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#1 GeddyLeeLifeson

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:34 AM

Coming soon amazon says.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:36 AM

Wow...very nice.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:56 AM

Looks good, will be buying this :drool:

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:02 AM

This even peeked my interest!  :)

Didn't he already write a book about them?  If it is the one I am thinking, I've quoted it from it more than I can remember.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:26 AM

I'm sure I will buy this, as I'm a completist, but man, that Popoff guy really cranks things out. Yes, he's already written about Rush (Contents Under Pressure) but he's also written about Metallica, and Iron Maiden, and AC/DC, and Motorhead, and . . . and . . . and on and on. He's the James Patterson of rock writing, with the same variation in quality and insight.

I predict 22% new material.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:02 PM

Thats a great cover pic

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:11 PM

At least he understands that PeW is an 80s album. ;)

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:48 PM

View PostNova Carmina, on 14 January 2020 - 08:26 AM, said:

I'm sure I will buy this, as I'm a completist, but man, that Popoff guy really cranks things out. Yes, he's already written about Rush (Contents Under Pressure) but he's also written about Metallica, and Iron Maiden, and AC/DC, and Motorhead, and . . . and . . . and on and on. He's the James Patterson of rock writing, with the same variation in quality and insight.

I predict 22% new material.

My thoughts exactly. I received "Rush: The Illustrated History" by him as a gift and then an "updated version"  was released 6 months later and it kind of rubbed me the wrong way.  I do love "Contents Under Pressure", though.  Like you, I wonder how much of this will be recycled from previous books.  I'm a sucker for photos, though, and if there are nice photos in it I'll probably put it on my list.  :lol:

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:57 PM

Why he does not cover one of the most important records of the 1970s is beyond me...

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 06:04 PM

View PostNova Carmina, on 14 January 2020 - 08:26 AM, said:

I'm sure I will buy this, as I'm a completist, but man, that Popoff guy really cranks things out. Yes, he's already written about Rush (Contents Under Pressure) but he's also written about Metallica, and Iron Maiden, and AC/DC, and Motorhead, and . . . and . . . and on and on. He's the James Patterson of rock writing, with the same variation in quality and insight.

I predict 22% new material.

i predict less than that. I might get this in five years..

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 06:11 PM

View Postblueschica, on 14 January 2020 - 01:48 PM, said:

View PostNova Carmina, on 14 January 2020 - 08:26 AM, said:

I'm sure I will buy this, as I'm a completist, but man, that Popoff guy really cranks things out. Yes, he's already written about Rush (Contents Under Pressure) but he's also written about Metallica, and Iron Maiden, and AC/DC, and Motorhead, and . . . and . . . and on and on. He's the James Patterson of rock writing, with the same variation in quality and insight.

I predict 22% new material.

My thoughts exactly. I received "Rush: The Illustrated History" by him as a gift and then an "updated version"  was released 6 months later and it kind of rubbed me the wrong way.  I do love "Contents Under Pressure", though.  Like you, I wonder how much of this will be recycled from previous books.  I'm a sucker for photos, though, and if there are nice photos in it I'll probably put it on my list.  :lol:

Have both. (Got them about a year ago wondering what the difference was.) Difference is about 10 to 15 pages more and some different photos. And the different cover of course. Not a lot of deep memorabilia in both either which was disappointing.

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 08:33 PM

Popoff is an atrocious writer but he has/had relationships with the band so his books at least usually have some new info/insights in them. Will I buy this? Yes.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 01:46 PM

View Postthizzellewashington, on 15 January 2020 - 08:33 PM, said:

Popoff is an atrocious writer but he has/had relationships with the band so his books at least usually have some new info/insights in them. Will I buy this? Yes.

I didn't like how he smugly dismissed Everyday Glory as "crap" in one of his books. I think it's a good song with merit.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:53 PM

View Postjnoble, on 16 January 2020 - 01:46 PM, said:

View Postthizzellewashington, on 15 January 2020 - 08:33 PM, said:

Popoff is an atrocious writer but he has/had relationships with the band so his books at least usually have some new info/insights in them. Will I buy this? Yes.

I didn't like how he smugly dismissed Everyday Glory as "crap" in one of his books. I think it's a good song with merit.

I like it a lot, also. It is definitely a good song.

IMO, of course.

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 01:54 AM

View PostJARG, on 14 January 2020 - 12:11 PM, said:

At least he understands that PeW is an 80s album. ;)

:lol: :ebert:

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 01:48 AM

I got this today, planning to dive into it in the next few days. I think Popoff is an awful writer but with 350 pages about just the 70s albums, there's bound to be some new info in there somewhere. I also heard a podcast interview with him where he said he used interviews that were conducted for the Beyond the Lighted Stage documentary but not used in the film.

I will report back once I've read it.

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:03 AM

What is the best book about Rush out there currently?  What I really enjoy are the blurbs Neil used to put in the tour books about the recording process at Le Studio.  I also enjoy the brief tour diary (I believe of the Moving Pictures tour) that Neil put in one of the newsletters.

Are there any books out there with more of this kind of information?

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 04:00 PM

Although I'd like to know more about Rush in the 70s, the 2 Popoff books that I've read ("Illustrated History" & "Album by Album") are pretty mediocre, sadly. Nice pictures, but lots of wasted space in the "Illustrated History", and re: "Album by Album", I'm not that interested in what Dave Grohl or Mike Portnoy have to say about Rush. I'd like to see more recording info, not fanboy opinions. Or more Terry Brown.

Dunno what the best Rush book would be. I think it's yet to come.

All that being said, I'd buy this new one if Portnoy is nowhere near it :P

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 07:59 PM

View PostRelayer2112, on 15 May 2020 - 09:03 AM, said:

What is the best book about Rush out there currently?  What I really enjoy are the blurbs Neil used to put in the tour books about the recording process at Le Studio.  I also enjoy the brief tour diary (I believe of the Moving Pictures tour) that Neil put in one of the newsletters.

Are there any books out there with more of this kind of information?

All of the Rush tour books from 1980 onward have this kind of information for studio album tours.

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 10:34 PM

Read the first bit of the new Popoff book and it's about what I expected. The writing is pretty fanboyish but most of the book is quotes from interviews. A lot of it in the early chapter is from the interviews with Geddy/Alex/their moms that were conducted for the documentary but not used, so there's some good detail about their upbringings that I haven't seen anywhere else. But it's not the smoothest read because it's basically block quotes strung together, but it's not an oral history. It's not very well organized. I'd still say it's worth getting because the information and detail is good. I wish someone who could actually write had written it because there's a truly great Rush biography to be written with the info Popoff just sort of dumps out there.

As far as the best Rush book out there, I can't say enough good things about "Wandering the Face of the Earth," the touring encyclopedia that came out last year. It's a timeline of every gig the band has ever played from the late 60s through R40 that goes into incredible detail and was fact-checked by the band/their management. Well worth the money.

Edited by thizzellewashington, 15 May 2020 - 10:36 PM.





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