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Worst Song on Grace Under Pressure?


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Poll: Worst Song on Grace Under Pressure? (33 member(s) have cast votes)

Worst song on P/G?

  1. Distant Early Warning (1 votes [3.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  2. Afterimage (2 votes [6.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.06%

  3. Red Sector A (1 votes [3.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  4. The Enemy Within (1 votes [3.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  5. The Body Electric (8 votes [24.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.24%

  6. Kid Gloves (3 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  7. Red Lenses (15 votes [45.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.45%

  8. Between The Wheels (2 votes [6.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.06%

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#1 Flavia2112

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 06:59 PM

Don't get me wrong, I love Grace Under Pressure. All except for Red Lenses. Sure, it's kind of clever, but something about it just annoys me.

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 07:08 PM

Goddammit.

Edited by Maverick, 23 March 2021 - 07:44 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2021 - 07:49 PM

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 09:22 PM

I see red

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 09:32 PM

There's quality in all of these songs,
But Geddy's affectations on Red Lenses grates, making it the worst song.

Between the Wheels had an incredibly irritating beginning, but it redeems itself nicely.

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 10:45 PM

GUP is my favorite 80s album of theirs but Red Lenses is the closest to filler on the album.

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 12:39 AM

Red Lenses is a grower, after a while it becomes really fun for all of its goofy 80s noises, and certainly it's a workout for Neil on drums. Does that make it better than anything else here....eh, no. But it's not bad!

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 07:52 AM

I've always been baffled by the amount of hate Red Lenses gets around here :huh: It's my 3rd favourite on the album. I love it

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 08:25 AM

I've always liked "red lenses". It has its own quirky personality. Really like the gear shift between the verses with bass guitar and the choruses with synth bass. The only negative thing I can say is that, as with the rest of the P/G material, the bass sound lessens the effectiveness of Geddy's playing. I like the sound of the Steinberger on other albums (Tears for Fears, Journey, Robert Palmer, etc.) but somehow it just didn't come across well on P/G and sounds kind of flat and lifeless.

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 09:04 AM

Glad I don't know who voted for The Enemy Within :rage:

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 09:29 AM

View PostMosher, on 23 March 2021 - 09:32 PM, said:



Between the Wheels had an incredibly irritating beginning, but it redeems itself nicely.
That was always my least favorite, and probably still is because of the opening intro's annoying, grating keys.  They continue throughout the verses and really bring the song down for me.  Great lyrics, chorus and solo, though.

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 10:05 AM

Red Lenses - A duff song on a pretty mediocre album.

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 10:08 AM

See, I don't mind Red Lenses but it's my least favourite. I find it a bit at odds with pace of the rest of the album which is one of my faves.

I didn't vote for this other track as worst but I must say (probably flying against the wind) that I find Distant Hurly Burly a bit bland. Yeah it's a reasonable opener, in a similar vein, to me, like Dreamline and The Big Money in that they seem like Rush coasting along. So I find it a bit 'samey' and that type of track done before. And let's face it, they've done some cracking openers that tower above these (Spirit of Rad, Bastille even 2112s opener). Imho.

So I was 1/2 tempted to put the Early Warning in just because it has far too much "non-hate" from everyone. And also because some of my favourite tracks have been voted for which has upset me no end! (well, ok, it hasn't really...)

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 10:10 AM

View Postzepphead, on 24 March 2021 - 10:05 AM, said:

Red Lenses - A duff song on a pretty mediocre album.

...and once again, 2 opposite views (re: album) nestle side by side....

Not sure it's duff but it's my least fave or reet.

Edited by Malignant Narcissist, 24 March 2021 - 10:13 AM.


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Posted 24 March 2021 - 10:15 AM

View PostMalignant Narcissist, on 24 March 2021 - 10:10 AM, said:

View Postzepphead, on 24 March 2021 - 10:05 AM, said:

Red Lenses - A duff song on a pretty mediocre album.

...and once again, 2 opposite views (re: album) nestle side by side....

Not sure it's duff by it's my least fave or reet.
Duff might be a bit harsh .... but GUP is in the bottom 5 of my personal ranking of all Rush albums, and Red Lenses is my least favourite
song on that album .... so .... I wouldn't be rushing to listen to it too often!!

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 10:17 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 24 March 2021 - 12:39 AM, said:

Red Lenses is a grower, after a while it becomes really fun for all of its goofy 80s noises, and certainly it's a workout for Neil on drums. Does that make it better than anything else here....eh, no. But it's not bad!
hehehe .... moss is also a grower, but that doesn't make it any good for your lawn!

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 11:28 AM

Interesting to see some people really don't care for Between The Wheels on account of the intro, that's my favorite part of the song. It's so heavy!

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 11:29 AM

View Postzepphead, on 24 March 2021 - 10:17 AM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 24 March 2021 - 12:39 AM, said:

Red Lenses is a grower, after a while it becomes really fun for all of its goofy 80s noises, and certainly it's a workout for Neil on drums. Does that make it better than anything else here....eh, no. But it's not bad!
hehehe .... moss is also a grower, but that doesn't make it any good for your lawn!

lol

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 03:58 PM

Would the person who voted for Afterimage please explain themself?

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 11:10 PM

 Flavia2112, on 24 March 2021 - 03:58 PM, said:

Would the person who voted for Afterimage please explain themself?

Yeah...what the HELL?




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