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#121 stoopid

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:46 AM

View Postchemistry1973, on 12 August 2019 - 06:57 PM, said:

Is putting  “a pineapple in one’s tapioca pudding” a euphemism for something?

Probably as nasty as it sounds.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 12:51 PM

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View Postjnoble, on 11 July 2019 - 09:53 PM, said:

Funny thing about Rush is the albums in the later era of the band they didn't care much for (Presto, Counterparts) I like a lot while the ones they really seemed to love (Snakes, Clockwork) are drinkcoasters at my place I rarely if ever listen to because aside from a handful of songs they're hot garbage

Everything I’ve read points to them liking Counterparts very much. But yeah, they really seemed to love Snakes and Clockwork. Snakes is neglected and not missed at my place. I skip half of Clockwork but what I don’t skip I really enjoy

Yes. I remember an article where Geddy cited Counterparts as one of his favorites and an important album for the band. Alex absolutely loved it because he was at the forefront again. I think they liked CP very much...Personally, I think it's Rush's last true masterpiece...

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:09 PM

Where did you see that? Alex & Geddy are both on record (no pun intended lol) not happy with CP. I believe its mentioned in a couple of the Martin Popoff books.  Alex didn't like some of the lyrics while Geddy complained "there were too many compromises" while making it plus he and Alex had a lot of fights during, probably over how and where to use keyboards in the songs. Not sure what Neil thought about it.

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 12:52 AM

View Postjnoble, on 15 August 2019 - 09:09 PM, said:

Where did you see that? Alex & Geddy are both on record (no pun intended lol) not happy with CP. I believe its mentioned in a couple of the Martin Popoff books.  Alex didn't like some of the lyrics while Geddy complained "there were too many compromises" while making it plus he and Alex had a lot of fights during, probably over how and where to use keyboards in the songs.
Wiki agrees.

https://en.m.wikiped...terparts_(album)

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 03:57 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 19 July 2019 - 03:37 AM, said:

"Presto" is one of the greatest albums on the Earth.

Opinions are like assholes.  Everyone has one.

So cliche and yet so true.

Melodic and slick production.  Some of Neil's best lyrics.

Keep smoking that crack rock kids!

"Anagram (For Mongo)" is a masterpiece.  Nice homage to "Blazing Saddles!"  Hello????????

The record is amazing.  Love the keyboards.  Even the keys in "Red Tide."  So melodic.

I guess you so called Rush Fans don't like melody in your music.

Enjoy "Vapor Trails." then.  Pure shite.

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JMO!

The only way I enjoy Presto is with my Vape Pen!

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 04:04 PM

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View PostLorraine, on 06 July 2019 - 04:23 PM, said:

Presto has some really good songs on it.

No Rush album is a complete failure.

"Presto" is a masterpiece.  Every song is great.  Neil's drumming is off the charts.  A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:51 PM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 17 August 2019 - 03:57 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 19 July 2019 - 03:37 AM, said:

"Presto" is one of the greatest albums on the Earth.

Opinions are like assholes.  Everyone has one.

So cliche and yet so true.

Melodic and slick production.  Some of Neil's best lyrics.

Keep smoking that crack rock kids!

"Anagram (For Mongo)" is a masterpiece.  Nice homage to "Blazing Saddles!"  Hello????????

The record is amazing.  Love the keyboards.  Even the keys in "Red Tide."  So melodic.

I guess you so called Rush Fans don't like melody in your music.

Enjoy "Vapor Trails." then.  Pure shite.

#SAFE

JMO!

The only way I enjoy Presto is with my Vape Pen!

Sincerely,

Huff and Puff Magic Hour

Good one!

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:51 PM

View PostThree Eyes, on 17 August 2019 - 04:04 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 06 July 2019 - 07:20 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 06 July 2019 - 04:23 PM, said:

Presto has some really good songs on it.

No Rush album is a complete failure.

"Presto" is a masterpiece.  Every song is great.  Neil's drumming is off the charts.  A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Lol!!  Good point!


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:31 PM

I see Presto(and RTB) as a transitional album from the synth era to the later hard rock revisited era.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:51 PM

View Postjnoble, on 15 August 2019 - 09:09 PM, said:

Where did you see that? Alex & Geddy are both on record (no pun intended lol) not happy with CP. I believe its mentioned in a couple of the Martin Popoff books.  Alex didn't like some of the lyrics while Geddy complained "there were too many compromises" while making it plus he and Alex had a lot of fights during, probably over how and where to use keyboards in the songs. Not sure what Neil thought about it.

Page 170 of Contents Under Pressure by Martin Popoff here.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:58 PM

View Postchemistry1973, on 07 July 2019 - 12:55 PM, said:

f***ing awesome song and amazing video.

Which is special because Rush rarely makes a good video:

The Pass:

https://vimeo.com/142775642/comments

And WTF. Why can’t you find the official video on YouTube????

It's right below.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 11:22 PM

View PostRushFanForever, on 19 August 2019 - 10:58 PM, said:

View Postchemistry1973, on 07 July 2019 - 12:55 PM, said:

f***ing awesome song and amazing video.

Which is special because Rush rarely makes a good video:

The Pass:

https://vimeo.com/142775642/comments

And WTF. Why can’t you find the official video on YouTube????

It's right below.



A masterpiece.

I saw the "Presto" Tour four times. Geddy would always say how much they all loved this song.  

"Christ what have you done?"

Amazing!

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 11:24 PM

"Presto" and "awkward" should not be in the same sentence, but what a great thread.

"Presto" is perfect for me, but I guess it was lacking some bass.  Even though I'm a drummer I am a treble guy so I guess I just didn't give a shit.

So "Presto" is Metallica's "And Justice For All?"

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 11:55 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 19 August 2019 - 11:24 PM, said:

"Presto" and "awkward" should not be in the same sentence, but what a great thread.

"Presto" is perfect for me, but I guess it was lacking some bass.  Even though I'm a drummer I am a treble guy so I guess I just didn't give a shit.

So "Presto" is Metallica's "And Justice For All?"

And Presto for All

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:25 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 19 August 2019 - 11:24 PM, said:

"Presto" and "awkward" should not be in the same sentence, but what a great thread.

"Presto" is perfect for me, but I guess it was lacking some bass.  Even though I'm a drummer I am a treble guy so I guess I just didn't give a shit.

So "Presto" is Metallica's "And Justice For All?"

I can’t remember anything
Can’t tell if this is true or dream
Deep down inside I feel to scream
This terrible silence stops me
I radiate more heat than light



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:56 AM

I think Neil’s physical pain was brought upon himself by all the endless motorcycle riding in between gigs for the last 20 years of touring. That takes a toll on the body believe it or not. It’s a double edged sword, it took a toll on his body, but if Neil wasn’t able to ride his bike between gigs then he probably wouldn’t have toured. He seemed to just use the Rush tours in recent years as an excuse to just explore roads in North America.

Bottom line. He retired because IMO, he lost the fire for drumming. He had a new family and wants to be part of it. Nothing wrong with that and I can’t fault the guy.

Who knows, maybe if it’s true that his daughter is taking up drumming that mate she’ll inspire him to get that fire back and maybe do something. But I doubt that’ll be touring .

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 09:23 AM

View PostModernDayWarrior, on 24 August 2019 - 05:56 AM, said:

Who knows, maybe if it’s true that his daughter is taking up drumming that mate she’ll inspire him to get that fire back and maybe do something. But I doubt that’ll be touring .

Oh, I think at four years removed from it (and he’ll be 67 years old next month, btw), I don’t think he’s going to get the fire back in him to start playing again.

But that’s interesting his daughter is taking it up, I didn’t know that.

But anyway, about Presto...





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