
I wholeheartedly agree with you. People who take the time to record history with no real profit or benefit unless you count getting kicked out of the venue are pretty admirable.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:16 AM

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View PostLorraine, on 13 May 2019 - 12:59 PM, said:

Rush bootlegs are the best. They are a treasure, and I will always be grateful to each and every person who took the time and went to the trouble of recording those shows.  Today it's easy; it wasn't so easy to do in the 70's and 80's.   Many of the boots are absolute gems.
I wholeheartedly agree with you. People who take the time to record history with no real profit or benefit unless you count getting kicked out of the venue are pretty admirable.
Especially in the 1970's.  You didn't just walk in with your phone back then.  It was quite a set-up to get a show.  Some of the best boots are from the 70's.

Seriously, we owe these people a lot of gratitude.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:55 AM

Couldn't give a monkeys one way or the other.....

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:23 PM

RUSH boots?
They're them best!!!

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:25 AM

View Postchemistry1973, on 13 May 2019 - 03:10 PM, said:

Anyone who listens to one should be arrested.
It is actually the real reason Neil retired.

He's traveling about catching each and every one of us offenders one at a time, locking us up until we are able to pay him his royalties with excessive interest, of course.

When members here on TRF suddenly and without reason disappear what do you think really happened to them?

Only Lorraine was able to charm Neil into letting her go free.

I warn all of you...listen with great caution.

Your very lives may depend on it.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:26 PM

View Postchemistry1973, on 13 May 2019 - 03:11 PM, said:

Here's my favorite:



Got excited by song number 60.  Was hoping it was some sort of cover or something new that I'd never heard before.  Oh well.




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