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Posted 23 June 2020 - 01:26 PM

View Postgoose, on 21 June 2020 - 09:39 AM, said:

1: Bought?  2112

2: Hooked?  All the World's A Stage

3: Studio Bought?  2112, then Grace.  Others (Archives, Waves, Pictures) had been gifted or borrowed.

4: Live Bought?  A Show of Hands

5: Compilation Bought?  None.  Compilations are for soccer moms.

6: Release Day?  None

7: First Rush Bootleg That Blew You Away?  I'm not really blown away by any boots.  I did love the rare outtakes and edits that used to be posted in Music In The Abstract, especially the trainwrecks.
"Compilation Bought?  None.  Compilations are for soccer moms."

LOL why did I find that funny

Edited by _hi_water._, 23 June 2020 - 01:27 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 01:57 PM

1: First Rush Album You Bought?
Caress of Steel 1975

2: The Rush Album That Got You Hooked?
Caress of Steel 1975

3: First Rush Studio Album You Bought?
Caress of Steel 1975

4: First Rush Live Album You Bought?
ATWAS 1976

5: First Rush Compilation You Bought?
Archives 1978 .... By then I already had Fly By Night & Caress of Steel so I sold them to friends and kept the box set.

6: First Rush Studio Album You Bought On Release Day?
2112 1976

7: First Rush Bootleg That Blew You Away?
St. Louis '80  (11-13? Feb 1980 FM Broadcast)  First Rush boot i owned and still up there with the best.

Edited by zepphead, 23 June 2020 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:50 PM

View Postzepphead, on 23 June 2020 - 01:57 PM, said:



7: First Rush Bootleg That Blew You Away?
St. Louis '80  (11-13? Feb 1980 FM Broadcast)  First Rush boot i owned and still up there with the best.

someone like yourself who has been a fan from way early on - was that the first Rush boot you saw too? I think the first Rush boot ever pressed was the Montreal 1978 record with the bad fan art, but am curious as to which other ones came after that. Back in the early 80's when I first started looking to collect boots - rush ones were rare

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 03:36 PM

View Postzepphead, on 23 June 2020 - 01:57 PM, said:

1: First Rush Album You Bought?
Caress of Steel 1975

2: The Rush Album That Got You Hooked?
Caress of Steel 1975

3: First Rush Studio Album You Bought?
Caress of Steel 1975

4: First Rush Live Album You Bought?
ATWAS 1976

5: First Rush Compilation You Bought?
Archives 1978 .... By then I already had Fly By Night & Caress of Steel so I sold them to friends and kept the box set.

6: First Rush Studio Album You Bought On Release Day?
2112 1976

7: First Rush Bootleg That Blew You Away?
St. Louis '80  (11-13? Feb 1980 FM Broadcast)  First Rush boot i owned and still up there with the best.

me too. i believe it was the first time i heard the reggae version of working man?

anyways, got blazed one day and drove off with the cassette on the roof................ d'oh!

Edited by tangy, 23 June 2020 - 03:47 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 03:38 PM

1: First Rush Album You Bought?
Permanent Waves

2: The Rush Album That Got You Hooked?
Permanent Waves and All the World's Stage

3: First Rush Studio Album You Bought?
Permanent Waves

4: First Rush Live Album You Bought?
All the World's a Stage

5: First Rush Compilation You Bought?
Rush Through Time

6: First Rush Studio Album You Bought On Release Day?
Moving Pictures

7: First Rush Bootleg That Blew You Away?
I can't remember!

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 03:46 PM

1st bought- ATWAS circa 11 years of age

I guess i was hooked by radio? by default ATWAS

first studio was fly by night on 8 track

ATWAS

First compilation is the mighty Archives!

i have no idea which was the first i bought on release day? It may have been as late as power windows.  

gonna go with St Louis 80 with first bootleg

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 03:59 PM

View Posttaurus, on 23 June 2020 - 02:50 PM, said:

View Postzepphead, on 23 June 2020 - 01:57 PM, said:

7: First Rush Bootleg That Blew You Away?
St. Louis '80  (11-13? Feb 1980 FM Broadcast)  First Rush boot i owned and still up there with the best.

someone like yourself who has been a fan from way early on - was that the first Rush boot you saw too? I think the first Rush boot ever pressed was the Montreal 1978 record with the bad fan art, but am curious as to which other ones came after that. Back in the early 80's when I first started looking to collect boots - rush ones were rare
Back in the late '70s / early '80s Rush bootlegs were not readily available here. I got the St. Louis show in the late '80s ..... It was a double vinyl and I think it was just called Xanadu (I no longer have any of my old vinyl stuff).
I have only really been gathering Rush shows in earnest in more recent years (last 20 odd years) pretty much because of a) the advent of CD, b) more availability via the internet and c) logistically being unable to get to a lot of concerts in person in the 80s/90s.
Looking back now, it's easy to see why many people were turned off by bootlegs - generally crappy vinyl pressings, a plain white sleeve or poor quality printed image, and more crucially awful sound quality.
Nowadays the quality is light-years better (although there are still awful sounding ones about). I tend now only to look for soundboards. Some of these IMO sound better than the official live releases.
Also what i like nowadays is the emphasis on free trading .... made by the fans, for the fans .... I remember way back shelling out maybe 4 times as much money for a bootleg compared to the going rate
for official albums .... only to find it was totally crap!! ... I seem to recall having a couple of Deep Purple and Zeppelin boots which were particularly bad!!

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 04:04 PM

View Posttangy, on 23 June 2020 - 03:36 PM, said:

View Postzepphead, on 23 June 2020 - 01:57 PM, said:

1: First Rush Album You Bought?
Caress of Steel 1975

2: The Rush Album That Got You Hooked?
Caress of Steel 1975

3: First Rush Studio Album You Bought?
Caress of Steel 1975

4: First Rush Live Album You Bought?
ATWAS 1976

5: First Rush Compilation You Bought?
Archives 1978 .... By then I already had Fly By Night & Caress of Steel so I sold them to friends and kept the box set.

6: First Rush Studio Album You Bought On Release Day?
2112 1976

7: First Rush Bootleg That Blew You Away?
St. Louis '80  (11-13? Feb 1980 FM Broadcast)  First Rush boot i owned and still up there with the best.

me too. i believe it was the first time i heard the reggae version of working man?

anyways, got blazed one day and drove off with the cassette on the roof................ d'oh!
:facepalm:

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 05:34 PM

View Postgoose, on 22 June 2020 - 12:20 AM, said:

View Postgrep, on 21 June 2020 - 09:23 PM, said:

5: First Rush Compilation You Bought?
The old 'Archives' double cassette. 1983?

Not really a compilation. But rather a re-packaging of the first three albums.  


First RUSH You Ripped?:  Back in the day, my buddy had Archives on vinyl and I transferred it over to reel to reel.

Besides Archives - Ive never bought a Rush compilation.  Even Chronicles. Never saw the point - having bought every studio and live package.

Edited by grep, 23 June 2020 - 05:35 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 07:32 PM

View Postzepphead, on 23 June 2020 - 03:59 PM, said:

View Posttaurus, on 23 June 2020 - 02:50 PM, said:

View Postzepphead, on 23 June 2020 - 01:57 PM, said:

7: First Rush Bootleg That Blew You Away?
St. Louis '80  (11-13? Feb 1980 FM Broadcast)  First Rush boot i owned and still up there with the best.

someone like yourself who has been a fan from way early on - was that the first Rush boot you saw too? I think the first Rush boot ever pressed was the Montreal 1978 record with the bad fan art, but am curious as to which other ones came after that. Back in the early 80's when I first started looking to collect boots - rush ones were rare
Back in the late '70s / early '80s Rush bootlegs were not readily available here. I got the St. Louis show in the late '80s ..... It was a double vinyl and I think it was just called Xanadu (I no longer have any of my old vinyl stuff).
I have only really been gathering Rush shows in earnest in more recent years (last 20 odd years) pretty much because of a) the advent of CD, b) more availability via the internet and c) logistically being unable to get to a lot of concerts in person in the 80s/90s.
Looking back now, it's easy to see why many people were turned off by bootlegs - generally crappy vinyl pressings, a plain white sleeve or poor quality printed image, and more crucially awful sound quality.
Nowadays the quality is light-years better (although there are still awful sounding ones about). I tend now only to look for soundboards. Some of these IMO sound better than the official live releases.
Also what i like nowadays is the emphasis on free trading .... made by the fans, for the fans .... I remember way back shelling out maybe 4 times as much money for a bootleg compared to the going rate
for official albums .... only to find it was totally crap!! ... I seem to recall having a couple of Deep Purple and Zeppelin boots which were particularly bad!!

No, not really... The first bootlegs I ever had were Led Zeppelin, that I got when a friend found someones cassette box in a parking lot...it had a 1969 show, some odds and ends from other tours, and an out takes compilation.  My first Rush Bootleg was a cassette of a Permanent Waves show (from LP) that was pretty much incomplete, but it was cool to hear.

Once I found ways other than the odd show in music stores that sold them, it was out of hand!

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 01:49 PM

I have a question to y'all: you buy cds, vinyl or both? I like cds the most cuz there's more of a clear sound and you can play it in your car :haz: oh and they are cheaper... I am poor... never could attend a concert :(

Edited by _hi_water._, 24 June 2020 - 01:50 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 01:58 PM

View Postgrep, on 23 June 2020 - 05:34 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 22 June 2020 - 12:20 AM, said:

View Postgrep, on 21 June 2020 - 09:23 PM, said:

5: First Rush Compilation You Bought?
The old 'Archives' double cassette. 1983?

Not really a compilation. But rather a re-packaging of the first three albums.  


First RUSH You Ripped?:  Back in the day, my buddy had Archives on vinyl and I transferred it over to reel to reel.

Besides Archives - Ive never bought a Rush compilation.  Even Chronicles. Never saw the point - having bought every studio and live package.

i could be wrong but iirc buying chronicles was the only way to get a pasage to bangkok on cd. this is because it was removed when ESL came out on cd.

yeah its redundant but i like chronicles.

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:42 PM

View Post_hi_water._, on 24 June 2020 - 01:49 PM, said:

I have a question to y'all: you buy cds, vinyl or both? I like cds the most cuz there's more of a clear sound and you can play it in your car :haz: oh and they are cheaper... I am poor... never could attend a concert :(

At first it was just vinyl. I think the first CD I got was Hold your Fire.

For the most part I would buy the LP and usually ran a cassette on the first pass so I had something to hear in my car.  Late in 1988 I bought a car that had a CD player in it, and didn't need to make tapes anymore!!  it was great going to the record store, buying a CD, then just popping it in the deck!!

All I buy is CD's anymore....

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 06:24 PM

View Postgrep, on 23 June 2020 - 05:34 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 22 June 2020 - 12:20 AM, said:

View Postgrep, on 21 June 2020 - 09:23 PM, said:

5: First Rush Compilation You Bought?
The old 'Archives' double cassette. 1983?

Not really a compilation. But rather a re-packaging of the first three albums.  


First RUSH You Ripped?:  Back in the day, my buddy had Archives on vinyl and I transferred it over to reel to reel.

Besides Archives - Ive never bought a Rush compilation.  Even Chronicles. Never saw the point - having bought every studio and live package.
Same here.

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 09:56 PM

View Post_hi_water._, on 24 June 2020 - 01:49 PM, said:

I have a question to y'all: you buy cds, vinyl or both? I like cds the most cuz there's more of a clear sound and you can play it in your car :haz: oh and they are cheaper... I am poor... never could attend a concert :(

When I first started buying music, it was on records, vinyls, and cassettes, and tapes.  Right now, they've been c.ds.  I've listened to them on my home stereo system, in my car, and on my two computers.

Edited by Derek19, 24 June 2020 - 10:20 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 09:58 PM

View PostDerek19, on 24 June 2020 - 09:56 PM, said:

View Post_hi_water._, on 24 June 2020 - 01:49 PM, said:

I have a question to y'all: you buy cds, vinyl or both? I like cds the most cuz there's more of a clear sound and you can play it in your car :haz: oh and they are cheaper... I am poor... never could attend a concert :(

When I first started buying music, it was on records, vinyl, and cassettes, and tapes.  Right now, they've been c.ds.  I've listened to them on my home stereo system, in my car, and on my computers.
yeah I think CDs are becoming antiquated now... you don't see too many at every grocery store

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 10:16 PM

First, I want to thank The Cat 3 for posting this.  This sort of thing helps a little bit in taking my mind off other things.  Those things matter, certainly.  But lately?  Geesh, it all just keeps piling on.

1: First Rush Album You Bought?

"All The World's A Stage"> This was actually the very first album of any musical group/artist that I ever bought.  (Steve Martin came first.)  My friend had played Rush albums for me at his house and that included "2112".  I wanted to buy "2112" but the store I was at (Zayre) didn't have it.  Then I saw that the album "All The World's A Stage" did have 2112 on it.  My naive self didn't realize that an album titled "All The World's A Stage" would be a LIVE album.  So I was surprised when I played it.  I remember thinking how cool all those photos of Rush on the three-fold were.

2: The Rush Album That Got You Hooked?

"Hemispheres" as that had "The Trees" on it.  I'd heard "Spirit of Radio" on the radio but it was when my friend played "Hemispheres" (he went straight to "The Trees" first) that I really took notice.  I'd wanted to be a writer and reading the lyrics to "Trees" made me realize that Rush wasn't just another "boy meets girl song" band.

3: First Rush Studio Album You Bought?

I'm pretty certain it was "2112" once I found it.  The other possibility is "Fly By Night".  The original, "Rush" was given to me by a kid at school.  "Caress" I bought much later at Montgomery Ward.  "A Farewell To Kings" came later too. I remember being worried about buying "Hemispheres" because of Mr. Naked Guy on the cover and I wasn't sure what my parents would do if they saw that.  So I can't remember when I ended up buying "Hemis".   I asked my Mom to get "Permanent Waves" for me when she was going to KMart.  I was kidding around with her because I didn't think she would even know where in the store to look for albums.  She surprised me when she actually did buy it for me and came home with it!  Incidentally, I actually got "2112" on 8-Track tape from Venture.

4: First Rush Live Album You Bought?

"All The World's A Stage"

5: First Rush Compilation You Bought?

"Rush Through The Years"

6: First Rush Studio Album You Bought On Release Day?

"Moving Pictures", followed by every next Rush album on it's Release Day.

7: First Rush Bootleg That Blew You Away?

The first one I ever bought, "Rush 'N Roulette".  This was recorded at Chicago's International Ampitheater on the Moving Pictures tour.  They played 4 nights.  The recording is from the night after I was there.  I love the part on it where Alex takes the microphone and announces something to the sort of, "You know, I've always felt that people who come see us live, they've always deserved something a little bit extra.  I'm gonna play this song, it's never been performed live before, never been recorded.  It's just for those of you who came tonight."  When he says "never been recorded" you can hear the girlfriend of the guy who was recording start giggling.  Love it!

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 09:04 AM

View PostGeddyleegenes, on 24 June 2020 - 10:16 PM, said:


I love the part on it where Alex takes the microphone and announces something to the sort of, "You know, I've always felt that people who come see us live, they've always deserved something a little bit extra.  I'm gonna play this song, it's never been performed live before, never been recorded.  It's just for those of you who came tonight."  When he says "never been recorded" you can hear the girlfriend of the guy who was recording start giggling.  Love it!

What song was it?


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 03:12 PM

View PostLurkst, on 25 June 2020 - 09:04 AM, said:

View PostGeddyleegenes, on 24 June 2020 - 10:16 PM, said:

I love the part on it where Alex takes the microphone and announces something to the sort of, "You know, I've always felt that people who come see us live, they've always deserved something a little bit extra.  I'm gonna play this song, it's never been performed live before, never been recorded.  It's just for those of you who came tonight."  When he says "never been recorded" you can hear the girlfriend of the guy who was recording start giggling.  Love it!

What song was it?

Oh, sorry.  It's a really good acoustic that's about 90 seconds or so long.  No title.  I actually haven't listened to this for a couple decades because I haven't had a turn-table.  Even still, the song remains in my head!

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 04:53 PM

1: First Rush Album You Bought?
Rush

2: The Rush Album That Got You Hooked?
Fly By Night

3: First Rush Studio Album You Bought?
Rush

4: First Rush Live Album You Bought?
All the World's a Stage

5: First Rush Compilation You Bought?
Archives I think

6: First Rush Studio Album You Bought On Release Day?
Caress of Steel

7: First Rush Bootleg That Blew You Away?
I can't remember!





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