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Xanadu vs. Tai Shan

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Poll: pick the best song (27 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Xanadu (24 votes [88.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 88.89%

  2. Tai Shan (3 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

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#1 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 03:19 AM

I wonder if even a single person votes for Tai Shan. :16ton:

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 07:38 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 08 January 2020 - 03:19 AM, said:

I wonder if even a single person votes for Tai Shan. :16ton:
Define "person".

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 07:44 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 08 January 2020 - 03:19 AM, said:

I wonder if even a single person votes for Tai Shan. :16ton:

Ed Hunter marches to his own beat.  :)

I guess.  :unsure:

I thought for sure it would have been Zumbi.  He loves being contrary.

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 08:48 AM

I've never heard Xanadu. I don't want to ruin the mystique.

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 10:08 AM

I don't despise Tai Shan.  I can certainly understand Geddy's and Alex's opinion that they let Neil slip some lyrics in there that were really a little too personal for a band song.

I actually like the music itself, lyrics aside.  I especially like Alex's guitar tone in this song.

That being said, if Xanadu was God, then Tai Shan would be a paramecium.

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 10:37 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 08 January 2020 - 03:19 AM, said:

I wonder if even a single person votes for Tai Shan. :16ton:

View PostLorraine, on 08 January 2020 - 07:44 AM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 08 January 2020 - 03:19 AM, said:

I wonder if even a single person votes for Tai Shan. :16ton:

Ed Hunter marches to his own beat.  :)

I guess.  :unsure:

I thought for sure it would have been Zumbi.  He loves being contrary.

He’d disagree with that. ;)

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 11:44 AM

I've picked by voting for my always, favorite Rush song "Xanadu".

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 01:09 PM

Xanadu is a master piece, a true classic. Tai Shan is a steaming pile of Tai Shan by comparison.

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 03:07 PM

View Postedhunter, on 08 January 2020 - 08:48 AM, said:

I've never heard Xanadu. I don't want to ruin the mystique.

We have a winner! :popcorn:

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 09:08 AM

View PostRelayer2112, on 08 January 2020 - 10:08 AM, said:

I especially like Alex's guitar tone in this song.

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 01:32 PM

Xanadu - Asia on heroin
Tai Shan - Asia off heroin

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 05:35 PM

View Postchemistry1973, on 09 January 2020 - 01:32 PM, said:

Xanadu - Asia on heroin
Tai Shan - Asia off heroin

chasing the dragon (or not)

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 07:54 PM

I've had Tai Shan (which I don't mind,by the way) stuck in my head since this thread started a few days ago!

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 10:46 PM

If Tai Shan doesn't win I am QUITTING this forum.

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 10:54 PM

I wonder if there’s a greater beatdown possible. Natural Science vs Rivendell or something like that

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:05 AM

This is like pitting a fine prime rib against a dollar tree steak.

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 12:57 PM

f**k the lot of you....

Tai Shan has 7000 stairs....what has Xanadu got?...honeydew?.....milk?......bah!

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 08:26 PM

View Postyyz305, on 09 January 2020 - 07:54 PM, said:

I've had Tai Shan (which I don't mind,by the way) stuck in my head since this thread started a few days ago!

I'm lucky in that I've heard Tai Shan only once in my life -- I can't hum a single bar, so it can't get stuck in my head! My one and only listen was 33 years ago when I first bought the CD. Because it and High Water are the last two songs, I can simply stop playing the album after Turn The Page and be spared the agony.

And I still skip over Second Nature, too. That one I've heard a few times, so it's familiar enough to get stuck in my head, and it's painful.

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:05 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 15 January 2020 - 08:26 PM, said:

View Postyyz305, on 09 January 2020 - 07:54 PM, said:

I've had Tai Shan (which I don't mind,by the way) stuck in my head since this thread started a few days ago!

I'm lucky in that I've heard Tai Shan only once in my life -- I can't hum a single bar, so it can't get stuck in my head! My one and only listen was 33 years ago when I first bought the CD. Because it and High Water are the last two songs, I can simply stop playing the album after Turn The Page and be spared the agony.

And I still skip over Second Nature, too. That one I've heard a few times, so it's familiar enough to get stuck in my head, and it's painful.

Tai Shan and Second Nature aren’t so bad to me, but I can skip them. Still, compared to other slower songs like Speed of Love and Halo Effect, they’re good. Additionally, Geddy’s vocals are much better imho on the HYF tracks than the others i mentioned.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 06:00 AM

View PostFridge, on 15 January 2020 - 12:57 PM, said:

f**k the lot of you....

Tai Shan has 7000 stairs....what has Xanadu got?...honeydew?.....milk?......bah!

:lol:

A stair lift would be good too tho....with a stick.




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