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Poll: Which is your favourite Rush instrumental? (117 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is your favourite Rush instrumental?

  1. La Villa Strangiato (77 votes [65.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 65.81%

  2. YYZ (23 votes [19.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.66%

  3. Where's My Thing? (3 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  4. Leave That Thing Alone (11 votes [9.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.40%

  5. Limbo (3 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

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#1 Slaine mac Roth

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:36 PM

Straightforward question.

I've omitted the two 2112 tracks because a) they do actually contain some lyrics (I know Limbo does but that's a different kettle of Fish) and
cool.gif I look upon Overture and Grand Finale as being parts of a whole - at least for the purposes of this poll.

Anyway, my favourite has got to be La Villa Strangiato.  It virtuoso playing at its pinnacle

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:45 PM

Have to go with LTTA.  I think it is probbaly the best instrumental they have ever written.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE (RushRevisited @ Nov 9 2004, 01:45 PM)
Have to go with LTTA.  I think it is probbaly the best instrumental they have ever written.

I totally agree! Gets my vote.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:50 PM

ok - they are ALL amazing and for various reasons.  Had to go with LTTA, though.  As a repeat play, it just has a feel and groove to it that tops the others.  It all came together on this one, IMO.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:51 PM

Hmmm - Counterparts 3, Hemispheres 2

I know a couple of people who would be spitting blood at the moment

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:53 PM

"La Villa Stangiato" (minus Alex's mumblings wacko.gif ) from my favourite album (..just ahead of GUP). Ironically, I do prefer "Where's my Thing" to LTTA...but this is the beauty of Rush, so many different types of songs/tunes to suit everyone's taste...

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:55 PM

QUOTE (rickyrob @ Nov 9 2004, 01:53 PM)
"La Villa Stangiato" (minus Alex's mumblings wacko.gif ) from my favourite album (..just ahead of GUP). Ironically, I do prefer "Where's my Thing" to LTTA...but this is the beauty of Rush, so many different types of songs/tunes to suit everyone's taste...

AlexFinal.gif  NeilFinal.gif  GeddyFinal.gif

Agreed!!  There are no wrong answers, here.   biggrin.gif  

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:58 PM

LTTA is probably their funkiest, and LaVilla is awesome, of course, but my vote is for Why-Why-Zed.......... just because.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE (BSG @ Nov 9 2004, 01:58 PM)
LTTA is probably their funkiest, and LaVilla is awesome, of course, but my vote is for Why-Why-Zed.......... just because.

Y? Because Y is not a YYZ. Groan sarcasm.gif  

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 03:02 PM

My head says La Villa, my heart says YYZ.

The heart wins it this time!!.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 03:24 PM

La Villa Strangiato it is!!  bekloppt.gif  LTTA just gives me headache, to high tones in it, not for high volume play  new_thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
I remember Alex saying in an intervju way back that he didn't think he would be able to play the song live (after it was recorded in studio) but it was no problem at all.  -They can wake me up in the middle of the night....... (he sad)

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 03:28 PM

Hemispheres is my favorite album, but I gotta go with YYZ.

Always makes me drive 90 mph, and having seen them in YYZ this tour, it holds a special place in my heart.  smile.gif

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 03:45 PM

La Villa is one of the great songs ever written (and played)

AlexFinal.gif 1st solo is cool because it climaxes and then comes back down to that cool time signature change part.

and AlexFinal.gif 2nd solo is cool cause its seem he is in a different key than GeddyFinal.gif A

ll the while  NeilFinal.gif kicken some serious moon.gif

There. there is my scientific explanation as to why LVS is Most Excellent.

Plus if you play it really loud is makes monsters go away. YYZ just makes airplanes crash into your house angel.gif

Edited by My_Shrimp_Cot, 09 November 2004 - 03:46 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2004 - 04:25 PM

The definatly have some incredible instrumentals.  La Villa is either a guitar players wet dream or his worst nightmare.  And YYZ is just one complex masterpeice of outstanding work.  But personally, Leave That Thing Alone is what I have to vote for.  I just love the bass bits in it and the improvised ending during live performances is just phenominal.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 06:36 PM

Wow, didn't realise LTTA is so popular on this forum! Suits me fine as I really like it, as well. Still, it doesn't beat La Villa in my books, a composition that is mesmerizing and rocking at the same time...just phenomenal.

If it wasn't so late (Finnish time), I would put it on right now...!

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 06:43 PM

Where's my thing!  biggrin.gif  

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 06:45 PM

you need an "all of the above" option..    laugh.gif

Too hard to choose between LaVilla and YYZ...    Both incredible in their own ways.  Both live classics.    

I choose YYZ today, but tomorrow it might be different.



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Posted 09 November 2004 - 07:04 PM

Tough call, but I have to go with La Villa. It is a song I never get tired of. I could listen to it on a continuous loop and not get sick of it. A masterpiece  yes.gif  

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 08:06 PM

YYZ!  1022.gif  

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 08:33 PM

YYZ




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